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 4:08
B5 Ballet For A Blue Whale 4:44

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Gatefold cover

℗ © 1983

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
Thanks to the friends and strangers from the streets of Cincinnati for their comments on B4
All songs published by Saiko Music Co, ASCAP except A1 published by Maclen Music, Inc, BMI
Production assistant for Macaque, Inc.
All lyrics © 1983 Saiko Music Co, ASCAP except for A1 © 1965 Northern Songs, Ltd, c/o Maclen Music Inc., BMI

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7567-90108-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): ST-IL-835253-SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): ST-IL-835254-SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched (¤¤scratched out¤¤)): STIL-8352¤¤3¤¤53-C B-¤¤18428-C¤¤ JG♥J.V.C. SLM Δ¤¤5045¤¤ 4746 1-1 B-18278
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched (¤¤scratched out¤¤)): STIL-835254-C ¤¤B-18429¤¤-C JG♥J.V.C. SLM Δ¤¤5045¤¤-X 4746-X 1-1 B-18279-C
  • Matrix / Runout (Sides A & B runouts, stamped): Allied Record Company Logo
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
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) Island Records 205 635 Europe 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
ILPS 19768 Adrian Belew Twang Bar King(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 19768 Italy 1983 Sell This Version