Hard Machine

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Hard Machine
Studio album by Stacey Q
Released February, 1988
Recorded 1988 at Formula 1 Music, La Habra, California, Atlantic Studios, NYC
Genre Rock, dance-pop, Hi-NRG, new wave
Length 40:31
Label Atlantic
Producer Jon St. James
Stacey Q chronology
Better Than Heaven
(1986)
Hard Machine
(1988)
Nights Like This
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

Hard Machine is the third solo album of singer Stacey Q, released in 1988. It includes the moderate hit, "Don't Make a Fool of Yourself" which peaked at #66. While the album was not very successful with mainstream audiences, it fared slightly better with electronic dance music audiences.[citation needed] It also includes the club hit, "I Love You."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Good Girl" (K. Fisher, M. Stein) (4:02)
  2. "Favorite Things" (J. St. James, S. Swain) (4:10)
  3. "Kiss It All Goodbye" (J. St. James, S. Swain) (3:47)
  4. "Don't Make A Fool Of Yourself" (S. Hahn, J, St. James, S. Swain) (4:08)
  5. "The River" (J. St. James, S. Swain) (5:06)
  6. "I Love You" (J. St. James, S. Swain) (4:35)
  7. "Temptation" (K. Fisher, M. Stein) (3:51)
  8. "Hard Machine" (J. St. James, S. Swain) (3:16)
  9. "After Hours" (J. St. James, S. Swain) (3:26)
  10. "Another Chance" (S. Hahn, S. Swain) (4:05)

Personnel[edit]

SSQ[edit]

  • Stacey Q. - lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Skip Hahn - keyboards, guitar, backing vocals
  • Karl Moet - drums, sampling, percussion
  • Rich West - keyboards, arrangement on track 10
  • Jon St. James - keyboards, drums, percussion

Additional Musicians[edit]

  • Scott Bowers - guitar (tracks 1, 7)
  • Eddie Reddick - vocals (tracks 1, 7)
  • Rusty Anderson - guitar (track 8)
  • Joe Cristina - Formula 1 horns
  • John Deemer - Formula 1 horns
  • Victor Cajiao - Formula 1 horns
  • Michael Stein - additional keyboards
  • Kirk Fisher - additional keyboards

Production[edit]

  • Tony Mandich - creative consultant
  • Anthony Sanfilippo - creative consultant
  • Keith Zajic - creative consultant
  • Keith Cowen - creative consultant
  • Paul Cooper - production coordinator
  • Larry Yasgar - production coordinator
  • Karl Moet - assistant engineer
  • Jimi Yamagishi - assistant engineer
  • Digital Magnetics/Ted Hall - digital mastering
  • Danny Mendellin - hair
  • La Lotte - make-up
  • Mike Jones - photography
  • Dennis King - mastering
  • Romi Marie - management/Formula 1

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