Adrian Belew ‎– Twang Bar King

Island Records ‎– 7 90108-1, Island Records ‎– 90108-1
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 I'm Down
Written-By – Lennon And Mc Cartney*
A2 I Wonder 4:39
A3 Life Without A Cage 3:20
A4 Sexy Rhino 0:37
A5 Twang Bar King
Recorded By [Lead Guitar & Vocals] – Rich Denhart
A6 Another Time 3:02
A7 The Rail Song 5:39
B1 Paint The Road
Guitar [Foxx Tone] – Adrian*Soprano Saxophone – Bill Janssen
B2 She Is Not Dead 4:41
B3 Fish Head 4:30
B4 The Ideal Woman
Trombone [Bass] – Gary Platt
B5 Ballet For A Blue Whale 4:44

Companies, etc.



Allied Record Company pressing
Catalog number 7 90108-1 appears on spine, 90108-1 on label

Distributed by Atco Records, A Division of Atlantic Recording Corporation on back cover
Distributed by Atlantic Recording Corp on label

B5 performed entirely on Roland guitar synthesizer and acoustic guitar.

Recorded with the Full Sail Mobile Unit at our rehearsal studio in the C.V. Lloyde Complex in the Greater Downtown Champaign, Illinois February/March 1983
Remixed to JVC Digital at Fifth Floor Studio in Greater Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Edited and mastered at The JVC Cutting Center in Greater Downtown Los Angeles, California
The lead guitar and vocal in A5 were recorded in 1979 at Cwazy Wabbit 8-track studio and former potato cooler in Springfield, Illinois

"SLM △" in the runout etching indicates that the lacquer disc was processed at, and the metal parts used to manufacture the record were made at Sheffield Lab Matrix.

℗ © 1983 Island Records, Inc.
All songs published by Saiko Music Co, ASCAP except "Im Down" published by Maclen Music, Inc, BMI

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7567-90108-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side One Label): ST-IL-835253-AR
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two Label): ST-IL-835254-AR
  • Matrix / Runout (Side One Etched Variant 1): STIL-835253-C B-18428-C JG♥J.V.C. SLM Δ5045 4746 1-1 B-18278
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two Etched Variant 1): STIL-835254-C B-18429-C JG♥J.V.C. SLM Δ5045X 4746-X 1-1 B-18279-C
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Etched Variant 2): STIL-835253-D JG♥J.V.C. B-18278-D SLM Δ5̶0̶4̶5̶ 4746 1-1 B-̶1̶8̶4̶2̶8̶-D
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Etched Variant 2): STIL-835254-D JG♥J.V.C. B-18279-D Δ5̶0̶4̶5̶-X 4746-X 1-2 B-̶1̶8̶4̶2̶9̶-̶D̶ SLM
  • Matrix / Runout (Sides A & B Runouts Stamped Both Variants): a [Allied Record Company Logo]
  • Rights Society (A2 to A7, B): ASCAP
  • Rights Society (A1): BMI

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7 90108-1, 90108-1 Adrian Belew Twang Bar King(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records 7 90108-1, 90108-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
90108-1, ILPS 9768 Adrian Belew Twang Bar King(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records 90108-1, ILPS 9768 US 1983 Sell This Version
205 635 Adrian Belew Twang Bar King(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records 205 635 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
79 01081 Adrian Belew Twang Bar King(LP, Album) Island Records 79 01081 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
7 90108-4 Adrian Belew Twang Bar King(Cass, Album, Dol) Island Records 7 90108-4 US 1983 Sell This Version