It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora Plus subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora Plus trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora Plus trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora Plus.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Information Society

An agreeable dance outfit with ties to industrial music, techno, and funk plus an equally appreciable pop sense, Information Society hit the dance clubs and later the charts with their infectious breakout single, 1988's "What's on Your Mind (Pure Energy)." The group, a quartet formed in Minneapolis by James Cassidy, Paul Robb, Kurt Harland (aka Kurt Valaquen), and Amanda Kramer, signed to Tommy Boy Records a few years later and recorded a self-titled debut album. The single "What's on Your Mind (Pure Energy)," propelled by a Leonard Nimoy sample and Valaquen's smooth, assured vocals, became a club hit and eventually landed at number three in the pop charts. Later that year, "Walking Away" hit the Top Ten as well, and the album reached gold-certified status. Kramer left soon after, however, to record with the Golden Palominos, 10,000 Maniacs, and also on her own. Information Society's sophomore album, similar to not-so-famous follow-ups by dance-popsters EMF and Jesus Jones, was more than competent but mostly ignored by critics who had pegged them as one-hit wonders. Several singles managed shallow chart exposure, but after the third album (1994's Peace & Love, Inc.), both Robb and Cassidy exited. Harland continued on, signing with the Cleopatra label and releasing the industrial-tinged Don't Be Afraid in 1997 along with the remix album InSoc Recombinant in 1999. Harland then moved onto a career in video game music, working for publishers like Crystal Dynamics and Electronic Arts. Little Information Society activity happened until the group was featured on an episode of VH1's Bands Reunited in 2004, but Kurt was a holdout. Amanda Kramer moved on to join the Psychedelic Furs. A couple of shows with Harland, Cassidy, and Robb took place in 2005 before Harland left the band; although he remained a silent fourth member, he gave a 2006 lineup with vocalist Christopher Anton his blessing. This lineup was responsible for the 2007 album Synthesizer, but Anton was out by the end of 2009 and Harland returned soon after. The band released _Hello World in 2014 on Robb's Hakatak label and supported the album with a world tour. In 2016, the all-covers album Orders of Magnitude arrived with songs originally performed by Human League ("Don't You Want Me"), Devo ("Beautiful World"), and the Sisters of Mercy ("Dominion"). ~ John Bush
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Orders of Magnitude

1. Praying to the Aliens

2. Facist Groove Thang (We Don't Need This)

3. Heffalumps and Woozles

4. State of the Nation

5. Dominion

6. Kiss You All Over

7. Beautiful World

8. Capital I

9. Don't You Want Me

10. Man in the Dark Sedan

11. Me and My Rhythm Box

x

Track List: _hello World

1. Land Of The Blind

2. The Prize

3. Where Were You

4. Get Back

5. Jonestown

6. Dancing With Strangers

7. Beautiful World (Feat. Gerald V. Casale)

8. Creatures Of Light And Darkness

9. Above And Below

10. Let It Burn

11. Tomorrow The World

x

Track List: The Insoc EP

1. Bacchanale

2. Fall In Line (Insoc EP Version)

3. Growing Up With Shiva

4. Get Up Away From That Thing

5. Can You Live As Fast As Me?

x

Track List: Running 2K14 (Marcos Carnaval & Paulo Jeveaux Radio Mix) (Single)

1. Running 2K14 (Marcos Carnaval & Paulo Jeveaux Radio Mix)

x

Track List: Running 2K14 (Remixes)

1. Running 2K14 (Marcos Carnaval & Paulo Jeveaux Radio Mix)

2. Running 2K14 (Marcos Carnaval & Paulo Jeveaux Club Mix)

3. Running 2K14 (David Anthony Mix)

4. Running 2K14 (Chachi Remix)

5. Running 2K14 (Alias Rhythm Remix)

6. Running 2K14 (Lem Springsteen Soulful House Mix)

7. Running 2K14 (Dezza Remix)

8. Running 2K14 (Todd Terry Remix)

9. Running 2K14 (Lem Springsteen & Drew Kingsbury Strobelight Mix)

10. Running 2K14 (Eric Kupper Mix)

11. Running 2K14 (Rudedog NY Remix)

12. Running 2K14 (Marcos Carnaval & Paulo Jeveaux Tribal Mix)

13. Running 2K14 (Todd Terry Dub)

x

Track List: Land Of The Blind

1. Land Of The Blind

2. Land Of The Blind (Marcos Carnaval & Paulo Jeveaux Club Mix)

3. Land Of The Blind (Aesthetic Perfection Mix)

4. Land Of The Blind (Whiteqube Mix)

5. Land Of The Blind (Inertia Mix)

6. Me And My Rhythm Box

x

Track List: Creatures Of Influence

1. You Are My Hiroshima

2. Running

3. Creatures Of Influence

4. Don't Lose Your Mind

5. Fall In Line (Creatures Of Influence Version)

6. Signals

7. The Swamp

x

Track List: What's On Your Mind [Pure Energy] [Pure Energy Radio Edit] / What's On Your Mind [Pure Energy] [Club Radio Edit] [Digital 45]

