Get Off

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With its second album, Get Off, Foxy gave itself quite a makeover. The Latin influences (Afro-Cuban as well as Brazilian) remained, and Foxy's forte was still disco. But while the combo's self-titled debut album of 1976 favored lush, glossy Euro-disco with Latin overtones, Get Off is a tougher, much funkier record that found Foxy getting away from the European sound. The softness of 1976's Foxy was gone, and a more aggressive band emerged. Both commercially and creatively, it was a change for the better. The decadent, in your face title song became a major hit, and Foxy is equally confident on memorable tracks like the passionate "You" and the playful "Tena's Song." While Foxy was merely pleasant, Get Off is downright inspired. Of course, many pop/Top 40 listeners had no idea that Get Off was a change of direction for Ish Ledesma and his allies -- Foxy was strictly a club record, and many of the people who heard Get Off's smash title song on the radio in 1978 were hearing the band for the first time. So they didn't know that Foxy had sounded any other way. A major step forward for Foxy, Get Off is its most consistent and essential album.

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