1987 Roger Hodgson – Hai-Hai

Hai Hai is the second solo album by ex-Supertramp singer/guitarist/keyboardist Roger Hodgson, released in 1987. Co-produced by future No Doubt and Black Crowes producer Jack Joseph Puig, and recorded at Hodgson’s 48-track home studio in Nevada City, California, the album is a merger of Supertramp-styled progressive pop-rock and extensive use of Los Angeles session musicians and late-1980s synthesizer technology.

Hai Hai featured ten songs, all of which were written by Hodgson, with the exception of “Land Ho”, an old Supertramp song (at the time never released on an album but only as a single), which Hodgson co-wrote with his long-time partner Rick Davies in 1974. Hodgson had previously recorded the song in 1983 for his solo album In the Eye of the Storm, which was never released

Tracks

1  Right Place (Roger Hodgson) 4:05
2  My Magazine (Roger Hodgson) 4:41
3  London (Roger Hodgson) 4:12
4  You Make Me Love You (Roger Hodgson) 5:08
5  Hai Hai (Roger Hodgson) 5:29
6  Who’s Afraid (Roger Hodgson) 4:59
7  Desert Love (Roger Hodgson) 5:28
8  Land Ho (Rick Davies, Roger Hodgson) 4:09
9  House On The Corner (Roger Hodgson) 5:23
10  Puppet Dance (Roger Hodgson) 5:17

Media

Musicians

1 Right Place

DrumsJoseph Pomfret
DrumsOmar Hakim
GuitarDann Huff
PianoRoger Hodgson
SynthesizerRoger Hodgson
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
HarmonicaKen Allardyce
Background VocalsAnni McCann


2 My Magazine

DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarRoger Hodgson
OrganDavid Paich
SynthesizerDavid Paich
PercussionLenny Castro
ProgrammingSteve Porcaro
Background VocalsBrad Lang
Background VocalsWillie Hines


3 London

BassNathan East
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarKen Allardyce
KeyboardsRoger Hodgson
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
SaxLarry Williams
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsAnni McCann
Background VocalsClair Diament


4 You Make Me Love You

DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
DrumsJoseph Pomfret
GuitarRoger Hodgson
KeyboardsRoger Hodgson
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRoger Hodgson
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsAnni McCann


5 Hai Hai

Electric DrumsAlbhy Galuten
Electric DrumsBruce Albertine
Electric DrumsRoger Hodgson
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
KeyboardsRoger Hodgson
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
HarmonicaKen Allardyce
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsAnni McCann


6 Who’s Afraid

BassNathan East
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
DrumsJoseph Pomfret
GuitarDann Huff
PianoRoger Hodgson
SynthesizerRoger Hodgson
Fender RhodesRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
PercussionLenny Castro


7 Desert Love

BassRoger Hodgson
DrumsCarlos Vega
DrumsJoseph Pomfret
GuitarDann Huff
12 String GuitarRoger Hodgson
KeyboardsRoger Hodgson


8 Land Ho

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsCarlos Vega
DrumsJoseph Pomfret
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarRoger Hodgson
KeyboardsRoger Hodgson
SaxMarc Russo
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsAnni McCann
Background VocalsKen Allardyce


9 House On The Corner

BassNathan East
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsRoger Hodgson
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
SaxLarry Williams
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsAnni McCann


10 Puppet Dance

BassNathan East
Electric DrumsRhett Lawrence
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarRoger Hodgson
SynthesizerRhett Lawrence
SynthesizerRoger Hodgson
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsAnni McCann

Liner Notes

Producer – Jack Joseph Puig, Roger Hodgson
Engineer – Jack Joseph Puig, Ken Allardyce
Engineer (Assistant) – Bart Stevens, Dan Garcia, Julie Last, Steve Ford, Wade Jaynes
Management (Represented By) – Doug Pringle
Mastered By – Doug Sax
Mixed By – Bill Schnee, Jack Joseph Puig

Art Direction – Jeff Gold, Richard Frankel
Design – SteeleWorks, Tommy Steele
Photography – Empire Studios

Distributed By – Polydor
Distributed By – Polygram
Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – A&M Records, Inc.
Recorded At – Unicorn Studios
Recorded At – Bill Schnee Studios
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At – Robbie Buchanan’s Studio
Recorded At – Hog Manor
Recorded At – Mama Jo’s
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab