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Atomic Playboys is the first studio album by guitarist Steve Stevens, released in 1989 through Warner Bros. Records;[1] a remastered edition containing two bonus tracks was reissued on August 5, 2013 through Rock Candy Records.[2] The album reached No. 119 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.[3] The cover art was done by surrealist artist H.R. Giger, who designed the Xenomorph creature in the Alien film series.

Atomic Playboys
Cover art by H. R. Giger
Studio album by
Released1989 (1989)
RecordedRight Track Recording in New York City; The Enterprise Studios and The Village Recorder in Los Angeles
GenreHard rock, glam metal
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerSteve Stevens, Beau Hill, Ted Templeman
Steve Stevens chronology
Atomic Playboys
Black Light Syndrome
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Atomic Playboys was also the name of Stevens' band at the time, which was only meant to be a one-album effort upon him being signed to Warner Bros. In a 2001 interview, when asked about the possibly of reforming the group, Stevens replied: "Absolutely not. That group was a very expensive hobby".[4]


Track listingEdit

1."Atomic Playboys"Steve Stevens5:47
2."Power of Suggestion"Stevens4:37
3."Action" (The Sweet cover)Andy Scott, Mick Tucker, Brian Connolly, Steve Priest4:44
4."Desperate Heart"Stevens, Perry McCarty, Beau Hill, Fiona4:33
5."Soul on Ice"Stevens3:57
7."Pet the Hot Kitty"Stevens, McCarty, Hill4:03
8."Evening Eye"Stevens, McCarty3:56
9."Woman of 1,000 Years"Stevens4:21
10."Run Across Desert Sands" (instrumental)Stevens3:52
11."Slipping into Fiction"Stevens4:43
Total length:50:17


Chart performanceEdit

Year Chart Position
1989 Billboard 200 119[3]

In popular cultureEdit


  1. ^ a b Book, John. "Atomic Playboys - Steve Stevens' Atomic Playboys". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
  2. ^ "Atomic Playboys [Collector's Edition, Original recording remastered]". Amazon. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
  3. ^ a b "Atomic Playboys - Steve Stevens' Atomic Playboys | Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
  4. ^ Allar, Randy (February 2001). "Interview: Steve Stevens". Guitar Nine Records. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
  5. ^ "Adeliade Alive Promo" at YouTube. Retrieved 2017-01-11.