Midnight Star ‎– Freak-A-Zoid

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1st US release: 16 May 1983
2nd US release: circa June 1984

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Freak-A-Zoid 8:08
Move Me 5:29

Versions (22)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
0-67919 Midnight Star Freak-A-Zoid(12", Single, AR) Solar 0-67919 US 1983 Sell This Version
16.248 Midnight Star Freak-A-Zoid (7", Single) Solar 16.248 Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
96 69880 Midnight Star Freak-A-Zoid(12") Solar 96 69880 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
96-7919-0 Midnight Star Freak-A-Zoid(12", Maxi, Ltd) Solar 96-7919-0 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
ED 4907 Midnight Star Freak-A-Zoid(12", Promo) Solar ED 4907 US 1983 Sell This Version
679190 Midnight Star Freak-A-Zoid(12", Single) Solar 679190 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
0-67919 Midnight Star Freak-A-Zoid(12", Single, SP) Solar 0-67919 US 1983 Sell This Version
96 98287 Midnight Star Freak-A-Zoid(7") Solar 96 98287 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
SR-8006 Midnight Star Freak-A-Zoid(7") Solar SR-8006 Philippines 1983 Sell This Version
769828 Midnight Star Freak-A-Zoid(7") Solar 769828 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
7-69828 Midnight Star Freak-A-Zoid(7", Promo) Solar 7-69828 US 1983 Sell This Version
96 98287 Midnight Star Freak-A-Zoid(7", Promo, Sol) Solar 96 98287 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
96-9828-7 Midnight Star Freak-A-Zoid(7", Single) Solar 96-9828-7 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
7-69828 Midnight Star Freak-A-Zoid(7", Single, AR) Solar 7-69828 US 1983 Sell This Version
P-B-7-69828 Midnight Star Freak-A-Zoid(7", Single, Promo) Solar P-B-7-69828 US 1983 Sell This Version
7-69828 Midnight Star Freak-A-Zoid(7", Single, Promo, AR) Solar 7-69828 US 1983 Sell This Version
7-69828 Midnight Star Freak-A-Zoid(7", Single, SP ) Solar 7-69828 US 1983 Sell This Version
SOLD 127864 Midnight Star Freak-A-Zoid(12") Solar SOLD 127864 Belgium 1987 Sell This Version
V-71157 Midnight Star Freak-A-Zoid(12", Single) Solar V-71157 US 1987 Sell This Version
B-70011 Midnight Star Freak-A-Zoid(7") Solar B-70011 US 1987 Sell This Version
SOLS 7864 Midnight Star Freak-A-Zoid(7", Single) Solar SOLS 7864 Belgium 1987 Sell This Version
X 013 Midnight Star Freakazoid(12", Unofficial) White X X 013 Canada 2003 Sell This Version

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newdanzmusic

newdanzmusic

January 12, 2021
referencing Freak-A-Zoid, 12", 96 69880

Have had this single since it was released in 1983 and just listened to it after maybe 20-25 years. What shocked me was listening to Wet My Whistle on the B side of this single and how much it sounds like The Whispers - Rock Steady which was realeased a few years after. Nice discovery ;)
devin306

devin306

October 18, 2018
referencing Freak-A-Zoid, 12", Promo, ED 4907

I feel it's worth noting that Apu from the Simpsons loves this song (see: The Jolly Bengali segment from the episode 22 Short Films About Springfield).
funk_wid_it

funk_wid_it

April 19, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Freak-A-Zoid, 12", Promo, ED 4907

'Freak-A-Zoid (Instrumental') is actually all vocoder! Only available on this 12" promo copy.
Bokkiebeh

Bokkiebeh

September 24, 2006
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Freak-A-Zoid, 12", Promo, ED 4907

The reason that this PROMO version is so great is the fact of the B side. Its called Instrumental, but actually its all Vocoder, and missing all the normal vocals. Making this a pure electro vocoder bomb.
steady-j

steady-j

November 13, 2004
edited over 16 years ago
referencing Freak-A-Zoid, 12", Single, AR, 0-67919
This classic electro track is where the well worn vocoder sample "Please Report to the Dancefloor" originates from, as used by Dave Lee in Energize - "Report to the Dancefloor", and by several others I can't recall at the moment.

"Freakazoids, Robots, Please Report To The Dancefloor"

More minimal and electronic than later vocal-based releases from Midnight Star.