Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Guide to the Ladybugs

Steffie Sin Solo Albums


Love Life Prayer (1968)
Unlike the other Ladybugs, Steffie Sin produced solo albums filled with songs completely different from her Ladybugs work. Love Life Prayer was a soulful and sweet album produced with help from the other members of the band. All songs are by Stefffie Sin.

1. Love Life Prayer #2 on the singles chart.

2. Wishing My Eyes Would Dry

3. Am I not a Woman and a Sister

4. Desperate Hours

5. Two Heartbeats in One

6. Answered Prayer

7. 1776

8. Wind and Water

9. I Feel the Tides in Life

10. Sisters Rule the World


Madame Richfield’s House of Forgotten Destiny (1969)
A more psychedelic album, Madame Richfield’s was filled with excellent songs that could not find space on the Ladybugs albums due to the dominance of Ep!phanee’s and Penny Dreadful’s prolific pens. All songs are by Steffie Sin.

1. Sangria

2. Runaway Train #1 on the singles chart.

3. Pistol Whipped

4. House of Forgotten Destiny

5. Man of Paper

6. Woman of Aluminum

7. Madame Richfield and Her Girls

8. Song of my Sins

9. Reflections

10. Ripe for a Fall

11. Driving the Desoto #67 on the singles chart.

12. What the Girls Want #2 on the singles chart.


The Best of Steffie Sin (1969)
The only Best of album produced by any of the Ladybugs, 1969’s The Best of Steffie Sin featured both Ladybugs and Solo Works with no new recordings.

1. I Don’t Want to Lose You (Steffie Sin)

2. Distortion (Steffie Sin)

3. Under the Heel (Steffie Sin)

4. Fall Asleep My Love (Steffie Sin)

5. Desire (Steffie Sin)

6. Beneath the Denim (Steffie Sin)

7. Wishing they Were (Penny Dreadful & Steffie Sin)

8. Magnum (Steffie Sin)

9. Blessed Nobody (Ep!phanee & Steffie Sin)

10. Give me a Man (Steffie Sin)

11. Love Life Prayer (Steffie Sin)

12. Runaway Train (Steffie Sin)

13. Driving the Desoto (Steffie Sin)

14. What the Girls Want (Steffie Sin)


Switzerland (1970)
Switzerland consisted of most of the remaining unpublished songs that Steffie Sin had stockpiled. Most were solid tracks and three had been previously recorded by The Thongs on their premier album.

1. Having Been (Steffie Sin)

2. Uncivil Disobedience (Steffie Sin)

3. Living in Switzerland (Steffie Sin) #3 on the singles chart.

4. Bitter and Cold (Steffie Sin)

5. Necklace (Steffie Sin)

6. Night Recovery (Steffie Sin)

7. Chessboard Rumble (Steffie Sin)

8. Dirigible in the Dark (Steffie Sin) #6 on the singles chart.

9. Blue Blood (Steffie Sin)

10. Hanged in High School (Steffie Sin)

11. The Way they Roll (Steffie Sin)

12. Lieben Sie und Leben (Steffie Sin)

13. Wake the Living (Steffie Sin)

14. Stürmen und Donnurm (Steffie Sin)


Sin in San Francisco – Live (1973)
Following Ep!phanee’s New York City concert, Steffie Sin arranged her own live album recorded in San Francisco’s Buena Vista Park.

1. I Don’t Want to Lose You (Steffie Sin)

2. Distortion (Steffie Sin)

3. Living in Switzerland (Steffie Sin) #3

4. Fall Asleep My Love (Steffie Sin)

5. Desire (Steffie Sin)

6. Beneath the Denim (Steffie Sin)

7. Wishing they Were (Penny Dreadful & Steffie Sin)

8. Magnum (Steffie Sin)

9. Blessed Nobody (Ep!phanee & Steffie Sin)

10. Give me a Man (Steffie Sin)

11. Love Life Prayer (Steffie Sin)

12. Runaway Train (Steffie Sin)

13. Driving the Desoto (Steffie Sin)

14. What the Girls Want (Steffie Sin)

15. Dirigible in the Dark (Steffie Sin)


The Change (1973)
Steffie Sin’s final pre-reunion album was the least successful, both commercially and critically. Many postulated that without the interplay with the other Ladybugs, the fire had gone out of her writing. All songs are by Steffie Sin.

1. Wrong Way Highway

2. Juncture

3. Holiday

4. Not Here Today

5. The Hedgehog

6. Maria

7. Fill up your Hole

8. San Francisco Journey

9. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah

10. Green and Black

11. Sand

12. Expired

13. One Way Ticket to the Past

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