Short Back 'n' Sides

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Short Back n' Sides
Studio album by Ian Hunter
Released 1981
Genre Rock
Length 44:55 (Original release)
105:38 (2cd edition)
Label Chrysalis
Producer Mick Jones, Mick Ronson
Ian Hunter chronology
Welcome to the Club
(1980)
Short Back 'n' Sides
(1981)
All of the Good Ones Are Taken
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Short Back 'n' Sides is the fifth solo album of Ian Hunter. Unsure of which direction he should take, Ian Hunter finally decided to collaborate with Mick Jones, who gave Hunter's songs a tougher and heavier touch. Fellow Clash member Topper Headon as well as Mick Ronson, Todd Rundgren and Ellen Foley also appeared on this album.

In 1995, Chrysalis released a 2 CD set with a remastered version of the album and bonus CD with outtakes of the Chrysalis period.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ian Hunter

  1. "Central Park n' West" - 4:00
  2. "Lisa Likes Rock n' Roll" - 3:56
  3. "I Need Your Love" - 3:34
  4. "Old Records Never Die" - 4:18
  5. "Noises" - 5:51
  6. "Rain" - 5:54
  7. "Gun Control" - 3:12
  8. "Theatre of the Absurd" - 5:49
  9. "Leave Me Alone" - 3:29
  10. "Keep On Burning" - 4:46

1995 Bonus CD (Long Odds and Out-takes)[edit]

  1. "Detroit" (rough mix - instrumental) - 3:42
  2. "Na Na Na" - 4:13
  3. "I Need Your Love" (rough mix) - 3:46
  4. "Rain" (alternative mix) - 5:50
  5. "I Believe in You" - 4:15
  6. "Listen to the Eight Track" - 6:08
  7. "Venus in the Bathtub" - 4:29
  8. "Theatre of the Absurd" - 6:08
  9. "Detroit" (out take 5 - vocal) - 4:00
  10. "Na Na Na" (extended mix) - 4:29
  11. "China" (Mick Ronson vocal) - 4:36
  12. "Old Records Never Die" (version 1) - (4:18)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Ian Hunter LP/CD: "Short Back 'n' Sides"". Hunter-mott.com. Retrieved 2012-03-09.