Cool - The Time
"Cool" was a song by The Time, released as the second single from their 1981 eponymous debut album. The song was recorded in Prince's home studio in April 1981, and was produced, arranged, and performed by Prince as Jamie Starr with Morris Day later adding his lead vocals. The song was co-written with Revolution guitarist Dez Dickerson and contains background vocals by keyboardist Lisa Coleman, however both were uncredited. The funk-pop piece relies heavily on synthesizers to provide both the bass and melody for the upbeat song. A guitar solo is present and a relatively simple drumbeat drives the song along. "Cool" sets up the persona created for Day as a wealthy playboy, one who is also popular, and of course, 'cool'. Day built a entire career around the persona. Prince's backing vocals are very apparent in the song, especially in the chorus. Prince's Welcome 2 America Tour
Prince performing in Charlotte, NC during his Welcome 2 America tour!