|All Artists: Eu|
Title: Livin Large
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Styles: Funk, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075679102119, 075679102126, 075679102140
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When a good live sound meets studio production
Kirk Matthews | Seattle, WA USA | 10/11/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"E.U. and most Go Go bands should always a live experience. This album is what happens when a local style of music gets a little national airplay and then someone thinks they can translate that live sound and energy into a studio recording. This album sounds produced...over produced. It sounds like on many tracks there was someone in the studion saying "wow, we can do that? well lets try this and this and that!" Missing the mark of capturing the energy and feel of Go Go music.
The best recording of Go Go I have ever heard are live. Usually off the board no less. What is missing in this album is the energy, the banter with the crowd and the feel that live recordings give you. The only one that even sounds vaguley like Go Go is Livin' Large, but even that is studio polished in a wierd way. The only one worth anything on this disk is "Shake Your Thing" and that is only because Herbie Luv Bug took the beat of Go Go, the sound of E.U. and shaped it into a hip hop song....so therefore it is not Go Go. Since almost every song has a different producer the album is an incohesive mess.
One track on this album says it all "Come to the Go Go." Yes, go on down, cause this recording is sterile and E.U has done much better. You want to here a good Go Go recording? See if you can find yourself a copy of "Go Go Live at the Capital Center.""
If not echt, at least excellent
Joel Y | 03/09/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"EU is one of the stalwarts of '80s house in DC, and this album is an excellent introduction, as well as an evergreen house party / weekend bbq favorite. If you like Digital Underground, de la soul, or Fresh Prince (think "summertime"), you'll love EU."