Short Back 'n' Sides is the fifth studio album by Ian Hunter. Unsure of which direction he should take, Ian Hunter finally decided to collaborate with Mick Jones, who gave Hunter's songs a tougher and heavier touch. Fellow Clash member Topper Headon as well as Mick Ronson, Todd Rundgren and Ellen Foley also appeared on this album. In 1995, Chrysalis released a 2 CD set with a remastered version of the album and bonus CD with outtakes of the Chrysalis period.
Artist: Ian Hunter ( Ian Hunter). Album: Short Back 'n' Sides (1981). A A. Central Park N West. The Gulf and Western Garbage. Just ain't the prettiest smell. When you're sleeping on the 4th floor up. It's like a living hell. when I'm locked in the middle of New York city on Central Park 'n' West. and I know, I know, I know, I know, I know it's a mess, but you've got to be crazy to live in the city, and New York city's the best. And we all want just someone just like me. in the city we call home. She leaves me sometimes when I write, 'cause I write better on my own.
Ian Hunter is the first solo album by Ian Hunter, recorded following his departure from Mott the Hoople. Released in 1975, it is also the first of many solo albums on which he collaborated with Mick Ronson. The bassist, Geoff Appleby, was from Hull like Mick Ronson and they had played together in The Rats in the late 1960s. The single "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" would be his first and last Top 20 hit in the UK Singles Chart.
Central Park N' West. Short Back N' Sides (Cass, Album).
The Gulf and Western Garbage Just ain't the prettiest smell When you're sleeping on the 4th floor up It's like a living hell New York's finest rounding up the bums The firemen get no rest, and ambulances signal death, on Central Park 'n' West. Now there ain't no sheets upon my bed, just a mattress and some wine. The rain is pouring through the night and I'm glad my life is mine. When Frank Carillo plays guitar trying to get it off his chest. He gets the words he needs tonight on Central Park 'n' West
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|103.580||Ian Hunter||Central Park n' West (7", Single)||Chrysalis||103.580||Netherlands||1981|
|CHS-31-PDJ||Ian Hunter||Central Park n' West (12", Single, Promo)||Chrysalis||CHS-31-PDJ||US||1981|
|CHS 2569||Ian Hunter||Central Park N' West (7", Promo)||Chrysalis||CHS 2569||US||1981|
|CHS 2587||Ian Hunter||Central Park N' West (7", Single)||Chrysalis||CHS 2587||Spain||1981|
|CHS 2558||Ian Hunter||Central Park N' West / Keep On Burning (7")||Chrysalis||CHS 2558||Canada||1981|