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The Time, “Jungle Love”


This is what “real” 1980s funk sounds like. Not that sissy retread stuff by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. (And of course, 1980s funk is a more mechanized version of 1970s funk. But I think it’s better because of the new sounds that synthesizers and drum machines offered.)

The Time was once Prince’s protege band, featured in the film “Purple Rain,” which I have never seen. I like them.

Billboard magazine, which no one reads, claims that Ronson and Mars were “influenced” by 70s and 80s funk and rhythm & blues bands. They say “influenced,” I say “slavishly copied.” Whatever.

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