Chris: Alright, we are talking Timing X in 3, 2, 1, now!
Jon: Second badass instrumental of the album. Front loaded.
Chris: Lol yeah. Fun little synth run.
Jon: Also some time signature fuckery.
Chris: Then the bass.
Jon: Reminiscent of prog.
Chris: Yeah. Tone sounds the same as anthem. But it’s got more energy.
Jon: True. With more pep.
Chris: More build.
Jon: More drums, too.
Chris: And space synths at the end. It really gets big at the end.
Jon: And an abrupt ending setting up Wiggly World.
Jon: Yeah the little lasers, haha.
Chris: More links!
Jon: PEW PEW.
Chris: I really love this tune.
Jon: This song was a fave of mine from the beginning, yeah.
Chris: I always wanted it to keep going.
Jon: I almost wish there were more weird little 1:15-ish instrumentals on their records.
Chris: But part of the appeal is they leave you wanting more I think.
Chris: Yeah I think that would be really good to have these little links. These short instrumentals. Things you couldn’t sustain for a whole song.
Jon: It’s almost like a little “hey we’ll be right back after this commercial sting.”
Jon: The Monkees recorded those when the reruns were airing in the 70s. Little jingles. Not to shoehorn in another band.
Chris: I actually think this song is catchy enough to be a full song, but at a minute plus you get this tight arc.
Chris: Oh whoa.
Jon: And a laid back alternate one:
Jon: But anyway haha. RIP Peter Tork. Much love.
Chris: Yeah, man. That one’s still fresh.
Jon: But yeah Timing X feels like a cool Saturday morning cartoon thing, to me.
Chris: Yeah. I’d watch the cartoon of this theme. Begs for another mash up, haha. I don’t have a strong idea for it though, so I’m not volunteering for this one.
Jon: Considering the things that DID have cartoon tie-ins, it’s silly that Devo never had a shot at that. Lookin’ at you toxic avenger.
Chris: Wait, really?
Jon: That movie was all tits and blind jokes.
Chris: That was a cartoon?
Chris: Whoaaaa. It’s like a full cartoon. Troma made this thing?
Jon: Yeah, it’s bizarre. I think there was even a video game.
Chris: Holy crap. What a very specific time.
Jon: Haha right??
Chris: I bet if Devo hit in the late 80s/early 90s they would have a cartoon and a cereal. Action figures, the whole thing.
Jon: Well they did eventually have action figures but that was kinda post-nerd-chic boom. Doesn’t count.
Chris: Yeah, I mean marketed to kids.
Jon: We need Kenner reusing Han Solo to be Bob1.
Chris: Haha. That’s right.
Jon: Anyway now that I’ve linked a ton of unrelated shit: Timing X slays, I love it.
Chris: Yeah it’s great. And it sets up Wiggly World.
Jon: Very well.
Chris: Keeping their link streak.