Little Village (album)

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Little Village
Little Village Album.jpg
Studio album by Little Village
Released 18 February 1992
Recorded 1991
Moula Banda Studios, Santa Monica, Hollywood, CA
Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood, CA
Genre Roots rock[1]
Length 46:24
Label Reprise
Producer Little Village
Singles from Little Village
  1. "Solar Sex Panel"
    Released: 1992
  2. "Don't Go Away Mad"
    Released: 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Little Village is the only studio album by the supergroup of the same name, consisting of Ry Cooder, John Hiatt, Nick Lowe and Jim Keltner. They had performed as a group recording the John Hiatt solo album Bring the Family in 1987.

Little Village is the only album produced by the group. The band did a tour of the US and Europe to support the album and disbanded later the same year as its release.

Although all songs are credited to all four group members, Hiatt sang all but three, with two sung by Lowe and one by Cooder.

"Solar Sex Panel" and "Don't Go Away Mad" were released as singles.

At the Grammy Awards of 1993, Little Village was nominated in the "Best Album" category.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Little Village and sung by John Hiatt except where noted.

No. Title Lead Vocals Length
1. "The Solar Sex Panel"     3:47
2. "The Action"   Ry Cooder 3:25
3. "Inside Job"     4:17
4. "Big Love"     6:26
5. "Take Another Look"   Nick Lowe 3:40
6. "Do You Want My Job"     5:36
7. "Don't Go Away Mad"     3:39
8. "Fool Who Knows"   Nick Lowe 3:46
9. "She Runs Hot"     3:19
10. "Don't Think About Her When You're Trying to Drive"     4:33
11. "Don't Bug Me When I'm Working"     3:56


Production notes[edit]

  • Produced by Little Village
  • Engineered by Ken Allardyce, Dan Bosworth, Allen Sides
  • Mastered by Bernie Grundman



Year Chart Peak
1992 Billboard 200 66