Malibu Beach Nightmare

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"Malibu Beach Nightmare"
Single by
Hanoi Rocks
from the album Back to Mystery City
B-side "Rebel On The Run"
Released May 1983
Format 7" single, EP
Recorded 6-19 March 1983
Genre Rock, hard rock, glam punk, glam rock
Length 2:48
Label Lick Records
Writer(s) Andy McCoy

Hanoi Rocks singles chronology
"Love's An Injection"
(1982)
"Malibu Beach Nightmare"
(1983)
"Until I Get You"
(1983)

"Malibu Beach Nightmare" (also known simply as "Malibu Beach") is a single and EP released only in the UK, by the Finnish rock and glam punk band Hanoi Rocks. The song is from their 1983 album, Back to Mystery City, but the single was released just before the album in the UK. The song was written by the band's guitarist and primary songwriter, Andy McCoy.

The EP's second song, "Taxi Driver", is from the band's third album, Self Destruction Blues, and was also released on the "Love's An Injection" EP and single. "Taxi Driver" was recorded almost in one take at Farmyard Studio, outside London. "Taxi Driver" remains one of Hanoi Rocks' most well-known songs. The EP's third song, and the single's B-side, "Rebel On The Run", was mixed by Dale "Buffin" Griffin and Pete "Overend" Watts and was recorded at Alaska Studio. The fourth song on the EP, "Beer And A Cigarette", was recorded in the same sessions as "Taxi Driver".

Malibu Beach Nightmare was covered by Peppermint Creeps on their 2008 album Cover Up

Track listing[edit]

7" single
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Malibu Beach"   Andy McCoy 2:48
2. "Rebel On The Run"   Andy McCoy 2:58
EP
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Malibu Beach"   Andy McCoy 2:48
2. "Taxi Driver"   Andy McCoy 4:16
3. "Rebel On The Run"   Andy McCoy 2:51
4. "Beer And A Cigarette"   Andy McCoy 3:21

Personnel[edit]