If you follow the history of Prince’s music and the artists that he’s influenced, you’ll probably tell by listening to The Time’s final release that tensions were starting to mount between Morris Day and the Purple One. The group did break up in 1984 but not before they released Ice Cream Castle. This album in itself seemed that it didn’t have any sort of direction. The title track seemed too “new wavy.” “Chili Sauce” seemed to try and duplicate “Gigolos Get Lonely Too” but didn’t have the same impact. However, “Jungle Love” is a funk classic that still sounds great after all these years and people can still get down to. “The Bird” is also a decent track that captures that Minneapolis vibe really well, but ultimately doesn’t really work for me. If it weren’t for those two tracks on the release, then I believe the album would have tanked. I definitely would add this album to your collection only if you truly dig that Minneapolis sound and are a Time or Morris Day fan.
Label: Warner Bros. Records – 1-25109
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
A1. Ice Cream Castles
A2. My Drawers
A3. Chili Sauce
B1. Jungle Love
B2. If The Kid Can’t Make You Come
B3. The Bird
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