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Shape of Things to Come" is a song written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil from the film , Wild in the Streets performed by the fictional band [1 ] Max Frost and the Troopers on their 1968 album . The song was also released Shape of Things to Come without vocals by Davie Allan and the Arrows. The song was a mere 1 minute 55 seconds in length.
Others who have performed the song include
Ted Nugent, Slade, [2 ] Rich Kids, Vacuum, Aorta, Third Rail, Paul Revere and the Raiders, The Pointed Sticks, The Ramones, the Fuzztones, The Urinals, The Diodes, Mod Fun and Marshmallow Overcoat. More recently, the song has been released by Thee Dirtybeats, Toxic Reasons and Janelle Monáe. [3 ]
Success [ edit ]
The song was produced by
Mike Curb for the exploitation film , where it was lip-synced by Wild in the Streets Christopher Jones. A young Richard Pryor portrayed the drummer in Jones' band.
The song originally appeared as the first track on the
A side of the Shape of Things to Come LP.
It was subsequently released as a single on Tower 419; it was backed by "Free Lovin'" (written by
Guy Hemric and Paul Wibier). The single peaked at #22 on the [4 ] Billboard Hot 100 during the week of October 26, 1968, and peaked at #2 on the Canadian charts for two consecutive weeks during the second and third week of October, 1968. The song remained on the US Billboard charts for total of 9 weeks. [5 ]
In popular culture [ edit ]
In 2006, the Max Frost & The Troopers version of the song was used in an advertising campaign by
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