Prodigal (5) ‎– Electric Eye

The vinyl LP, at the end of Side B in the runoff groove (by the edge of the label) has 8 groove cuts (8 revolutions) worth of audio which contains a Commodore 64 program in BASIC. When the audio is fed into the C-64 it boots up a simple program titled "Electric Eye" with 2 quotes: one from Albert Einstein and one from Jesus Christ. Author of the computer program is named as "TCB 1984".


Scene Of The Crime 4:44
Fast Forward 4:43
Masks 4:05
Just What I Need 3:08
Emerald City 3:23
Electric Eye 5:00
Bobby 3:18
Shout It Out 3:25
Neon 5:15
Boxes 3:35

Versions (5)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HR 38650 Prodigal (5) Electric Eye(LP, Album, Enh) Heartland Records (2) HR 38650 US 1984 Sell This Version
HR 38650 Prodigal (5) Electric Eye(LP, Album, Enh, Hub) Heartland Records (2) HR 38650 US 1984 Sell This Version
EERS 38650 Prodigal (5) The Electric Eye Radio Special(LP, Promo, S/Edition) Heartland Records (2) EERS 38650 US 1984 Sell This Version
none Prodigal (5) Electric Eye(CDr, Album, RE, Unofficial) Time Warp Records (3) none Italy 2009 Sell This Version
RRCD1451 Prodigal (5) Electric Eye (Legends Remastered)(CD, RE, RM) Retroactive Records RRCD1451 US 2018 Sell This Version


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September 16, 2020
referencing Electric Eye, LP, Album, Enh, HR 38650
Beware of buying this album. I bought a copy of this album on Ebay and paid nearly $50 for it just for the novelty of having C64 data on vinyl and it's not even there. There must have been another pressing that didn't include it and I got it. I've listened to the entire album - both sides -outgrooves and all and there's nothing of the sort. Just music. grmbl grmblll.... At least it was pretty good music for Christian music of the time, which was otherwise pretty bland and boring, but this is pretty good.


June 11, 2020
referencing Electric Eye, LP, Album, Enh, HR 38650
Came here from 8-Bit Show And Tell's YouTube video :)

Probably wouldn't be my kind of music, though. But digital data on vinyl in the 80s, long before the digital vinyl DJ scratch tools stuff!


December 7, 2019
edited 11 months ago
referencing Electric Eye, LP, Album, Enh, Hub, HR 38650
35 Year-Old C64 Basic Program Easter Egg Hidden In Run Out Groove On B Side Of Record
Perfection of Means And Confusion Of Ends Seems To Characterize Our Age, Albert Einstein Taking About Understanding Quantum Physics In 1941
Peace I Leave With You, My Peace I Give You, I Do Not Give To You As The World Gives, Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled And Do Not Be Afraid, John 14:27
TCB 1984, The Quote Were Printed In The Sleeve Notes On Their 3rd And Final Album,
Yoda, The Care Bears (TCB) From Sweden Were a Hacking Crew In The 1980s And Did a Lot Of Stuff For The Atari ST

And How Does The Selling Price Go From £13.00 To £114.00 In December 2019 And Was Last Sold In October 2019, The Record Is Not Worth That At All Another Greedy Seller On Here, And From A 80's American Christian Prog Rock Group Too