The A Side:
The Bird (Remix) 6:25
The B Side:
My Drawers 3:42
Welcome to another Monday, Fun With Vinyl readers. Today continues our “Paisley June” where we are taking a look at vinyl releases from Prince and related artists. We just had 10 days of Prince 12” releases, now we are going to move on to some other artists that were brought into the spotlight by Prince.
Today’s post is from The Time and it is the 12” release of “The Bird” in 1984. The band had undergone a change in personnel by this time as Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis and Monte Moir had parted ways with the band. Mark Cardenas, Paul Peterson and Jerry Hubbard joined Morris Day, Jesse Johnson, Jellybean Johnson and Jerome Benton to make up the lineup of the band that was featured in the movie Purple Rain. This 12” contains a remix of “The Bird” and an edited version of “My Drawers” on the flip side. Neither of these versions has been available on CD.
The Billboard Charts:
|Chart||Debuted||Debut Pos.||Peak Pos.||Wks on Chart|
|Hot Black Singles||1/19/85||33||11|
Label: Warner Brothers Records
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
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