Was (Not Was)

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Was (Not Was) is American dance pop/post disco band founded by David Weiss (a.k.a. David Was) and Don Fagenson (a.k.a. Don Was) in 1979 in Detroit, Michigan and disbanded in 1992. They reformed in 2004.

Was (Not Was) also participated in the Spirit Of The Forest project which released a charity single in support of the Earth Love Fund's campaign to help save rainforests.
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Albums

ILPS 9666 Was (Not Was) — Was (Not Was) Was (Not Was) Was (Not Was) (Album) ZE Records, Island Records ILPS 9666 US 1981 Sell This Version
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DNW 2922 Born To Laugh At Tornadoes — Was (Not Was) Was (Not Was) Born To Laugh At Tornadoes (Album) Geffen Records DNW 2922 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
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D 102304 What Up, Dog? — Was (Not Was) Was (Not Was) What Up, Dog? (Album) Fontana, Fontana D 102304 US 1988 Sell This Version
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PROC 10 A Preview Of Was (Not Was) A Preview Of "What Up, Dog?"(Cass, Promo, Smplr, Dol) Fontana PROC 10 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
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CN 5188/S In Concert-438 — Was (Not Was) Was (Not Was) / Aswad Was (Not Was) / Aswad - In Concert-438(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 5188/S UK 1988 Sell This Version
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P 25424 In The Spirit Of Things/What Up Dog? — Was (Not Was) Kansas (2), Was (Not Was) Kansas (2), Was (Not Was) - In The Spirit Of Things/What Up Dog?(LP, Transcription) Armed Forces Radio And Television Service P 25424 US 1988 Sell This Version
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846 351-4 Are You Okay? — Was (Not Was) Was (Not Was) Are You Okay? (Album) Fontana 846 351-4 Greece 1990 Sell This Version
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846 351-1 Are You Okay? — Was (Not Was) Was (Not Was) Are You Okay?(LP, Album) Fontana 846 351-1 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
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RCD 10943 Boo! — Was (Not Was) Was (Not Was) Boo! (Album) Rykodisc RCD 10943 US 2008 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

AN 805 Wheel Me Out — Was (Not Was) Was (Not Was) Wheel Me Out (EP, Single) Antilles AN 805 US 1980 Sell This Version
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6313 199 Out Come The Freaks — Was (Not Was) Was (Not Was) Out Come The Freaks (Single, Maxi) ZE Records, Island Records 6313 199 France 1981 Sell This Version
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WIP 6716-A Where Did Your Heart Go / Wheel Me Out — Was (Not Was) Was (Not Was) Where Did Your Heart Go / Wheel Me Out (Single) ZE Records, Island Records WIP 6716-A UK 1981 Sell This Version
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PRO-A-1000, ZMI 1074-VI-S Tell Me That I'm Dreaming / Out Come The Freaks (Dub) — Was (Not Was) Was (Not Was) Tell Me That I'm Dreaming / Out Come The Freaks (Dub) (Single) Island Records, ZE Records PRO-A-1000, ZMI 1074-VI-S US 1981 Sell This Version
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A 4412 Professor Night /Bow Wow Wow Wow — Was (Not Was) Was (Not Was) Professor Night /Bow Wow Wow Wow (Single) Ze Records A 4412 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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A 3835 Smile / The Party Broke Up — Was (Not Was) Was (Not Was) Smile / The Party Broke Up (Single) Geffen Records A 3835 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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PRO-A-2079 Selections From Born To Laugh At Tornadoes — Was (Not Was) Was (Not Was) Selections From Born To Laugh At Tornadoes(12", Promo, Smplr) Geffen Records, ZE Records PRO-A-2079 US 1983 Sell This Version
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GEF 4178 (Return To The Valley Of) Out Come The Freaks — Was (Not Was) Was (Not Was) (Return To The Valley Of) Out Come The Freaks (Single) Geffen Records, ZE Records GEF 4178 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
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7-29407 Knocked Down, Made Small (Treated Like A Rubber Ball) — Was (Not Was) Was (Not Was) Knocked Down, Made Small (Treated Like A Rubber Ball) (Single) Geffen Records, Geffen Records 7-29407 US 1983 Sell This Version
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888 091-1 Robot Girl — Was (Not Was) Was (Not Was) Robot Girl (Single, Maxi) Mercury 888 091-1 France 1986 Sell This Version
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SFSP 912 DJ The Boys Gone Crazy — Was (Not Was) Was (Not Was) The Boys Gone Crazy (Single, Maxi) Fontana SFSP 912 DJ UK 1987 Sell This Version
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WAS 212 Spy In The House Of Love — Was (Not Was) Was (Not Was) Spy In The House Of Love (Single, EP, Maxi) Fontana, Fontana WAS 212 UK 1987 Sell This Version
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888 809-1 Walk The Dinosaur — Was (Not Was) Was (Not Was) Walk The Dinosaur (Single, EP, Maxi) Fontana, Mercury 888 809-1 Australasia 1987 Sell This Version
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5001 650 Devil Ball / Walk The Dinosaur — Was (Not Was) Double / Was Not Was* Double / Was Not Was* - Devil Ball / Walk The Dinosaur(12", Promo) PolyGram 5001 650 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
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AM-1249 Baby Mine (From Dumbo - 1941) / Mickey Mouse March (From The Mickey Mouse Club -1955) — Was (Not Was) Bonnie Raitt & Was (Not Was) Bonnie Raitt & Was (Not Was) - Baby Mine (From Dumbo - 1941) / Mickey Mouse March (From The Mickey Mouse Club -1955) (Single) A&M Records AM-1249 US 1988 Sell This Version
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870 374-7 Out Come The Freaks — Was (Not Was) Was (Not Was) Out Come The Freaks (Single, Maxi) Fontana, Fontana 870 374-7 France 1988 Sell This Version

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WarpedRecord3345

WarpedRecord3345

April 5, 2021
Truly a band that needs to be heard and respected. These records are skillfully played, cleverly written, humorous and touching. Like the best music, they sound better through headphones. They are like the Steely Dan of ... well, whatever they are, which cannot be defined.
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