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Hard Machine
Hard Machine
is the second studio album by American singer Stacey Q, released in February 1988 by Atlantic Records. After the international success of her song "Two of Hearts" and debut album Better Than Heaven (1986), Swain began working on her sophomore record. She again collaborated with her bandmates from SSQ. Produced by Jon St. James, Hard Machine
Hard Machine
is a dance-pop album, which is influenced by new wave, contemporary R&B and rock music. Upon its release, Hard Machine
Hard Machine
received generally positive reviews from music critics and noted a small commercial success, peaking at number 115 on the Billboard 200. Three singles were released from the album. The lead single, "Don't Make a Fool of Yourself" (Shep Pettibone Remix), released in February 1988, peaked at number 19 on the Hot Crossover 30,[2] Number 4 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs,[3] Number 1 on the Top 12 inch Singles Sales chart,[4] and also peaking at number 66 on the Billboard Hot 100. The second single "I Love You" peaked at Number 49 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs
Hot Dance Club Songs
. "Favorite Things" was released as a promotional single.

Contents

1 Track listing 2 Credits and personnel

2.1 SSQ 2.2 Additional Musicians 2.3 Production

3 References 4 External links

Track listing[edit]

"Good Girl" (K. Fisher, M. Stein) (4:02) "Favorite Things" (J. St. James, S. Swain) (4:10) "Kiss It All Goodbye" (J. St. James, S. Swain) (3:47) "Don't Make A Fool Of Yourself" (S. Hahn, J, St. James, S. Swain) (4:08) "The River" (J. St. James, S. Swain) (5:06) "I Love You" (J. St. James, S. Swain) (4:35) "Temptation" (K. Fisher, M. Stein) (3:51) "Hard Machine" (J. St. James, S. Swain) (3:16) "After Hours" (J. St. James, S. Swain) (3:26) "Another Chance" (S. Hahn, S. Swain) (4:05)

Credits and personnel[edit] SSQ[edit]

Stacey Q. - lead vocals, backing vocals Skip Hahn - keyboards, guitar, backing vocals Karl Moet - drums, sampling, percussion Rich West - keyboards, arrangement on track 10 Jon St. James - keyboards, drums, percussion

Additional Musicians[edit]

Scott Bowers - guitar (tracks 1, 7) Eddie Reddick - vocals (tracks 1, 7) Rusty Anderson
Rusty Anderson
- guitar (track 8) Joe Cristina - Formula 1 horns John Deemer - Formula 1 horns Victor Cajiao - Formula 1 horns Michael Stein - additional keyboards Kirk Fisher - additional keyboards

Production[edit]

Tony Mandich - creative consultant Anthony Sanfilippo - creative consultant Keith Zajic - creative consultant Keith Cowen - creative consultant Paul Cooper - production coordinator Larry Yasgar - production coordinator Karl Moet - assistant engineer Jimi Yamagishi - assistant engineer Digital Magnetics/Ted Hall - digital mastering Danny Mendellin - hair La Lotte - make-up Mike Jones - photography Dennis King - mastering Romi Marie - management/Formula 1

References[edit]

^ Kantor, Justin. " Hard Machine
Hard Machine
- Stacey Q". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2015-02-14. ^ http://americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Billboard/80s/1988/BB-1988-03-26.pdf ^ http://americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Billboard/80s/1988/BB-1988-04-23.pdf ^ http://americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Billboard/80s/1988/BB-1988-04-23.pdf

External links[edit]

Hard Machine
Hard Machine
at AllMusic Hard Machine
Hard Machine
at Discogs
Discogs
(list of releases)

v t e

Stacey Q

Studio albums

Better Than Heaven Hard Machine Nights Like This Boomerang Color Me Cinnamon

Extended plays

Stacey Q

Compilation albums

Stacey Q's Greatest Hits

Singles

"Two of Hearts" "We Connect" "Don't Make a Fool of Yourself" "Give You All My Love"

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