Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
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The Chi-Town Ride With Subway Came To An Abrupt Stop
J. H Meeks | St. Louis, MO | 01/17/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Subway was another mid-90's group that had great potential but was deprived of the opportunity and for what I have no idea. Half of the tracks on this CD was produced by Gerald Levert(underrated producer) who really laid down a smoove bass-line on "This Lil' Game We Play"(one of the best tracks of '94) and "Goodtimes" the album track. When Subway came onto the seen, I really thought that they could have stayed in the game for about 5-10 years but it did not happen that way. I agree with a previous reviewer as far as the motown artists of the late '80's to mid '90's, they were not marketed very well at all. Also, the intro track "Chi-Town Ride" with the rap by a younger Twista who picked his spots back in the early '90's as far as rapping. The other track that I enjoyed was "Fire" which had a lot of harmony. Even though this was their only project, this is still a cd to have in your collection."
Yet Another Motown Group/Artist Disappears
nina | 09/07/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Something about Motown that causes their groups and artists to disappear without further notice. Could it be the fact that they never promote their artists? Anyway that's a shame because many good Motown artists such as Subway never got their fair chance. I listened to this album a lot when it first came out
( back then I bought the cassette ). I haven't listened to it since 95' and the only song I remember is " This Little Game We Play " with 702 which was the ultimate jam back then. It put 702 on the map and showed promise for Subway. Unfortunately they didn't get the exposure they deserved and fizzled before they got a chance to sizzle. The group had talent but through the years this album became forgotten. Oh well, long live the 90's. I recommend this for lovers of New Jack Swing and 90's R&B, or just fans of this group alone."
One of the best young R&B group debuts ever
Derrick Dunn | Woodbridge,VA | 10/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In an era when R&B music was predominantly ruled by vocal groups which feature dazzling leads but precious little harmony, Eric, Trerail, Roy and Keith prove that their strengths rest in a four-part alliance. A recent addition to Michael Bivins' Biv 10 Entertainment family back in 1995, Subway intended to take their listeners on a journey with the opening "Chi-Town Ride," which features guest vocalists Easy and Tung Twista and explores the Chicago scene's fusion of soul, rap and reggae. Producers Chad "Dr. Ceuss" Elliot and Herb Middleton contribute a couple of tracks ("The Better The Love" and "This Is Not A Goodbye") that are typical of the R. Kelly-influenced, bump-n-grind new wave of R&B. The swinging "Get Da Money" is Subway's link to the West Coast scene, and the Phat Pocket's Remix of that song wins the prize as the album's top jam. The tracks produced by soul survivor Gerald Levert ("This Lil' Game We Play" and "Goodtimes") bring about a change of pace, emphasizing Subway's raw vocal abilities and smoothe style. This flavorful combination of production expertise and raw talent provides GOOD TIMES with a continuous musical flow, and is the main reason why Subway's debut is such an unbridled success and it also features the love jam of the summer from 1995 which was Fire."