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Was (Not Was) - Born To Laugh At Tornadoes album Performer: Was (Not Was)
Title: Born To Laugh At Tornadoes
Style: Synth-pop, Disco
Country: US
Size MP3: 1193 mb
Size FLAC: 1649 mb
Rating: 4.3

This album has an average beat per minute of 117 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 84/164 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Born to Laugh at Tornadoes. BPM Profile Born to Laugh at Tornadoes. Album starts at BPM, ends at 84BPM (+84), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Was (Not Was).

Album by Was (Not Was). Knocked Down, Made Small (Treated Like a Rubber Ball). Bow Wow Wow Wow. Betrayal. Shake Your Head (Let's Go to Bed). Man vs. the Empire Brain Building. Return to The Valley of) Out Come the Freaks. The Party Broke Up. Smile.

Was (Not Was) (1981). Born to Laugh at Tornadoes (1983). What Up, Dog? (1988). This album boasted an impressive array of guest vocalists, ranging from hard rocker Mitch Ryder (on "Bow Wow Wow Wow"), heavy metal shock rocker Ozzy Osbourne ("Shake Your Head"), rock band The Knack's lead vocalist Doug Fieger (on "Betrayal" and "Smile"), Marshall Crenshaw ("The Party Broke Up") and torch song vocalist/songwriter Mel Tormé (lead vocal on the closing song "Zaz Turned.

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1. Born to Laugh at Tornados. The Woodwork) Squeaks. Listen to Born To Laugh At Tornadoes now. Listen to Born To Laugh At Tornadoes in full in the this site app. Play on this site. Rolling Stone declared it "conceptually, the best album of the year" shortly after its release. It did manage to become the band's first release to make it onto Billboard's album chart, peaking at in a nine-week stay in the fall of 1983

Discover all of this album's music connections, watch videos, listen to music, discuss and download. Smile by Was (Not Was) feat. was covered in. Smile by Cristina (2004). Zaz Turned Blue by PJ Harvey and Eric Drew Feldman (1997).

One night in the park for a lark Zaz let Steve Brown fool around Steve squeezed his neck, figured what the heck But Zaz hit the ground, he was downed. Zaz turned blue, what were we supposed to do Zaz turned blue, what were we supposed to do When Zaz turned blue. After high school Zaz seemed cool He worked on cars, went to bars But then one day he went away And became a Marine at the age of eighteen But he didn't want to fight Didn't do it out of spite And he didn't want to die No, he didn't want to die And he seemed kind of strange.

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1 (Return To The Valley Of) Out Come The Freaks
Backing Vocals – Harry*, St. Was Brothers*Lead Vocals – Harry BowensOrgan [Korg], Flute – David WasPercussion – Larry FratangeloPiano [Acoustic], Synthesizer [Hate] – Fred ZarrSoprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – David McMurrayTimpani, Drums [Linn] – Don WasTrumpet [Synthetic] – Luis Resto
2 Professor Night
Backing Vocals – Carol Hall, David Was, Donny Ray Mitchell*, Harry Bowens, Kathy KosinsBass – Felix MorrisDrums – Yogi HortonDrums [Simmons Toms] – Mike Smith Guitar – Randy JacobsLead Vocals – Harry BowensSynthesizer [Oberheim Obsx] – Don WasSynthesizer [Oberheim Obxa], Synthesizer [Moog] – Luis Resto
3 The Party Broke Up
Guitar – Wayne KramerLead Vocals, Vibraphone, Harmonica – David WasOrgan [On "feelings"], Vocals [On "feelings"] – Marshall CrenshawSynthesizer [Moog Bass], Bells [Sea Bell], Cello, Drums [Linn], Synthesizer [Emulator] – Don Was
4 Smile
Backing Vocals – Carol Hall, David Was, Doug*, Fred Todd, Kathy Kosins, Lynn Halper, Rick Cioffi, Susan BoreyDrums [Bass], Rhythm Guitar, Synthesizer [Oberheim Obsx] – Don WasGuitar [Power Chord Guitar] – Bob KulickLead Guitar – Marshall CrenshawLead Guitar [2nd Lead] – Vinnie VincentPiano [Acoustic] – Luis RestoVocals [Guest] – Doug Fieger
5 Zaz Turned Blue
Arranged By, Conductor, Piano – Mike RenziBass – Jay LeonhartBells [Oberheim] – Don WasCello – Beverley Lauridsen*Performer – String FeverSynthesizer [Emulator] – Luis RestoViola – Jill B. Jaffe*Violin – Carol Poole-Grass*, Marin AlsopVocals [Starring] – Mel Torme*
6 Knocked 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
7 Bow Wow Wow Wow
Backing Vocals – Carol Hall, Chris Ewen*, David Was, Kathy Kosins, Lamont Zodiac, Lynn Halper, Sweet Pea AtkinsonBass – Red BannerDrums [Simmons] – Reggie MocamboGuitar – Bruce Nazarian, Roscoe ParadisePercussion [Bavarian Cheese Cymbal] – Tom SwiftPiano [Acoustic], Organ, Synthesizer [Oberheim Obxa And Moog] – Luis RestoSaxophone – David McMurraySynthesizer [Obsx], Drums [Linn] – Don WasVocals [Guest] – Mitch Ryder
8 Betrayal
Bass, Synthesizer [Oberheim Obsx And Emulator], Drums [Linn] – Don WasBells [Oberheim] – Analisa TrajanoDrums – Yogi HortonFlute – David WasGuitar – Bruce Nazarian, Joe LoDuca*Piano [Acoustic] – Luis RestoSaxophone [Solo On Fade] – Branford MarsalisSaxophone [Solo] – David McMurrayVocals [Guest] – Doug Fieger
9 Shake 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], Drums [Linn], Drums [Simmons] – Don WasVocals [Guest] – Carol Hall, Kathy Kosins, Ozzy Osbourne
10 Man 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 JacobsDrums [Linn], Synthesizer [Emulator Horns], Cello, Timpani – Don WasFlute, Trumpet – David WasLead Vocals – Ada Griffin, Carol Hall, Chris Blackwell, Felix And Jarvis*, Was Bros, The*Performer [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*

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Universal


  • Art Direction [Album Cover Design] – Jeri McManus
  • Artwork By [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
  • Mastered By [Originally Mastered By] – Greg Fulginiti
  • Mixed By – David Thoener (tracks: 1, 2, 4 to 8), The Detroit Wasmopolitan Mixing Squad (tracks: 3, 9, 10)
  • Photography [Back Cover] – Larry Williams
  • Photography [Liner] – Vickie Johnson-Was
  • Producer – David St. Was*, Don St. Was*, Jack Tann
  • Written-By – D. Was* (tracks: 1 to 6, 8 to 10), D. Was* (tracks: 1 to 6, 8 to 10), Felix Morris (tracks: 2), Jarvis Stroud* (tracks: 9), Thomas Brzezina (tracks: 7)


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 and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 720642401620

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
GHS 4016 Was (Not Was) Born To Laugh At Tornadoes ‎(LP, Album) Geffen Records GHS 4016 US 1983
9 24251-2 Was (Not Was) Born To Laugh At Tornadoes ‎(CD, Album, Rei) Geffen Records 9 24251-2 US 1989
25AP 2701 Was (Not Was) Born To Laugh At Tornadoes ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Geffen Records 25AP 2701 Japan 1983
M5G 4016 Was (Not Was) Born To Laugh At Tornadoes ‎(Cass, Album) Geffen Records M5G 4016 US 1983
DNW 2922 Was (Not Was) Born To Laugh At Tornadoes ‎(LP, Album) Geffen Records DNW 2922 South Africa 1983