Tracklist

12" Vinyl 1
# Title Rating Length
1-1 Knocked Down, Made Small (Treated Like a Rubber Ball)
3:07
1-2 Bow Wow Wow Wow
3:10
1-3 Betrayal
3:06
1-4 Shake Your Head (Let’s Go to Bed)
3:56
1-5 Man vs. the Empire Brain Building
4:03
2-1 (Return to the Valley of) Out Come the Freaks
4:23
2-2 Professor Night
4:11
2-3 The Party Broke Up
2:15
2-4 Smile
3:16
2-5 Zaz Turned Blue
4:18

Credits

12" Vinyl 1

violin:
Marin Alsop (track 2-5)
Carol Poole-Gross (track 2-5)
electric bass guitar [bass]:
Red Banner (track 1-2)
Jervonny Collier (track 1-1)
Randy Jacobs (track 1-5)
Jay Leonhart (track 2-5)
Felix Morris (track 2-2)
Don Was (track 1-3)
cello:
Beverly Lauridsen (track 2-5)
Don Was (tracks 1-5, 2-3)
cymbal:
Tom Swift (engineer) (track 1-2)
electronic drum set:
Don Was (tracks 1-4–1-5)
electronic drum set [Linn drums]:
Don Was (tracks 1-3, 2-1, 2-3)
electronic drum set [Simmons drums]:
Mike Smith (drummer?) (track 2-2)
electronic drum set [Simmons electronic drums]:
Reggie Mocambo (track 1-2)
trumpet:
David Was (track 1-5)
vocoder:
Luis Resto (track 1-4)
strings arranger:
Paul Riser (track 1-1)
viola:
Jill B. Jaffe (track 2-5)
drums:
Yogi Horton (tracks 1-1, 1-3, 2-2)
synthesizer:
Luis Resto (track 2-1)
Fred Zarr (track 2-1)
synthesizer [Oberheim bells]:
Analisa Trajano (track 1-3)
Don Was (track 2-5)
synthesizer [Oberheim Emulator]:
Luis Resto (track 2-5)
Don Was (tracks 1-3, 1-5, 2-3)
synthesizer [Oberheim OB-SA]:
Luis Resto (track 1-1)
synthesizer [Oberheim OB-SX]:
Don Was (tracks 1-1, 2-2, 2-4)
synthesizer [Oberheim OB-XA]:
Luis Resto (tracks 1-2, 1-4–1-5, 2-2)
Don Was (track 1-4)
synthesizer [Prophet-5]:
John Robie (track 1-1)
soprano saxophone:
David McMurray (track 2-1)
flute:
David Was (tracks 1-3, 1-5–2-1)
organ:
Marshall Crenshaw (track 2-3)
Luis Resto (track 1-2)
David Was (track 2-1)
Clavinet:
Don Was (track 1-1)
guitar:
Randy Jacobs (tracks 1-4–1-5, 2-2)
Wayne Kramer (US guitarist, singer, songwriter & producer) (track 2-3)
Bob Kulick (track 2-4)
Joseph LoDuca (track 1-3)
Bruce Nazarian (tracks 1-1–1-3)
Roscoe Paradise (track 1-2)
Don Was (track 2-4)
guitar [lead guitar]:
Marshall Crenshaw (track 2-4)
guitar [second lead guitar]:
Vinnie Vincent (track 2-4)
harmonica:
David Was (track 2-3)
vibraphone:
David Was (track 2-3)
timpani:
Don Was (tracks 1-5–2-1)
brass [horns] arranger:
Paul Riser (track 1-1)
percussion:
Larry Fratangelo (tracks 1-4, 2-1)
foot percussion [foot choir]:
Duane Bradley (track 1-5)
Michael Edwards ("foot choir" member) (track 1-5)
Randy Jacobs (track 1-5)
Larry Provost (track 1-5)
Christine Reeves (track 1-5)
Evelyn Werner (track 1-5)
saxophone:
Branford Marsalis (track 1-3)
David McMurray (tracks 1-2–1-4)
piano:
Luis Resto (tracks 1-2–1-3, 1-5, 2-4)
Fred Zarr (track 2-1)
Mel Tormé (track 2-5)
Mike Renzi (track 2-5)
Moog:
Luis Resto (tracks 1-2, 1-4, 2-2)
John Robie (track 1-1)
bells:
Don Was (track 2-3)
bass synthesizer:
Felix Morris (track 1-4)
Luis Resto (track 1-5)
Don Was (track 2-3)
bass drum:
Don Was (track 2-4)
tenor saxophone:
David McMurray (track 2-1)
arranger:
Mike Renzi (track 2-5)
composer:
Thomas Brzezina (track 1-2)
conductor:
Mike Renzi (track 2-5)
guest vocals:
Doug Fieger (tracks 1-3, 2-4)
Ozzy Osbourne (track 1-4)
Mitch Ryder (track 1-2)
Mel Tormé (track 2-5)
lyricist:
Thomas Brzezina (track 1-2)
vocals:
David Was (tracks 1-5, 2-3)
Don Was (track 1-5)
Sweet Pea Atkinson (track 1-1)
Chris Blackwell (Island Records) (track 1-5)
Harry Bowens (tracks 2-1–2-2)
Felix and Jarvis (track 1-5)
Ada Griffin (track 1-5)
Carol Hall (soul/gospel singer) (track 1-5)
writer:
Felix Morris (track 2-2)
David Was (tracks 1-1, 1-3–2-5)
Don Was (tracks 1-1, 1-3–2-5)
publisher:
BMG Gold Songs (tracks 1-1, 1-4, 2-1–2-4)
EMI Virgin Music Ltd. (do not use this as a release label!) (tracks 1-3, 1-5, 2-5)
Los was cosmopolitanos (tracks 1-1, 1-3–2-4)
Miles Aaron Music (track 1-2)
recording of:
Betrayal (track 1-3)
Bow Wow Wow Wow (track 1-2)
Professor Night (track 2-2)
Smile (track 2-4)
The Party Broke Up (track 2-3)
Zaz Turned Blue (track 2-5)

