Martinis & Bikinis

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Martinis & Bikinis
Studio album by Sam Phillips
Released 1994
Recorded Groove Masters
Kiva West
Ocean Way Recorders
Record One
Sunset Sound Factory
Sunset Sound Recorders
(Hollywood, California)
Genre Alternative
Label Virgin
Producer T-Bone Burnett
Sam Phillips chronology
Cruel Inventions
Martinis & Bikinis
Omnipop (It's Only a Flesh Wound Lambchop)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[1]
Entertainment Weekly (A)[3]

Martinis & Bikinis is the seventh (studio) album from American singer-songwriter Sam Phillips. It was first released on March 8, 1994 and re-released on July 17, 2012.[4] The album was also nominated for a Grammy.[5]

The photographs included in this album's artwork reportedly led to Phillips' role as a mute terrorist in the film Die Hard with a Vengeance.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Sam Phillips, except "Same Rain" and "Same Changes" by Sam Phillips and T-Bone Burnett. "Gimme Some Truth" by John Lennon.

  1. "Love and Kisses" - :56
  2. "Signposts" – 2:19
  3. "Same Rain" – 4:11
  4. "Baby, I Can't Please You" – 3:30
  5. "Circle of Fire" – 3:12
  6. "Strawberry Road" – 4:05
  7. "When I Fall" – 5:07
  8. "Same Changes"– 4:44
  9. "Black Sky" – 4:03
  10. "Fighting with Fire" – 3:00
  11. "I Need Love" – 3:39
  12. "Wheel of the Broken Voice" – 4:00
  13. "Gimme Some Truth" – 3:27


Additional musicians[edit]

Production notes[edit]

  • Produced by T Bone Burnett, except "Baby, I Can't Please You" produced by T Bone Burnett and Colin Moulding.
  • Recorded by Joe Schiff.
  • Additional Engineering by Neal Avron.
  • Mixed by Tchad Blake, assisted by John Paterno.
  • Assistant engineers: Jim Champagne, David Eike, David Brock, Doug Diamond, Noel Hazen, Tom Nellen, Howard Willing, and Bobby Salcedo.
  • Recorded at Groove Masters, Kiva West, Ocean Way Recorders, Record One, Sunset Sound, Sunset Sound Factory.
  • Mixed at Sound Factory.


  1. ^ CG: Martinis and Bikinis
  2. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Martinis and Bikinis". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Svetkey, Benjamin (11 March 1994). "Martinis and Bikinis". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Sam Phillips: Martinis and Bikinis (Reissue)
  5. ^ Sam Phillips Biography
  6. ^ Sam Phillips at Fyfeopedia