The Force M.D.'s

Touch and Go

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By 1987, Force M.D.'s were flying high on the wings of love with their quiet storm anthem "Tender Love," selling out stadiums and winning the hearts of teenyboppers who once only prayed to the church of New Edition. But two of the group's biggest hits were to arrive on 1987's Touch and Go, with the leadoff track, "Love Is a House," heading to the upper echelons of the pop charts and "Touch and Go" charting in the R&B Top Ten for several weeks. The production on Touch and Go is crisp and super polished, which is standard for an era just discovering the world of digital production. And that sterility gives Touch and Go its supreme flaw: it's too clean and as a result feels generic and easily forgettable, along with several other records from the pre-new jack era. Casual fans would be best served by looking for one of the readily available greatest-hit compilations for their fix of Force M.D.'s.

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