Was (Not Was): What Up, Dog?

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What Up, Dog?
Was (Not Was) What Up, Dog album cover.jpg
studio album by
Was (Not Was)
Recorded1984 - 1988
ProducerDavid Was, Don Was, Paul Staveley O'Duffy
LabelFontana (UK)
Chrysalis (UK)

1988 album by Was (Not Was) includes "Shadow And Jimmy" co-written by Elvis Costello and David Was.


TitleWriter(s) Length
1. Somewhere In America There's A Street Named After My Dad  David Was, Don Was 3:42
2. Spy In The House Of Love  David Was, Don Was 4:18
3. Out Come The Freaks  David Was, Don Was 4:36
4. Earth to Doris  David Was, Don Was 2:03
5. Love Can Be Bad Luck  David Was, Marshall Crenshaw, Don Was 3:52
6. Boy's Gone Crazy  David Was, Don Was 3:44
7. 11 MPH (Abe Zapp Ruder Version)  David Was, Don Was 4:05
8. What up, Dog?  D. Was, D. Was, H. Bowens, S. Atkinson 1:48
9. Anything Can Happen  David Was, Don Was, Aaron Zigman 3:57
10. Robot Girl  David Was, Don Was 3:48
11. Wedding Vows In Vegas  David Was, Don Was 3:38
12. Anytime Lisa  David Was, Don Was 4:15
13. Walk The Dinosaur  David Was, Don Was, Randy Jacobs 4:22
14. I Can't Turn You Loose  Otis Redding 3:37
15. Shadow & Jimmy  David Was, Elvis Costello 4:18
16. Dad I'm In Jail  David Was, Don Was 1:25


  • David Was - flute, keyboards, harmonica, vocals
  • Don Was - bass, keyboards, guitar, mandolin
  • Sweet Pea Atkinson - vocals
  • Sir Harry Bowens - vocals
  • Bruce Nazarian, Dann Huff, Paul Jackson, Jr., Randy Jacobs, Stevie Salas - guitar
  • John Patitucci, Marcus Miller, Neil Stubenhaus - bass
  • Ron Pangborn, Russ Kunkel, Winston Watson, Yogi Horton - drums
  • Aaron Zigman, Al Kooper, Amp Fiddler, Daniel Schroeger, John Van Tongeren, Luis Resto, Paul Wicken, Robin Smith, Vic Emerson, Martin Phillips - keyboards
  • Alex Acuña, Carl "Butch" Small, David Friendly, Debora Dobkin, Frank Ricotti, Kevin "Guido" Tschirhart, Larry Fratangel, Michael Fisher - percussion
  • Bill Reichenbach Jr., Dan Higgens, Guy Barker, Jerry Hey, John Barclay, John Thirkell, Kim Hutchcroft, Pete Beachill, Phil Todd, Chris Davies, Stuart Brooks - brass
  • David McMurray, John "Birch" Weiss, Larry Williams - saxophone
  • Buddy Childers, Marcus Belgrave, Mark Isham, Oscar Brashear, Rayse Biggs - trumpet
  • Arnold McCuller, Arthur "Buster" Marbury, Carol Hall, Coral Gordon, Dee Lewis, Desy Campbell, Donald Ray Mitchell, Geoff Fieger, Sir Harry Bowens, Helen Terry, Juliette Roberts, Kathy Kosins, Pete Steinfeld, Richard Feldstein, Rick Shoemaker, Ruby Turner, Sweet Pea Atkinson - background vocals
  • David Bates, Michael Zilkha - Executive Producer

LP tracks

The LP version had fewer songs and a different running order.

  1. "Somewhere In America There's A Street Named After My Dad"
  2. "Spy In The House Of Love"
  3. "Out Come The Freaks"
  4. "Earth To Doris"
  5. "Anything Can Happen"
  6. "Boy's Gone Crazy"
  7. "What Up, Dog?"
  8. "Love Can Be Bad Luck"
  9. "Walk The Dinosaur"
  10. "Shadow & Jimmy"
  11. "11 MPH"
  12. "Anytime Lisa"
  13. "Dad I'm In Jail"


  1. "Spy In The House"
  2. "Boy's Gone Crazy"
  3. "Anything Can Happen"
  4. "Somewhere In America There's A Street Named After My Dad"
  5. "Out Come The Freaks"
  6. "Love Can Be Bad Luck"
  7. "Shadow & Jimmy"
  8. "11 MPH"
  9. "Robot Girl"
  10. "What Up Dog?"
  11. "Anytime Lisa"
  12. "Wedding Vows In Las Vegas"
  13. "Walk the Dinosaur"
  14. "I Can't Turn You Loose"
  15. "Dad I'm In Jail"

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