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What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy) by Information Society

Album: Information SocietyReleased: 1988Charted:
  • Lead singer Kurt Harland contributed the synth guitar riff through a distortion filter from what he did with another song on the album called "Over The Sea."
  • Information Society disbanded in 1992. Harland wanted to continue doing music under the name so he purchased it from the founder of the band Paul Robb, and in 1997 Harland released the album Don't Be Afraid. In 2004, VH1 tried to reunite the four members that recorded their self-titled album. Harland did not show up for the reunion but did show up for a later reunion in 2005 where Paul Robb was inspired to reunite the band and record new material.
  • The "Pure Energy" vocal comes from Leonard Nimoy's character Spock on the TV show Star Trek. At the beginning of the song, there's another sample from the show: DeForest Kelley's character Dr. McCoy saying, "It's worked so far, but we're not out yet." Nimoy's son Adam was a big fan of Information Society and helped get the samples cleared.
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Comments: 2

Listening with good headphones and I'm noticing the "destructionnnnnnn" sample and I wonder where that came from. Probably something else from that episode or another? Guess I'll have to look into it.Josh - Usa
InfoSociety is one of my favorite bands. Their Debut album is their best..and it's non stop good upbeat stuff. The whole album is filled with Star Trek samples. Also the CD had + graphics on it, and if you had the right player, you would see still graphics with lyrics of the songs, while they played! Any Karoke machine will play it. Innovators they were! Great song by the way!Rick - Mason City, Ia