How good is Time Has Come Today?

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i'm watching a movie called Coming Home tonight and they are playing the full 11 minute version of "Time Will Come Today" to basically close it out. not a big deal for this movie as they played full songs throughout with lots of Rolling Stone songs.

i remember hearing the full 11 minute version, while living in San Francisco, on my commute home one night, the experience was one of those music one of a kind moments. mesmerizing might be the perfect word.

Bee OK, Thursday, 7 March 2019 04:55 (one year ago) link

surprised we have not really talked about this song before on ILM. so i decided to make a thread.

Bee OK, Thursday, 7 March 2019 04:57 (one year ago) link

or do people prefer the single edit?

Bee OK, Thursday, 7 March 2019 04:58 (one year ago) link

It's great, and without parallel--an interracial soul group with an 11-minute anthemic psychedelic top-40 rock hit. I like the shorter version better. I even like the Angry Samoans' version. (The Ramones covered it too.)

I don't know anything else by them.

clemenza, Thursday, 7 March 2019 05:11 (one year ago) link

yeah it's a great song, and I've heard the full version on the radio more than once. I also constantly think this song is actually by War and confuse it with Spill the Wine. Also I just realized that eric burden was in War.

akm, Thursday, 7 March 2019 05:17 (one year ago) link

optimo killed it with this one on their psyche out mix iirc

the late great, Thursday, 7 March 2019 05:27 (one year ago) link

The parent album is quite good and pretty easy to find cheap on the format of your choice. "I Can't Stand It" and "Harlem" were staples at our local Soul Dance Party Nights.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 7 March 2019 06:31 (one year ago) link

My dad used to play this all the time when I was little.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 7 March 2019 06:36 (one year ago) link

i do need to listen to that parent album, thanks for the rec.


Bee OK, Saturday, 9 March 2019 03:15 (one year ago) link

Pedant alert: it’s “Time Has Come Today.” And it is so good.

While My Guitar Gently Wheedly-Wheedly-Wheedly-Weeps (Dan Peterson), Saturday, 9 March 2019 03:50 (one year ago) link

Thank you!

Great example of why I should never post a new thread while drunk.

Bee OK, Saturday, 9 March 2019 04:21 (one year ago) link

The live disc of Love, Peace and Happiness is HOT

brimstead, Saturday, 9 March 2019 06:24 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

Watching a movie called On the Basis of Sex and they played this song. Always a good thing to hear even a piece of it.

Bee OK, Saturday, 28 March 2020 22:14 (nine months ago) link

The movie was about Ruth Bader Ginsburg and was petty good.

Bee OK, Saturday, 28 March 2020 23:51 (nine months ago) link

nine months pass...

great to hear this song yet again, even if just some stupid commercial during a football game.

Bee OK, Monday, 11 January 2021 00:22 (two weeks ago) link

I still haven't seen Spike Lee's Vietnam film, but I think it's used in that.

clemenza, Monday, 11 January 2021 00:28 (two weeks ago) link

I like this song, but Iggy Pop hilariously made fun of it on an interview I heard with him and I can't hear it the same way since

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 11 January 2021 02:15 (two weeks ago) link

"I think a good song for you would be a 55-minute 'Time Has Come Today'...wait a minute, I think that's shorter than the original."

clemenza, Monday, 11 January 2021 13:45 (two weeks ago) link

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