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toejam

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PEACH & BLACK PODCAST: The Time + What Time Is It? Album reviews!



Peach & Black Podcast's latest: Reviewing the first two albums from THE TIME!



"Ain't nothin' like a fresh pair of P&B reviews!!"

Episode link: http://peachandblack.podb...ms-review/

Peach & Black Home: http://peachandblack.podbean.com/

Enjoy! ... Grace

Toejam @ Peach & Black Podcast: http://peachandblack.podbean.com
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Toejam the solo artist: http://www.youtube.com/scottbignell
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Reply #1 posted 08/24/12 8:53am

rialb

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Ooh, satellite albums! This is a first for you guys, right? Does this mean that an in depth review of Elixer is in the works?

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Reply #2 posted 08/24/12 8:58am

NouveauDance

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Nice. cool

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Reply #3 posted 08/24/12 10:06am

djThunderfunk

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Sweeet! Gonna DL now, looking forward to it.

FUNK 'EM JUST TO SEE THE LOOK ON THEIR FACE!
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Reply #4 posted 08/24/12 11:31am

LittleBear

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Yes! Just in TIME for my long flight tomorrow... wink

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Reply #5 posted 08/24/12 3:22pm

rialb

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Captain, Captain. You're my main man. We genuinely bonded over our inexplicable love of "The Morning After." However, you do need to be slapped. "Gigolos Get Lonely Too" and "I Don't Wanna Leave You" are the two most skippable tracks on What Time is It? More skippable than "Onedayi'mgonnabesomebody?" I'm not a religious man but I am going to do some sincere praying for you. razz

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Reply #6 posted 08/25/12 3:32pm

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I was looking for you guys! lol

Hyperactive when I was small
Hyperactive now I'm grown
Hyperactive 'till I'm dead and gone...
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Reply #7 posted 08/26/12 2:48am

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purplethunder3121 said:

I was looking for you guys! lol

We are here..... wink

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Reply #8 posted 08/26/12 11:00am

NinaB

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Cool wink I love The Time. Thanks guys x
Why do my posts come out all squashed up on here?
Where's my paragraphs gone?

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Reply #9 posted 08/26/12 3:04pm

djThunderfunk

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Finally found the time to listen... Oh, shittt that ending was hilarious. Awesome. Perfect. Thank you.

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FUNK 'EM JUST TO SEE THE LOOK ON THEIR FACE!
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Reply #10 posted 08/27/12 2:58am

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djThunderfunk said:

Finally found the time to listen... Oh, shittt that ending was hilarious. Awesome. Perfect. Thank you.

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Do you expect anything less from the podcasting geniuses at the Peach and Black podcast? lol

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Reply #11 posted 08/27/12 8:00am

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rialb said:

djThunderfunk said:

Finally found the time to listen... Oh, shittt that ending was hilarious. Awesome. Perfect. Thank you.

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Do you expect anything less from the podcasting geniuses at the Peach and Black podcast? lol

I expected a fun podcast with interesting reviews of the 2 Time albums. I got that. The end just made my day... Brilliant!

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FUNK 'EM JUST TO SEE THE LOOK ON THEIR FACE!
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Reply #12 posted 08/28/12 4:37am

FunkyStrange

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smile HA HA !

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Reply #13 posted 09/08/12 6:09pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

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Hasn't Prince just received the masters to this recently? And I knew immediately it was Prince involved from the very first note back then..Also whoever is playing the instruments is spot on.

[Edited 9/8/12 18:59pm]

princes like a "ACT OF GOD" N another realm.Of all people who might b aliens,angels.if found out prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not b surprised,"What's happening now is the position eye always wanted 2b N, eye was just tryin 2 get here" Says prince
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Reply #14 posted 09/11/12 3:34am

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Cool review, just got up to the second album.

Listening to you guys discussing the groupies and band chatter on Wild & Loose was interesting - that's one of my favourite parts, it's hilarious and totally Prince's/The Time humour.

The transcribe is here btw, it's kind of difficult to hear both, especially the band, the girls I can personally pick up a lot easier: http://www.dtt-lyrics.com....html#wild

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Reply #15 posted 09/12/12 2:11pm

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You guys are right about the ballads btw.

Morris just doesn't have the vocals for them, they're kinda in character that this dirty ol' pimp would be trying to serenade the ladies (and sound terrible?!) - but for the album they're too long for their purpose. It's not like with a Prince vocal they would be a Do Me, Baby or International Lover - I think Prince knew they were needed for the flow and purpose of the LP, but didn't put much thought or energy into them given what the end result would sound like.

Having said that - I don't dislike them, and I'm the biggest fan of 3x2=6 you will ever find, so I appreciate a ballad done by a less than average vocalist! wink

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Reply #16 posted 09/14/12 11:59am

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ahhhh I had a great TIME listening to your TIME podcast! biggrin

I find it funny to hear the "complaining" about all of the chants.

