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  • Information Society

    From Matt Munson@VERT/BBSESINF to All on Tue Feb 9 21:17:52 2016
    Information Society has been around for over 25 years and they are still making music. I got into them and the music seems timeless and even contempoary for even today.

    They have a new album due in March which has 11 cover songs from acts that they felt deep admiration for. Heaven 17, Seasame Street, Human League etc.

    You might be impressed if you like electronica.

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  • From NuSkooler@VERT/PHARCYDE to Matt Munson on Tue Feb 9 22:02:40 2016
    They have a new album due in March which has 11 cover songs from acts that they felt deep admiration for. Heaven 17, Seasame Street, Human League etc.

    Hah! Awesome, thanks for posting this. Information Society was way ahead of their time back in the day. Good stuff... can't wait to hear the new album.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Matt Munson on Wed Feb 10 10:03:47 2016
    Information Society has been around for over 25 years and they are still making music. I got into them and the music seems timeless and even contempoary for even today.

    They have a new album due in March which has 11 cover songs from acts that they felt deep admiration for. Heaven 17, Seasame Street, Human League etc.

    You might be impressed if you like electronica.

    I might have to check them out again. The only song I really remember from them is "What's On Your Mind", released in 1988 I believe. I didn't realize they were still making music; I figured they were a one-hit wonder.

    Nightfox

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  • From Android8675@VERT/SHODAN to Matt Munson on Wed Feb 10 08:51:14 2016
    Re: Information Society
    By: Matt Munson to All on Tue Feb 09 2016 09:17 pm

    Information Society has been around for over 25 years and they are still making music. I got into them and the music seems timeless and even contempoary for even today.

    They have a new album due in March which has 11 cover songs from acts that they felt deep admiration for. Heaven 17, Seasame Street, Human League etc.

    You might be impressed if you like electronica.

    I met the lead guy at a game dev club (random group of about 10 guys that met at a bar to catch up with one another's dev houses), I had no idea who he was at the time, but he was doing the audio stuff for Tomb Raider over at Crystal Dynamics.

    Nice guy, Super short, like 5' 4" maybe? Kurt Harland...

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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Android8675 on Wed Feb 10 18:21:24 2016
    Re: Information Society
    By: Android8675 to Matt Munson on Wed Feb 10 2016 08:51 am

    I met the lead guy at a game dev club (random group of about 10 guys that met at a bar to catch up with one another's dev houses), I had no idea who he was at the time, but he was doing the audio stuff for Tomb Raider over at Crystal Dynamics.

    This must have been after my time. I was director of IT at Eidos, right when they bought Crystal Dynamics. CORE design was doing Tomb Raider back then.

    Gaming industry - fun times. LAN parties, random boxes of reference video cards showing up at my office, average PC life of 6 months before replacing it
    with the latest and greatest and a boss in London.

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  • From Gryphon@VERT/CYBERIA to Nightfox on Thu Feb 11 08:36:00 2016
    On 02/10/16, Nightfox said the following...

    Information Society has been around for over 25 years and they are stil making music. I got into them and the music seems timeless and even contempoary for even today.

    They have a new album due in March which has 11 cover songs from acts t they felt deep admiration for. Heaven 17, Seasame Street, Human League

    You might be impressed if you like electronica.

    I might have to check them out again. The only song I really remember from them is "What's On Your Mind", released in 1988 I believe. I
    didn't realize they were still making music; I figured they were a
    one-hit wonder.

    I've discovered over the years, that bands I thought were dead, are still
    alive and kicking. I was shocked to learn that Boy George was still pumping out music. Did you know that AC/DC, The Rolling Stones and The Cure are all still putting out music? We even had A Flock of Seagulls play at my kid's
    high school 2 years ago. I'm taking my wife to see The Cure when the come to town in May.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Gryphon on Thu Feb 11 08:32:50 2016
    I might have to check them out again. The only song I really remember from them is "What's On Your Mind", released in 1988 I believe. I didn't realize they were still making music; I figured they were a one-hit wonder.

    I've discovered over the years, that bands I thought were dead, are still alive and kicking. I was shocked to learn that Boy George was still pumping out music. Did you know that AC/DC, The Rolling Stones and The Cure are all still putting out music? We even had A Flock of Seagulls play at my kid's high school 2 years ago. I'm taking my wife to see The Cure when the come to town in May.

