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Reply #30 posted 11/13/15 9:08am

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Reply #31 posted 11/13/15 10:08am

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The Time Opening 4 Prince

01.30.1982

@ the Capitol Theatre

1. The Stick

2. Dance 2 the Beat

3. Oh Baby

4. Get It Up

5. Cool

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Reply #32 posted 11/18/15 10:55am

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Oh Baby

While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking took place during the Prince album sessions from late April to 13 June, 1979 at Alpha Studios, Burbank, CA, USA. The track was re-recorded for The Time in April, 1981 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA (along with the rest of the album). As with much of the rest of the album, the recording features only Prince and Morris Day.

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Oh baby, we're all alone.
Nowhere to go, no telephone.
Just you and me and this big old bed.
You ain't got nowhere to go.
You might as well stop being so cool.
Honey, baby, break down.

Oh baby, take off your clothes.
Do it over by the window.
Feel the wind blow.
That's the atmosphere.
Ooh baby, come here.

Oh baby, honey take your time.
'Cause when you come, you come and come.
That's when I get mine.
Until then, I said honey, "Close your eyes".

Yeah, oh baby.

Oh baby, baby, don't make me wait.
Don't make me wait.
Oh, no, no, I can't stand it, baby.
Don't make me, don't make me wait, girl.
Oh, no, no, no, girl.

What's it gonna be, baby?
You know I can't wait.
Please, please. You know you ain't got nowhere to go.
We've come this far, come on.
Oh, baby.

Break down, baby.
Go on and break it all down.
Give me your love.
Give me your mind.
Break down!

Oh, baby, let me do ya please.

Recording Personnel

The Time version

  • Morris Day - vocals and drums
  • Prince - all instruments, except where noted (uncredited)
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Reply #33 posted 11/18/15 10:57am

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February 14th, 1982 • Civic Auditorium, San Francisco

Date: February 14th, 1982
Venue: Civic Auditorium • 99 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
Show: Supporting-Act at [Prince]'s "Controversy"-Tour

1. Concert intro + The stick
2. After hi school
2. Oh baby
4. Get it up
5. Cool

• [Morris Day] lead vocals
• [Jerome Benton] stage valet & percussion
• [Jesse Johnson] guitar
• [Terry Lewis] bass
• [Jellybean Johnson] drums
• [Monte Moir] keyboards
• [Jimmy Jam] keyboards

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Reply #34 posted 11/19/15 6:51am

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BBP: So what’s this I hear about him getting handcuffed to a—what was it—a coat rack?
Jellybean Johnson: That’s back in our early days of The Time and shit. We got into a food fight with Prince’s band…that was our first year out. That was us, them and Zapp. And the last couple of nights of the tour we got into it with him and his band, Prince and his band, and they started doing shit to us while we were on stage. And one night they just took Jesse off stage—and Jerome—and took Jesse back in their dressing room while we were in concert. Prince had his bodyguard take Jesse off the stage, take him back in the dressing room, handcuff him to the thing. He (Prince) played guitar, Prince jumped in The Time and played guitar while this is going down. Back then his band put food and shit all over Jesse and Jerome.
BBP: Wow…
Jellybean Johnson: This is the kind of childish shit that Prince did. So, after we got done, we went back and rescued Jesse, and we went and got us some shit, put us some dirty clothes on and found every egg, and everything we could and waited for them after the concert. And we beat their asses! Of course it cost Morris a bunch of money because Prince charged Morris a bunch of money for wrecking the arena.

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Reply #35 posted 11/19/15 8:11am

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O F F I C I A L A L B U M C R E D I T S

All jams published by Tionna Music. Produced by [Morris Day] and [Jamie Starr]. Additional background on Cool done by various girlfriends. Recorded at Time Studio. Mixed at Hollywood Sound. Engineered and mixed by [Jamie Starr]. Originally mastered by Bernie Grundman. CDD pre-mastering by WCI Record Group. Personal Management: Cavallo, Ruffalo & Fargnoli. Photography: Al Beaulieu. THE TIME is [Terry Lewis] (bass, co-lead and background vocals, [Jimmy Jam] (keyboards and vocals), [Morris Day] (lead and background vocals), [Monte Moir] (keyboards and vocals), [Jellybean Johnson] (drums and percussion), [Jesse Johnson] (guitar and vocals).

