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Love Gun - Rick James - Fire It Up (CD, Album)

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  1. Jan 17,  · Rick James: Fire It Up ‎ (LP, Album) Motown: STML New Zealand: Sell This Version/5().
  2. rows · Watch the video for Love Gun from Rick James's Motown Legends: Give It To Me, Baby - .
  3. Never an innovator, borrowing heavily from P-Funk and later Prince, but in his prime Rick James came up with some excellent funky tunes, several of which hit the charts again after being sampled by hip hop skomcawacgoligisfocuwarnutemhock.coinfo grew up in Buffalo, and after a brief s stint in a Byrds clone, the Mynah Birds, with Neil Young, he resurfaced in the late 70s as a funkateer.
  4. Fire It Up, an album by Rick James on Spotify We and our partners use cookies to personalize your experience, to show you ads based on your interests, and for measurement and analytics purposes. By using our website and our services, you agree to our use of cookies as described in our Cookie Policy.
  5. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Fire It Up on Discogs/5(20).
  6. Rick James’ most popular album is also his most uncompromising. Street Songs features explicit portraits of inner-city life, told from an insider’s perspective. With his tales of pimps, players, stoners and corner boys, James was hip-hop at a time when hip-hop barely existed, and his innovations would go on to influence an entire generation of rappers.
  7. Though his reputation for a reckless life may forever overshadow his creative genius in the public eye, Rick James left behind a massive catalog of productions, collaborations, and original compositions few of his funk-soul contemporaries can touch. This compilation was originally issued in under the simple title of Anthology and contains James' most well-known anthems, as well as various.
  8. Rick James fires it up at the end of the 70s – stepping out at full star power that has him rivaling the strength of Bootsy Collins at Warner, and paving the way for the rise of Prince in the early 80s! As with Prince, James' version of funk here is a bit offbeat – lots of riffing guitars in the mix, and a bad-strutting groove that's still conventional mainstream funk of the time.
  9. Rick James' live shows were nothing to dismiss either. "Love Gun" by KISS may have charted higher, and they may have had a song AND album by that title, but I would still count Rick James' "Love Gun" as one of TWO "true" Love Gun's, as the two versions were unique and separated by genre.

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