Timex Social ClubRumors

Label:Jay Records – 001, Jay Records – JAY 001
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single, Stereo, Maroon labels
Genre:Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style:Electro, Funk


ARumors (Short Version)4:50
BVicious Rumors (Long Version)7:10

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Durations are incorrectly listed on the sleeve and labels as 4:30 for side A and 7:10 for side B, but the actual durations are 4:50 and 7:06, respectively.

Carl Herloffson is misspelled as Carl Herbffson on the back sleeve but spelled correctly on the center labels.

Catalog # on back cover: JAY 001
Catalog # on labels: 001

Info on back cover:
Side 1: Rumors (4:30) short version
Side 2: Vicious Rumors (7:10) long version
Produced by [...] for 2 Tuff-E-Nuff Productions.
Mixed and Recorded at Starlight Studios, Richmond, CA.
All songs published by: J. King IV Publishing BMI
Manufactured and Distributed by: Macola Records

Info on labels:
Manufactured and distributed by Macola Record Co.
©℗ 1986

Some copies of this release were distributed with a generic white sleeve rather than the picture sleeve, but are otherwise identical.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): L-10516 JAY-001-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): L-10517 JAY-001-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): L-10516 JAY-001-A Ⓘ #3-0-2 SMI-I
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): L-10517 JAY-001-B Ⓘ-2 SP 0-1 SMI-I
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 3): L-10516-JAY-001-A-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 3): L-10517-JAY-001-B-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 4): L-10516-JAY-001-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 4): L-10516-JAY-001-B-3 (♡) 6/11 RAI
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 5): L-10516-JAY-001-A-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 5): L-10517-JAY-001-B-2

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Rumors (12", 45 RPM)CooltempoCOOLX 133UK1986
Rumors (7", 45 RPM, Single)Mercury888 032-7Germany1986
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Rumors (Remix) (12")CooltempoCOOLR 133UK1986
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Rumors (Remix) (12", 45 RPM, EP, Stereo)Mercury888 032-1Netherlands1986
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Rumors (12")Liberation RecordsLMD 481Australia1986



  • REENO's avatar
    Did this get enough radio play? Seriously though, there were FAR BETTER soul/funk records that came out this same year, that were completely ignored.
    • FunkyBeak's avatar
      Most CD's out there that have the Extended Mix seem to be sourced from a vinyl rip. I've listened to almost all discs out there containing it and I've found that this 1990 compilation from A&M has the best sounding version for those interested in obtaining it.


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