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14 Karat
Fatback Band
14 Karat
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
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All Artists: Fatback Band
Title: 14 Karat
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Southbound UK
Release Date: 12/27/2004
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
Styles: Disco, By Decade, 1970s, Funk, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 029667376020

CD Reviews

Fatback's Finest!
Andre' S Grindle | Bangor,ME. | 07/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Granted I haven't heard every single one of Fatback's huge
lot of recorded media (I'll bet they recorded more then twenty in their 15 year career) but so far this one stands out as being one of they're most consistant.The previous album 'Hot Box' was an obvious bid for mass-market pop acceptance (with the
Cameo-like "Backstrockin'" but it,like all of their other albums,never came anywhere near the Pop 100.So Fatback dusted
themselfs off and layed down '14 Karat',one of the firiest,
funkiest albums of the 1980's."Let's Do It Again" (NOT the title
track of their first album) and "Lady Groove" are long,highly energetic synth-funk grooves plowing down everything in their
path!Meanwhile the political "Concrete Jungle",whitch focuses on
the urban decay theme that Fatback would later return to and
the sinewy "Your Love Is Strange" both veer into a less manic,if
no less compulsive disco-funk atmosphere.And for once Fatback
pull two great ballads out of their hat-first the soulfully
heartfelt "Angel",with a pleasant vocal harmony and the Raydio-
like '(To Be) Without Your Love".But wait-not done!The album ends with the softly funky jazz fusion instrumental "Chillin'
Out",my personal favorite cut off the album that coulda' been
off a George Duke album or something.'17 Karat' is a pure dry run for the bands next offering 'Tasty Jam',another album by
Fatback I highly reccomend (see my review).Get 'em together but
get THIS album's grooves into your head!It'll be none the worse for it!"