Lone Rhino

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Lone Rhino
Studio album by Adrian Belew
Released 1982
Recorded August–September 1981; Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas
Genre Rock
Length 36:34
Label Island
Producer Adrian Belew
Adrian Belew chronology
Lone Rhino
Twang Bar King

Lone Rhino is the debut solo album by Adrian Belew.

The album was recorded following years of Belew playing as a supporting guitarist for Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, and shortly after his 1981 debut as the new lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist of King Crimson. It features musicians and repertoire from Belew's pre-King Crimson band, GaGa. A video was produced for the track "Big Electric Cat", shot in New York City and opens with a shot of the World Trade Center. Belew's daughter Audie (at the time, four years old) duets with her father on the last track, The Final Rhino (which was produced when Belew secretly recorded a piano piece improvised by Audie and then added a guitar line).

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Big Electric Cat"   Belew Belew 4:51
2. "The Momur"   Belew Belew 3:45
3. "Stop It"   Belew Belew 2:45
4. "The Man In The Moon"   Belew Belew 3:45
5. "Naive Guitar"   Instrumental Belew 3:58
6. "Hot Sun"   Instrumental Belew 1:29
7. "The Lone Rhinoceros"   Belew Belew 3:57
8. "Swingline"   Belew Belew 3:25
9. "Adidas In Heat"   Belew Belew 2:44
10. "Animal Grace"   Belew Belew 3:58
11. "The Final Rhino"   Instrumental Adrian Belew & Audie Belew 1:24


  • Adrian Belew - guitars, effects, drums, percussives, and lead vocals
  • Christy Bley - acoustic piano and vocals
  • William Janssen - alto/baritone sax and vocals
  • J. Clifton Mayhugh - bass/fretless bass guitar and vocals
  • Audie Belew - acoustic piano on "The Final Rhino"

Additional Liner Notes[edit]

  • Arranged by Adrian Belew
  • Engineered by Plattski
  • Assisted by Rich Denhart
  • Photography by Sukita

All songs published by Siako Music Co., ASCAP. Recorded at Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas in August/September 1981


  • Adrian Belew - Lone Rhino - Cassette - Island Records CS 9751 - UPC #: 0 422-842844-4 8.