Lone Rhino

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Lone Rhino
Album Lone Rhino Cover.jpg
Studio album by Adrian Belew
Released 1982
Recorded August–September 1981
Studio Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas
Genre Pop rock, avant-garde
Length 36:34
Label Island
Producer Adrian Belew
Adrian Belew chronology
Lone Rhino
Twang Bar King

Lone Rhino is the debut solo album by Adrian Belew.

The album was recorded following years of Belew playing as a supporting guitarist for Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, and shortly after his 1981 debut as the new lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist of King Crimson. It features musicians and repertoire from Belew's pre-King Crimson band, GaGa. A video was produced for the track "Big Electric Cat", shot in New York City and opens with a shot of the World Trade Center. Belew's daughter Audie (at the time, four years old) duets with her father on the last track, "The Final Rhino" (which was produced when Belew secretly recorded a piano piece improvised by Audie and then added a guitar line).

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Adrian Belew except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Big Electric Cat" 4:51
2. "The Momur" 3:45
3. "Stop It" 2:45
4. "The Man In The Moon" 3:45
5. "Naive Guitar" 3:58
6. "Hot Sun" 1:29
7. "The Lone Rhinoceros" 3:57
8. "Swingline" 3:25
9. "Adidas In Heat" 2:44
10. "Animal Grace" 3:58
11. "The Final Rhino" (Adrian Belew, Audie Belew) 1:24


  • Adrian Belew - guitars, effects, drums, "percussives", lead vocals, arrangements
  • Christy Bley - acoustic piano, vocals
  • William Janssen - alto/baritone saxophone, vocals
  • J. Clifton Mayhugh - bass/fretless bass guitar, vocals


  • Audie Belew - acoustic piano on "The Final Rhino"
  • Stan Hertzman - executive producer
  • Gary "Plattski" Platt - engineering
  • Rich Denhart - engineering
  • Benjamin Armbrister - recording
  • Masayoshi Sukita - photography

All songs published by Siako Music Co., ASCAP. Recorded at Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas in August/September 1981


  • Adrian Belew - Lone Rhino - Cassette - Island Records CS 9751 - UPC #: 0 422-842844-4 8.