|To Travel Sideways
|Studio album by
|Curreriville, Planet Sound, Studio 4, Sigma Sound, Shandow Sound, Sound Ideas, Giant Studios, East Side Sound
|New wave, disco
|August Darnell, Charles Ibgui
|Kid Creole and the Coconuts chronology
To Travel Sideways is the tenth studio album released by the American musical group Kid Creole and the Coconuts. It was the first of two albums released by the group in 1995.
|The Village Voice
All tracks are written by August Darnell; except where indicated
|"I Let it Slide"
|"You Shoulda Told Me You Were Catholic"
|"Things We Said Today"
|"Baby, I'm Real"
|"Callin' Out to Marlboro"
|Darnell, Ron Rogers
|"The Anniversary Medley" ("Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy"/"Stool Pigeon"/"Endicott"/"What a Work of Art a Man Is"/"My Male Curiosity")
|Darnell, Karen Smallwood
|"Runnin' Out of Scapegoats"
|"What a Work of Art a Man Is"
|"Life is Always Good"
|Darnell, Stony Browder Jr.
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