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The Guess Who — No Time
Album: Greatest Hits
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Total ratings: 1071









Released: 1970
Length: 3:44
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(No time left for you) On my way to better things
(No time left for you) I found myself some wings
(No time left for you) Distant roads are callin' me
(No time left for you) Da-un-da-un-da-un-da-un-da
No time for a summer friend
No time for the love you send
Seasons change and so did I
You need not wonder why
You need not wonder why
There's no time left for you
No time left for you
(No time left for you) On my way to better things
(No time left for you) I found myself some wings
(No time left for you) Distant roads are callin' me
(No time left for you) Day-un-day-un-day-un-day-un-day
No time for a gentle rain
No time for my watch and chain
No time for revolving doors
No time for the killin' floor
No time for the killin' floor
There's no time left for you
No time left for you
No time for a summer friend
No time for the love you send
Seasons change and so did I
You need not wonder why
You need not wonder why
There's no time left for you
No time left for you
No time, no time, no time, no time
No time, no time, no time, no time
I got, got, got, got no time
I got, got, got, got no time
I got, got, got, got no time
No-no-no, no-no-no, no time
No-no-no, no-no-no, no time
I got, got, got, got no time
No-no-no, no-no-no, no-no-no,
no-no-no, no-no-no, no-no-no, no time
I got no time, got no time, got no time, got no time, got no time
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 On_The_Beach wrote:

Not sure what this is in reference to??
 

Rich World/Poor World from the album "Power in the Music."
 fredGarvin wrote:

The album Power in the Music.  Except for a very few songs, difficult to listen to. This album would not put them on the right side of the r&r hall of fame.  Self-indulgent is a good description of the album.
 
I think the comment is self-indulgent
This is still one of the great classic rock tunes of the era. I may be biased being Canadian, and Guess Who was the first ever stadium concert I ever attended in the 70's, but I invite you to revisit the entire Guess Who catalogue. They were great song-writers  and players. 
I got no time to listen to this
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Not sure what this is in reference to??

 
The album Power in the Music.  Except for a very few songs, difficult to listen to. This album would not put them on the right side of the r&r hall of fame.  Self-indulgent is a good description of the album.
 primm wrote:
{#Devil_pimp}zesty ! burton Cummings one of the best voices in music of any genre

 
Agreed.  Too bad he was such an ass-hole.  

On the other hand, Randy Bachman is a class act and his radio show on CBC called Vinyl Tap is excellent.  
More Guess Who!
 Gusdadringo wrote:
How are these guys not in the R & R Hall of Fame and Bon Jovi is? I know it's a goofy argument as the entire Hall thing is as goofy as all get go but as a Canadian I've got to stand up for the boys. They have a huge catalogue of great songs!
 
Agree 100% !!!!!!
How are these guys not in the R & R Hall of Fame and Bon Jovi is? I know it's a goofy argument as the entire Hall thing is as goofy as all get go but as a Canadian I've got to stand up for the boys. They have a huge catalogue of great songs!
{#Devil_pimp}zesty ! burton Cummings one of the best voices in music of any genre
 Steely_D wrote:
"Hello starving Asian child with bloated belly and open sores. My, you ARE hungry, aren't you? I'd love to give you a few dollars to perpetuate your misery a little further but right now I've got to finish my thesis on the divine right of kings.
See you tomorrow..."
 
Not sure what this is in reference to??
 pinto wrote:

Also Road Food, from their later catalog

 
"Hello starving Asian child with bloated belly and open sores. My, you ARE hungry, aren't you? I'd love to give you a few dollars to perpetuate your misery a little further but right now I've got to finish my thesis on the divine right of kings.

See you tomorrow..." 
Oh boy...I first heard this while riding a high school bus to school at Johnson High School near Yakota Air base in central Japan.  One of my buddies had recorded it and was blaring it for all to sing along to.  I'm a military brat by rearing's; the 'ol man was in the Air Force so we lived on or next to the U.S. tactical fighter/bomber bases in parts of Asia.  Military brats; we're all of a type ain't we (for those who'd know)? 

But no different from most other kids; excepting a bit more....worldly.  So hearing this, or the Who's "Behind Blue Eye's," (I'll let you guess my eye color), always spins me back to those days.  The world was a crazy place then with fears of nuke destruction and boomer rage at "the system and the man."  But for all that it's not much different today, is it?  So welcome the new boss; same as the old boss?  And so it goes...

