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Hobo with a Grin

Hobo with a Grin
Steve Harley
Released July 1978
Genre Pop rock
Label EMI - EMC 3254 (vinyl LP)
Producer Steve Harley, Michael James Jackson
Steve Harley chronology

Face to Face: A Live Recording
Hobo with a Grin
The Candidate
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[1]

Hobo with a Grin is a debut solo album by Steve Harley of Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, released in July 1978.[2]

Track listing

All songs written by Steve Harley unless noted.

  1. "Roll the Dice" - 3:31 (Harley, Jo Partridge)
  2. "Amerika the Brave" - 4:56
  3. "Living in a Rhapsody" - 4:22 (Jim Cregan, Harley, Duncan Mackay)
  4. "I Wish It Would Rain" - 3:20 (Roger Penzabene, Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield)
  5. "Riding the Waves (For Virginia Woolf)" - 4:34
  6. "Someone's Coming" - 4:36 (Harley, Jo Partridge)
  7. "Hot Youth" - 2:52
  8. "(I Don't Believe) God is an Anarchist" - 7:24
  9. "Faith, Hope and Charity" - 4:01

2000 re-reissue bonus tracks

  1. "Spaced Out" - 3:01
  2. "That's My Life in Your Hands" (live) - 3:39 (Harley, Hugh Nicholson)


  • Steve Harley - lead vocals, producer
  • Ian Bairnson - acoustic guitar, guitar
  • Marc Bolan - guitar
  • Jim Cregan - acoustic guitar, guitar, backing vocals
  • Tom Moncrieff - guitar
  • Jo Partridge - guitar
  • Greg Poree - guitar
  • Fred Tackett - acoustic guitar
  • Herbie Flowers - acoustic bass, bass
  • George Ford - bass, backing vocals
  • Bob Glaub - bass
  • Alan Jones - bass
  • Reggie McBride - bass
  • Michael James Jackson - piano, percussion, producer, mixing
  • Duncan Mackay - keyboards, strings, electric piano, harpsichord, synthesizer bass, overdubs
  • Bill Payne - organ, piano, design
  • Chris Mercer - saxophone
  • Stuart Elliott - drums
  • Ricky Fataar - drums
  • Paul Humphrey - drums
  • James Isaacson - drums, engineer, remixing
  • Rick Shlosser - drums
  • Chris Caron - percussion
  • Lindsey Elliott - percussion
  • Luís Jardim - percussion
  • Simon Morton - percussion
  • Rosemary Butler - backing vocals
  • Bill Champlin - backing vocals
  • Gloria Jones - backing vocals
  • Yvonne Keeley - backing vocals
  • Tom Kelley - backing vocals
  • Roy Kenner - backing vocals
  • Bobby Kimball - backing vocals
  • Michael McDonald - backing vocals, design
  • Barry St. John - backing vocals
  • John Townsend - backing vocals, design
  • King Errisson - conductor
  • Jimmy Horowitz - horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Tony Clark - engineer
  • John Haeny - engineer
  • Peter James - engineer
  • Gary Ladinsky - engineer
  • Haydn Bendall - assistant engineer
  • Paul Black - assistant engineer
  • Jim Shea - photography


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