2120-S Prime Time
Produced by Todd Rundgren
Released on April 1979
UK CHART POSITION #34 (charted Apr. 28, 1979 for 10 weeks)
Find it at GEMM
2120-S w. company sleeve
[high resolution scan]

K ronomyth 5.1: RUNDGREN CONTROL. Apparently, it wasn’t enough that Todd Rundgren sounded like Todd Rundgren and Utopia sounded like Todd Rundgren, now The Tubes had to too. “Prime Time” has all the earmarks of a Rundgren ballad, rendered in synthetic disco with Re Styles joining Fee on lead vocals. The album track “No Way Out” appears on the backside and at least rocks out a little, though again the Utopia comparisons hold. Despite the fact that some felt Remote Control was a return to form, I’m not hearing it here. Save your money for Adventures In Utopia instead.

TRACK LISTING

  1. PRIME TIME    (Bill Spooner/Roger Steen/Prairie Prince/Vince Welnick/Michael Cotten/Rick Anderson/Fee Waybill/Re Styles)    3:14
  2. NO WAY OUT    (Bill Spooner/Roger Steen/Prairie Prince/Vince Welnick/Michael Cotten/Rick Anderson/Fee Waybill/Re Styles)    3:26

CREDITS

Todd Rundgren -- engineer

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US/CAN 1979 A&M 7" 2120-S  
US 1979 A&M 12PRO SP-17068  
UK April 1979 A&M 7"/7PIC AMS/AMSP-7423 diecut ps & colored vinyl,
avail. as picture disc
NET 1979 A&M 7" AMS-6885 picture sleeve

 

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