Highlow
American Net'Zen
 LPCity wrote:
Seasons change and so did I
You need not wonder why
I stole these two lines to use in a break up letter to my first serious girlfriend in high school.  I'm sure I thought at the time that I was being clever, or elegant, or mature, or whatever the hell else you might think about your own actions when you are in high school.  More than just a bit both funny and sad to think about it all these years later.

 
Oh boy, and you're still alive to tell the tale?  But then again, looking back through my own years I've got to say I've no idea how I've survived, sometimes, from then to now.  At least now I'm hopeful my stupid quotient has declined from its epically high levels of way back then.  Hopefully.  {#Wink}

Highlow
American Net'Zen


 LPCity wrote:
Seasons change and so did I
You need not wonder why
I stole these two lines to use in a break up letter to my first serious girlfriend in high school.  I'm sure I thought at the time that I was being clever, or elegant, or mature, or whatever the hell else you might think about your own actions when you are in high school.  More than just a bit both funny and sad to think about it all these years later.
 
{#Roflol}
Seasons change and so did I
You need not wonder why
I stole these two lines to use in a break up letter to my first serious girlfriend in high school.  I'm sure I thought at the time that I was being clever, or elegant, or mature, or whatever the hell else you might think about your own actions when you are in high school.  More than just a bit both funny and sad to think about it all these years later.
One of the stronger start out of the blocks for a bands first single.
Still strong and holds up over all this time.
 kaybee wrote:
I'd love to hear Sour Suite or She's Come Undun by this band.

 
Also Road Food, from their later catalog
Not that I don't still enjoy the song's energy, but I do wonder now when I listen to the lyrics ... Why so bitter?

 kaybee wrote:
I'd love to hear Sour Suite or She's Come Undun by this band.

 
I like a lot of their hits....those 2 are good....the one track rarely heard is the HI-larious "Follow Your Daughter Home" which isn't necessarily great music but FUN music. I've rated this one a 9.

*Edit* Maybe it's because I haven't heard this track in about 10 years or more, but the outro seems different than I'm used to....maybe it's the FM station fading away too soon...or maybe it's a remastered track from the GH album it was on....anyone know if that's the case?


Always a great song, but sounds even more special coming after The Coral's "She's Got a Reason..." Passionate vocals, great music!
Guess Who?

Guess they're from Winnipeg. And yep.
So am I.

Still proud  {#Cheers} 
 kaybee wrote:
I'd love to hear Sour Suite or She's Come Undun by this band.

 
She's Come Undun
{#Clap} 

 kaybee wrote:
I'd love to hear Sour Suite or She's Come Undun by this band.
 
Two good choices!
 . . . "I'm back here in 46201" . . .
I'd love to hear Sour Suite or She's Come Undun by this band.
Bump.  Just like David Lindley's Mercury Blues a few minutes ago.
 

msymmes wrote:
I can name that tune on the 2nd note!  Nothing like a song that starts with a drum riff :)

 

 


Oh yeah, great summer song...
Take me back, way back - great tune and some fond memories
Ahhhh.....Music from home.  My toe is tapping!  :-)
 
great... 
Great great song by a really good band.
went to youtube just for "Undone" which is a joy 
there's also:

The Guess Who - Greatest Hits (Full Album + Bonus Tracks) - Duration: 1:19:11. by MDXer Rock Mixer 96,208 views
Still one of my favorite and most played bands. I love the Road Food album.

And Burton can still sing up a storm! 
 Very astute.  I would agree.

bb_matt wrote:
I don't think he's got any time. 

 


Absolutely ! Just listen to the huge catalog of their music.
  
 

medoras wrote:
Burton Cummings had one of the best rock voices in the late 1960s through the mid-1970s.

He does a fine job on all The Guess Who tracks and always reminds me of other underrated singers like Paul Rodgers who managed to take on just about anything.

 


Burton Cummings had one of the best rock voices in the late 1960s through the mid-1970s.

He does a fine job on all The Guess Who tracks and always reminds me of other underrated singers like Paul Rodgers who managed to take on just about anything.
 lemmoth wrote:
Great yet underrated band.  Lots of great songs, These Eyes, Undun, No Time and American Woman are all classics.

Keep promising myself to get the record of the 2000 Reunion tour with Bachman and Cummings together again for one last time. 

 
There were also a few head scratchers too:  Clap for the Wolfman, Glamour Boy, and Albert Flasher just to get started...
 Proclivities wrote:
 westslope wrote:
Yup.  American Woman still gets lots of air play up in Canada.  Must be the knee-jerk nationalism.  ;-) 

That song still gets a lot of play in The States as well - on pretty much every classic rock station.  The single I hear the least is "Undun" - which I thought was their best tune.


 
This song is one of those decade-defining tracks for me. Never got tired of it. 
I don't think he's got any time. 
Me too!  Still sounds great after all these years.

This song puts me at the age of 18 or 19 hitch-hiking across the Prairie provinces and up to Lynn Lake in northern Manitoba. 
I can name that tune on the 2nd note!  Nothing like a song that starts with a drum riff :)

 
Don't forget the drummer man!  This guy rocks!
Great yet underrated band.  Lots of great songs, These Eyes, Undun, No Time and American Woman are all classics.

Keep promising myself to get the record of the 2000 Reunion tour with Bachman and Cummings together again for one last time. 
The outro is superb     No Time !!
love.
 westslope wrote:
Yup.  American Woman still gets lots of air play up in Canada.  Must be the knee-jerk nationalism.  ;-) 

That song still gets a lot of play in The States as well - on pretty much every classic rock station.  The single I hear the least is "Undun" - which I thought was their best tune.

 Typesbad wrote:
 Everything on it except perhaps "American Woman" has really aged well.

 

Yeah, and that Lenny Kravitz' cover in Austin Powers II didn't really help matters either...
yes well Im under the pump to get three submissions done in the next 6 hours, so this song jumped right out, thanks :-)
nice
 dingusbother wrote:

Were they able to pull-off these nice harmonies in concert?   Curious.

 
They could sing as well as play. Randy Bachman had a good voice and the bass player also provided great harmonies. When he left he formed a band called Srublocaine with Danny McBride the ex leader singer from LightHouse. I say them at the Carleton Pub. McBride only showed for a couple of songs as he was loaded. Ex Guess Who bassist handled all vocals in his absence.
good song (much better than "light my fire") but, alas, KILLED by classic rock stations..............

bill - time for the retirement bin on RP .......and please, god, please, retire "light my fire" along with it....... 
Forever reminds me of going over a snowy, blizzard-hit Berthoud Pass in December of '83 with my buddies Kevin and Sean, with this fantastic album jamming on the tape-deck!  Then we got snowed in at Sean's cabin and it seemed like this tape played on eternal loop!
Killing floor?

love this timely classic...
 
Nice to hear on Canada Day !
Wow, harmony and rock guitar on RP - must be an accident.  Now please return us to the dreamy synth pop.
Burton Cummings -  incredible rock singer!   And composer too. 
 martinc wrote:
I must have seen these guys a 100 times in their heyday as they crossed Canada touring. Cummings was a great singer frontman and Randy has a great player. From Winnipeg where I think it would be hard to be inspired.
 
Were they able to pull-off these nice harmonies in concert?   Curious.
I must have seen these guys a 100 times in their heyday as they crossed Canada touring. Cummings was a great singer frontman and Randy has a great player. From Winnipeg where I think it would be hard to be inspired.
 Typesbad wrote:
One of my first albums and I don't even recall how I got it.  As a result, the Guess Who occupied a disproportionate space in my Rock and Roll world for quite a while.  Everything on it except perhaps "American Woman" has really aged well.
 

 

Yup.  American Woman still gets lots of air play up in Canada.  Must be the knee-jerk nationalism.  ;-) 


One of my first albums and I don't even recall how I got it.  As a result, the Guess Who occupied a disproportionate space in my Rock and Roll world for quite a while.  Everything on it except perhaps "American Woman" has really aged well.
Would gladly go to any show featuring Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman.  Two great rock and roll writers and musicians. 
Here's a great alternate version they did
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqeSUAlI5uI


Yes I know it's a greatest hits album - but the album is an absolute gem!!
One of my favorite songs from my childhood in the 70's, listening to my sister's 8 track tapes.
Hot damn! Long time favorite that still stands the test of time. Burton had a set of pipes.
Saw them about 6 years ago in Vancouver.  I was utterly, fully and completely blown away by how damn good they were, and how note-perfectly they did every song.  And, it was the original 4-piece band lineup!!
Can't get enough of "The Guess Who".   And not just because I grew up listening to them {#Angel}
poor time management?
 tkosh wrote:
Winnipeg, I was told. . . .
 
Correct! Bachman and Cummings spent their formative years in "The 'Peg" as did Neil Young.


 nmatavka wrote:
Where are these guys from?  Good music.  I'd guess British or Canadian.
 
Winnipeg, I was told.  I was living in SW Florida in 1974 with friends from Rosseau, MN.  I bought this album and was telling the guys how good it was.  "We know," they said.  "They played at our prom."  I saw them almost front row a year or two later in St. Paul.  I remember Burton Cummings being very grumpy at stage hands who were having trouble with his piano or sound gear.  But what a voice!


I was busy doing something. Suddenly I'm not.
Geez, a 9 to a 10.  It still sounds good and stands up.

and followed by the Stones, go BG ...
that tell-tale intro drum beat, and I knew exactly what song we were about to hear!
 nmatavka wrote:
Where are these guys from?  Good music.  I'd guess British or Canadian.
 
Canadian.

 George_Tirebiter wrote:
A lot of my friends didn't like this stuff because it was in heavy rotation on the AM dial.  I always liked these guys though - would liked to have seen them all those years ago ~
 
The AM dial is all we had here back then. The FM band didn't start to get interesting until 1974 for us. Just in time, too. I was a high school junior in 74.

Where are these guys from?  Good music.  I'd guess British or Canadian.
 George_Tirebiter wrote:
A lot of my friends didn't like this stuff because it was in heavy rotation on the AM dial.  I always liked these guys though - would liked to have seen them all those years ago ~
 

I did see them in Toronto in the early 70's, then Burton by himself playing a baby-grand piano, also in Toronto, but 30 years later and 100 pounds heavier. Still had the voice, though.

This is the first 45 r.p.m. record I ever purchased, at the ripe old age of eleven.

Good stuff! {#Sunny}
A lot of my friends didn't like this stuff because it was in heavy rotation on the AM dial.  I always liked these guys though - would liked to have seen them all those years ago ~
 RadioDoc wrote:
Almost 40 years old and still fresh.  Great stuff.

Burton Cummings had one of the best voices ever in pop music.
 
Agreed.  This one was a great road song.

 spigolli wrote:
Ahh, the good ole days of vocal harmony!!! 
 

...and crafted songs with a break and a chorus, melody and creativity, energy and catchiness.

And musical talent instead of lip-sync choreography and faux-pornography.
Almost 40 years old and still fresh.  Great stuff.

Burton Cummings had one of the best voices ever in pop music.
 peter_james_bond wrote:
I have plenty of time for this song. Randy Bachman now has a radio program on CBC where he plays records and tells stories about his touring and recording career, the show is called Vinyl Tap.
 
Yes.  The show is not bad.

 peter_james_bond wrote:
I have plenty of time for this song. Randy Bachman now has a radio program on CBC where he plays records and tells stories about his touring and recording career, the show is called Vinyl Tap.
 

Vinyl Tap, excellent name!
Second that!!
The Guess Who never get old-great tune
 westslope wrote:
I would like to apologize on behalf of all us guys who were complete and utter, gratuitous jerks in the our younger days.....

It's okay. We understood completely. No, really... 


I have plenty of time for this song. Randy Bachman now has a radio program on CBC where he plays records and tells stories about his touring and recording career, the show is called Vinyl Tap.
I saw the Guess Who in 1978 as a warmup act for Nazareth at the Regina Agridome... I was 14 at the time... they were but a shadow of their former selves then, with all the major talent gone... this song makes me realize how really, really good they once were...
I would like to apologize on behalf of all us guys who were complete and utter, gratuitous jerks in the our younger days.....
 spigolli wrote:
Ahh, the good ole days of vocal harmony!!! 
 
true, very true

I love the Guess Who. They were one of the bands at the first concert I ever went to. It was 1972 and I was 15.
It was called the November Jam at Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario Ca.

3 Dog Night
The Guess Who
Chuck Berry
Blues Image

and I don't remeber the rest of the line up.

Brings back great memories

i like these guys

These lyrics are just plain mean.


 1wolfy wrote:
This song really rocks in the last 30 seconds !!
 
yes it does. my favorite guess who song is hang on to your life. that is a rocker!

I love Guess Who. Anytime.

{#Cool}
This song really rocks in the last 30 seconds !!


 LikesEarCandy wrote:
Crisis at the cooking school: " No Thyme left for you"
 
{#Lol}
MORE GUESS WHO on RP!
Back in the old Fuzz-Box days ! Love it.  {#Bananajam}
Ahh, the good ole days of vocal harmony!!! 


Name that tune in 3 beats!  Great old song. 
These guys played for a friend of mine's high school prom in Rosseau, MN!  Not sure what year, but we both graduated in 1971, so a little while before that.
This one still sounds great. Excellent vocals. Thanks RP for the great New Year's tunes!
Had to log in to give it a ten

nice lead into "Last Time" from Stones. 
...The Guess Who - These Eyes....
Good call!  A standout in its day and still great 35+ years later.
Crisis at the cooking school: " No Thyme left for you"
Lord make it stop
A great Canadian band-fun to hear this gem on RP. That whole album has stood up well.