is the debut studio album by English Strange Man, Changed Man power pop musician Bram Tchaikovsky, released in 1979 by Radar Records.
Critical reception [ edit ] Robert Christgau was critical of Strange Man, Changed Man in a 1979 review for , dismissing the album as a mixture of "old-wave" and The Village Voice new wave clichés and likening Tchaikovsky to "a power pop Crosby, Crosby & Crosby."
Retrospectively, Jim Green of
described the album as "an energetic mixture of Trouser Press The Byrds, Springsteen and, not surprisingly, The Motors", writing that in addition to "three fine singles... the rest of the material has also worn remarkably well."
Track listing [ edit ]
"Strange Man, Changed Man"
"I'm the One That's Leaving"
"Girl of My Dreams" (written by Ronnie Thomas of
Heavy Metal Kids) "Nobody Knows"
"Lady from the USA"
I'm a Believer" "Sarah Smiles"
"Turn On the Light"
Personnel [ edit ]
Bram Tchaikovsky – guitar, bass, vocals
Mick Broadbent – bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals
Keith Boyce – drums, percussion
Nick Garvey – backing vocals, bass on "Lady from the USA"
Mike Oldfield – tubular bells on "Girl of My Dreams"
References [ edit ]