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Was (Not Was) - Born To Laugh At Tornadoes Mp3

  • Performer: Was (Not Was)
  • Album: Born To Laugh At Tornadoes
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • Catalog #: XGHS 4016
  • MP3: 1817 mb | FLAC: 1251 mb
  • Released: 1983
  • Country: Canada
  • Style: Synth-pop, Disco
  • Rating: 4.0/5
  • Votes: 930
  • Category: Electronic / Funk
Was (Not Was) - Born To Laugh At Tornadoes Mp3


1Professor Night
Backing Vocals – Carol Hall, David Was, Donny Ray Mitchell, Harry Bowens, Kathy KosinsBass – Felix MorrisDrums – Yogi HortonElectronic Drums [Simmons Toms] – Mike Smith Guitar – Randy JacobsLead Vocals – Harry BowensSynthesizer [Oberheim Obsx] – Don WasSynthesizer [Oberheim Obxa], Synthesizer [Moog] – Luis Resto
Backing Vocals – Carol Hall, David Was, Doug, Fred Todd, Kathy Kosins, Lynn Halper, Rick Cioffi, Susan BoreyDrums [Bass], Synthesizer [Oberheim Obsx], Rhythm Guitar – Don WasGuitar [Power Chord Guitar] – Bob KulickLead Guitar – Marshall CrenshawLead Guitar [2nd] – Vinnie VincentPiano [Acoustic] – Luis RestoVocals [Guest] – Doug Fieger
Bass, Synthesizer [Oberheim Obsx], Sampler [Emulator], Drum Machine [Linn Drums] – Don WasDrums – Yogi HortonFlute – David WasGuitar – Bruce Nazarian, Joe LoDucaPiano [Acoustic] – Luis RestoSaxophone [Solo On Fade] – Branford MarsalisSaxophone [Solo] – David McMurraySynthesizer [Oberheim Bells] – Analisa TrajanoVocals [Guest] – Doug Fieger
4Shake Your Head (Let's Go To Bed)
Backing Vocals – Carol Hall, Kathy Kosins, Luis Resto, Professor Goss, Puppet Blum, Randy JacobsGuitar – Randy JacobsPercussion – Larry FratangeloSaxophone – David McMurraySynthesizer [Moog Bass] – Felix MorrisSynthesizer [Oberheim Obxa And Moog], Vocoder – Luis RestoSynthesizer [Oberheim Obxa], Drum Machine [Linn Drums], Electronic Drums [Simmons] – Don WasVocals [Guest] – Carol Hall, Kathy Kosins, Ozzy Osbourne
5Man Vs. The Empire Brain Building
Backing Vocals – Anthony Kaczynski, Carol Hall, David McMurray, Donny Ray Mitchell, Harry Bowens, John Sinclair , Kathy Kosins, Mark J. Norton, Nikki Corvette, Pam Brown, Sweet Pea Atkinson, Valerie LedbetterBacking Vocals [Ooh Wah Oohs] – Lori Jeri, Peter JamesBass, Guitar – Randy JacobsDrum Machine [Linn Drums], Sampler [Emulator Horns], Cello, Timpani – Don WasFlute, Trumpet – David WasLead Vocals – Ada Griffin, Carol Hall, Chris Blackwell, Felix And Jarvis, Was Bros, ThePerformer [The Wasaquarium Foot Choir] – Christine Reeves, Duane Bradley, Evelyn Werner, Larry Provost, Michael Edwards, Randy JacobsSynthesizer [Moog Bass And Oberheim Obxa], Piano [Acoustic] – Luis RestoTrumpet – Marvin "Hannibal" Peterson
6Knocked Down, Made Small (Treated Like A Rubber Ball)
Arranged By [Strings And Horns] – Paul RiserBacking Vocals – Carol Hall, David Was, Donny Ray Mitchell, Harry Bowens, Kathy KosinsBass – Jervonny CollierDrums – Yogi HortonGuitar – Bruce NazarianLead Vocals – Sweet Pea AtkinsonSynthesizer [Oberheim Obsx], Clavinet – Don WasSynthesizer [Oberheim Obxa] – Luis RestoSynthesizer [Prophet 5 And Moog] – John Robie
7Bow Wow Wow Wow
Backing Vocals – Carol Hall, Chris Ewen, David Was, Kathy Kosins, Lamont Zodiac, Lynn Halper, Sweet Pea AtkinsonBass – Red BannerElectronic Drums [Simmons] – Reggie MocamboGuitar – Bruce Nazarian, Roscoe ParadisePercussion [Bavarian Cheese Cymbal] – Tom SwiftPiano [Acoustic], Organ, Synthesizer [Oberheim Obxa And Moog] – Luis RestoSaxophone – David McMurraySynthesizer [Obsx], Drum Machine [Linn Drums] – Don WasVocals [Guest] – Mitch Ryder
8Zaz Turned Blue
Arranged By, Conductor, Piano – Mike RenziBass – Jay LeonhartCello – Beverley LauridsenPerformer – String FeverSampler [Emulator] – Luis RestoSynthesizer [Oberheim Bells] – Don WasViola – Jill B. JaffeViolin – Carol Poole-Grass, Marin AlsopVocals [Starring] – Mel Torme
9The Party Broke Up
Guitar – Wayne KramerLead Vocals, Vibraphone, Harmonica – David WasOrgan [On "feelings"], Vocals [On "feelings"] – Marshall CrenshawSynthesizer [Moog Bass], Bells [Sea Bell], Cello, Drum Machine [Linn Drums], Sampler [Emulator] – Don Was
10(Return To The Valley Of) Out Come The Freaks
Backing Vocals – Harry, St. Was BrothersLead Vocals – Harry BowensOrgan [Korg], Flute – David WasPercussion – Larry FratangeloPiano [Acoustic], Synthesizer [Hate] – Fred ZarrSoprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – David McMurraySynthesizer [Synthetic Trumpet] – Luis RestoTimpani, Drum Machine [Linn Drums] – Don Was


