Fox on the Box

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Fox on the Box
Studio album by Village People
Released 1982
Recorded Media Sound,
New York, 1982
Genre Dance-pop, disco, funk
Length 33:30
Label RCA, Casablanca (Japan)
Producer Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo
Village People chronology
Fox on the Box
Sex Over the Phone
(1985)Sex Over the Phone1985
In the Street
Studio album by Village People
Released 1983
Length 37:13
Label Casablanca Records
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Fox on the Box is the eighth studio album by Village People. It was released in Europe and Japan by RCA records in 1982 and in the United States as In the Street by Casablanca Records a year later.

The album is most notable for the return of original lead singer Victor Willis, who resumed his role as co-writer of the songs. Ray Simpson (who had replaced Willis) is featured on two tracks, "Everybody Loves the Funk" and "Radio Freak" and the G.I., Alex Briley sings lead on the ballad "Lonely Lady". Willis sang lead on all the other songs, which had an edgy funk-oriented feel (and included an early hip hop track, "Play Bach"). Another change of members was construction worker David Hodo was replaced by Mark Lee.

The two releases are identical except that In the Street contains a bonus track, "America", featuring Miles Jaye (who replaced Ray Simpson).

Although Jeff Olson joined Village People in 1980, this was first album that he appeared in cowboy costume.

In The Street was reissued on CD in 1999.

Track listing[edit]


Side one[edit]

  1. "Fox on the Box" (Belolo, Morali, Blake, Willis) — 3:43
  2. "In the Street" (Belolo, Morali, Willis) — 4:47
  3. "Lonely Lady" (Schmidt, Belolo, Morali, Willis) — 3:54
  4. "Everybody Loves the Funk" (Belolo, Morali, Willis) — 4:28

Side two[edit]

  1. "Success" (Belolo, Morali, Willis) — 5:58
  2. "Spaced Out" (Belolo, Morali, Willis) — 5:32
  3. "Play Bach" (Belolo, Morali, Willis) — 4:37
  4. "Radio Freak" (Belolo, Morali, Blake, Willis) — 3:09
  5. "America" — (Zarr, Belolo, Morali, Hurtt) 3:43 (only on In The Street)