Personnel: Billy Idol (vocals, guitar, bass); Steve Stevens (guitar, bass, keyboards, programming); Harold Faltermeyer, David Frank, Richard Tee, Phil Ashley (keyboards); John Regan, Marcus Miller (bass); Jocelyn Brown, Connie Harvey, Janet Wright (background vocals).
Recorded at Right Track Studios, New York, New York.
While Whiplash Smile is Idol's most ambitious album, it only comes to life on hard-rocking pseudo-rockabilly like To Be a Lover." Unfortunately, there aren't many songs that are as good as that single on this album. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine