Was (Not Was) - Are You Okay?
Was (Not Was)
Length 49:47
Format CD
Genre Experimental
Label Fontana
Index 1028
Collection Status In Collection
Track List
1 Are You Okay? 4:29
2 Papa Was A Rollin' Stone 6:41
3 I Feel Better Than James Brown 4:44
4 How The Heart Behaves 5:35
5 Maria Novarro 3:26
6 I Blew Up The United States 3:50
7 In K Mart Wardrobe 4:16
8 Elvis' Rolls Royce 3:29
9 Dressed To Be Killed 4:12
10 Just Another Couple Broken Hearts 4:54
11 You! You! You! 3:28
12 Look What's Back 0:43
Rating 70
Live No
Spars DDD
Rare No
Sound Stereo
Date of US Release July 1990

The "hit" is a remake of "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone," but the album is more memorable for typically oddball tunes like "I Blew Up the United States" and "Elvis' Rolls Royce," which features a droll vocal by Leonard Cohen.

Was (Not Was):

Don Was: Bass, Keys
David Was: Flute, Keys, Vocals
Sweetpea Atkinson: Vocals
Sir Harry Bowens: Vocals
Donald Ray Mitchell: Vocals
David McMurray: Sax
Randy Jacobs: Guitar
Jamie Muhoberac: Keys
Debra Dobkin: Percussion
Rayse Biggs: Trumpet
Ron Pangborn: Drums

Esteemed Contributors:
Leonard Cohen: Lead Vocal ("Elvis' Rolls Royce")
G Love: Rap ("Papa Was A Rollin' Stone", "Are You Okay", "Dressed To Be Killed")
Syd Straw: Lead Vocal ("You! You! You!")
The Roches: Vocals ("Maria Navarro")
Jeff Lorber: Keyboard arrangements, programming, and
performance ("Are You Okay", "Just Another Couple
Broken Hearts", "In K-Mart Wardrobe", "How The Heart
Behaves", "I Feel Better Than James Brown")
Iggy Pop, Downtown Julie Brown, and Ewreck
Benson: Background vocals ("Elvis' Rolls Royce")
Doug Fieger: Background vocals ("I Blew Up The
United States", "Dressed To Be Killed")
Brad Buxer: Additional keyboards ("How The Heart Behaves")
Luis Resto: Keyboards ("You! You! You!")
Paul Riser: String and horn arrangments ("Just Another
Couple Broken Hearts", "How The Heart Behaves",
"Elvis' Rolls Royce")
Andy Gill: Background vocals ("Dressed To Be Killed")
Jon Jaz-Was: Saxophonic reticulation

Produced by Don Was and David Was
Mixed by Keith Cohen and Ed Cherney
Additional production on "How The Heart Behaves" - Keith Cohen
Additional production on "In K-Mart Wardrobe" by Jeff Lorber
Mastered by Eddy Schreyer at Future Disc Systems, Hollywood