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Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam: Straight To The Sky (CBS)

Push, Melody Maker, 3 June 1989

MUCH OF Straight To The Sky is thinly disguised and indiscriminately stolen property .There's the instantly recognisable keyboard climb from Yazoo's 'Don't Go', a little 'Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch', a line from Humphrey Bogart, a sprinkling of McLaren — though God knows where it came from originally — and the slowed down bass bustle from a T-Connection epic. All of which, under the right conditions, are perfectly grand joys. Sadly, here, each sounds purposelessly modest.

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