Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A Force to be reckoned with

Last weekend me and my boy DJ Cool It Now did a little crate digging. As always we were on the hunt for hidden gems of the New Jack era. One group that kept popping out of the dusty bins was Full Force. I remembered the name but couldn’t quite put a sound to it. Cool It Now rolled the dice and picked up one of their albums while I decided to do some research first, using the internet. It’s pretty solid stuff, but I’m not sure how I feel about their outfits. Usually I’m of the opinion that anything goes when we’re discussing the fashion of the late 80’s and early 90’s, but in the following video Full Force is clearly tiptoeing the line between right and wrong.

Interesting side note: Wikipedia tells me Full Force actually provided backing vocals for two songs on Bob Dylan’s “Infidels” album. While those Bob Dylan songs won’t be played at a New Jack City event, I think it’s safe to say we haven’t heard the last of Full Force.

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