Ticking Time Bomb

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"Ticking Time Bomb"
Tackhead - Ticking Time Bomb.jpg
Single by Tackhead
from the album Friendly as a Hand Grenade
B-side "Body to Burn"
ReleasedMarch 1989 (1989-03)
Format 12", CS
Genre Funk, industrial
Length4:23(album version)
2:50 (single version)
Label World
Songwriter(s) Keith LeBlanc, Skip McDonald, Adrian Sherwood, Doug Wimbish
Producer(s) Tackhead
Tackhead singles chronology
"Reality"
(1988)
"Ticking Time Bomb"
(1989)
Music video
"Ticking Time Bomb"
on youtube.com

"Ticking Time Bomb" is a single by the industrial hip-hop group Tackhead, released in March 1989 on World Records. [1] [2]

Tackhead is an industrial hip-hop group that was most active during the 1980s and early 1990s, and briefly reformed in 2004 for a tour. Their music occupies the territory where funk, dub, industrial music and electronica intersect. The core members are Doug Wimbish (bass), Keith Leblanc (percussion) and Skip McDonald (guitar) and producer Adrian Sherwood. Despite being short-lived as band proper, the legacy and output of these groups of musicians has been prodigious.

Contents

Formats and track listing

All songs written by Keith LeBlanc, Skip McDonald, Adrian Sherwood and Doug Wimbish

Keith LeBlanc American drummer and record producer

Keith LeBlanc is an American drummer and record producer, and is a member of the bands Little Axe and Tackhead.

Little Axe American blues musician

Skip McDonald is an American musician who also performs under the stage name Little Axe.

Adrian Maxwell Sherwood is an English record producer specializing in the genre of dub music. He has created a distinctive production style based on the application of dub effects and dub mixing techniques to other forms of electronic dance music and popular music outside of the genre. He has worked extensively with a variety of reggae artists as well as the musicians Keith LeBlanc, Doug Wimbish and Skip McDonald. Sherwood has remixed tracks by Coldcut, Depeche Mode, The Woodentops, Primal Scream, Pop Will Eat Itself, Sinéad O'Connor, and Skinny Puppy. In his role as a record producer he has worked with a variety of record labels; however, his most well-known label is On-U Sound Records which he founded in 1979. Sherwood has been a member of the band Tackhead. He considers himself tone deaf, and focuses on making sounds and noises rather than melody.

UK 12" single (WR012)
  1. "Ticking Time Bomb" – 2:50
  2. "Ticking Time Bomb (dub version)" – 6:18
  3. "Body to Burn" – 3:09

Personnel

Charts

Charts (1989)Peak
position
UK Indie Chart [3] 7

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