Pandemonium (The Time album)

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Pandemonium
Pandemonium (The Time album).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 10, 1990
Recorded1981-1990
GenreFunk, R&B, pop
Length65:12
LabelPaisley Park, Reprise
27490
ProducerThe Time
Prince
The Time chronology
Ice Cream Castle
(1984)
Pandemonium
(1990)
Condensate
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Pandemonium is a 1990 album by The Time. Much like the three previous albums, the album consists of music in the funk-pop or ballad genre, although this album breaks the Time's six-song album tradition. The album is a tie-in with the film Graffiti Bridge and several songs from the album appear in the film. According to biographer Matt Thorne, Prince co-wrote "Donald Trump (Black Version)".[2]

The album was certified Gold by the RIAA and "Jerk Out" became one of the band's biggest singles. The second single, "Chocolate" didn't fare as well.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dreamland" – 3:08
  2. "Pandemonium" – 4:11
  3. "Sexy Socialites" – 0:23
  4. "Jerk Out" – 6:49
  5. "Yount" – 0:22
  6. "Blondie" – 6:27
  7. "Donald Trump (Black Version)" – 4:33
  8. "Chocolate" – 7:31
  9. "Cooking Class" – 0:42
  10. "Skillet" – 6:11
  11. "It's Your World" – 5:25
  12. "Sometimes I Get Lonely" – 6:15
  13. "Data Bank" – 5:36
  14. "My Summertime Thang" – 6:52
  15. "Pretty Little Women" – 0:46

Reception[edit]

"The songs' obsessions with sex, food and time scream 'concept'," remarked Michele Kirsch in a 4 out of 5 review for Select, "but only in a fun, sexy, blaxploitation movie soundtrack kind of way. Lots of background jive talk, chat up lines and bogus off-tape comments make you feel like you're gatecrashing a party at the point where everybody pairs off to go to his or her place… Bastard sons of George Clinton, take a bow."[3]

Singles and chart placings[edit]

  1. "Jerk Out"
  2. "Mo' Jerk Out" – 7" single
  3. "Get It Up" – 12" single
  4. "Jerk Out" (Sexy Mix) – 12" single
  5. "Jerk Out" (Sexy Edit) – 12" single
  6. "Jerk Out" (A Capella) – 12" single
  7. "Jerk Out" (Sexy Dub) – 12" single
  8. "Jerk Out" (Sexy Instrumental) – 12" single
  1. "Chocolate"
  2. "My Drawers"
  3. "Chocolate" (12 Inch Remix) – 12" single
  4. "Chocolate" (Tootsie Roll Club Mix) – 12" single
  5. "Chocolate" (Instrumental) – 12" single
  6. "Chocolate" (Percapella) – 12" single

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Pandemonium at AllMusic
  2. ^ Tessa Stuart (2016-04-22). "Hear Prince and the Time's 1990 Song About Donald Trump – Rolling Stone". Rollingstone.com. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  3. ^ Select, September 1990

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