2323-S Too Much Time On My Hands
Produced by Styx
Released on March 1981
US CHART POSITION #9 (charted March 21, 1981 for 19 weeks)
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2323-S wo. picture sleeve
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T he unofficial theme song of Progrography! This reminds me of Foreigner, so the satyr in me’s sated (in freudspeak, id). Although the synthesizers and disco-sensible sound peg it as a product of its time (dirty laundry 4 the game?), “Too Much Time On My Hands” has aged pretty well. Rather than give away Paradise on singles, A&M drew “Queen of Spades” from Pieces of Eight as the B side. ELO used to do the same thing (pulling B sides from old albums), though whether it actually drove sales of earlier albums, well, would you buy an old album based on a B side?

TRACK LISTING

  1. TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS    (Tommy Shaw)    4:31
  2. QUEEN OF SPADES    (James Young/Dennis DeYoung)    5:38

    A&M "Memories" 7-inch reissue
  3. TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS
  4. THE BEST OF TIMES

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US/CAN March 1981 A&M 7" 2323-S  
UK 1981 A&M 7PUR AMS8118 purple vinyl
AUS'L   A&M 7" K8255  
US/CAN   A&M 7" AM8630 "Memories" reissue

 

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