Category Archives: Information Society

Walking Away (US Promo)

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Information Society
“Walking Away” (US Promo)
1988 Tommy Boy/Reprise Records (US)
PRO-CD-3253

01 Walking Away (Radio Version)
02 Walking Away (LP Version)
03 Walking Away (Space Age Mix)
04 Walking Away (S.M.D. Mix)

InSoc followed up their big hit “What’s On Your Mind” with “Walking Away”; the single climbed to 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Shep Pettibone remixed the track, which features more “Star Trek” samples.

What’s On Your Mind [Pure Energy]

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Information Society
“What’s On Your Mind [Pure Energy]” (US Promo)
1988 Tommy Boy/Reprise Records (US)
PRO-CD-3143

01 What’s On Your Mind [Pure Energy] (Radio Edit)
02 What’s On Your Mind [Pure Energy] (Club Radio Edit)
03 What’s On Your Mind [Pure Energy] (Pure Energy Mix)
04 What’s On Your Mind [Pure Energy] (Club Mix)

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Information Society
“What’s On Your Mind [Pure Energy]”
1993 Tommy Boy (US)
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01 What’s On Your Mind [Pure Energy] (Club Mix)
02 What’s On Your Mind [Pure Energy] (The 54 Mix)
03 What’s On Your Mind [Pure Energy] (Percapella)
04 What’s On Your Mind [Pure Energy] (Pure Energy Mix)
05 What’s On Your Mind [Pure Energy] (What’s On Your Dub Mix)

Kurt Larson, Paul Robb, James Cassidy, and Amanda Kramer scored a huge US hit with “What’s On Your Mind [Pure Energy].” The “Star Trek” sampling synthpop tune spent 25 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1988, ultimately peaking at the number 3 spot. Louie Vega remixed the track for club play.

Running

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01 Running (Vocal Remix)
02 Running (Percappella)
03 Running (‘The Nest’ Remix)
04 Running (Instrumental)

INFO > Kurt Larson and Paul Robb formed Information Society in 1982 while attending university in Minnesota; James Cassidy joined later, creating the group’s classic lineup. InSoc’s self-produced debut EP echoes key influences such as Devo and Gary Numan. The group’s next effort was electro-freestyle single “Running”, released in 1984 on indie Wide Angle, and featuring vocalist Murat Konar. In 1986, Tommy Boy reissued “Running” with remixes by Joey Gardner and Louie Vega that turned the tune into a club hit and broke the band on a national level in the U.S.

Running (2002 Remixes)

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01 Running (Paul Droid & Azidman Radio Remix)
02 Running (D-Massive Vs Areté Radio Edit)
03 Running (Paul Droid & Azidman Extension Remix)
04 Running (D-Massive Vs Areté Extended Remix)
05 Running (Wally Lopez Weekend Remix)
06 Running (Original)

INFO > Information Society’s electro-freestyle classic “Running” was first released in 1984 on indie Wide Angle. The single became a club hit when reissued by Tommy Boy in 1986 with remixes by Joey Gardner and ‘Little’ Louie Vega. The tune was revisited in 2001 for a greatest hits compilation—Victor Calderone and Robbie Rivera reworked the track for a US remix package; however, the Spanish Blanco Y Negro label released these exclusive mixes in 2002.

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Information Society – What’s On Your Mind (US Promo)

Information Society
“What’s On Your Mind [Pure Energy]”
1988 Tommy Boy/Reprise Records (US)
PRO-CD-3143

01. What’s On Your Mind [Pure Energy] (Radio Edit) 03:38
02. What’s On Your Mind [Pure Energy] (Club Radio Edit) 03:22
03. What’s On Your Mind [Pure Energy] (Pure Energy Mix) 04:38
04. What’s On Your Mind [Pure Energy] (Club Mix) 07:57

2, 4 > Mixed by ‘Little’ Louie Vega and Roman Ricardo

INFO > Information Society dates back to 1982, when the band was formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota by Kurt Larson, Paul Robb, and James Cassidy. The group produced a couple of independent releases before scoring a club hit in 1986 with a remix of their first single, “Running.” Greater success came later with this “Star Trek” sampling synthpop hit, “What’s On Your Mind.”

WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND