The Timex Social Club was an American R&B/Hip hop group, formed in 1982 by students of Berkeley High School in Berkeley, California. They are perhaps best known for their 1986 hit single, “Rumors” and for being major forerunners to the new jack swing movement.
Originally known as The Timex Crew, members included Marcus Thompson (founder), Gregory “Greg B” Thomas, Michael Marshall, Craig Samuel and Darrien Cleage. By 1986, Samuel, Cleage and Thomas had departed, and both Alex Hill and Kevin Moore were added to complete the group, and the name Timex Social Club was adopted. They specialized in both old school hip hop and the merger of urban R&B with hip hop rhythms, which were later known as new jack swing.
In 1986, the group released the Vicious Rumors album on Danya Records. Vicious Rumors had one major hit, “Rumors”, which peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The hit would be followed up by “Thinkin’ About Ya” which was remixed by Danny Dee for the 12″ but Shep Pettibone would be recruited for the Dub Mixes following his excellent remix work on “Rumors”
Thinkin’ About Ya (Vocal Dub) 5:16
Thinkin’ About Ya (Instrumental Dub) 4:37