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Creatures of influence ...

Information Society is an American group formed in 1982 in Minneapolis and composed of Kurt Harland, Paul Robb and James Cassidy.

They released their first mini-album "The InSoc" independently in 1983, followed by an album called "Creatures of influence". Which go completely unnoticed.

It was only from 1986 that things took a different turn when their first single "Running" was released, a single which propelled them to the front of the stage and made a real hit in night clubs.

Huge year in 1988 with the release of the eponymous album which will produce 2 major hits which are "What's on your mind (Pure energy)" and "Walking away". The album is a huge success, the group's notoriety explodes.

The years go by but are not necessarily alike. Proof with the release in 1990 of the relatively successful album “Hack”, which produced only two minor hits with “Think” and “How long”.

And it was once again the case in 1992 when the album "Peace and love, Inc" was released, an album that was critically acclaimed but which suffered from a cruel lack of promotion. The single by the name of the album will have a very nice run in the Charts Dance anyway.

Other titles will come out later but the group will not manage to find the level of success of the mid-80s. But will continue to produce excellent titles, the proof in 2007 with titles like "Run away", " The seeds of pain” and “More to this”.

One of the rare American groups to produce New Wave of such a high level as the English groups, a benchmark !

To discover or rediscover.

Discography (among others ...) :

  • Running 1986

  • What’s on your mind (pure energy) 1988

  • Walking away 1988

  • Repetition 1989

  • Lay all your love on me 1989

  • Think 1990

  • How long 1991

  • Peace and love, Inc. 1992

  • Cry baby 1992

  • Run away 2007

  • The seeds of pain 2007

  • More to this 2007


Clips :

1986 ... a first title of great quality which augurs well for a very first class sequel. Which will be the case !

1988 ... a small air gap in 1987 which allows them to come back in force a year later. And what a return ! Here they sign their biggest hit and moreover world class !

1988 ... THE big year. Two mega hits in quick succession, just that. The confirmation of an undeniable talent !

1989 ... 1989 will not be able to compete with the previous year which was really exceptional for the group. What does not prevent him from producing this Intimist title of certain quality

1989 ... we go easy with this luxury cover of an Abba title. The copy is of good quality but that is not enough to produce a major hit

1990 ... the last notorious hit. The 1990s will prove to be more complicated to manage than expected ...

1991 ... a very small hit in this new year and then goes. Hard, hard to find inspiration in this decade of 90 ...

1992 ... even if the group no longer has the spark of genius of its beginnings, quality is still essential and allows to produce dance titles of scale

1992 ... which will undeniably remain as one of their best titles. Of course, it will not be their biggest commercial success but whatever, we will be largely satisfied with it !

2007 ... the end of the 90s will not bring much new. We thought they were definitely lost ... Here they are again !

2007 ... a sound that sticks to its time. But which nonetheless recalls certain tones which proved their worth during the 80s. Hunt the natural, it comes back at a gallop ...

2007 ... we end in style with this particularly inspired title. A group that would have really deserved recognition much greater than what it was ...


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