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
GHS 4016Was (Not Was) Born To Laugh At Tornadoes ‎(LP, Album)Geffen RecordsGHS 4016US1983
9 24251-2Was (Not Was) Born To Laugh At Tornadoes ‎(CD, Album, Rei)Geffen Records9 24251-2US1989
25AP 2701Was (Not Was) Born To Laugh At Tornadoes ‎(LP, Album, Promo)Geffen Records25AP 2701Japan1983
M5G 4016Was (Not Was) Born To Laugh At Tornadoes ‎(Cass, Album)Geffen RecordsM5G 4016US1983
DNW 2922Was (Not Was) Born To Laugh At Tornadoes ‎(LP, Album)Geffen RecordsDNW 2922South Africa1983


  • Art Direction [Album Cover Design]Jeri McManus
  • Artwork [Front Cover Illustration After Compton's]Dan Chapman
  • Coordinator [Production]Debbie Caponetta
  • Engineer [Additional Overdubs]Bruce Nazarian, David Thoener, Gregory Mann, Jan Mathias, Jay Mark, Jerry Thichaya, Lincoln Clapp, Michael Brauer, Mike Fuller, Steven Guardigli
  • Engineer [Assistant Additional Overdubs]Carol Cafiero, Gretchen Williamson, Jim Ball, Mark Cobrin, Melanie West, Michael Christopher , Bob Kinkel, Tom Swift
  • Engineer [Assistant]Michael Brown, Warren D. Woods, Jr.
  • Engineer [Mr. Horton's Drums]Michael Brauer
  • Engineer [Recording Zengineer]Don Was
  • Executive Producer – Michael Zilkha
  • Lacquer Cut ByJoe Webster
  • Mastered By [Originally Mastered By]Greg Fulginiti
  • Mixed ByDavid Thoener (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to B3), The Detroit Wasmopolitan Mixing Squad (tracks: A3, B4, B5)
  • Photography [Back Cover] – Larry Williams
  • Photography [Liner] – Vickie Johnson-Was
  • ProducerDavid St. Was, Don St. Was, Jack Tann
  • Written-ByD. Was (tracks: A1 to B1, B3 to B5), D. Was (tracks: A1 to B1, B3 to B5), Felix Morris (tracks: A2), Jarvis Stroud (tracks: B4), Thomas Brzezina (tracks: B2)


Produced in Detroit by Don St. Was, David St. Was and Jack Tann. Licenced from ZE Records. November 1982-June 1983
Recorded at Sound Suite Recording Studios
Additional Overdubs at: Media Sound, NYC, Record Plant, NYC, 39TH ST. Music Studios, NYC, Criteria, Miami, Sigma, NYC and Gnome, Detroit


  • Barcode: 7599-24016-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 runout, etched): XGHS-4016-A McCLEAR__JW Qu
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 runout, etched): XGHS-4016-B McCLEAR__JW Qu
  • Pressing Plant ID (Centre labels): Q


  • Manufactured By – WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.
  • Distributed By – WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.
  • Lacquer Cut At – McClear Place
  • Pressed By – Quality Records Limited