Buster Poindexter (album)

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Buster Poindexter
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Studio album by Buster Poindexter
Released July 7, 1987
Genre Lounge music/Calypso music
Length 40:19
Label RCA
Producer Hank Medress
Buster Poindexter chronology
Sweet Revenge
(1984)Sweet Revenge1984
Buster Poindexter
(1987)
Buster Goes Berserk
(1989)Buster Goes Berserk1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 4.0/5 stars link
Rolling Stone (positive) link
The Village Voice B+ link

Buster Poindexter is an eponymous album released by RCA Records in 1987 by Buster Poindexter, the alter ego of New York Dolls frontman David Johansen. Johansen re-recorded the track "Heart of Gold" as Buster Poindexter, which originally appeared on Johansen's 1981 solo album Here Comes the Night. The song "Hot Hot Hot" was a Billboard single and received heavy play on MTV.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Smack Dab in the Middle" - 3:52 (Chuck Calhoun, Michael Mains: Singing Ethel Merman in the Background)
  2. "Bad Boy" - 3:07 (Avon Long, Lil Hardin Armstrong)
  3. "Hot Hot Hot" - 4:07 (Alphonsus "Arrow" Cassell)
  4. "Are You Lonely for Me, Baby?" - 3:38 (Bert Berns)
  5. "Screwy Music" - 3:17 (Jimmie Lunceford)
  6. "Good Morning Judge" - 3:37 (Louis Innis, Wynonie Harris)
  7. "Oh Me, Oh My (I'm a Fool for You Baby)" - 3:52 (Jim Doris)
  8. "Whadaya Want?" - 2:44 (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller)
  9. "House of the Rising Sun" - 3:40 (Traditional; credited to Josh White; Terry Holmes)
  10. "Cannibal" - 4:45 (David Johansen, Joe Delia)
  11. "Heart of Gold" - 4:40 (David Johansen)

Personnel[edit]

Buster Poindexter and His Banshees of Blue
  • Buster Poindexter - vocals
  • Patti Scialfa - background vocals
  • Crispin Cioe - alto & baritone saxophone
  • Joe Delia - organ, piano, horn arrangements
  • Bob Funk - trombone
  • Tony "Antoine Fats" Garnier - bass
  • Carl Hall - background vocals
  • Arno Hecht - tenor saxophone
  • "Hollywood" Paul Litteral - trumpet
  • Brian Koonin - guitar, banjo, mandolin
  • Lisa Lowell - background vocals
  • Tony Machine - drums
  • Soozie Tyrell - violin, background vocals
  • Louise Bethune - background vocals
  • Fred Wolcott - percussion
  • Larry Poindexter - accordion
Technical
  • John Sheard - associate producer, sinclavier and string arrangements
  • Bill Scheniman - engineer, mixing
  • Ria Lewerke - art direction
  • Ken Nahoum - photography

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