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Full Force

  • Full Force [Columbia, 1985] B-

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Full Force [Columbia, 1985]
Beats being what they are to street music, these guys were the brains as well as the muscle behind the two most unstoppable street records of the year, and a major-label debut is their reward. Good beats abound, of course, and with the help of major muscle one of the great ones--if not "Alice, I Want You Just for Me!" maybe "Half a Chance"--might make it down to the streets. But like the seduction manuals say, brains and muscle combined have nothing on personality. B-