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Thread started 08/25/18 11:19am

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What Time Is It? released today

August 25, 1982, What Time Is It? was released. Share your memories here. I think it's probably The Time's best record front to back.







Wild And Loose

777-9311

Onedayi'mgonnabesomebody

The Walk

Gigolos Get Lonely Too

I Don't Wanna Leave You


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Reply #1 posted 08/25/18 12:23pm

EmmaMcG

Damn. I thought this was going to be about a remastered version being released today.

The Walk and Gigolos Get Lonely Too are classics but I still prefer Ice Cream Castles as an album.
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Reply #2 posted 08/25/18 12:59pm

SoulAlive

This is,without question,the Time's best and strongest album.

I went crazy when I first heard "777-9311" on the radio in the summer of '82.That song is a funk masterpiece! Prince's guitar solo is brilliant."The Walk" is my absolute favorite Time song....funky and fun,with the hilarious spoken skit near the end......"damn baby...how'd you get all that in them jeans?" lol this is Morris Day at his coolest!

The album has a wild party feel throughout,but on the last two tracks,it seems that Morris gets serious (the excellent "Gigolos Get Lonely Too" and "I Don't Wanna Leave You").

There really isn't a bad song on this album.I think "OneDayI'mGonnaBeSomebody" is the weakest track,but even this song is alot of fun,with its surprise ending biggrin

A few years ago,I went to Record Store Day and purchased the reissue of this album on green vinyl.

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Reply #3 posted 08/25/18 1:03pm

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Reply #5 posted 08/25/18 3:25pm

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I got the biggest grin. Sorry no exciting story to share but kinda reliving the time (no pun intended) to myself.
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Reply #6 posted 08/26/18 4:12pm

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I love this album. It was instrumental in getting me into Prince. Whenever I play it, it reminds me of carefree summer days out in San Francisco, particularly Gigolos Get Lonely Too. I get the bassline from 777-9311 stuck in my head all the time... It's a monster.

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Reply #7 posted 08/27/18 11:30am

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Jesse looks like Prince's twin in that photo. They even sound similar when they sing. So Sexy! My fave song on the album is Gigolos GLT. Although 4 me their 1st album is the best fro

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Reply #8 posted 09/01/18 12:07am

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Reply #9 posted 09/01/18 10:46am

SoulAlive

Who remembers the B-side "Grace"? smile our local R&B station used to play it right before they played "777-9311".I believe that's Vanity doing the "interview" with Morris.

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Reply #10 posted 09/03/18 12:19pm

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It is not Vanity doing the interview. She doesn't sound like that. Does anyone on the org know who the interviewer is?

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Reply #11 posted 09/04/18 2:21pm

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It is not Vanity doing the interview. She doesn't sound like that. Does anyone on the org know who the interviewer is?

hmmm yeah you're right,it really doesn't sound like Vanity.I wonder who it could be.Princevault says Vanity,but now I'm not so sure.

Grace was released as the b-side of 777-9311, the first single from The Time's second album What Time Is It?. The song uses the musical backing of 777-9311 as its basis, with a staged interview between Morris Day and a fictitious journalist known as Bridgette Harrington (played by Vanity) overlaid, and was written and produced by Prince, although the song is officially credited to Morris Day.

Morris Day insists on calling the interviewer "Grace" throughout, giving the track's title.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking of 777-9311 took place in May-June 1982 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions that produced Onedayi'mgonnabesomebody, I Don't Wanna Leave You, and several other tracks that were released over the next several years).

It is likely that the interview portion was recorded soon after, also at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio, although this is unconfirmed.

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Reply #12 posted 09/04/18 2:23pm

SoulAlive

I like the way she tells Morris "I don't think I like you at all" then a few moments later,she is giving him her phone number lol

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Reply #13 posted 09/17/18 12:15pm

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jungleluv said:

It is not Vanity doing the interview. She doesn't sound like that. Does anyone on the org know who the interviewer is?

hmmm yeah you're right,it really doesn't sound like Vanity.I wonder who it could be.Princevault says Vanity,but now I'm not so sure.

Grace was released as the b-side of 777-9311, the first single from The Time's second album What Time Is It?. The song uses the musical backing of 777-9311 as its basis, with a staged interview between Morris Day and a fictitious journalist known as Bridgette Harrington (played by Vanity) overlaid, and was written and produced by Prince, although the song is officially credited to Morris Day.

Morris Day insists on calling the interviewer "Grace" throughout, giving the track's title.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking of 777-9311 took place in May-June 1982 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions that produced Onedayi'mgonnabesomebody, I Don't Wanna Leave You, and several other tracks that were released over the next several years).

It is likely that the interview portion was recorded soon after, also at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio, although this is unconfirmed.

Could it be Sue Ann Carwell?

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Reply #14 posted 09/18/18 8:31am

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4 old timers: how many of you knew/suspected Prince was behind it to the extent he was behind it at the time?

