4V9 43332 Walk The Dinosaur
Produced by The Was Bros.
Released on October 1987
UK CHART POSITION #10 . . . US CHART POSITION #7 (charted Jan. 28, 1987 for 16 weeks)
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4V9 43332 cover
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T here is a period in pre-adolescence when a child can rattle off the names of twenty or more perfectly serviceable dinosaurs: brontosaurus, stegosaurus, allosaur, dimetrodon, elasmosaur, plesiosaur, etc. Iím a long way removed from adolescence, but Iíd guess Iím still good for at least a dozen dinosaurs. (Never trust anyone who canít name more than five.) Which brings us to the four dinosaurs I found this morning. Mercifully, there arenít a million versions of ďWalk the DinosaurĒ roaming the earth. (Merciful because I donít have time to play the dino tracker today.) The US 12-inch contains most of them: the new york dangerous mix (clubosaurus), bruceís prehistoric dub (instrumentosaurus), the debunking of uri geller mix (oddosaurus) and the 7-inch version (megahitosaurus). Unfortunately, I have no idea what this song is about because thereís so much junk culture floating in it: miami vice, elvis presley, nuclear missiles. Destiny collided with the dinosaur again when the song (natch) was nicked for The Flintstones soundtrack.

TRACK LISTING

  1. WALK THE DINOSAUR
  2. 11 MILES AN HOUR

    US 7-inch single
  3. WALK THE DINOSAUR
  4. WEDDING VOWS IN VEGAS

    UK/GER/NET 12-inch/CD single
  5. WALK THE DINOSAUR (NEW YORK DANGEROUS MIX)
  6. WALK THE DINOSAUR (BRUCE'S PREHISTORIC DUB)
  7. 11 MILES AN HOUR (ABE ZAPP RUDER VERSION)

    US 12-inch single
  8. WALK THE DINOSAUR (THE NEW YORK DANGEROUS VERSION)    (Don Was/David Was/Randy Jacobs)    6:58
  9. WALK THE DINOSAUR (BRUCE'S PREHISTORIC DUB)    (Don Was/David Was/Randy Jacobs)    6:43
  10. WALK THE DINOSAUR (THE DEBUNKING OF URI GELLER MIX)    (Don Was/David Was/Randy Jacobs)    4:30
  11. WALK THE DINOSAUR (7" VERSION)    (Don Was/David Was/Randy Jacobs)    3:38

    UK CD video single
  12. WALK THE DINOSAUR (JEFFREY B. YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE MIX)
  13. WALK THE DINOSAUR (A-CAPELLA SAURUS)
  14. WALK THE DINOSAUR (FULL INSTRUMENTAL)
  15. 11 MILES AN HOUR (ABE ZAPP RUDER VERSION)
  16. WALK THE DINOSAUR (VIDEO)

CREDITS

Paul Stavely O'Duffy -- durther production
Bruce Forest -- additional production and final mix
Don Was -- mixing (3)
Jaime Muhoberac -- mixing (3)
The Unknown Partnership -- sleeve design

return to WAS (NOT WAS) discography

REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK October 1987 Fontana 7"/12 WAS-3/322 picture sleeve
AUSL/GER/NET 1987 Fontana 7"/12/CDS 888 809-7/1/2 picture sleeve
US January 1988 Chrysalis 7" VS4-43331 picture sleeve
US January 1988 Chrysalis 12 4V9 43332  
UK 1988 Fontana CDS 080452-2 cd-video hybrid

 

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