Diamond Jack and the Queen of Pain

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Diamond Jack and the Queen of Pain
Studio album by Kevin Ayers
Released June 1983
Recorded 1983; Spain
Genre Rock
Label Charly
Producer Julián Ruiz
Kevin Ayers chronology
That's What You Get Babe
Diamond Jack and the Queen of Pain
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Review scores
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Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Diamond Jack and the Queen of Pain is the tenth solo album by Kevin Ayers, a founding member of Soft Machine.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Kevin Ayers; except where indicated

  1. "Madame Butterfly"
  2. "Lay Lady Lay" (Bob Dylan)
  3. "Who’s Still Crazy"
  4. "You Keep Me Hangin' on" (J.J. Cale)
  5. "You Are a Big Girl"
  6. "Steppin' Out" (Ayers, Ollie Halsall)
  7. "My Speeding Heart"
  8. "Howling Man"
  9. "Give a Little Bit"
  10. "Champagne and Valium"


  • Kevin Ayers - guitar, vocals
  • Ollie Halsall - guitar, backing vocals
  • Zanna Gregmar - backing vocals
  • Carlos Garcia Vaso - guitars & keyboards
  • Joaquin Montoya - keyboards
  • Manolo Aguilar - bass
  • Javier de Juan - drums, percussion


  • Original LP sleevenotes