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Reply #15 posted 09/18/18 8:31pm

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I've said it a million times, and I will say it again: you can make an argument that from a production standpoint, What Time Is It? is the best Prince album ever. Perfection. nod

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Side one
Wild and Loose 7:32
777-9311 8:05
Onedayi'mgonnabesomebody 2:26

Side two
The Walk 9:31
Gigolos Get Lonely Too 4:41
I Don't Wanna Leave You 6:29

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The Time: What Time Is It?, home studio, 11 January 1982
Gigolos Get Lonely Too (4:40)*
Bold Generation

The Time: What Time Is It?, Sunset Sound, 14-20 January 1982
International Lover (6:35)* (14/1)

The Walk (9:30)* (14/1)
Colleen (15/1)
You’re All I Want #1 (16/1)
Wild And Loose (7:32)* (19/1) (Prince/Dez Dickerson)
Turn It Up (5:30) (20/1)
Turn It Up (Edit) (3:33)
Turn It Up (Part 2) (2:30)

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Initial tracking took place on 14 January, 1982 at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA (three days after Bold Generation and Gigolos Get Lonely Too, the same day as The Walk, and the day before Colleen), during sessions for The Time's second album What Time Is It?.

It was intended to be sung by Morris Day, but Prince reclaimed the song to use on 1999 instead. It is likely that Morris Day recorded vocals for the song during these sessions, but this is unconfirmed.

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EmmaMcG said:

Damn. I thought this was going to be about a remastered version being released today. The Walk and Gigolos Get Lonely Too are classics but I still prefer Ice Cream Castles as an album.

wow really? that is interesting. I think What Time Is It? Is more complete and cohesive, I wish we got B sides with this one

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Reply #21 posted 09/20/18 3:37pm

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EmmaMcG said:


Damn. I thought this was going to be about a remastered version being released today. The Walk and Gigolos Get Lonely Too are classics but I still prefer Ice Cream Castles as an album.


wow really? that is interesting. I think What Time Is It? Is more complete and cohesive, I wish we got B sides with this one





My Drawers (the song, not my actual drawers), Jungle Love, The Bird and If The Kid Can't Make You Come are all classics and still get regular airplay in my house. "What Time Is It?" is a fantastic album, The Walk and Gigolos Get Lonely Too are two of my favourite songs of all time. But for me, Ice Cream Castles just has something the others don't. I can't put my finger on it. It's comparable to how I prefer Controversy to Dirty Mind. Same kind of thing only more accessible, maybe.
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EmmaMcG said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

wow really? that is interesting. I think What Time Is It? Is more complete and cohesive, I wish we got B sides with this one

My Drawers (the song, not my actual drawers), Jungle Love, The Bird and If The Kid Can't Make You Come are all classics and still get regular airplay in my house. "What Time Is It?" is a fantastic album, The Walk and Gigolos Get Lonely Too are two of my favourite songs of all time. But for me, Ice Cream Castles just has something the others don't. I can't put my finger on it. It's comparable to how I prefer Controversy to Dirty Mind. Same kind of thing only more accessible, maybe.

I need/want an instrumental of Chili Sauce... I LOVE the music to that song

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Reply #23 posted 09/21/18 1:19am

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EmmaMcG said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

wow really? that is interesting. I think What Time Is It? Is more complete and cohesive, I wish we got B sides with this one

My Drawers (the song, not my actual drawers), Jungle Love, The Bird and If The Kid Can't Make You Come are all classics and still get regular airplay in my house. "What Time Is It?" is a fantastic album, The Walk and Gigolos Get Lonely Too are two of my favourite songs of all time. But for me, Ice Cream Castles just has something the others don't. I can't put my finger on it. It's comparable to how I prefer Controversy to Dirty Mind. Same kind of thing only more accessible, maybe.

Wow,for me it's the opposite biggrin I think What Time Is It? has it all.I think of it as the quintessential Time album.It has a fun 'party vibe' that is missing from Ice Cream Castles.

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Reply #24 posted 09/23/18 9:09pm

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International Lover (6:35)* (14/1)
Bold Generation

The Walk (9:30)* (14/1)
Colleen (15/1)
You’re All I Want #1 (16/1)
Wild And Loose (7:32)* (19/1) (Prince/Dez Dickerson)
Turn It Up (5:30) (20/1)
Turn It Up (Edit) (3:33)
Turn It Up (Part 2) (2:30)

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wow,was "Turn It Up" really intended for the album at this early point?

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SoulAlive said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

International Lover (6:35)* (14/1)
Bold Generation

The Walk (9:30)* (14/1)
Colleen (15/1)
You’re All I Want #1 (16/1)
Wild And Loose (7:32)* (19/1) (Prince/Dez Dickerson)
Turn It Up (5:30) (20/1)
Turn It Up (Edit) (3:33)
Turn It Up (Part 2) (2:30)

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wow,was "Turn It Up" really intended for the album at this early point?

It sure is possible. International Lover was
It seems like he would swirl some songs around between himself the Time or Vanity 6 to see how it worked
I remember readin Turn It Up was considered for Vanity 6 too, so it is possible for the Time too

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Reply #26 posted 09/24/18 2:05pm

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I'd love to hear those other tracks....."Bold Generation","You're All I Want"

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