2. What's On Your Mind [Pure Energy] [Club Radio Edit]

x

Track List: Apocryphon: Electro Roots 1982-1985

Disc 1

1. Bacchanale

2. Fall In Line

3. Growing Up With Shiva

4. Get Up Away From That Thing

5. Can You Live As Fast As Me?

6. You Are My Hiroshima

7. Running

8. Creatures Of Influence

9. Don't Lose Your Mind

10. Fall In Line

11. Signals

12. The Swamp

Disc 2

1. Hey Hey Hey

2. Hooked On Pablum (Live)

3. Nothing Sacred

4. Nothing Sacred

5. The Orthodox Pleasure Song

6. Xmas At Our House

7. Disco's Not Dead (It's Only Sleeping) (Live)

8. Wrongful Death

9. Wrongful Death

10. I Hate Music (Live)

11. The INSOC Commercial

12. New And Different

13. Chant Your Way

14. Say It, Say It

15. Growing Up With Shiva (2008)

x

Track List: Synthesizer

1. Baby Just Wants

2. Back In The Day

3. I Like The Way You Werk It

4. Runaway

5. Free

6. I Love It When...

7. More To This

8. Somnambulistic

9. Burning Bridges

10. Can't Get Enough

11. This Way Tonight

12. Synthesizer

13. The Seeds Of Pain

x

Track List: Oscillator

1. Back In The Day

2. Back In The Day (Kasino Mix)

3. Back In The Day (Paul Robb Roots Electro Mix)

4. Back In The Day (Kain & Arvy Mix)

5. I Like The Way You Werk It

6. Great Big Disco World (Live At The Milky Robot, Osaka, Japan 2006)

x

Track List: Rhino Hi-Five: Information Society

1. What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy)

2. Walking Away

3. Think

4. Peace & Love, Inc. (Radio Remix)

5. How Long

x

Track List: Hits

1. What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy)

2. Running

3. Walking Away

4. Lay All Your Love On Me

5. Think

6. How Long

7. Now That I Have You

8. Peace & Love, Inc. (Radio Remix)

9. Going, Going, Gone

10. To Be Free

x

Track List: Information Society's Greatest Hits: Strange Haircuts, Cardboard Guitars, And Computer Samples

x

Track List: InSoc Recombinant

1. What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy) (CKB Remix)

2. Closing In (Rosetta Stone Mix)

3. Peace And Love Inc. (Biokraft Mix)

4. Think (Spahn Ranch Mix)

5. What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy) (Girl Eats Boy Mix)

6. Walking Away (Leaether Strip Mix)

7. Going Going Gone (Razed In Black Mix)

8. What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy) (Remixed By Judson Leach & The Exhibition)

9. Empty (Astralasia Mix)

10. Ending World (Electric Hellfire Club Mix)

11. On The Outside (THC Mix)

12. What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy) (Remixed By David J Of Love & Rockets)

x

Track List: Don't Be Afraid

1. Empty

2. Closing In

3. On The Outside

4. Ending World

5. Seek300

6. The Sky Away

7. Are 'Friends' Electric?

8. Ozar Midrashim

9. The Ridge

10. Data Track

x

Track List: Peace And Love, Inc.

1. Peace & Love, Inc.

2. Going, Going, Gone

3. To The City

4. Made To Be Broken

5. Still Here

6. 1,000,000 Watts Of Love

7. Where Would I Be Without Ibm

8. To Be Free

9. If It's Real

10. Crybaby

11. Where The I Divides

12. 300 Bps N, 8, I (Terminal Mode Or Ascii Download)