Liner Notes: THE TIME, originally named Flyte Tyme after a song by jazzman Donald Byrd, was formed in Minneapolis in the mid-70s as a rock & roll trio. The group eventually evolved into a stylish show band complete with horns. The group's original singer, Cynthia Johnson, went to join Lipps, Inc. and scored with the hit "Funkytown" in 1980. In 1981, under the creative auspices of [Prince], the group recruited vocalist [Morris Day] to front the new TIME. [Morris Day], formerly a drummer of [Prince]'s high school band, added flash and finesse to the group's visual image along with a knack for writing hit songs. The rest of the group consisted of founding members [Terry Lewis] (bass) and [Jellybean Johnson] (drums), [Jesse Johnson] (guitar), keyboardists [Monte Moir] and [Jimmy 'Jam' Harris] and the group's valet, [Jerome Benton]. THE TIME won over concert audiences as an opening act for [Prince] and soon earned a loyal following of their own. Fans mobbed the stage during the group's performances, dazzled by [Morris Day]'s charismatic cool, which included stopping mid-song to comb his hair in a mirror held by [Jerome]. THE TIME's self titled debut album for Warner Bros. Records was released in the summer of 1981. Produced by the group with [Prince] (under the moniker 'Jamie Starr'), the album contained six TIME originals, including three hit singles Get it up, Cool and Girl.

R E A L A L B U M C R E D I T S

Published by Tionna Music ASCAP. Produced & arranged by [Prince] as Jamie Starr. All tracks written by [Prince] as Jamie Starr except Cool written by [Prince] as Jamie Starr with Dez Dickerson, After hi school written by Dez Dickerson and The stick written by Lisa Coleman. Performed by [Prince] (all instruments, lead and background vocals) with [Morris Day] (additional lead vocals) as THE TIME. Synthesizer solos on Get it up and The stick by Matt Fink. Background vocals on Cool and The stick by Lisa Coleman. Recorded at [Prince]'s home studio in the basement of his house at Lake Riley in Chanhassen. Mixed at Sunset Sound.

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Reply #36 posted 11/19/15 8:32am

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The stick was originally written by Lisa Coleman, but it was registered to Jamie Starr.

initial tracking took place in April, 1981 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN,

Matt Fink delivers synthesizer

Lisa Coleman (listed as "various girlfriends")background vocals))

Terry Lewis (background vocals)

all other known instruments by Jamie Starr

Lead vocals/Drums by Morris Day

File:Thetime album.jpg

My stick, I just love my stick
Mmm, my stick, I just love my stick

Girl, your ride is bad but U can't compare
2 my baby black Cadillac, oh so rare
Take a vacation, I don't care
Cuz I can get some simulation anywhere

U just come 2 quick, I'd rather work my stick
Get a little satisfaction, work the stick in my ride
U just come 2 quick, I'd rather work my stick
Get a little satisfaction, work the stick in my ride

Girl, U come 2 quick, much, much 2 quick
Girl, U come 2 quick, I'll just work the stick

Offer me your body, I have 2 pass
Cuz every time we make love, U run out of gas
Girl, my car's so bad it runs on H2O (Oh)
No, U can't compete, it's got the cruise control (No)

U just come 2 quick, I'd rather work my stick
Get a little satisfaction, work the stick in my ride
U just come 2 quick, I'd rather work my stick
Get a little satisfaction, work the stick in my ride {x2}
Everybody
Get a little satisfaction, work the stick in my ride

Girl, U come 2 quick, much, much 2 quick
Girl, U come 2 quick, I have 2 work the stick

I've been drivin', baby, since the age of 13
I'm the baddest driver U've ever seen (Oh)
U know I like it fast and I like it slow
Sometimes I let the top down when I wanna let go
(Oh, everybody sing the song now)

U just come 2 quick, I'd rather work my stick
Get a little satisfaction, work the stick in my ride
Everybody
Get a little satisfaction, work the stick in my ride
Break down

What time is it?
(Well, your car's 2 slow, baby)
I said "What time is it?"
Oh
Band
Yeah, that's right
Oh
Oh no

U just come 2 quick, I'd rather work my stick

Somebody bring me a mirror so I can uh...
What song we on?

U just come 2 quick, I'd rather work my stick
Get a little satisfaction, work the stick in my ride (Oh)

What time is it?
I'm just alright, oh no
Yeah ooh, oh
I don't need U, baby, I'll just work the stick in my ride, yeah ooh
I don't need your action, baby
Get a little satisfaction, work the stick in my ride
Sing it
Get a little satisfaction, work the stick in my ride
Everybody

U just come 2 quick, I'd rather work my stick

It's about time 2 go (No)
I said I don't need U girl, hey
Somebody bring me a mirror
So I can look at my stick, hey
Alright
U wanna see it?
Should I take it out?
Take it out, man
Hey
Later y'all

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Dapper brand of 'cool' still suits Time

In the '80s, when backdated attire turned a handful of street-wise musicians into sartorial hipsters, fans nationwide struggled to keep up with The Time.

Inspired by zoot suits, bygone Hollywood glamour and underworld cool, the band scoured hand-me-down shops for designer castoffs to enhance their image as swaggering funk kingpins. Porkpie hats, pleated trousers, wide-shouldered long coats, Morris Day's gold jacket with the tiger-print lapels. OK, not every outfit screamed panache. Some just screamed.

Little has changed, except now they can afford new threads.

"Our first clothing budget was $100," Jesse Johnson remembers. "For all of us."

