Cat Stevens ‎– Was Dog A Doughnut?

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A&M Records ‎– AM-8440
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Vinyl, 12", Promo, 45 RPM
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A Was Dog A Doughnut? (Disco Version) 4:14
B Was Dog A Doughnut? (Disco Version) 4:14

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(From the A&M album "Izitso" SP-4702)

Same mix on both sides. This is the original release from 1977, which has a white label with a small A&M logo printed slightly off centre (see picture). This release was repressed in 2007 with a light blue label. Also, the A&M logo is bigger and appears in the centre of the label on the repress, as opposed to the original. Therefore, the two can easily be distinguished.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label Both Sides): 8889S-12
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-Out Inscription Side A): A+M 8889S-12-M1 (MR) ∆22820(1) 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-Out Inscription Side B): A+M 8889S-12-M2 (MR) ∆22820(1) 1
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

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RoryHoy

RoryHoy

October 21, 2012
It may not sound like a normal Cat Stevens track, but Yusuf's experimentaion with Funky Electro is an absolute winner! Highly reccomended
PappaWheelie

PappaWheelie

October 3, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
Although this single did not come out until November 1977, the album which spawned this track (Izitso) was released April 1977 (some sources say May).

Although 50% of the Proto-Electro of the 70's is an offshoot of Kraut-Rock turned Space-Disco, the other 50% is an offshoot of Funk-Jazz. Being Chick Corea (of Miles Davis's Bitches Brew album) is largely featured on this track, one can tie this to the Proto-Electro lineage that includes other Jazz luminaries as Herbie Hancock and Lionel Hampton, leading to Tyrone Brunson and Paul Hardcastle.

In contrast to this track, the remainder of the album was backed by the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section.
djfrankiebones

djfrankiebones

February 1, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
As history goes, "Was Dog A Doughnut" is not recognized as one of the most important Electronic records ever made. People always give Kraftwerk's "Trans Europe Express" a name-check for that. But Cat Stevens did produce this track without hearing Kraftwerk. This could be the first Electronic record ever recorded
and Cat Stevens was known as a Folk/Rock artist and not a forefather of Electronic Music. On this 1977 release we have the prototype electro track, one that pre-dates Giorgio Moroder, Kraftwerk and YMO. We have a timeless classic here, Moog eruptions and electronic drum programming which arrived 5 years prior to The Roland 808. We have the Dog Barks, which became the electro standard in 1982, we have Mantronix and Freddy Fresh, name-checking it, while Jellybean did his own cover version, yet people still do not know.....Get yourself the bonafied
first electro track of all time. This is it.