Stephen Hague

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Stephen Hague (born Portland, Maine, 1960)[1] is an American music producer[2][3] most active with various British acts in the 1980s. He was an influential figure in the synthpop movement.

Early career[edit]

Starting his career as a session keyboardist and a member of the band Jules and the Polar Bears, he started his production career by producing 2 albums by the 1980s Sparks offshoot band Gleaming Spires, the first album recorded on his home 4 track spawning the L.A. radio hit "Are You Ready For The Sex Girls" on the Posh Boy label, a recording subsequently featured in Hollywood features The Last American Virgin, Revenge of the Nerds and Just Can't Get Enough: The Chippendales Story.

Influence on UK acts[edit]

Hague's first noted UK production was on Malcolm McLaren's "Madam Butterfly" single. His later worked on Crush by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, as well as with Public Image Ltd., Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Melanie C, Peter Gabriel, Dubstar,[4] Erasure and Robbie Robertson, producing the hits "West End Girls", "True Faith", "Regret", "Star" and "A Little Respect." He was responsible for the biggest success Siouxsie and the Banshees had in the US with the single Kiss Them For Me.

Production credits[edit]


  1. ^ Thompson, Dave (2000-11-01). Alternative rock. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 773–. ISBN 978-0-87930-607-6. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Massey, Howard (2000-01-01). Behind the glass: top record producers tell how they craft the hits. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 259–. ISBN 978-0-87930-614-4. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Black, Johnny (2004-06-01). Reveal: the story of R.E.M.. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 72–. ISBN 978-0-87930-776-9. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Buckley, Peter (2003-10-28). The rough guide to rock. Rough Guides. pp. 321–. ISBN 978-1-84353-105-0. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 

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