Jane Wiedlin (album)
|Studio album by Jane Wiedlin|
|Genre||Pop rock, new wave|
|Jane Wiedlin chronology|
|Rolling Stone||(favorable) |
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.
In Rolling Stone, Joyce Millman wrote: "Wiedlin's taste for the offbeat and her punchy pop know-how as well as the record's pinball-arcade bustle of guitars, synths and sound effects keep things fizzing. Wiedlin's thin, childlike voice is a problem, however; she doesn't have much range or lung power, and when she strains to shout, she detracts from otherwise first-rate songs. But Wiedlin has the savvy to know when and how to dish out a joke at her own expense".
Stewart Mason on allmusic states: "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.||"Blue Kiss"||Randell Kirsch, Jane Wiedlin||3:27|
|2.||"Goodbye Cruel World"||Wiedlin, Michael Lord||3:49|
|3.||"Sometimes You Really Get On My Nerves"||Wiedlin, Lord||3:36|
|4.||"East Meets West"||Wiedlin||3:36|
|5.||"Somebody's Going to Get Into This House"||Kirsch||3:43|
|7.||"Modern Romance"||Wiedlin, Kieffer||5:15|
|8.||"I Will Wait For You"||Kevin Hunter||3:47|
|9.||"One Hundred Years of Solitude"||Wiedlin||4:43|
|10.||"Where We Can Go"||Wiedlin, Hunter||4:12|
|11.||"My Travelling Heart"||Wiedlin||4:07|