What Time Is It?
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Media Type: CD
Title: WHAT TIME IS IT?
Street Release Date: 07/07/1987
Genre: SOUL/R & B
Junking '70s-funk cliches for a stripped-down sound (keyboards and synthesizers replaced the horns) built around a hard-rockin' guitar and a tougher-than-tough rhythm section--all topped off with a heapin' helping of humor--this Minneapolis-based sextet was once the best funk band in the land. This second LP is the best single album from the act, which soon imploded, owing to an over-abundance of talent. Bug-eyed vocalist Morris Day and guitarist Jesse Johnson went on to semi-successful solo careers; keyboardist Jimmy Jam and bassist Terry Lewis became a mega-platinum writing/production team (Janet Jackson, most notably); drummer extraordinaire Jellybean Johnson and keyboardist Monte Moir were the other members. Co-produced by Day and Jamie Starr (a.k.a. Prince), this six-song 1982 effort sports three wall-rattling party-starters: the self-explantory "Wild and Loose," the tongue-in-cheek dance tune "The Walk," and the still-percolating, knotty-but-nice rhythms of "777-9311." Toss in a "New Wave"-style rocker, a droll take on the obligatory love-man ballad, and the band's straight-faced answer to the titular question ("Time to fix your clock!") is O-B-V-I-O-U-S. --Don Waller
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with their self-titled debut album and further let the world
know that there was indeed something funky & original coming
out of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Prince Rogers Nelson was at the helm!
Prince, under the alias of Jamie Starr, co-produced, arranged, wrote and
performed alot of the instrumental tracks on the first two Time albums
in conjunction with Morris Day, Terry Lewis, Jimmy Jam, Monte Moir,
Jesse Johnson and Jellybean Johnson aka THE TIME...
One of the funkiest bands to come on the scene since the days of
P-Funk, Sly, Bootsy, Graham Central Station and the Ohio Players!!
This was their sophomore effort and it was not a jinx in the least!
This album was THE BOMB from start to finish, and some say their best!
"Wild & Loose", "777-9311", "The Walk", "Gigolos Get Lonely Too"
and "I Don't Wanna Leave You" all got massive play in urban clubs
and house parties all over America throughout the summer of 1982!
The Time was also Prince's opening act, along with Vanity 6, for
his amazing sold out "1999 Tour" of late '82 and early '83, and
the crowd was just as hyped for them as they were for his royal badness!
Bottomline, this album is a funk classic and if you know anything
about music, it should be in your collection!---4 Real Though!! (-: