|Produced and Arranged by Styx|
|Released on February 1983|
|US CHART POSITION #3 (charted 2/18/83 for 18 weeks) . . . GOLD RECORD (5/16/83)|
|Find it at GEMM|
|AM-2525 wo. picture sleeve|
I ’m usually quick to point out that Americans as a consuming entity have terrible taste, but then there are anomalies like “Mr. Roboto,” which sold over 500,000 copies in this country. Almost makes me proud to be an American. The opening track from the concept album Kilroy Was Here, this song is one of the most intelligent and ambitious songs to ever find mass acceptance in the US (okay, that’s a ridiculous statement, but I’m just so surprised how much smarter this is than, say, “Mickey” by Toni Basil). The irony is, “Mr. Roboto” is remembered as something of a harmless novelty song now, much as Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Just goes to show you the evil power of advertising. The B side is a track from the earlier Paradise Theater, “Snowblind.” Damn good song, the intro reminds me a lot of Camel before it develops into a slow, gutsy sort of grind.
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|REGION||RELEASE DATE||LABEL||MEDIA||ID NUMBER||FEATURES|
|US||February 1983||A&M||7"||AM-2525||picture sleeve|
|US||1983||A&M||7PRO||2525||ps, feat. A on both sides|
|UK||1983||A&M||7"||AMS 8308||picture sleeve|
|FRA/NET||1983||A&M||7"||AMS 9258||picture sleeve|
|JPN||1983||A&M||7"||AMP 759||picture sleeve|
|US||A&M||7"||8644||B2B hits reissue|
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