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E.U.: Livin' Large (Virgin) ***

Don Waller, Los Angeles Times, 5 March 1989

YOWL, Y'AWL. Let's git LARGE. Big Time big time. For their major-label debut, the D.C.-based veteran "go-go" outfit not only reprises last year's booty-bustin' dance sin-sa-tion 'Da Butt' — only this time they change the names of the girls mentioned, add a whacked-out Zeppelin cop on the intro and call it 'Da Butt '89' — but also includes its '88 transmogrification (done in duet with femme rappers Salt-n-Pepa) of the Isley Brothers' 'It's Your Thing' into 'Shake Your Thing'. If you don't own 'em already, these two tracks alone would be worth the price of admission.

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