Midnight Star - No Parking On The Dance Floor (Funk) MP3/Flac
2. Night Rider
3. Feels So Good
4. Wet My Whistle
5. No Parking (On the Dance Floor)
7. Slow Jam
While "Freak-a-zoid" is probably its best known track, "No Parking On The Dance Floor" is an album that smacks of class from start to finish. Undoubtedly Midnight Star was a group with a lot of talent. Containing what I believe are three of the most underrated RnB singers of their time (Watson, Gentry, and Lipscomb), Midnight Star was able to produce an album with all key ingredients in abundance; grinding-groovin'-sweetness. For example, the dance numbers, "Freak-a-zoid" "Electricity" and the title track, are simple in construction, yet wickedly hypnotic with a decidedly "electro" flavour and thudding Zapp-like basslines. The mid-tempo songs are upbeat and thoroughly melodic, "Wet My Whistle" is a great example of laid back Eighties groove.
However, the 'piece de resistance' on this album has got to be "Slow Jam," possibly my favourite duet ever. The chemistry between Lipscomb and Watson is palpable and features the two fantastic vocalists at the top of their game; the melody is unmistakeable, unforgettable, and elevates an already great album into the lofty realms where "classics" dwell.
Only very rarely do groups produce an album where all the ingredients synergise to create something great. No Parking On The Dance Floor was "it" for Midnight Star; awesome vocals, great songs, banging grooves