Was (Not Was)

The 10 Most Essential Was (Not Was) Tracks

Since David Weiss and Don Fagenson christened themselves the Brothers Was and formed Was (Not Was) in 1979 Detroit, a ridiculous number of great musicians…
Ron Hart / May 7, 2020

Designed to Kill: 8 Essentials of ZE Records

By the end of the '70s, disco was turning rockier (think Prince, or Donna Summer's "Hot Stuff") new wave was turning dancier (think the B-52's,…
Chuck Eddy / September 27, 2012

20 Years Later: Was (Not Was) Still Boggle the Mind

Welcome to a new, occasional series in which I'll be shining a spotlight on club classics that were released 20 years ago. My first pick…
Philip Sherburne / May 7, 2012

Punk Funk

Gang of Four Entertainment! EMI, 1979 Leeds University Marxists ill-advisedly set out to save the world by deconstructing disco's profit motive. Compact harmolodic rhythms turn…
Chuck Eddy / February 1, 2009