|All Artists: Ohio Players|
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Island / Mercury
Release Date: 4/16/1991
Genres: Pop, R&B
Styles: Funk, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 042284834629, 710215442723
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yygsgsdrassil | Crossroads America | 04/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"...I went to school not to far from Dayton when this came out. Thankfully, it is one of those you can play all of from track one to the end. It ended up helping me through many a evening studying in the dorm room...the music, that is..although the cover didn't hurt none. I also remember those Friday night student union parties where they played the heck outta "Fire" and "Smoke" and slowgrind jams "Together" and "It's All Over". What can I say, but "throw some water on me"...call the firemen! After I graduated from the school and moved to Dayton, I lived in an apartment complex not too far from both Troutman labs and a one story storefront warehouse where they practiced when they were in town. Anyway, I got to meet Billy Beck, Diamond and Sugarfoot...they weren't all that impressed with me, but I thought they were great in their musicianlike moodiness...they sure could play that funky music. I miss having that kinda group around..."
A slam-bang, hard-to-deny funk-rock piece from 1975.
Nathan | Charlotte, N.C. United States | 07/05/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"'Fire', while not their masterpiece like some of these reviews have said, is definitely an unpredictable album from one of the best bands of the 70's. It boasts explosive horn-driven funk such as 'Smoke' and the wildly addictive title song. The Players were always best known for their hard-edged funk, but as I've always stressed, their ballads and slower material are without a doubt in my mind first-rate soul treasures. Just take a listen to 'I Want to Be Free,' the almost innocent 'Together' and the remorseful 'It's All Over' and tell me these brothas couldn't blow with the best of them. A must-have if you are a fan."
Fire fo sho nuff burning here
Sherance M. Brothers | Jasper, Alabama United States | 04/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"the ohio players came tight on this joint here if you like funk rock check out fire, and what the hell only funkadelic can funk harder than this. I want to be free is a all time classic. If you like the OP's add this to your collection."