Rick James: Throwin' Down (Gordy)
Mitchell Cohen, Creem, September 1982
HE HAS A VOICE that's like a Looney Tunes imitation of Edward G. Robinson. His priorities (or those of the character he's created) are getting laid, getting high, getting rich. Rick James is all come-on, all egocentric hedonism, and he makes humpy, very alive party-rock.
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