Italian X Rays
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1984
GenreRock, new wave, synth-pop
ProducerSteve Miller, Byron Allred, Kenny Lee Lewis, Gary Mallaber
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Encyclopedia of Popular Music[2]

Italian X Rays is the thirteenth studio album by American rock band Steve Miller Band. The album was released in November 1984, by Capitol Records. "Who Do You Love?" and "Out of the Night" were songs co-written by Steve Miller and Tim Davis. Tim Davis had been a co-founder of the Steve Miller Band and had been a drummer, singer and songwriter with the band during its first five albums, released between 1968 and 1970. As of 1984, Davis was suffering from the effects of diabetes, and died four years later.

The album contained two minor hit singles, “Shangri-La” (No. 57 on the Billboard Hot 100) and, “Bongo Bongo” (No. 84 on the Billboard Hot 100). Music videos were also made to accompany both tracks.

Referring to "Out of the Night", Steve Miller wrote, in the liner notes to the Steve Miller Band Box Set (1994), "This is the last song I wrote with Tim Davis. Tim was dying at the time from diabetes and it had taken a terrible toll on him. But he never lost his good humor."[3]

Track listing

1."Radio 1"Byron Allred0:37
2."Italian X Rays"Steve Miller, Gary Mallaber4:40
4."Shangri-La"Miller, Kenny Lee Lewis5:04
5."Who Do You Love?"Miller, Tim Davis2:56
6."Harmony of the Spheres 1"Allred1:46
7."Radio 2"Allred0:35
8."Bongo Bongo"Miller, Chris McCarty3:12
9."Out of the Night"Miller, Davis3:46
10."Golden Opportunity"Mallaber, Lewis3:32
11."The Hollywood Dream"Miller, Allred3:51
12."One in a Million"Miller3:43
13."Harmony of the Spheres 2"Allred0:53



  1. ^ "Italian X-Rays - Steve Miller Band". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-08-12.
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.
  3. ^ Steve Miller, liner notes to Steve Miller Band: Box Set, 1994