1982 Rick Springfield – Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet

Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet is an album by rock musician Rick Springfield, released by RCA Records in 1982. The album was certified Platinum in the United States, and produced three top 40 singles; “Don’t Talk to Strangers” (#2 – for four weeks), “What Kind of Fool Am I” (#21, not the show tune of the same name) and “I Get Excited” (#32). “Don’t Talk to Strangers” and “Calling All Girls” also received considerable Album Rock airplay, charting at #11 and #4 respectively.

In an interview with Songfacts, Springfield explained that “Don’t Talk to Strangers” was about his paranoia that his girlfriend was being unfaithful when he was away. The song melody is actually from the earlier recording called “Spanish Eyes”, found on Rick’s “Sound City Recordings” from 1978.

“Kristina” is a remake of the Bachman–Turner Overdrive song “Jamaica”, using different lyrics.

The album’s name is a play on the question Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, the name used for a 1955 play and a 1957 film that were mostly unrelated to each other.

Tracks

1  Calling All Girls (Rick Springfield) 3:27
I Get Excited (Rick Springfield) 2:34
What Kind Of Fool Am I (Rick Springfield) 3:20
4  Kristina (Rick Springfield, Jim Vallance) 3:02
5  Tonight (Rick Springfield) 3:20
6  Black Is Black (Michelle Granger, Steve Wadey, Tony Hayes) 2:54
Don’t Talk To Strangers (Rick Springfield) 3:00
8  How Do You Talk To Girls (Rick Springfield) 3:18
9  Still Crazy For You (Chas Sandford) 3:58
10  The American Girl (Rick Springfield) 3:09
11 Just One Kiss (Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly) 3:16
12 April 24, 1981 (Rick Springfield) 1:33

Musicians

BassDennis Belfield
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarTim Pierce
GuitarChas Sandford
GuitarRick Springfield
KeyboardsAlan Pasqua
KeyboardsGabriel Katona
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsTom Kelly
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk
VocalsRick Springfield

Liner Notes

Producer – Keith Olsen
A&R (A&R Coordination) – Marge Meoli
Engineer – Chris Minto
Engineer (Second) – Kim Turner
Mastered By – Greg Fulginiti

Art Direction, Design – Mike Doud
Artwork (Sleeve) – Cindy Marsh
Photography By – Tom Gibson

Produced For – Carman Productions
Produced For – Famous Dog Productions
Phonographic Copyright (p) – RCA Records
Copyright (c) – RCA Records
Recorded At – Goodnight LA Studios
Mastered At – Artisan Sound Recorders
Mastered At – Pogologo, Inc.
Mastered At – Sheffield Lab Matrix – Δ1091
Pressed By – RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis