All American Alien Boy

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All American Alien Boy
All American Alien Boy album cover.jpg
Studio album by Ian Hunter
Released 1976
Recorded January 1976
Studio Electric Lady Studios, New York City
Genre Rock
Length 69:34
Label Columbia
Producer Ian Hunter
Ian Hunter chronology
Ian Hunter
(1975)Ian Hunter1975
All American Alien Boy
(1976)
Overnight Angels
(1977)Overnight Angels1977
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B–[2]

All American Alien Boy is the second solo album by Ian Hunter. Because of management issues, Mick Ronson did not appear on this album;[3] instead, Hunter brought in keyboardist Chris Stainton to act as a balancing force in the studio. Unlike his previous album, the album didn't feature any of his trademark rockers (apart from "Restless Youth") and he opted for a more jazzy direction including budding bass legend Jaco Pastorius. The album title is a play on Rick Derringer's 1973 album All American Boy.[citation needed]

In 2006, the album was reissued with several bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ian Hunter

Side One

  1. "Letter to Britannia from the Union Jack" – 3:48
  2. "All American Alien Boy" – 7:07
  3. "Irene Wilde" – 3:43
  4. "Restless Youth" – 6:17

Side Two

  1. "Rape" – 4:20
  2. "You Nearly Did Me In" – 5:46
  3. "Apathy 83" – 4:43
  4. "God (Take 1)" – 5:45

30th Anniversary Bonus Tracks

  1. "To Rule Britannia from Union Jack" – 4:08
  2. "All American Alien Boy" (Single Version) – 4:03
  3. "Irene Wilde" (Take 1) – 3:53
  4. "Weary Anger" – 5:45
  5. "Apathy" – 4:42
  6. "(God) Advice to a Friend" – 5:34

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (14 June 1976). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ian Hunter LP/CD: "All American Alien Boy"". Hunter-mott.com. Retrieved 22 December 2011.