Q (16) ‎– Q

M.A.O. Records ‎– MAOX 1002
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Red

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Playback
Written-By – Van Patten*, St. James*
A2 Video Girl
Written-By – Van Patten*, St. James*
B1 Music's Gone
Written-By – St. James*
B2 Sushi
Written-By – Van Tongeren*, St. James*



Management for M.F.C.

Special Thanks To: Tom Trapp, Keith Walsh, WMC Music, Roland, Sequential Circuits and Republic Airlines.

Additional inscribing on the runout grooves:


B-side: PLEASE SEND ONE DOLLAR TO "JEFF'S BABY FUND" (address follows this inscription).

At the end of Sushi there is a sample of Q from James Bond saying "Try to be a little less than your usual frivolous self, 007" (taken from the movie Thunderball).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side): MAOX 1002 A JS KENDUN
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side): MAOX 1002 B JS KENDUN

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MAOX 1002 Q (16) Q(12", TP) M.A.O. Records MAOX 1002 US 1982 Sell This Version



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September 4, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

This record was way before its time. Expanding upon electronic foundations laid by Kraftwerk, Q created an impressive four-track release here that really shows off their talents in all areas of music production. The first track we hear is "Playback," which is really a music lover's anthem. It's a cleverly crafted allegory that relates the process of a recording a song to a romantic relationship, and it's quite difficult not to sing it in your head for quite a bit after you listen to it. It's also quite evident to fans of SSQ (which is what Q would become) that this track is a harbinger to "Big Electronic Beat." "Video Girl" is a total sign of the times, which isn't a bad thing at all. Songs like this were popping up everywhere in the early 80's, but few had the musical prowess found here. "Music's Gone" is a dark, compelling track that relates one's feelings after a relationship is over to that of a world with no music. Finally, "Sushi" closes the EP, a track that is quite unlike the other three. It's an upbeat, toe-tapping calypso track in which the singer decries her love for both sushi and a boy in a band. Again, it's tough not to sing along. True fans of electronic music will appreciate this record for its simplicity, its creativity, and the total apprecaition for music demonstrated by Q.