Livin' Large (Experience Unlimited album)

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Livin' Large
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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 28, 1989
Recorded1988
Genre
Length48:54
LabelVirgin Records
Producer
  • Gregory Elliott (exec)
  • Ted Hopkins
  • Johnny Mercer
E.U. chronology
Rock Yuh Butt
(1988)
Livin' Large
(1989)
Cold Kickin' It
(1990)
Singles from Livin' Large
  1. "Buck Wild"
    Released: 1989
  2. "Livin' Large"
    Released: 1989
  3. "Taste of Your Love"
    Released: 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
ARTISTdirect2.5/5 stars[2]
musicHound R&B(4/5)[3]
The New York Times(favorable)[4]
People2.5/4 stars[5]
Robert ChristgauA-[6]
The Washington Post(favorable)[7]

Livin' Large is a studio album released in 1989 by the Washington, D.C.-based go-go band E.U. The album included the charting singles "Buck Wild", "Livin' Large", and "Taste of Your Love".[8] This album also includes the 1988 hip-hop/go-go song "Shake Your Thang", a collaboration with Salt-N-Pepa which was previously released on their 1988 album A Salt with a Deadly Pepa.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Buck Wild"
  • William "Ju Ju" House
  • Kent Wood
4:01
2."Livin' Large"
  • Larry Robinson
  • Kipper Jones
6:04
3."Shake Your Thang"
  • O'Kelly Isley
  • Ronald Isley
  • Rudolph Isley
4:01
4."Taste of Your Love"Marvin Ennis5:55
5."Shaka Zulu"
  • Michael Taylor
  • Gregory Elliott
  • Ivan Goff
  • J. Mercer
  • D. Gussom
4:13
6."Come To the Go-Go"
  • Larry Robinson
  • Kipper Jones
4:53
7."Shake It Like a White Girl"
  • Larry Robinson
  • Kipper Jones
3:39
8."Da Butt 89"
5:28
9."Don't Turn Around"Patrick Adams6:21
10."Express"
  • William "Ju Ju" House
  • Kent Wood
4:19
Total length:48:54

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 22[9]
Billboard Pop Albums 158[9]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions
US Dance
Maxi-Singles
US
R&B
1989 "Buck Wild" 47 7[10]
"Livin' Large" 63
"Taste of Your Love" 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ LeRoy, Dan. E.U.: Livin' Large > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 05 August 2016.
  2. ^ "E.U. Album Releases & Reviews". ARTISTdirect. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  3. ^ Graff, Gary; Freedom du Lac, Josh; McFarlin, Jim (1998). "A-Z Guide to R&B Acts: E.U. (Experience Unlimited)". In Terrell, Tom. musicHound R&B: The Essential Album Guide (1st ed.). Detroit: Visible Ink Press. p. 204. ISBN 1-57859-026-4.
  4. ^ Shakers, Zairean (March 17, 1989). "Sounds Around Town". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  5. ^ Hiltbrand, David (April 17, 1989). "Picks and Pans Review: Livin' Large". People. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  6. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Review: E.U.". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  7. ^ Jenkins, Mark (March 22, 1989). "RECORDS: Livin' Large Reviews". The Washington Post. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  8. ^ Lornell, Kip; Stephenson, Jr., Charles C. (2001). The Beat: Go-Go's Fusion of Funk and Hip-Hop. Billboard Books. p. 252. ISBN 0-8230-7727-6.
  9. ^ a b "E.U. - Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  10. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 436.

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