Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)

Scary Monsters Front Cover

  • Released: 12 September 1980
  • Label: RCA
  • Recorded: February–April 1980
  • Formats: LP
  • Studio:The Power Station (New York City)
  • Length: 45:37
  • Producers: David Bowie Tony Visconti
  • Design: Edward Bell – Illustration/artwork
  • Photography: Brian Duffy

Scary Monsters Back Cover

Back cover

Track Listing

1  It’s No Game (Part 1)
Up The Hill Backwards
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
Ashes To Ashes
Teenage Wildlife
Scream Like A Baby
Kingdom Come (Verlaine)
Because You’re Young
10 It’s No Game (Part 2)



Additional musicians

  • Chuck Hammerguitar synthesizer on “Ashes to Ashes” and “Teenage Wildlife”
  • Robert Fripp – guitar on “Fashion”, “It’s No Game”, “Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)”, “Kingdom Come”, “Up the Hill Backwards”, and “Teenage Wildlife”
  • Roy Bittan – piano on “Teenage Wildlife”, “Ashes to Ashes” and “Up the Hill Backwards”
  • Andy Clark – synthesizer on “Fashion”, “Scream Like a Baby”, “Ashes to Ashes” and “Because You’re Young”
  • Pete Townshend – guitar on “Because You’re Young”
  • Tony Viscontiacoustic guitar on “Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)” and “Up the Hill Backwards”, backing vocals
  • Lynn Maitland – backing vocals
  • Chris Porter – backing vocals
  • Michi Hirota – voice on “It’s No Game (No. 1)”


  • David Bowie, Tony Visconti – production and engineering
  • Larry Alexander, Jeff Hendrickson – engineering assistance
  • Peter Mew, Nigel Reeve – mastering

Further info here