Kings of Sleep

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Kings of Sleep
Stuart Hamm Kings of Sleep.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 19, 1989
RecordedDecember 1988 – February 1989
GenreInstrumental Rock
ProducerStuart Hamm
Stuart Hamm chronology
Radio Free Albemuth
Kings of Sleep
The Urge
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]

Kings of Sleep is the second solo album released by bassist Stuart Hamm. It was released on June 19, 1989 on Relativity Records.

The title of the album and many of the songs were inspired by the novels and short stories of William Gibson, including Neuromancer ("Black Ice" and "Terminal Beach" are both references from that novel), Count Zero (referring to the name of the novel as well as the hacker handle of one of the protagonists), and the short story The Winter Market (Kings of Sleep is the name of a fictional stim-album in that story).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Stuart Hamm, except where noted.

  1. "Black Ice" – 4:23
  2. "Surely the Best" – 5:19
  3. "Call of the Wild" – 4:41
  4. "Terminal Beach" – 3:57
  5. "Count Zero" – 4:13
  6. "I Want to Know" – 5:39
  7. "Prelude in C" (J.S. Bach) – 2:30
  8. "Kings of Sleep" (Kim Bullard & Stuart Hamm) – 8:23


  • Stuart Hamm - Bass guitar
  • Harry Cody - Electric Guitar on "Surely the Best", "Call of the Wild", "Count Zero" and "Kings of Sleep"
  • Buzzy Feiten - Electric Guitar on "Black Ice" and "I Want to Know"
  • Jonathan Mover - Drums
  • Amy Knoles - Percussion
  • Scott Collard - Keyboards
  • Dick Zimmerman - Photography
  • David Bett - Art Direction
  • Stuart Hamm - Producer