1990 Jellyfish – Bellybutton

Bellybutton is the debut studio album by American power pop band Jellyfish, released on July 27, 1990 on Charisma Records. The album was recorded after Andy Sturmer and Roger Manning’s departure from the band Beatnik Beatch and Jason Falkner’s departure from the band The Three O’Clock.

Songwriting sessions for the created many problems for the band, particularly for Manning and Sturmer. The album was recorded in Schnee Studios in north Hollywood and produced by Albhy Galuten and Jack Joseph Puig.

Despite the album being released to critical acclaim from contemporary music critics, the album failed to reach a wide audience and peaked at No. 124 on the Billboard 200.

“Baby’s Coming Back” was covered by the British band McFly in 2007 which reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart. A two-disc Deluxe Version was released by Omnivore Recordings in January 2015


1  The Man I Used To Be (Roger Manning, Andy Sturmer) 4:33
2  That Is Why (Roger Manning, Andy Sturmer) 4:16
3  The King Is Half Undressed (Roger Manning, Andy Sturmer) 3:46
4  I Wanna Stay Home (Andy Sturmer) 4:06
5  She Still Loves Him (Roger Manning, Andy Sturmer) 4:32
6  All I Want Is Everything (Andy Sturmer) 3:44
7  Now She Knows She’s Wrong (Roger Manning, Andy Sturmer) 2:36
8  Bedspring Kiss (Roger Manning, Andy Sturmer) 5:03
9  Baby’s Coming Back (Andy Sturmer) 2:57
10  Calling Sarah (Roger Manning, Andy Sturmer) 4:07



BassSteven McDonald
BassJason Falkner
Double BassJohn Patitucci
DrumsAndy Sturmer
GuitarJason Falkner
GuitarAndy Sturmer
HarpsichordRoger Manning
PianoRoger Manning
HarmonicaTommy Morgan
TrumpetChuck Findley
PercussionLuis Conte
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsJason Falkner
VocalsAndy Sturmer
VocalsRoger Manning

Liner Notes

Producer – Albhy Galuten
Co-producer – Jack Joseph Puig
Engineer – Jack Joseph Puig
Mixed By – Jack Joseph Puig
Strings – Sidney Page

Art Direction – Mick Haggerty, Steve Samiof
Design – R. Wippo Meckler
Photography By – Peter Darley Miller

Recorded At – Bill Schnee Studios
Recorded At – Studio 55, Los Angeles
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Mixed At – Bill Schnee Studios
Mixed At – Studio 55, Los Angeles
Mixed At – Bill Schnee Studios
Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation