Atomic Playboys

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Atomic Playboys
Cover art by H. R. Giger
Studio album by Steve Stevens
Released 1989 (1989)
Recorded Right Track Recording in New York City; The Enterprise Studios and The Village Recorder in Los Angeles
Genre Hard rock
Length 50:17
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Steve Stevens, Beau Hill, Ted Templeman
Steve Stevens chronology
Atomic Playboys
Black Light Syndrome
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Atomic Playboys is the first studio album by guitarist Steve Stevens, released in 1989 through Warner Bros. Records;[1] a remastered edition containing two bonus tracks was reissued on August 5, 2013 through Rock Candy Records.[2] The album reached No. 119 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.[3] The cover art was done by surrealist artist H.R. Giger, who designed the Xenomorph creature in the Alien film series.

Atomic Playboys was also the name of Stevens' band at the time, which was only meant to be a one-album effort upon him being signed to Warner Bros. In a 2001 interview, when asked about the possibly of reforming the group, Stevens replied: "Absolutely not. That group was a very expensive hobby".[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Atomic Playboys" Steve Stevens 5:47
2. "Power of Suggestion" Stevens 4:37
3. "Action" (Sweet cover) Andy Scott, Mick Tucker, Brian Connolly, Steve Priest 4:44
4. "Desperate Heart" Stevens, Perry McCarty, Beau Hill, Fiona 4:33
5. "Soul on Ice" Stevens 3:57
6. "Crackdown" Stevens 5:44
7. "Pet the Hot Kitty" Stevens, McCarty, Hill 4:03
8. "Evening Eye" Stevens, McCarty 3:56
9. "Woman of 1,000 Years" Stevens 4:21
10. "Run Across Desert Sands" (instrumental) Stevens 3:52
11. "Slipping into Fiction" Stevens 4:43
Total length: 50:17


Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1989 Billboard 200 119[3]

In popular culture[edit]


  1. ^ a b Book, John. "Atomic Playboys - Steve Stevens' Atomic Playboys". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
  2. ^ "Atomic Playboys [Collector's Edition, Original recording remastered]". Amazon. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
  3. ^ a b "Atomic Playboys - Steve Stevens' Atomic Playboys | Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
  4. ^ Allar, Randy (February 2001). "Interview: Steve Stevens". Guitar Nine Records. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
  5. ^ "Adeliade Alive Promo" at YouTube. Retrieved 2017-01-11.