Greatest Hits: Strange Haircuts/Cardboard Guitars/Computer Samples

Greatest Hits: Strange Haircuts/Cardboard Guitars/Computer Samples

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

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."

Product Details

Release Date: 04/24/2001
Label: Rhino / Ada
UPC: 0016998146026
catalogNumber: 81460

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Information Society   Primary Artist
James Cassidy   Band
Paul Robb   Band
Kurt Valaquen   Sampling
Kurt Harland   Band

Technical Credits

Information Society   Composer,Producer
James Cassidy   Composer
Fred Maher   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer
Paul Robb   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer
Mike Thorne   Producer
Kevin Laffey   Executive Producer
Junior Vasquez   Producer,Remixing
Joey Beltram   Producer
Joey Mosk   Programming
Victor Calderone   Producer,Remixing
Victor Lee   Remixing
Kurt Harland   Composer
Melissa Jones   Art Direction

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Greatest Hits: Strange Haircuts/Cardboard Guitars/Computer Samples 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great cd. I really like the remixes. The song "Running" gets wierd at the end but it's still great. There's one song I really do not like. It's "A Knife and a Fork". I do not understand that song. It's the same phrase over and over again and doesn't have a good beat. But other than that all of the songs are great, especially "Strength" and "What's on your Mind".