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Lady Bump is the debut album of Austrian-born singer Penny McLean. It was released in 1975, while Penny was part of the group Silver Convention. The album was releasead months after her successful single "Lady Bump", and three more songs were released as singles and charted worldwide. The album received mixed reviews, Justin Kantor from AllMusic says that the album have only two enjoyable moments besides Lady Bump. Robert Christgau in his review for Silver Convention's album Get Up and Boogie argued that "They should have borrowed "Lady Bump" and "Big Bad Boy" from Penny McLean, whose bland vocalizing is best buried in the mix, as it is here, rather than showcased on a "solo" album."[2] The album managed to chart in 3 countries. This is the only McLean's album to be released in CD format,Released in 1992 in Germany. the other next two albums were released without the label or McLean's permission.

Lady Bump
Lady Bump album cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released1975
GenreDisco
Length35:19
LabelJupiter
ProducerMichael Kunze
Penny McLean chronology
Lady Bump
(1975)
Penny
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Track listing[3]Edit

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Lady Bump"Sylvester Levay; Michael Kunze3:42
2."Devil Eyes"S. Levay; M. Kunze3:45
3."The Wizard Bump"S. Levay; M. Kunze3:32
4."The A-B-C Of Love"S. Levay; M. Kunze3:20
5."1-2-3-4... Fire!"S. Levay; M. Kunze3:04
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Big Bad Boy"S. Levay; M. Kunze4:40
7."Baby Doll"S. Levay; M. Kunze4:05
8."Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern6:03
9."I'm Knocking (At Your Door)"S. Levay; M. Kunze3:00

ChartsEdit

Chart (1975) Peak
position
Canada Top Albums/CDs (RPM)[4] 47
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[5] 3
US Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums[6] 59

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Justin Kantor. "Penny McLean - Lady Bump (Allmusic Review)". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved June 14, 2016.
  2. ^ Robert Christgau. "Consumer Guide Reviews: Silver Convention Silver Convention [Midland International, 1976]". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved June 14, 2016.
  3. ^ "Penny McLean – Lady Bump (Track listing)". Discogs. Retrieved June 14, 2016.
  4. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 24, No. 26 March 27, 1976". Archived from the original on June 5, 2016. Retrieved 2016-06-15.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link). RPM (magazine).
  5. ^ "Sverigetopplistan > Penny McLean". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  6. ^ "ALLMusic Awards>> Penny McLean". Archived from the original on June 5, 2016. Retrieved 2016-06-15.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link). AllMusic.