Time UK were a mid-1980s English rock band, featuring former Jam drummer Rick Buckler. They released three singles.
Rick Buckler (drums),
Jimmy Edwards (vocals),
Danny Kustow (guitar / vocals),
Ray Simone (guitar / vocals),
Nick South (bass / vocals),
Fletcher Christian (on second and third singles),
On October 30, 1982 The Jam issued a hand written statement announcing their split. A final single Beat Surrender went straight to number one and a farewell tour culminated at the Brighton Centre on 11th December 1982. After that the three band members went their separate ways.
Drummer Rick Buckler formed the band 'Time UK' with Jimmy Edwards (lead vocals) and Ray Simone (guitar), both formerly of 'MasterSwitch', Danny Kustow (guitar) from the Tom Robinson Band and former Sparks/Radio Stars bassist Martin Gordon. Gordon's tenure was brief - he recorded demos and performed only one gig with the band before being replaced by Nick South formerly of the Yoko Ono Band, Sniff 'n' the Tears and Steve Marriott's All Stars.
Time UK sold nearly 60,000 copies of their debut single, "The Cabaret". Released on Red Bus Records, it entered the official chart on 8th October 1983, reaching #63 during its three week stay. Produced and engineered by Robbie Farnon, the 12 inch and double-pack 7 inch featured a track called "Arcade Radio Present TIME UK The Beginning (The Radio Show)", a mock show with snippets of several demo tracks including future B-side "Puppets Don't Bleed".
A year and a half later the follow-up single, "Playground of Privilege", produced by Tony Visconti, was released on Arista Records to little impact, despite an appearance on Saturday morning TV show Swap Shop (see clip on YouTube).
After a third single, "You Won't Stop", the band effectively folded. Buckler and Edwards briefly formed a new band, Sharp, with Buckler's former bandmate in The Jam, Bruce Foxton. The single "Entertain Me", released on UK independent Mod label Unicorn Records, included the only three tracks recorded by the band.
In 2002 a compilation album, One More Time, assembled recorded material from the Time UK and Sharp, including several previously unreleased tracks.
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