Sporting flashy suits, shades and fedoras, The Time continues to pride itself on fashion sense. And in typical Time fashion, the band is still behind the times, opting for a Godfather vibe over today's sloppy chic.

It all started with sprees at Minneapolis vintage shops Ragstock and Tatters Clothing.

"We were interested in being cool," Jimmy Jam says. "It was about attitude and feeling good about ourselves, even though we didn't have the money."

Morris had to overcome his retail snobbery. "I ain't going to lie: I was a little apprehensive about going into a used-clothing store," he says. "But that original Presley (suit) came out of Tatters, and I wore it till it fell off."

No designers or stylists played a role in The Time's flamboyant early press photos or videos.

At concerts during the first tour, "every kid was dressed like us, because they could do it cheap," Jesse says. "The prices at Ragstock went way up."

The Time's dapper-duds scheme soon backfired.

Says Jerome Benton, "By the end of the tour, used suits at Aardvark's (in L.A.) were $300."

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Reply #38 posted 11/19/15 8:42am

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Morris Day and The Time's photo.

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How can you say that it isn't much and the whole (attack W&L) bit is tired. This has nothing to do with Wendy. Do you not have any interest in the Time period in this thread outside of finding that 1 piece with Lisa's name in it so you can argue?

If she said she cowrote it, she cowrote it. She and Morris talked about how how a lot of that stuff came about...

Andre Cymone, who played bass in [Prince]'s band, had been very involved in THE TIME project from the beginning. He was also assembling a girl group, called "The Girls", and saw the side projects as an opportunity to supplement his relatively small income from being a band member only. Andre claimed that he came up with many of the ideas for THE TIME before being muscled out of the project, wich led into falling out with [Prince]. The relationship between Andre Cymone and [Prince] had been deteriorating for some time. Andre felt, that he didn't receive enough credits for his input into [Prince]'s music and stage act, even accusing [Prince] of knowing stealing his ideas. He decided to leave [Prince]'s band and embark a solo-career. He accepted to participate in the upcoming european tour, but he left the band immediately afterwards.

Lisa Coleman later also reported, that [Prince] pulled stunts like turning home studio jams with [Morris Day] and her into material for THE TIME and another side-project, Vanity 6

paulludvig said:

About The Stick - If this is what W&L mean when they claim they co-wrote stuff, then it isn't much.

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Reply #40 posted 11/19/15 12:36pm

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She says she cowrote the song. And in the quote (that's Lisa answering a question on twitter) she also explains what she means by that. She came up with a frase that sparked an idea. Not many others would claim co-writing credit for that.

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How can you say that it isn't much and the whole (attack W&L) bit is tired. This has nothing to do with Wendy. Do you not have any interest in the Time period in this thread outside of finding that 1 piece with Lisa's name in it so you can argue?

If she said she cowrote it, she cowrote it. She and Morris talked about how how a lot of that stuff came about...

paulludvig said:

About The Stick - If this is what W&L mean when they claim they co-wrote stuff, then it isn't much.

The wooh is on the one!
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Reply #41 posted 11/19/15 12:41pm

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No it's not, she is tweeting she said she cowrote it, came up with the lyric that sparked the idea...
Again. lol I knew when I saw that you posted that you probably were going to find that .10% connected to(W&L) even though it's only Lisa Coleman and go into a usual back n forth about that.
I really did not expect you to share in conversation about the TIME period

Dude I know you don't like W&L, this is expected. But ... eh nevermind lol

paulludvig said:

She says she cowrote the song. And in the quote (that's Lisa answering a question on twitter) she also explains what she means by that. She came up with a frase that sparked an idea. Not many others would claim co-writing credit for that.

OldFriends4Sale said:

How can you say that it isn't much and the whole (attack W&L) bit is tired. This has nothing to do with Wendy. Do you not have any interest in the Time period in this thread outside of finding that 1 piece with Lisa's name in it so you can argue?

If she said she cowrote it, she cowrote it. She and Morris talked about how how a lot of that stuff came about...

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Reply #42 posted 12/02/15 10:15am

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Morris Day and The Time's photo.

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Reply #43 posted 12/21/15 11:45am

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Dancin' Flu is an unreleased song believed to have been recorded in April 1981, at Prince's Wayzata Home Studio, Wayzata, MN, USA or Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN (during the same set of sessions as I Can't Figure It Out). The song includes lyrics by Dez Dickerson (who wrote the lyrics for Cool around the same time). It may have been intended for The Time's first album The Time, but little is known about the track. The song remains unreleased.

-PrinceVault

Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted (assumed)
  • Dez Dickerson - guitar (assumed)
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Reply #44 posted 12/24/15 5:56pm

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I remember hearing "Get It Up" for the first time.It was in August 1981 and I was in Detroit.My older sister was raving about it,but she mistakenly assumed that it was the new Prince single biggrin

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