The second Full Force album, 1986's Get Busy 1 Time! was recorded in three weeks. Some of the material does sound rushed, incomplete -- the songwriting almost always takes a back seat to the production -- but that's actually part of the set's charm. The un-fussy rawness suits the group, who are at their mischievous "the pavement to Jam and Lewis' penthouse" best here, though it goes without saying that nothing is quite as hot as their work on Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam's "I Wonder If I Take You Home." The whole set is entertaining -- charmingly mid-'80s, at worst -- and a minor treasure for beat freaks who can't get enough hard kick drums and burbling 808s. The Sony-affiliated Funky Town Grooves label reissued the album in 2010, adding six bonus tracks from the single releases.
Full Force Get Busy 1 Time! Review
by Andy Kellman
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