Release

additional engineer: Jim Ball (engineer)
Carol Cafiero
Michael Christopher (Engineer)
Mark Cobrin
Bob Kinkel
Tom Swift (engineer)
Melanie West
background vocals: Sweet Pea Atkinson
Puppet Blum
Susan Borey
Harry Bowens
Pam Brown
Rick Cioffi
Nikki Corvette
Chris Ewen
Carol Hall (composer)
Lynn Halper
Randy Jacobs
Peter James (US 80s background vocals)
Anthony Kaczynski
Kathy Kosins
Valerie Ledbetter
David McMurray
Donny Ray Mitchell
Mark J. Norton
Professor Goss
Luis Resto
John Sinclair (keyboardist, Uriah Heep/Ozzy Osbourne's band)
Fred Todd
David Was
Lamont Zodiac
engineer: Michael H. Brauer (engineer)
Lincoln Clapp
Mike Fuller
Jay Mark
Jon Mathias (engineer)
Bruce Nazarian
David Thoener
Don Was
guest vocals: Marshall Crenshaw
mastering: Greg Fulginiti
mixer: Duane Bradley
David Thoener
Don Was
producer: Jack Tann
David Was
Don Was
vocals: Don Was
recorded at: 39th Street Music Studio in New York, New York, United States (1982-11 – 1983-06)
Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida, United States (1982-11 – 1983-06)
Gnome Studios in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1982-11 – 1983-06)
Mediasound Studios in New York, New York, United States (1982-11 – 1983-06)
Sigma Sound Studios (New York) in New York, New York, United States (1982-11 – 1983-06)
Sound Suite Recording Studios in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1982-11 – 1983-06)
The Record Plant (New York) in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (1982-11 – 1983-06)
ASIN: US: B000000OXL [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/482944 [info]