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Mick Ronson - Slaughter on 10th Avenue (1974)


Mick Ronson - Slaughter on 10th Avenue (1974)


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Side one

"Love Me Tender" (George R. Poulton, Ken Darby) – 4:50

"Growing Up and I'm Fine" (David Bowie) – 3:10

"Only After Dark" (Mick Ronson, Scott Richardson) – 3:30

"Music Is Lethal" (Lucio Battisti, English lyrics by Bowie) – 5:10


Side two

"I'm the One" (Annette Peacock) – 5:03

"Pleasure Man / Hey Ma Get Papa" (Ronson, Richardson, Bowie) – 8:55

"Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" (Richard Rodgers) – 4:41


Bonus tracks on selected CD editions

"Solo on 10th Avenue – solo guitar sections" (Richard Rodgers) – 2:07

"Leave My Heart Alone" (Craig Fuller) – 4:32 (Live 22–23 February 1974 at the Rainbow Theatre, London)

"Love Me Tender" – 4:43 (Live 22–23 February 1974 at the Rainbow Theatre, London)

"Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" – 4:35 (Live 22–23 February 1974 at the Rainbow Theatre, London)





Mick Ronson Band Members / Musicians

Mick Ronson – guitar, piano, vocals, arrangement, conductor

Trevor Bolder – bass, trumpet, trombone

Aynsley Dunbar – drums, percussion

Mike Garson – piano, electric piano, organ

David Hentschel – ARP on "Hey Ma Get Papa"

Margaret Ronson – backing vocals

Dennis MacKay – engineer, backing vocals

Sidney Sax – strings

Leee Black Childers – cover




Slaughter on 10th Avenue is the debut album by English guitarist Mick Ronson, then-guitarist of David Bowie's backing band the Spiders from Mars. It was released in February 1974 by RCA Records.

Michael Ronson (26 May 1946 – 29 April 1993) was an English musician, songwriter, arranger, and producer. He achieved critical and commercial success working with David Bowie as one of the Spiders from Mars. He was a session musician who recorded five studio albums with Bowie followed by four with Ian Hunter, and also worked as a sideman in touring bands with Van Morrison and Bob Dylan.




Mick Ronson Solo Albums

Slaughter on 10th Avenue (1974)

Play Don't Worry (1975)

Heaven and Hull (1994)

Just Like This (recorded in 1976, released in 1999)

Showtime (live in 1976 and 1989, released in 1999)

Indian Summer (recorded in 1981–2, released in 2001)


Singles

"4th Hour of My Sleep" (Tucker Zimmerman) – 3:08/"Power of Darkness" (Ronson, Benny Marshall) – 3:32 (1971) with his band Ronno.

"Love Me Tender"/"Only After Dark" (1974) – RCA APBO-0212

"Slaughter on Tenth Avenue"/"Leave My Heart Alone" (1974) – RCA APBO-0291

"Billy Porter" / "Seven Days" (1974) – RCA 2482

"Billy Porter" / "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" (1982) – RCA GOLD 546

"Don't Look Down" / "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" / "Billy Porter" / "Love Me Tender" CD single (1994 – UK No. 55) – credited to Mick Ronson with Joe Elliott


With Michael Chapman

Fully Qualified Survivor (1970) – guitar


With David Bowie

The Man Who Sold the World (1970)

Hunky Dory (1971)

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972)

Aladdin Sane (1973)

Pin Ups (1973)

Black Tie White Noise (1993) - lead guitar on "I Feel Free"

Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture (1983)

Bowie at the Beeb (2000)

Live Santa Monica '72 (2008)


With Lou Reed

Transformer (1972) – lead guitar, piano, recorder, string arrangements, production


With Pure Prairie League

Bustin' Out (1972) – guitar, background vocals, string arrangements


With Mott The Hoople

All the Young Dudes (1972) Mick Ronson – strings, brass, arrangement on "Sea Diver"

"Saturday Gigs" single (1974)

With Ian Hunter

Ian Hunter (1975)

You're Never Alone with a Schizophrenic (1979)

Welcome to the Club (1980)

Short Back 'n' Sides (1981)

YUI Orta (1990)

BBC Live in Concert (1995)


With Bob Dylan

Hard Rain (1976)

The Bootleg Series Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975, The Rolling Thunder Revue (2002)

Bob Dylan – The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings (2019)


With Rich Kids

Ghosts of Princes in Towers (1978) - Producer


With Morrissey

Your Arsenal

(1992) - Producer


With Payolas

No Stranger to Danger (1982)

Hammer on a Drum (1983)


With Dalbello

Whomanfoursays (1984)


With Elton John

Tumbleweed Connection (1995 Rocket and 2001 Mercury reissue)


With Roger C. Reale

‘’Reptiles in Motion‘’ (1979 released October 2018)

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