01-America_ What Time Is Love_ (Radio Edit).mp3 (Size: 30.14 MB) (Files: 6)
01-America_ What Time Is Love_ (Radio Edit).mp3
01-America_ What Time Is Love_ (Radio Edit).sfv
02-America No More.mp3
03-America_ What Time Is Love_ (Uncensored).mp3
04-America No More (Just The Pipe Band).mp3
Artist....: The KLF
Title.....: America what time is love
Rel. Date.: 1992
01-America_ What Time Is Love_ (Radio Edit)
02-America No More
03-America_ What Time Is Love_ (Uncensored)
04-America No More (Just The Pipe Band)
The single release "America: What Time Is Love?" constituted a major reworking of the anthem and was The KLF's final UK commercial musical offering. It was released in February 1992 in the UK, four months after it was first made available in the US. The KLF's notorious BRIT Awards performance, staged in the week prior to "America"'s UK release, concluded with the announcement of their departure from the music industry. This was later confirmed by a full-page press announcement that used images from the set of the "America: What Time Is Love?" music video.
"America" has a markedly different tone to previous incarnations of the song: harder, heavier and more guitar-laden (featuring the riff from Motörhead's Ace of Spades). It opens with a protracted narration by The KLF's regular narrator Scott Piering, about The JAMs' odyssey of 992 to discover America. In common with previous single "It's Grim Up North", it features a climactic orchestral section and a spoken list of towns and cities. However, in common with the "Stadium House" tracks, the mood of the song is one of jubilation. Between verses, a male chorus chants the word "America" to the tune of the song "Aquarius" from Hair. Isaac Bello again provided rap, and Glenn Hughes (formerly of Deep Purple) provided vocals - a contribution which Hughes claimed "saved his life" from drug abuse.
In contrast, the B-side "America No More" is a sombre anti-war statement focussing on US foreign policy. With ambient overtones, it features forlorn guitars, austere brass and a pipe band, set against the backdrop of artillery noise and the recorded words of US politicians, commentators and evangelists speaking either about or during major 20th century US military conflicts. According to Drummond, it was the final track to be recorded by The KLF. Evangelists feature elsewhere in The KLF's music (Chill Out, "What Time Is Love? (Remodelled & Remixed)" and "Fuck the Millennium"), as does gunfire (in the three "Stadium House" singles).
Reviewing "America: What Time Is Love?", Melody Maker found that "the whole bizarre concoction's brilliantly bonkers", but questioned The KLF's strategy of recycling their songs. "America No More" was described by The Wire in 1997 as "a devastating protest-montage of helicopters, bagpipes and carpet-bombs".