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VIDEO: Anthrax + Joe Jackson’s “Got The Time

From Left:  Charlie Benante, Dan Spitz, Scott Ian, Frank Bello, Joey Belladonna Photo Credit:  William Hames



“I think it totally made that record, as a whole, what it is today.  ‘Got The Time’…’Persistence of Time’…it was meant to be.”  -Charlie Benante

Thursday, August 20, 2020 – Thirty years ago tomorrow, August 21 1990, Persistence of Time.Anthrax’s fifth studio album was released.  To commemorate that release, the band’s special deluxe edition of the fully remastered album, a slew of bonus tracks, and revised cover art will hit stores tomorrow as a four-disc vinyl collection, and a CD/DVD package.  To wrap up the six-episode video series of the stories behind the making of Persistence of Time, here is Episode Six, the final clip, “Got The Time.”  On this, Anthrax’s Charlie Benante reveals how the then-new Persistence of Time album was the result of everything the band had learned up to that point, incorporating elements of Spreading the Disease,Among The Living and State of Euphoria.  He also points out Scott Ian’s evolution as a lyricist, that on Persistence of Time, Ian became more outspoken on subjects like racism and politics.  Go HERE to get your copy of “Persistence of Time 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition.”

The Gold-certified Persistence of Time included two cover songs, “AntiSocial” and Joe Jackson’s “Got The Time,” a big personal favorite of Benante’s who rallied the band to do a cover of it.  “People love that song,” said Benante, “and to this day, we enjoy playing it.  We speed it up – like Joe Jackson does live – Joe Jackson plays that song at ‘elfin’ light speed, faster than we ever played it.” 
In tandem with the release of the “Persistence of Time Deluxe Anniversary Edition,” Anthrax is unveiling a brand new collection of Persistence of Time merchandise – t-shirts, hoodies, face masks, hats, board shorts, and more – available beginning tomorrow, 8/21/20, exclusively at

Persistence of Time/Deluxe 30th Anniversary Edition Vinyl Track Listing:

Side A
Time (Remastered)
Blood (Remastered)
Keep It In The Family (Remastered)

Side B
In My World (Remastered)
Gridlock (Remastered)
Intro to Reality (Remastered
Belly of the Beast (Remastered)

Side C
Got The Time (Remastered)
H8 Red (Remastered)
One Man Stands (Remastered)
Discharge (Remastered)

Side D
I’m The Man (The Illest Version Ever)
Time (Live at The Palace of Auburn Hills)
Got The Time (Pre Production)

Side E
In My World (Pre Production – Scott Guide Vocal)
H8 Red (Rehearsal Room/Charlie’s, Riff Tape/Pre-Production)
Discharge (Charlie’s Riff Tape/Rehearsal Room/Pre-Production)

Side F
Keep In In The Family (Rehearsal Room/Scott Guide Vocal)
Blood (Rehearsal Room/Pre-Production)

Side G
Intro to Reality (Pre-Production)
Belly Of The Beast (Tracking)
Gridlock (Tracking)

Side H
One Man Stands (Pre-Production)
Time (Pre-Production, Scott Guide Vocal)

About Bryan Joe Corder (4087 Articles)
Concert Photographer at heart, Love listening to music and going to shows to try to capture the magic on the stage with my imagery.I also review albums and live concerts.

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