Doppelganger (Kid Creole and the Coconuts album)

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Studio album by Kid Creole and the Coconuts
Released September 1983
Label ZE Records
Sire Records
Producer August Darnell, Sugar Coated Andy Hernandez
Kid Creole and the Coconuts chronology
Tropical Gangsters/Wise Guy
Cre~Olé: The Best of Kid Creole & the Coconuts
Singles from Doppelganger
  1. "There's Something Wrong in Paradise" b/w "Fireside Story (Fireside Chat)"
    Released: September 1983
  2. "If You Wanna Be Happy" b/w "The Seven Year Itch"
    Released: October 1983 (US only)[1]
  3. "The Lifeboat Party" b/w "Gina Gina"
    Released: November 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau A− [3]

Doppelganger is the fourth studio album by Kid Creole and the Coconuts, released in 1983. It was reissued by Universal Island Records with bonus tracks added to album in 2002.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Lifeboat Party" August Darnell, Ronnie Rogers (a/k/a Ron Rogers[4]) 2:38
2. "Underachiever" Darnell 3:15
3. "If You Wanna Be Happy" Frank Guida, Carmela Guida, Joseph Royster 2:29
4. "Distractions" Darnell, The Coconuts, Peter Schott 2:56
5. "Survivors" Andy Hernandez 3:32
6. "Call Me The Entertainer" Darnell, Stony Browder Jr. 3:23
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
7. "There's Something Wrong In Paradise" Darnell, Mark Mazur 3:22
8. "It's A Wonderful Life" Hernandez 3:12
9. "Bongo Eddie's Lament" Darnell 3:02
10. "Broadway Rhythm" Darnell, Browder Jr. 2:48
11. "Back In The Field Again" Darnell, Browder Jr. 3:29
12. "The Seven Year Itch" Darnell, Browder Jr. 4:26
2002 Reissue Bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
13. "Fireside Story (Fireside Chat)" Hernandez 4:40
14. "There's Something Wrong in Paradise (12" Mix)" Darnell, Mazur 5:45
15. "Don't Take My Coconuts" Darnell 2:08


  • The Boys In The Band - Adriana Kaegi, Bongo Eddie, Carol Colman, Charles Lagond, Cheryl Poirier, Coati Mundi, Dave Span, Ken Fradley, Kid Creole, Lee Robertson, Mark Mazur, Peter Schott, Taryn Hagey
  • Special Appearances - Conjunto Libre, Cory Dave, Dutch Robinson, Gichy Dan, Lori Eastside, Perri Lister
  • Producer - August Darnell
  • Associate Producer - Sugar Coated Andy Hernandez
  • Chief Engineer - Joe Barbaria, Julian McBrowne
  • Assistant Engineer - Andy Heermans, Gary Hellman, Michael Abbott, Richard McClain, Steve Rinkoff
  • Mixed By - Michael Brauer


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  2. ^ Ripol, Vince. Review: Doppelganger. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-01-07.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. Review: Doppelganger. Robert Christgau. Retrieved on 2010-01-07.
  4. ^ BMI