Time's Up (Living Colour album)

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Time's Up
Living Colour Time's Up.jpg
Studio album by Living Colour
Released August 20, 1990
Recorded 1989–90
Studio A&M Studios, Hollywood, California; RPM Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre
Length 57:35
Label Epic
Producer Ed Stasium
Living Colour chronology
Vivid
(1988)Vivid1988
Time's Up
(1990)
Biscuits
(1991)Biscuits1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Sun-Times 3.5/4 stars[2]
Chicago Tribune 4/4 stars[3]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 4/5 stars[4]
Entertainment Weekly A[5]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/5 stars[6]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[7]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[8]
Select 4/5[9]
The Village Voice A−[10]

Time's Up is the second studio album by the band Living Colour, released on August 20, 1990 through Epic Records. It was the follow-up to their successful 1988 album Vivid. Time's Up features a wide range of genres and also includes cameo appearances by Queen Latifah, Little Richard, Doug E. Fresh, Maceo Parker and James Earl Jones. After the album was released, it reached gold status, peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard 200 and later won a Grammy for best hard rock album of the year. It is the final album to feature Muzz Skillings on bass, though it was not his last release with the band (as he appeared on the Biscuits EP). In late February 2014, the album was reissued in Europe by Music On CD and is available once again.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Vernon Reid, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Time's Up" Reid, Muzz Skillings, Corey Glover, Will Calhoun 3:05
2. "History Lesson"   0:52
3. "Pride" Calhoun 4:55
4. "Love Rears Its Ugly Head"   4:19
5. "New Jack Theme"   3:30
6. "Someone Like You" Skillings 3:47
7. "Elvis Is Dead (ft. Little Richard)"   3:50
8. "Type"   6:26
9. "Information Overload"   6:11
10. "Under Cover of Darkness (ft. Queen Latifah)" Glover 4:17
11. "Ology" Skillings 1:07
12. "Fight the Fight" Calhoun, Glover, Reid, Skillings 4:32
13. "Tag Team Partners (ft. Doug E. Fresh)" Glover 0:48
14. "Solace of You" Glover, Reid 3:38
15. "This Is the Life"   6:23

Banded version[edit]

A special US advance promo version eliminating "History Lesson", "Ology" and "Tag Team Partners". Catalog number ESK 2171

No. Title Length
1. "Time's Up"  
2. "Pride"  
3. "Love Rears Its Ugly Head"  
4. "New Jack Theme"  
5. "Someone Like You"  
6. "Elvis Is Dead"  
7. "Type"  
8. "Information Overload"  
9. "Under Cover of Darkness"  
10. "Fight the Fight"  
11. "Solace of You"  
12. "This Is the Life"  

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 13 [11]
UK Albums Chart 20 [12]

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1990 "Type" Modern Rock Tracks 3
Mainstream Rock Tracks 5
"Elvis Is Dead" Modern Rock Tracks 25
1991 Hot Dance Music/Club Play 18
Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 10
"Love Rears Its Ugly Head" Modern Rock Tracks 8
Mainstream Rock Tracks 28

Accolades[edit]

Grammy Awards

Year Winner Category
1991 Time's Up Best Hard Rock Performance

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "Time's Up – Living Colour". AllMusic. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  2. ^ McLeese, Don (September 3, 1990). "Living Colour, 'Time's Up' (Epic)". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved January 10, 2017. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ Kot, Greg (August 30, 1990). "Living Colour: Time's Up (Epic)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  4. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-85712-595-8. 
  5. ^ Sandow, Greg (September 7, 1990). "Time's Up". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  6. ^ Hochman, Steve (September 9, 1990). "Colourful Anthems to Black-Rock Movement". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  7. ^ Light, Alan (September 6, 1990). "Living Colour: Time's Up". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on August 4, 2009. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  8. ^ Considine, J. D. (2004). "Living Colour". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. p. 491. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  9. ^ Putterford, Mark (October 1990). "Perfect Timing". Select (4): 107. 
  10. ^ Christgau, Robert (September 25, 1990). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Living Colour album charts [albums]". Billboard. Retrieved 2007-12-20. 
  12. ^ [1], UK charts page for Living Colour