Little Robbers

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Little Robbers
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Studio album by The Motels
Released September 16, 1983 (1983-09-16)[1]
Recorded February 14 – August 15, 1983[2]
Genre New wave, pop rock[3]
Length 36:35
Label Capitol
Producer Val Garay
The Motels chronology
All Four One
(1982)
Little Robbers
(1983)
Shock
(1985)
Singles from Little Robbers
  1. "Suddenly Last Summer [4]"
    Released: August 1983
  2. "Remember the Nights [5]"
    Released: November 1983
  3. "Footsteps"
    Released: 1983 [6]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[7]

Little Robbers is the RIAA Gold-certified fourth studio album by new wave band The Motels. It was recorded between February and August 1983 and released in September 1983.

It features the hit song, "Suddenly Last Summer", which hit No. 1 on Billboard's Album Rock Tracks chart, and became the band's second Top 10 Pop hit in the US, reaching No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Where Do We Go from Here (Nothing Sacred)" (Martha Davis) – 3:34
  2. "Suddenly Last Summer" (Davis) – 3:46
  3. "Isle of You" (Davis, Kevin McCormick) – 4:09
  4. "Trust Me" (Davis) – 3:23
  5. "Monday Shut Down" (Davis, Steve Goldstein) – 3:48
  6. "Remember the Nights" (Davis, Scott Thurston) – 3:02
  7. "Little Robbers" (Davis) – 3:56
  8. "Into the Heartland" (Davis, Bernie Taupin) – 3:36
  9. "Tables Turned" (Davis, Michael Goodroe) – 3:37
  10. "Footsteps" (Davis, Goldstein, Bill Wray) – 3:44

Singles[edit]

"Suddenly Last Summer" (Capitol Records #5271) Released: Aug 1983 Charts: Australia #34 / Canada #11 / New Zealand #28 / U.S. #9 / US-FM #1 / US-Dance #18
"Remember the Nights" (Capitol Records #5246) Released: 18 Nov 1983 Charts: U.S. #36 / US-FM #10
"Footsteps" (Capitol Records HL#1A006-1868357) Released: Jan 1984 (Netherlands only)
"Little Robbers" (Capitol Records - album cut) Released: Jan 1984 Charts: US-FM #18

Personnel[edit]

Credits are taken from the CD's liner notes.[8]

The Motels[edit]

  • Martha Davis – vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Guy Perry – lead guitar
  • Marty Jourard – keyboards, saxophone
  • Michael Goodroe – bass
  • Brian Glascock – drums, percussion
  • Scott Thurston – keyboards, guitar

Additional personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Credits are taken from the CD's liner notes.[8]

  • Produced and recorded by Val Garay
  • Assisted by Richard Bosworth
  • Mastered by Doug Sax
  • Art direction and design by Kosh and Ron Larson
  • Photography by Bob Blakeman


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