    That's cool. I think I had heard the Rolling Stones are still putting out new music. I hadn't heard much from AC/DC in a while but somehow I'm not surprised that they're still doing music.

    Nightfox

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  • From Doctor Who@VERT/THE5THD to Matt Munson on Fri Feb 12 00:48:42 2016
    Re: Information Society
    By: Matt Munson to All on Tue Feb 09 2016 09:17 pm

    Information Society has been around for over 25 years and they are still making music. I got into them and the music seems timeless and even contempoary for even today.

    They have a new album due in March which has 11 cover songs from acts that they felt deep admiration for. Heaven 17, Seasame Street, Human League etc.

    You might be impressed if you like electronica.
    I've been a fan of Information Society since I first learned of them in the early 90s. I'm glad to hear about a new album and will definitely look for it!

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  • From Doctor Who@VERT/THE5THD to Android8675 on Fri Feb 12 00:51:54 2016
    Re: Information Society
    By: Android8675 to Matt Munson on Wed Feb 10 2016 08:51 am

    I met the lead guy at a game dev club (random group of about 10 guys that met at a bar to catch up with one another's dev houses), I had no idea who he was at the time, but he was doing the audio stuff for Tomb Raider over at Crystal Dynamics.

    Though I never met him in person, I'm pretty sure it was Kurt Harland that essentially *was* Information Society all by himself in the mid-90s, and he conducted weekly IRC chats with the fans. I participated in those when he was doing
    them. That was unusual, I think, for musicians to do that sort of thing then. Actually, it is now too. But it was enjoyable.

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  • From Android8675@VERT/SHODAN to Doctor Who on Fri Feb 26 10:34:38 2016
    Re: Information Society
    By: Doctor Who to Android8675 on Fri Feb 12 2016 12:51 am

    I met the lead guy at a game dev club (random group of about 10 guys
    that met at a bar to catch up with one another's dev houses), I had
    no idea who he was at the time, but he was doing the audio stuff for
    Tomb Raider over at Crystal Dynamics.

    Though I never met him in person, I'm pretty sure it was Kurt Harland that essentially *was* Information Society all by himself in the mid-90s, and he conducted weekly IRC chats with the fans. I participated in those when he was doing them. That was unusual, I think, for musicians to do that sort of thing then. Actually, it is now too. But it was enjoyable.

    He was real short, like 5' 2". Nice guy though, came across as someone who hung out on IRC a lot back in the day.

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  • From Kd8bxp@VERT/C-57D to Matt Munson on Sun Feb 28 22:44:58 2016
    Re: Information Society
    By: Matt Munson to All on Tue Feb 09 2016 09:17 pm

    Information Society has been around for over 25 years and they are still mak music. I got into them and the music seems timeless and even contempoary for even today.

    They have a new album due in March which has 11 cover songs from acts that t felt deep admiration for. Heaven 17, Seasame Street, Human League etc.

    You might be impressed if you like electronica.


    I was introducted to Information Society in 1987/88.
    They even did a small show in my small home town about that same time.
    The bad thing was I wasn't old enough to get into the bar at the time, would have loved to see them live at a small bar, sure it would have been a good show.

    Wasn't aware they were still together thou, so thanks for that info.

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  • From Knight@VERT/PHUNC to Poindexter Fortran on Wed Mar 16 02:56:57 2016
    Re: Information Society
    By: Poindexter Fortran to Android8675 on Wed Feb 10 2016 06:21 pm

    This must have been after my time. I was director of IT at Eidos, right when

    An old friend of mine use to work at Eidos... Rafal Dudziec... marketing guy...

    Knight

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  • From Talwyn@VERT/LIVEWIRE to Android8675 on Thu Apr 14 02:10:36 2016

    He was real short, like 5' 2". Nice guy though, came across as someone who hung out on IRC a lot back in the day.

    I remember encountering him in IRC and didn't believe it was him back in the day. He asked me to e-mail him my address and I said WTF why not (it was a post office box) I got an autographed CD in the mail. Information society was pretty cool.

    What really blew me away was last year my old high school hosted Foreigner and their Choir performed with them on I want to know what love is. My little cousin who's like a son to me peformed and I got to meet them. I even got to play some of the keyboard with them it was like something out of a dream. The kids thought I was kinda wierd (hell I am, especially after the head injury) but it took me back.

    Back in the day I could have went on tour with Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith if I dropped out of college. Good thing I stayed as they both fell from grace.

    Memories... LOL memories.

    Allen

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