x

Track List: Hack

1. Seek 200

2. How Long

3. Think/Wenn Wellen Schwingen

4. A Knife And A Fork /R.I.P

5. Now That I Have You

6. Fire Tonight

7. Can't Slow Down/T.V. Addicts

8. Hard Currency

9. Move Out/CP Drill KKL

10. Mirrorshades / We Don't Take

11. Hack 1/Charlie X

12. If Only

13. Come With Me

14. Slipping Away/Here Is Kazmeyer

15. Chemistry

x

Track List: Information Society

1. What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy)

2. Tomorrow

3. Lay All Your Love On Me

4. Repetition

5. Walking Away

6. Over The Sea

7. Attitude

8. Something In The Air

9. Running

10. Make It Funky

Comments

Report as inappropriate
justinjenny4 9 5
❤❤❤❤❤❤
Report as inappropriate
IT'S........ . . . . . M Y . . . . . . . L I F E ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! X X X X O O O X X X O O O X X O O X X O O
Report as inappropriate
I.....WANT.. . . T O O . K N O W . . . . . . W H A T . . . . . . . Y O U ' R E . . . . . . . . . . . . . F E E L I N G ? ? ? ? ? ? X X X X O O O O X X O O O O . . . . . T H E R E ARE SOME THINGS...... . . . U CAN'T......H I D E ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Report as inappropriate
In every revolution there is one man with a vision.
Report as inappropriate
Please check out Kurt's YouTube channel, he is funny as hell.

12" club mix is the best mix for --I want to know what you're thinking
Report as inappropriate
Love this group. great memories
Report as inappropriate
How Long is a wonderful synth-pop song.
Report as inappropriate
I dont see the Chromecast, button anymore? I am trying to Google the isue.But I still need help.
Report as inappropriate
❤❤❤❤❤
Report as inappropriate
yoshiel14
Like how they gave it up for the sisters of mercy who wouldn't!!!!
Report as inappropriate
This music bites. Get offa my Classic Rock station
Report as inappropriate
I saw Kurt just a few months ago with ABC, FLOCK OF SEAGULLS, WANG CHUNG, WHEN IN ROME, ANIMOTION, BOYS DON'T CRY here in Phoenix, Arizona
Report as inappropriate
This HAS to be the first alternative song I heard (or was it the first one I appreciated? ) Anyway, these guys KNOW what to do with synthesizers !
Report as inappropriate
Pure Energy.
Report as inappropriate
I want to know!
Report as inappropriate
RIP Leonard Nimoy
Report as inappropriate
zalamander1
Running influenced so many Latin hip-hop or Freestyle music back in the day. Mad props to I.S.
Report as inappropriate
Im just NOW learning they are from MPls.


WORD . REPRESENT.
Report as inappropriate
bradynkris82 8 0
Man those words r for real huh
Report as inappropriate
trouble1ta
Leonard Nimoy voice was taken from Star Trek the motion picture most people would not know that because of the movies flop
Report as inappropriate
I love this song
Report as inappropriate
jazzywahl2
I really like this song, but I hate it also. Back in 1989 this was on a loop tape that was playing in the department I worked in. Every 30 minutes, this song was playing. At least 25 years later, I can say that the song keeps getting stuck in my head every time I hear it.
Report as inappropriate
tonykaravida s
Saw I.S. last year. Still full of pure energy!
Report as inappropriate
I never realized how many songs I loved from I.S.
Report as inappropriate
I wanna know what these spammers are thinking - do they think they're funny?
Report as inappropriate
I love this song soooo much...:-) gives me really good memories. Running. Great song.
Report as inappropriate
My band is called Boner Patrol. Look for us on Ebay!
Report as inappropriate
synth pop
Report as inappropriate
I wanna know what your thinking
Report as inappropriate
Using digitized audio clips of famous sound bites in early 80s, they were not the first but they set a helluva trend.
Report as inappropriate
i thought pure energy was Ronald Reagan voice
Report as inappropriate
love this back in the day, dance all freekin night ehhh
Report as inappropriate
Cool song from back in the day!!
Report as inappropriate
HACK. PLAY IT, DAMN IT!
Report as inappropriate
Latin hip hop influences were part of the repertoire for this group as well. Either way, they make it work, cuz I still listen to them randomly.
Report as inappropriate
80's 4 ever
Report as inappropriate
vic_dlg
Love information society and the 80s and I love the 90s
Report as inappropriate
As a punk rock fan growing up, Information Society was definitely one of my top guilty pleasures.
Report as inappropriate
vic_dlg
Love them
Report as inappropriate
1.kiss your left hand 2. Close it 3. Say the name of your crush 4. Say a weekday 5. Say your name 6. Open your hand 7. Now post this to 15 other songs and your crush will ask you out on that day
Report as inappropriate
we know vegan
Report as inappropriate
No mention to running which was played at every dance party...lol sad.
Report as inappropriate
The voice that says Pure Energy is actually Leonard Nimoy. No joke.
Report as inappropriate
Legacy of Kain introduced me to this band. Lead singer is the main composer for all of the games in the series. Though I don't think he actually did the soundtrack for the first Blood Omen.
Report as inappropriate
The group rocks.
Report as inappropriate
I love you justin...kis s your hand 10 times say ur crush 15 times post this coment on 2 diff stations then look at your hand
I love you justin...kis s your hand 10 times say ur crush 15 times post this coment on 2 diff stations then look at your hand
Report as inappropriate
Great Group!
Report as inappropriate
jonethin
Information Society - Grad Night - Disneyland (Tomorrowlan d ) 1989 = Awesome! WHERE IS THE HACK ALBUM!!!!!! There was good tunes on that release!!! come on Pandora!
Report as inappropriate
righteouspte r o s a u r
Where is the album Hack?
Report as inappropriate
yeah What about Hack? I never hear anything from it on here....
Show more

