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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Information Society – Running 12"

Released : 1986
Genre : Techno, Synthpop, Freestyle
Label : Wide Angle Records
Producer : Paul Robb

Running is a single by the band InSoc (Information Society) originally released on the Creatures Of Influence album in 1985. The single for Running was distributed to club DJs, and became a favorite all over clubs, particularly in the Latin clubs of New York City. The single was later remixed by Tommy Boy Records and the remix single was released and became even more of a club hit, eventually reaching #2 on the Dance/Club Airplay charts and becoming an enduring classic of the Freestyle genre. Tommy Boy Records signed Information Society in 1986 and their self-titled album soon followed, featuring a mix of the single. In 1988 Information Society's self titled album was released and went platinum.
Unlike other singles in the catalogue, "Running" does not feature Kurt Harland on lead vocals, as the song was written and recorded by short-lived band member Murat Konar, who left the band in 1985 and would later be an integral part of the development of both SoundEdit (a Mac hosted sound editing application) and Adobe Flash applications. For a very long period of time, the band would not perform "Running" live, requesting not to be asked to play it and generally refusing all questions pertaining to their dislike of the song. It is generally believed this is due to the song being very difficult to play live, and because the song was written at a particularly fractious period in the band's life.
At a recent Information Society concert, Konar was seen on stage singing this song with the rest of the band.
Running also appears on the UK Streetsounds compilation album Electro 13.


1. Vocal Remix
2. Percappella
3. "The Nest" Remix
4. Instrumental


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