Information Society Greatest Hits: Strange Haircuts / Cardboard Guitars / Computer Samples

Greatest Hits: Strange Haircuts / Cardboard
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CD Details

  • Released: April 24, 2001
  • Label: Rhino / Ada

Tracks:

  • 1.Running
  • 2.Walking Away
  • 3.Repetition
  • 4.Lay All Your Love On Me
  • 5.What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy)
  • 6.Think
  • 7.How Long
  • 8.Crybaby
  • 9.Peace & Love, Inc.
  • 10.Going, Going, Gone
  • 11.Strength
  • 12.A Knife And A Fork / Think Tank - (The Massively Parallel mix, bonus track)
  • 13.Running - (Victor Calderone remix)
  • 14.What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy 2001) - (Junior Vasquez remix)

Product Description:

Information Society: Kurt Harland, Paul Robb, James Cassidy.
Additional personnel: Kurt Valaquen (samples).
Producers include: Paul Robb, Fred Maher, Information Society, Joey Beltram.
Compilation producer: Steve Knutson.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Predating the 1990s international dance music explosion by several years, Information Society took a decidedly European approach to synth pop music, creating songs as much at home on FM radio as on the dancefloor. Fully embracing new studio technology, the then controversial art of sampling, and combining them with catchy hooks, the Minneapolis group became the U.S. response to New Order. Though the group scored only one major hit, the pulsing "What's on Your Mind (Pure Energy)," Information Society's dance innovations (including ripples and riffs now old hat to many dance producers) are to be highly commended. Included in this collection are three bonus tracks, including a looser remix of that very hit from Junior Vasquez. Lesser-known tracks worthy of rediscovery here include the new romantic disco of "Running" and the sensitive but not too sappy ballad "Repetition." ~ John Duffy

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  • UPC: 016998146026
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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