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[89, 69, 64, 76, 71, 123, 123, 79, 122, 107, 90, 72, 78, 115, 83, 87, 123, 121, 67, 83, 95, 66, 67, 112, 111, 86, 124, 111, 92, 76, 116, 96, 105, 97, 77, 121, 101, 95, 96, 102, 107, 106, 87, 73, 70, 112, 123, 103, 123, 68, 88, 66, 107, 75, 127, 85, 99, 66, 106, 82, 118, 122, 64, 116, 98, 100, 92, 126, 66, 81, 117, 104, 112, 67, 85, 89, 96, 127, 64, 70, 75, 127, 99, 100, 104, 96, 79, 118, 74, 71, 97, 89, 67, 86, 100, 91, 97, 65, 109, 103, 72, 96, 79, 115, 102, 71, 112, 117, 81, 125, 124, 93, 98, 66, 124, 121, 120, 77, 66, 119, 115, 99, 73, 106, 96, 74, 84, 101, 90, 120, 121, 108, 112, 84, 123, 84, 78, 111, 100, 94, 68, 124, 65, 116, 94, 82, 98, 80, 93, 86, 120, 84, 87, 77, 91, 123, 90, 88, 112, 93, 118, 110, 115, 96, 91, 114, 96, 112, 86, 82, 117, 109, 116, 113, 114, 109, 106, 99, 65, 111, 86, 81, 79, 77, 121, 89, 79, 64, 93, 104, 111, 101, 93, 85, 80, 90, 83, 125, 104, 101, 65, 123, 71, 100, 74, 109, 95, 64, 96, 118, 93, 67, 106, 85, 69, 77, 122, 72, 127, 108, 118, 102, 80, 101, 100, 78, 105, 123, 88, 81, 115, 81, 70, 123, 64, 108, 120, 106, 122, 107, 84, 127, 101, 68, 88, 66, 87, 80, 109, 91, 115, 111, 96, 78, 68, 119, 87, 84, 113, 110, 75, 103, 89, 87, 81, 80, 91, 78, 86, 91, 91, 98, 97, 99, 101, 92, 114, 87, 79, 85, 103, 91, 98, 122, 100, 68, 102, 105, 112, 101, 68, 71, 108, 64, 101, 69, 117, 72, 69, 91, 122, 88, 85, 104, 85, 73, 98, 65, 88, 104, 91, 125, 71, 100, 84, 71, 72, 96, 102, 123, 104, 111, 67, 92, 114, 119, 113, 118, 67, 64, 106, 74, 86, 76, 90, 118, 108, 122, 89, 92, 98, 101, 76, 127, 119, 91, 127, 99, 77, 65, 65, 106, 114, 123, 81, 125, 119, 117, 116, 97, 88, 93, 76, 73, 73, 124, 121, 64, 91, 82, 104, 82, 107, 119, 99, 73, 118, 111, 69, 66, 119, 83, 113, 68, 88, 100, 90, 99, 66, 83, 107, 85, 68, 93, 74, 72, 65, 81, 95, 80, 116, 79, 80, 106, 74, 119, 125, 116, 71, 70, 105, 83, 112, 100, 103, 71, 116, 66, 117, 68, 94, 89, 126, 101, 116, 98, 116, 110, 76, 123, 121, 122, 92, 92, 112, 77, 104, 119, 84, 98, 114, 115, 104, 84, 107, 98, 127, 125, 91, 106, 91, 89, 83, 107, 122, 80, 106, 94, 73, 78, 114, 90, 88, 103, 75, 73, 78, 98, 76, 95, 96, 122, 109, 85, 75, 119, 103, 108, 123, 112, 90, 90, 116, 72, 108, 86, 72, 68, 66, 111, 75, 67, 69, 125, 117, 122, 117, 122, 94, 76, 125, 112, 71, 64, 80, 127, 88, 126, 113, 81, 118, 88]