In the spring of 1990 I was 9 years old. I loved my 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Bryant, had a crush on a girl named Maria, and thought my older brother was the coolest guy I knew.
He is the one that got this album on cassette. I didn’t know anything about new jack swing or the breakup of New Edition; all I knew was that these guys kind of sounded like Michael Jackson except dirtier.
Creepy love-making music, actually:
Backstage, under age, adolescent
How ya doin? Fine, she replied
I sighed, I like to do the wild thing
Action took place
Don’t get me wrong, this album is an excellent representation of early 90s R&B.
And it still stands up.
My favorite track is the obvious one, the track I’ve heard a million times in my life: Poison
Never trust a big butt and a smile
Words to live by.