Dark Comedy ‎– Corbomite Maneuver EP

Transmat ‎– MS-17, Transmat ‎– MS-18
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP


Left Brain
A1 Before 1:17
A2 War Of The Worlds (Epic Mix) 6:59
A3 Siren 0:55
Right Brain
B1 War Of The Worlds (Dark Room Mix) 6:24
B2 Without A Sound (Right Brain Mix) 6:29

Companies, etc.



©®1992 Lark Music/Transmat /Zomba, BMI

All the first pressings showed MS-17 on the label, despite it being MS-18 which was indicated on the run out groove. Also available on limited edition red vinyl.

This EP shares the same name as a 1966 episode of the TV show Star Trek.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): MS 18 A NSC
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): MS 18 B NSC

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MS-18 Dark Comedy Corbomite Maneuver EP(12", EP, RE, TP) Transmat MS-18 US Unknown Sell This Version
BZZXL 106080, INTOX 102 Dark Comedy Corbomite Manuever(12") Buzz, Buzz BZZXL 106080, INTOX 102 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
MS-18 Dark Comedy Corbomite Maneuver EP(12", EP, RE) Transmat MS-18 US Unknown Sell This Version
BZZCD 106080, INTOCD 102 Dark Comedy Corbomite Manuever(CD, EP) Buzz, Buzz BZZCD 106080, INTOCD 102 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
MS17 Dark Comedy Corbomite Maneuver EP(12", MP) Transmat MS17 US 1992 Sell This Version



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August 7, 2001
edited over 16 years ago
This is not only a techno classic, it is quite possibly the most important dance tune after the likes of "strings of life", Cybertron's "clear" and a small handful of other ground breaking releases. Kenny Larkin, the man behind this master peice is part of the second wave of Detroit artist along with the likes of Stacey Pullen, Claude Young and Carl Craig.
The tune "War of the Worlds" has the best use of claps and base i have ever heard, not layed together in an agressive way, more of an mythodical rhythim that stays constant throughout the whole track. With its unconverntional use of a siren throughout, plus other wierd "spacey" noises mean that you really feel like you are in a battle between the planets - us Vs them!