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For me it's pretty easily the 12" Version of "She's Strange," but the vast majority of their early-to-mid-'80s output was so friggin' great, minor-chord icy R&B like no one else. Cameo freaks, rise!

Thomas Inskeep (submeat), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 19:24 (thirteen years ago) link


(altho sometimes it's "Alligator Woman")

The Android Cat (Dan Perry), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 19:25 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah, as much as I love so much of their stuff, if could listen to only one of the songs for the rest of my life, it'd have to be "Candy." The world really isn't complete without that one. That bass and those drums are life affirming.

matt2 (matt2), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 19:35 (thirteen years ago) link

Somebody eventually has to take a bullet for "Word Up". Might as well be me. Love that song.

the new sincerity (Pye Poudre), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 19:41 (thirteen years ago) link

"Rigor Mortis"

Myonga Von Booty (M. Agony Von Bontee), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 22:04 (thirteen years ago) link

"cancy" thirded. wonderful and life-affirming music!

geoff (gcannon), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 22:08 (thirteen years ago) link

Either I Just Want to Be or Back and Forth

Andy_K (Andy_K), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 22:10 (thirteen years ago) link

nuh uh!

"Single Life"

hank (hank s), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 22:14 (thirteen years ago) link


but I will also rep for "Shake Your Pants"

manifestation of the information age taken to the max (Brian Miller), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 22:18 (thirteen years ago) link

"Candy"?!...now I KNOW you're just talkin out the side of your neck...

hank (hank s), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 22:23 (thirteen years ago) link

"Alligator Woman," no question. GREAT high school make-out music. My girlfriend always used to giggle at the "Your big behind / It makes me blind" part.

Haikunym (Haikunym), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 22:25 (thirteen years ago) link

Their ballads always get a short shrift. Feel Me, Why Have I Lost You, Sparkle, I'll Always Stay, I Care for You, Give Love a Chance, and on and on.

Andy_K (Andy_K), Wednesday, 24 January 2007 22:31 (thirteen years ago) link

Word Up

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Thursday, 25 January 2007 00:14 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm with Thomas on "She's Strange". The chorus just slays me - "And I like it" is one of the best rejoinders in pop music. There is an implied shit-eating-grin in the delivery that makes me smile each and every time.

EZ Snappin (EZSnappin), Thursday, 25 January 2007 01:14 (thirteen years ago) link

single guys: clap your hands!

hank (hank s), Thursday, 25 January 2007 02:28 (thirteen years ago) link

OTM "Rigor Mortis" tho I rocked many a party with "Funk Funk" as well.

Saxby D. Elder (Saxby D. Elder), Thursday, 25 January 2007 03:52 (thirteen years ago) link


Tronid K (tronidk), Thursday, 25 January 2007 07:33 (thirteen years ago) link

larry's codpiece

timmy tannin (pompous), Thursday, 25 January 2007 08:02 (thirteen years ago) link

AndyK: when it comes to their ballads, I've always been partial to "Don't Be Lonely" (and again with the minor synth chords!).

Thomas Inskeep (submeat), Thursday, 25 January 2007 22:02 (thirteen years ago) link

"Candy" for sure.

God Bows to Meth (noodle vague), Thursday, 25 January 2007 22:26 (thirteen years ago) link

"It's serious" from We all know who we are.

cb200 (cb200), Friday, 26 January 2007 05:07 (thirteen years ago) link

"Be Yourself" from the Alligator Woman LP. That whole album ranks as one of the all time funk classics.

The first side (i.e., all the hits) from Word Up is good too. I never knew anyone who played the other half.

B.Graff (mr_graff), Saturday, 27 January 2007 14:11 (thirteen years ago) link

two years pass...


Ømår Littel (Jordan), Thursday, 9 July 2009 21:36 (ten years ago) link

I Just Want To Be

bad crack (Eric H.), Thursday, 9 July 2009 21:37 (ten years ago) link

three weeks pass...


Ømår Littel (Jordan), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 15:54 (ten years ago) link

ten years pass...

Throw It Down is of my favorite bass performances of all time. It growls. Aaron Mills is a god.


Fetchboy, Friday, 4 October 2019 02:50 (seven months ago) link

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