|Origin||Point Reyes, California|
|Associated acts||Debbie Gibson|
|Past members||Shanti Jones
That year, Debbie Gibson's manager Douglas Breitbart signed Times Two as the opening act for her Out of the Blue Tour. Its second single, "Cecilia" (a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's hit, featuring work by Paul Simon himself, and produced by Club Nouveau's Jay King), was less successful, reaching #79 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song went to #1 in New Zealand for two weeks in 1988 spending 14 weeks in the chart altogether. The album "X2" made #13 in New Zealand on the strength of their #1 spending 11 weeks in the chart.
As a result, the duo were subsequently dropped from Reprise, and the duo returned in 1990 on EMI Records with the EP "Danger Is My Business." A single was released, "Set Me Free," which prominently featured samples from Blue Swede's 1974 cover of B. J. Thomas' 1969 hit song "Hooked on a Feeling."
The EP was meant to serve as a teaser for their next album, "Hi-Fi & Mighty." A small number of promotional copies of this full-length album were distributed, which included the tracks, along with a couple of remixes. However, problems with management caused the cancellation of its commercial release, and the album was left shelved. Soon afterward, the duo broke up.
Shanti Jones fronts a band called Sex & Reverb; they have produced several CDs.
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