Jane Wiedlin (album)

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Jane Wiedlin
Janewiedlinalbum.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1985 (1985-10)
Recorded1985
StudioThe Complex
GenrePop rock, new wave
Length45:23
LabelI.R.S. Records
ProducerGeorge Massenburg,
Bill Payne,
Russ Kunkel,
Vince Ely
Jane Wiedlin chronology
Jane Wiedlin
(1985)
Fur
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone(favorable) [2]

Jane Wiedlin is the debut album by Jane Wiedlin, released in 1985 on I.R.S. Records. It was her first solo album after leaving new wave group The Go-Go's. The track "My Traveling Heart" dealt with Wiedlin's feelings about the breakup of the band.[3]

"Blue Kiss" was released as the lead single, reaching 77 on the Billboard Hot 100 and 30 on Hot Dance Club Play.[4] The album itself reached 127 on the Billboard 200.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Stewart Mason on AllMusic later stated: "Aside from the unfortunately slick mid-'80s production, Jane Wiedlin's 1985 solo debut is probably the best solo album by any ex-member of the Go-Go's. The singles 'Modern Romance' and 'Blue Kiss' really should have been hits (they're certainly better than most of Belinda Carlisle's solo work), and the best of the album tracks trade the pertness of the Go-Go's for a slightly more mature, world-weary vibe".[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Blue Kiss"Randell Kirsch, Jane Wiedlin3:27
2."Goodbye Cruel World"Wiedlin, Michael Lord3:49
3."Sometimes You Really Get On My Nerves"Wiedlin, Lord3:36
4."East Meets West"Wiedlin3:36
5."Somebody's Going to Get Into This House"Kirsch3:43
6."Forever"Wiedlin, Lord5:08
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
7."Modern Romance"Wiedlin, Kieffer5:15
8."I Will Wait For You"Kevin Hunter3:47
9."One Hundred Years of Solitude"Wiedlin4:43
10."Where We Can Go"Wiedlin, Hunter4:12
11."My Travelling Heart"Wiedlin4:07

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jane Wiedlin at AllMusic
  2. ^ [1] Archived February 7, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ The New York Times, 2 October 1985
  4. ^ "Jane Wiedlin > Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-02-25.

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