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

Singles & EPs

AN 805 Was (Not Was) - Wheel Me Out album art Was (Not Was) Wheel Me Out (EP, Single) Antilles AN 805 US 1980 Sell This Version
6313 199 Was (Not Was) - Out Come The Freaks album art Was (Not Was) Out Come The Freaks (Single, Maxi) ZE Records, Island Records 6313 199 France 1981 Sell This Version
WIP 6716-A Was (Not Was) - Where Did Your Heart Go / Wheel Me Out album art Was (Not Was) Where Did Your Heart Go / Wheel Me Out (Single, EP) ZE Records, Island Records WIP 6716-A UK 1981 Sell This Version
PRO-A-1000, ZMI 1074-VI-S Was (Not Was) - Tell Me That I'm Dreaming / Out Come The Freaks (Dub) album art 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
A 4412 Was (Not Was) - Professor Night /Bow Wow Wow Wow album art Was (Not Was) Professor Night /Bow Wow Wow Wow (Single) Ze Records A 4412 UK 1983 Sell This Version
A 3835 Was (Not Was) - Smile / The Party Broke Up album art Was (Not Was) Smile / The Party Broke Up (Single) Geffen Records A 3835 UK 1983 Sell This Version
PRO-A-2079 Was (Not Was) - Selections From Born To Laugh At Tornadoes album art 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
GEF 4178 Was (Not Was) - (Return To The Valley Of) Out Come The Freaks album art Was (Not Was) (Return To The Valley Of) Out Come The Freaks (Single) Geffen Records, ZE Records GEF 4178 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
7-29407 Was (Not Was) - Knocked Down, Made Small (Treated Like A Rubber Ball) album art Was (Not Was) Knocked Down, Made Small (Treated Like A Rubber Ball) (Single) Geffen Records, Geffen Records 7-29407 US 1983 Sell This Version
888 091-1 Was (Not Was) - Robot Girl album art Was (Not Was) Robot Girl (Single, Maxi) Mercury 888 091-1 France 1986 Sell This Version
SFSP 912 DJ Was (Not Was) - The Boys Gone Crazy album art Was (Not Was) The Boys Gone Crazy (Single, EP, Maxi) Fontana SFSP 912 DJ UK 1987 Sell This Version
WAS 212 Was (Not Was) - Spy In The House Of Love album art Was (Not Was) Spy In The House Of Love (Single, EP, Maxi) Fontana, Fontana WAS 212 UK 1987 Sell This Version
888 809-1 Was (Not Was) - Walk The Dinosaur album art Was (Not Was) Walk The Dinosaur (Single, EP, Maxi) Fontana, Mercury 888 809-1 Australasia 1987 Sell This Version
5001 650 Was (Not Was) - Devil Ball / Walk The Dinosaur album art Double / Was Not Was* Double / Was Not Was* - Devil Ball / Walk The Dinosaur(12", Promo) PolyGram 5001 650 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
AM-1249 Was (Not Was) - Baby Mine (From Dumbo - 1941) / Mickey Mouse March (From The Mickey Mouse Club -1955) album art 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
870 374-7 Was (Not Was) - Out Come The Freaks album art Was (Not Was) Out Come The Freaks (Single, Maxi) Fontana, Fontana 870 374-7 France 1988 Sell This Version
AS 5000 782 Was (Not Was) - Out Come The Freaks / Love Struck album art Was Not Was* / Jesse Johnson Was Not Was* / Jesse Johnson - Out Come The Freaks / Love Struck(7", Promo) PolyGram AS 5000 782 Italy 1988 Sell This Version

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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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