Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force

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Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force
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Studio album by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
Released March 17, 1985[1]
Recorded August 1984 – February 1985
Genre Dance-pop, freestyle, contemporary R&B
Length 42:08
Label Columbia
Producer Full Force
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam chronology
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force
(1985)
Spanish Fly
(1987)
Singles from Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force
  1. "I Wonder If I Take You Home"
    Released: November 20, 1984
  2. "Can You Feel the Beat"
    Released: May 18, 1985
  3. "All Cried Out"
    Released: August 8, 1985

Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force is a debut album of Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam in collaboration with the band and production team, Full Force, released on Columbia Records on March 17, 1985. It is best known for the lead tracks, "I Wonder If I Take You Home", "Can You Feel the Beat" and "All Cried Out". The third of these hits also features Full Force's Paul Anthony and Bowlegged Lou on vocals.

Critical reception[edit]

In a contemporary review for The Village Voice, music critic Robert Christgau gave the album a "C+" and found Lisa Lisa's singing amateurish and comparable to "a Rosie & the Originals for our more pretentious time."[2] In a retrospective review, Allmusic's Ron Wynn gave it three out of five stars and said that, along with her singing's "perfect mix of uncertainty, irony, and edge," the album is highlighted by "I Wonder If I Take You Home" and "All Cried Out", which he said is "arguably still her finest performance."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Full Force, except where noted.

Side One
No. Title Length
1. "I Wonder If I Take You Home" 6:45
2. "You'll Never Change" 5:26
3. "All Cried Out" 4:49
4. "This Is Cult Jam" (Cult Jam, Full Force, Howie Tee) 4:38
Side Two
No. Title Length
5. "Can You Feel the Beat" 6:50
6. "Behind My Eyes" 5:53
7. "Private Property" (Kangol Kid, Full Force) 5:38
8. "Take Me Home (Rap)" 2:09

Charts[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[4] 52
US Top R&B Albums[4] 16
UK Albums Chart[5] 96
Year Single Chart Position
1985 "Can You Feel the Beat" US Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 6

Personnel[edit]

Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam[edit]

  • Lisa Lisa: Lead and backing vocals
  • Alex "Spanador" Moseley: Guitars, bass, keyboards
  • Mike Hughes: Timbales, percussion, rap

Full Force[edit]

  • Paul "Anthony" George: Vocals
  • Lucien "Bow-Legged Lou" George Jr.: Vocals
  • Curt "Curt-T-T" Bedeau: Guitars
  • Gerry "Baby Gee" Charles: Keyboards
  • Junior "Shy Shy" Clark: Bass
  • Brian "B-Fine" George: Drums, percussion, drum programming

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anderson, Derek. "LISA LISA AND CULT JAM WITH FULL FORCE-LISA LISA AND CULT JAM WITH FULL FORCE.". Wordpress. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (October 22, 1985). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved August 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force - Full Force,Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam". Allmusic. Retrieved August 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Billboard
  5. ^ Theofficialcharts.com