The group chants and call & responses are totally a part of the Time thing.

Just like funky grooves or Morris's attitude or the Stacy Adams!
Back in the day when we used to make 4-track recordings of our own

attempts at funky tunes immitating the group chants, we would say we were doing

"The Time chant-thing". Or when Prince brought it back for the end of Lolita,

everyone said he's doing a Time-like call-and-response.

I'm not saying they (Prince) invented the group chant or call-and-response, but it

was definately part of The Time sound from the beginning, hence all of the chants!

I always dug all of the chanting.

I also never felt the ballads were too out of place as Morris's character

is pimpy and off-putting, but he also fancys himself as an ultimate lady

killer, so of course he's going to try to be seductive. The title "Giggilos

Get Lonely Too" says it all! Anyway, just the way I always saw it, not that

I am right or anything. I think Toejam was saying that on the first album

Morris's character wasn't all the way developed, so that's why the ballads

are sappier. I think that sounds on track. A song like GGLT fits in much better.

Oh yeah one thing surprised me. I think it was Captain or Player talking about

the speaking part at the end of Wild & Loose being annoying because you couldn't

quite hear what is being said. There was a comment along the lines of well why

couldn't he have just mixed that part clearer so you could hear it.

I think that the whole point of the way that part is set up is just that, so it's not

an easy obvious listen. It takes an effort to listen to each side of the conversations

and figure out what is going on in the scene. Some things are meant to stand out

and be obvious, like the dialouge part (FUCKING HILARIOUS btw) at the end of

The Walk, but the part at the end of W&L I always saw as mixed that way totally

on purpose. So you have to do some investigative listening. Playing the song over

again, listening to one side of the conversation at a time.

It would be like saying: If he wanted us to hear what Wendy was saying in the backwards

parts on "Girl" (Prince B-side of America), why didn't he just put the dialog on

the right way?

There is a funny dialog part like this on Frank Zappa's "Flower Punk" (We're Only In

It For The Money album) where there are 2 seperate talking tracks playing in each side

of the speakers while all kids of crazy sonic shit is going on in the background.

You have to really listen to it a lot to pick up exactly what's being said on each side,

then when you are putting it together you realize that the 2 dialog lines are related

to each other.

In the case of Wild & Loose you have the girls on one side taking about how cool the band is,

and the guys on the other side talking about how they want to get some action.

Then when she walks up to Morris, he blows her off cause she's not good lookin

enough for him! Fucking hilarious! omg and the line "well you sure don't look like you sooouund"

just made me laugh thinking about it smile

Then of course the funny thing about the girls is they were just drooling over how

cool The Time is, but the reaction to being blown off by Morris is: That's the worst concert

I've ever been to!

I always thought the dialog parts on The Time songs were really funny.

I remember in the early 90's hearing dialog parts in songs that I thought were really lame in comparrison.

One other thing for me is that I Don't Want To Leave you is just a great song. I would agree

that the lyrics don't fit as well with Morris's attitude, but it's just such a damn fine song and

they pull it off really well. Especially that part "..let me hold you, I know I could/One night to hold you just ain't no gooood" nice nice nice!

My man the Rev back in the day always said that the wierd bit at the fade was kind of percussive

and symbolized a kind of pre-cursor to Sheila's stuff shrug

Just some of my thoughts about thsese 2 awesome albums. I like how everyone was on board

with The Stick. What a great groovin song that is!

And the ending of the podcast was falloff !!!!!!!

Great job guys! I've been very much looking forward to hearing you talking about some of

Prince's side projects and I'm glad we got a track-by-track run down on these 2 fine albums.

Looking forward to whatever's next!

"Hyperactive when I was small, Hyperactive now I'm grown, Hyperactive 'till I'm dead and gone"
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"Midnight is where the day begins"
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Reply #17 posted 09/14/12 1:47pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

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Exactly!

Also knowing that Prince created all that showed his sense of humor earlier on. Especially that italian accent he does at the end of "Wild & loose". Who would have thought besides me that it was Prince? No one. Because they always look at him as mean & serious...When he is actually funnier than Morris in real life & created the whole "Morris" character himself..U can hear that character earlier on in "Clorean Bacon Skin" & "Chocolate". Prince created that Morris voice earlier on that Morris took as his own...

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princes like a "ACT OF GOD" N another realm.Of all people who might b aliens,angels.if found out prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not b surprised,"What's happening now is the position eye always wanted 2b N, eye was just tryin 2 get here" Says prince
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princes like a "ACT OF GOD" N another realm.Of all people who might b aliens,angels.if found out prince wasn't of this earth, eye would not b surprised,"What's happening now is the position eye always wanted 2b N, eye was just tryin 2 get here" Says prince
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