Progrography

Was (Not Was)
A motley crew of Motor City musicians centered around the whimsical, mythical Don and David Was. It's not prog rock but, as the band calls it, "mutant disco." If that doesn't help you, think of Art of Noise, Godley & Creme and Sparks. The band's R&B sympathies are honest, their songs often a careful balancing act between the musicians (who play it straight) and whatever strange manifesto David Was is pushing at the moment. It's that arty, "are they kidding?" factor that makes them attractive and repellent. I've also posted a PDF of a Was (Not Was) discography, which may (or may not) be near completion (last rev. 11/06).

Date ALBUMS / Singles
1980 Wheel Me Out
1981 Out Come The Freaks
1981 August OUT COME THE FREAKS
1982 Tell Me That I'm Dreaming
1983 August? BORN TO LAUGH AT TORNADOES
1983 Smile
1983 Knocked Down, Made Small
1984 (THE WOODWORK) SQUEAKS
1986 Robot Girl
1987 The Boy's Gone Crazy
1987 October Walk The Dinosaur
1988 February Spy In The House of Love
1988 (Stuck Inside of Detroit With The) Out Come The Freaks (Again)
1988 WHAT UP, DOG?
1989 April Anything Can Happen
1989 White People Can't Dance
1989 NEW STEAK TREND
1990 May Papa Was A Rollin' Stone
1990 READINGS FROM CHAIRMAN WAS (EP)
1990 July 3 ARE YOU OKAY?
1990 How The Heart Behaves
1990 I Feel Better Than James Brown
1992 Listen Like Thieves
1992 July Shake Your Head
1992 Somewhere In America (There's A Street Named After My Dad)
1999 December HELLO DAD... I'M IN JAIL
2004 THE COLLECTION
2004 OUT COME THE FREAKS
2004 (THE WOODWORK) SQUEAKS

SEE ALSO...
The B-52's: Cosmic Thing
The B-52's: Good Stuff
David Crosby: Thousand Roads
Iggy Pop: Brick By Brick
Ringo Starr: Time Takes Time

 

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