Hello (Poe album)

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ReleasedOctober 10, 1995
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Professional ratings
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Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Hello is the debut album by the American singer-songwriter Poe. It was released in 1995 on Modern Records. The album was called "innovative" by critics due to its incorporation of R&B samples into an electronic soundscape, something that was fairly unheard of at the time.


The first music video for the album was for the single "Angry Johnny"; it featured Poe on the skeletal frame of a bed looking forlorn whilst destroying a variety of effects one might associate with romance (like roses or a box of chocolates). The song's rage-filled lyrics quickly found her being lumped into the "angry female rocker" category, and the video was heavily played on MTV's Alternative Nation. The second single, "Hello", did not fare as well, until a remix version was released two years after the album's initial release. At least one other track (Junkie) was remixed as well, since the 1999 cd-quality download of 'Hello' contains a version of 'Junkie' with more instrument layers (horns and warbly guitar) that is 6 seconds shorter than the 3:06 original.

Hello was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on November 20, 1996.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs are written by Poe.

2."Trigger Happy Jack (Drive By a Go-Go)"3:36
3."Choking the Cherry"3:34
4."That Day"2:41
5."Angry Johnny"4:18
7."Another World"3:20
9."Beautiful Girl"3:42
11."Fly Away"4:34
Sample credits



  • Manager: Scott Ross, Maven Management
  • Producers: RJ Rice, Jeffrey Connor, Dave Jerden, Poe
  • Executive producer: Dave Jerden
  • Engineers: Richard Barrow. Alex Blanc, Bryan Carlstrom, Eric Garcia, Dave Jerden, Steve Klein
  • Assistant engineers: Amanda Cruz, Eddie Miller
  • Mixing: Eric Garcia, Dave Jerden, Steve Klein, Poe
  • Mastering: Eddy Schreyer
  • Editing: Alex Blanc, Eric Garcia, Poe
  • Production coordination: Amanda Cruz
  • Programming: Lionel Cole, Poe, Rice, Jay Dee
  • Bass programming: Jeffrey Connor
  • Art direction: Stuart Beau Barton & Thomas Bricker
  • Design: Stuart Beau Barton and Thomas Bricker
  • Album Cover Photography: Stuart Beau Barton
  • Photography: Thomas Bricker, Amanda Cruz

Chart positions[edit]

AlbumBillboard (US)

Year Chart Peak position
1996 Heatseekers 4
1996 The Billboard 200 71

SinglesBillboard (US)

Year Single Chart Peak position
1995 Trigger Happy Jack (Drive by a Go-Go) Modern Rock Tracks 27
1996 Angry Johnny Modern Rock Tracks 7
1996 Hello Modern Rock Tracks 13
1997 Hello (Remixes) Hot Dance Music/Club Play 1