H. Wolfe III | Detroit, Michigan United States | 02/19/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm disappointed in the reviews of this CD. I personally love it! When you hear it, you have to keep in context the time it was made, 1984.George Orwells Future Shock had come to be. "Blinded Me with Science" was a hit record, you get the picture. Stanley was echoing the time period and with fantastic results. His playing was awesome and despite the tunes being relatively simple by Stanley Clarke standards, I defy anyone to show me another bass player who does what he has done on this CD before or since. Rock on Stanley! and the critics can get a grip!"
Yes I'm Ready For The Future!
Andre' S Grindle | Bangor,ME. | 07/15/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sorry but after many years of musical inconsistantsy,
1984's "Time Exposure" stands out.It is without question Clarke's
best album of the 1980's (mabye ever)and it's loose concept about
the musicians musical future shines best on the sizzling,dancable
electro-funk numbers "Are You Ready (For The Future)",the tital
song,"Future" and the lovely Howard Hewitt pop vocal number
"Heaven Sent You" and it's Hewitt-less companion "Future Shock"
(not the Curtis Mayfield song) but these five songs make up the
core of this wonderful collection.On the faced-paced "Speedball"
and the frenetic "Spacerunner",Stanley Clarke's famous electric
bass thumping battles beat-heavy drum machines and swirling synths-adding a slightly more improvised tone to the proceedings.
The album's closest thing to a weak moment is it's closing
number "I Know Just How You Feel",a wonderful piece of hard-edged
new-wave funk nearly ruined by Clarke's poor excuse for singing,
a common failing of some of his earlier albums.But this minor
complaint is not enough to destroy the integrity,excellent
compositions and fine musicianship that characterizes this entire
Nothing to get excited about
mike lewandowski | Lakewood, CO United States | 08/25/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I listen to this album once then took it to the store to sell it for two dollars to get something else. This is ultimate cheese. It sound like Stanley lost a bet. If you want to get the worst album Clarke ever made get this one. The mix is so over saturated with cheap keyboard sounds that no more words are worth the effort. Go get If this bass could only talk or Live at the Greek. Enough is enough!"