Time UK - One More Time
13 track CD only release
RELEASED: 18th November 2002
This is a real honour for us folks here at Detour Records. We are very proud to bring you a full retrospective of one of the best and yet most over-looked and criminally underrated UK Mod / New Wave bands of the 80's.
Following the sad demise of UK superstars The Jam in 1982, drummer Rick Buckler started looking for a new band almost straight away. Linking up with songwriter and musician Jimmy Edwards, a face on the UK music scene since the 60's, member of Power-Pop combo Master Switch and linked with such acts as Sham 69 and The Pretenders, the two soon forged a partnership of great musical quality. Bringing in other top class musicians from bands such as The Tom Robinson Band Steve Marriotts All Stars and The Yoko Ono Band the combo started to gig around the country as Time UK and started to gain great popularity with their own brand of New Wave music - powerful songs laced with guitar and synthesizer and a knack for a killer chorus in every one.
The band released their first single on the Red Bus label in 1983 - The Cabaret soon went on to sell 60,000 copies - enough for a No. 1 these days!!! This attracted the attention of major label Arista and soon the band released two other great singles Playground Of Privilege and You Wont Stop.
As the publics music taste changed from guitar-led New Wave to the New Romantic sound the bands popularity waned and they split to pursue other interests in the mid 80's. Jimmy and Rick carried on making music together and drafted in Ricks former Jam bandmate Bruce Foxton to record three tracks under the guise of Sharp for the UK Mod label Unicorn.
This great CD retrospective features every track recorded by Time UK and Sharp - including previously unreleased tracks - and its a quality piece of work. Digitally remastered by Phil Collins technical assistant Geoff Cunningham and featuring never-before-seen photos and great liner notes in the artwork this is finally a release that the band deserves.
It seems criminal now that following the split of The Jam that all the attention was on a certain Mr. Weller when the other guys in the band were also coming out with some brilliant music of their own.