1978 Cherie Currie – Beauty’s Only Skin Deep

Beauty’s Only Skin Deep is the debut solo album by Cherie Currie, recorded between September and October, 1977, and released in 1978. Kim Fowley and David Carr co-produced the effort. Mercury Records opted not to release the album in the United States, although it was scantily available there as an import. The record was released in France and Japan (the latter complete with a lyrics sheet). The title track was released as a seven-inch single in the Netherlands, backed with “Young and Wild”, while “Call Me at Midnight” was released as a single in the UK. “Love at First Sight” was a duet between Cherie and her twin sister, Marie Currie. The song was released as a seven-inch single in Japan. For the flip-side, Cherie and Marie performed the same song in Japanese. “Science Fiction Daze” was another Japanese single, backed with “The Only One”.

Tracks

1  Call Me At Midnight (Steven Tetsch) 3:21
2  I Surrender (Billy Bizeau) 3:46
3  Beauty’s Only Skin Deep (David Carr, Cherie Currie. Kim Fowler) 3:51
4  I Will Still Love You (Robert Strauss) 3:33
5  Science Fiction Daze (Kim Fowley, Steven Tetsch) 4:31
6  I Like The Way You Dance (Steven Tetsch) 3:35
7  That’s The Kind Of Guy I Like (Steven Tetsch) 2:51
8  Love At First Sight (Billy Bizeau) 3:13
9  The Only One (Cherie Currie, Steven Tetsch) 3:30
10  Young And Wild (Kim Fowley, Steven Tetsch) 3:46

Media

Musicians

1 Call Me At Midnight

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsCerrone
GuitarJeff Baxter
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
VocalsMichele Aller
SynthesizerCerrone
SynthesizerGeorges Roddi
Background VocalsClaire Torry
Background VocalsKay Garner
Background VocalsSue Glover


2 I Surrender

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsWillie Ornelas
Guitar (solo)Steven Tetsch
GuitarDan Ferguson
GuitarThom Rotella
KeyboardsDave Carr
PercussionWillie Ornelas
Background VocalsDave Carr


3 Beauty’s Only Skin Deep

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsWillie Ornelas
Guitar (solo)Steven Tetsch
GuitarDan Ferguson
GuitarThom Rotella
KeyboardsDave Carr
PercussionWillie Ornelas
Background VocalsDave Carr


4 I Will Still Love You

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsWillie Ornelas
GuitarDan Ferguson
GuitarThom Rotella
KeyboardsDave Carr
PercussionWillie Ornelas
Background VocalsDave Carr


5 Science Fiction Daze

BassSal Maida
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarSteven Tetsch
KeyboardsDave Carr
PercussionWillie Ornelas
Background VocalsMoose McMains
Background VocalsDave Carr


6 I Like The Way You Dance

BassMoose McMains
DrumsBilly Thomas
GuitarSteven Tetsch
KeyboardsDave Carr
Background VocalsMoose McMains
Background VocalsDave Carr


7 That’s The Kind Of Guy I Like

BassSal Maida
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarSteven Tetsch
KeyboardsDave Carr
PercussionWillie Ornelas
Background VocalsMoose McMains
Background VocalsDave Carr


8 Love At First Sight

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsWillie Ornelas
GuitarDan Ferguson
GuitarThom Rotella
KeyboardsDave Carr
PercussionWillie Ornelas
Background VocalsDave Carr
Background VocalsMarie Curie


9 The Only One

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsWillie Ornelas
GuitarDan Ferguson
GuitarThom Rotella
KeyboardsDave Carr
PercussionWillie Ornelas
Background VocalsDave Carr


10 Young And Wild

BassSal Maida
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarSteven Tetsch
KeyboardsDave Carr
PercussionWillie Ornelas
Background VocalsMoose McMains
Background VocalsDave Carr

Liner Notes

Producer – David Carr, Kim Fowley
Arranged By – David Carr
Engineer – Taavi Mote
Engineer (Assistant) – Betsy Banghart

Design (Cover) – Masao Ohgiya
Photography By – Lorrie Sullivan

Recorded at Larrabee Sound, Los Angeles, California September-October 1977.