43002 Paranoimia
Produced by The Art of Noise
Released on June 1986
US CHART POSITION #34 (charted Aug. 16, 1986 for 12 weeks) . . . UK CHART POSITION #12
Find it at GEMM
43002 wo. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]
 

F eeling tense? Then step back into the future past with Max Headroom. At the time (the 1980s), the choppily edited talking head anticipated the future of television. Unfortunately, the future wasn’t scary so much as annoying, and the idea never really gained any traction beyond a novelty. On “Paranoimia” (in which Max wakes up in the middle of the night), the video-only experience doesn’t translate so effectively to the ears. However, it’s an interesting single, some of the best dance-rock this side of the alphabet, the other side residing near the Ws in the guise of Was (Not Was). The B side is a nonalbum instrumental of no consequence. In my pursuit of information on Max Headroom, I did find a brilliant site on science fiction & fantasy programs that I’d love to share with the link below:

TRACK LISTING

  1. PARANOIMIA    (Anne Dudley/Jonathan J. Jeczalik)    3:18
  2. WHY ME?    (Anne Dudley/Jonathan J. Jeczalik)

    UK 12-inch single
  3. PARANOIMIA (EXTENDED VERSION)
  4. PARANOIMIA
  5. WHY ME
  6. A NATION REJECTS

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK June 1986 China 7"/12 WOK9/WOKX9 picture sleeve
US/CAN August 1986 China 7" 43002  
US 1986 China 12 AV9 43017  
AUS'L 1986 China 12 X 14298  
GER/NET 1986 China 7" 108339 picture sleeve
GER 1986 China 12 608339  

 

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