is the debut solo When You're a Boy album by Susanna Hoffs. It begins with the Billboard Top 40 single " My Side of the Bed," includes the track "Unconditional Love" (co-written by Cyndi Lauper), and ends with a cover of " Boys Keep Swinging," the 1979 song written by David Bowie and Brian Eno. The album's title comes from the lyrics to the latter.
The album peaked at #83 on the album charts.
Three singles were released from the album: "My Side Of The Bed," "Unconditional Love," and "Only Love."
Track listing [ edit ]
My Side of the Bed" S. Hoffs/T. Kelly/B. Steinberg
"No Kind of Love"
D. Kahne/ Scott Cutler/R. Rice 3:05
R. Lane/J. Cipolla 4:11
"That's Why Girls Cry"
J. Hatfield/S. Hoffs 3:59
C. Lauper/T. Kelly/B. Steinberg 3:51
J. Hanes/C. Sheldon/S. Hoffs/D. Kahne
"So Much for Love"
J. Hanes/P. E. Gates/P. Dunne/H. Hanes
S. Hoffs/D. Warren
"It's Lonely Out Here"
S. Hoffs/T. Kelly/B. Steinberg
"Made of Stone"
J. Condos/S. Hoffs/D. Kahne
Boys Keep Swinging"
D. Bowie/ B. Eno 4:59
Three B-sides from these sessions. "Circus Girl" "Made of Stone"," It's Lonely Out Here"
Personnel [ edit ]
Susanna Hoffs - vocals, guitar
David Kahne - keyboards, arranger, mixing, producer, engineer, programming
Rusty Anderson - guitar
John Entwistle - bass guitar
Randy Jackson - bass guitar
Benmont Tench - keyboards
Jim Keltner - drums Zachary Alford - drums
Gary Ferguson - drums
Carlos Vega - drums
Donovan - backing vocals
Juliana Hatfield - backing vocals Tom Kelly - backing vocals
Robin Lane - backing vocals
Donovan Leitch - backing vocals
Eric Lowen - backing vocals
Dan Navarro - backing vocals
Maria Vidal - backing vocals Steve Churchyard - engineer
Clark Germain - engineer
David Leonard - engineer, mixing Joel Stoner - engineer, mixing
Ray Blair - assistant engineer
Greg Goldman - assistant engineer
Ed Goodreau - assistant engineer
Mike Kloster - assistant engineer
Sylvia Massy - assistant engineer Charles Paakkari - assistant engineer
Mike Piersante - assistant engineer
Keith "KC" Cohen - mixing
Lori Fumar - mixing assistant
Wally Traugott - mastering
Randee Saint Nicholas - photography
Reception [ edit ]
"An album which expands The Bangles' brief into undreamed of territories," opined Jimmy Nicol, in a four-out-of-five star review for
. "She reveals herself to be a highly inventive composer, lyricist – and even humourist… After all, how many other American pop stars embarking on a solo career would name their album after a late '70s English art-rock Q 45?" [3 ]
Chart performance [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Allmusic review
^ a b Billboard.com Susanna Hoffs album chart. Accessed: November 24, 2006
^ , April 1991 Q