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The Time

The Time
Formed: 1981 in Minneapolis, MN
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Genre: R&B, Rap, Other, Pop/Rock
Group Members: Morris Day, Jesse Johnson, Jerome Benton, Jimmy Jam, Jellybean Johnson, Terry Lewis, Monte Moir, Paul Peterson, Mark Cardenas, Gerry Hubbard
Biography: From their origins as Prince's first pet project to their self-produced funk-rock oeuvre, the Time has been a fascinating and outrageous congregation. Vocalist Morris Day infused his cocky, swaggering personality into dance hits that would make Rufus Thomas envious, and, unlike most of the competition, ...Read full biography
What Time Is It?
Released: 1982
Label: Warner Bros.
Critics' Rating:
The Time's second album, What Time Is It?, is similar in many ways to The Time (1981), except better all-around, boasting three extended synth-funk jams ("Wild and Loose," "777-9311," "The Walk") that ...Read full review
The Time
Released: 1981
Label: Warner Bros.
Critics' Rating:
Essentially a side project for Prince in the wake of his tour with Rick James in support of Dirty Mind (1980), the Time made their self-titled album debut in 1981, a few months before the release of Controversy. ...Read full review
More The Time albums: Main Albums (4), Singles & EPs (9)
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