Life Is What You Make It
Label: Island Mercury
This breakout album from an R&B juggernaut finds the group exploring the same territory mined by the likes of the JBs and Ohio Players. "Funky Stuff" is slow stirred, jazz-inflected funk, amended by the appropriately-titled "More Funky Stuff." "Jungle Boogie," the group's biggest hit, features indecipherable grunts, repetitive guitar licks and fat, filthy bass lines.