A '80s DANCE CLASSIC
J. Johnson | CT | 09/06/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've owned this album on vinyl from it's original release and I've loved it for years. I'm not much into dance music but "Spanish Fly" is by far an '80s freestyle/pop classic. Lisa Lisa's girlish pipes and Full Force's pounding, funky production go together like a hand in glove. It's perfect! Pounding numbers like "Everything Will Be Fine", the #1 "Head To Toe", "Face In The Crowd", and the hella funky "I Promise You" will get even the most fridgid wallflower moving. The ballad with Full Force "Someone To Love Me For Me" is up there with the classic "All Cried Out" in terms of emotion. And the playful, girl group-inspired "Lost In Emotion" will make you feel good and you nostaglic for the days of jheri curls, the Wop, and laceless Adadis. Too bad they make dance-pop/R&B like this anymore.
"Spanish Fly" is by far a late '80s dance pop classic that established Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam( Spanador and Mike Hughes) as HUGE stars. Although they would release two more albums that flopped commerically, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam AND Full Force are currently back in the studio...time will tell what we're in for but rest assure "Spanish Fly" will forever keep feets moving and the late '80s alive! :-)"