Sly Fox only had one hit, but it was quite a single. In 1986, Sly Fox's "Let's Go All the Way" lit dynamite onto the pop charts, an infectious dance track with a thumping drum sound and funky bass. It may have seemed like a lone gem from a rather anonymous group of now-you-see-them-now-you-don't newcomers, but it was actually the work of Parliament veteran Gary ‘Muddbone' Cooper. "Let's Go All the Way", with its oddball mix of hip-hop, Latin pop, disco, and New Wave, crossed radio formats, from R&B to Top-40 to "Rock of the ‘80s" stations ruled by the Smiths and the Cure. Ultra slick, catchy, and making little sense, it could have only come from the ‘80s. Joined by vocalist Michael Camacho, Cooper was able to take his funk roots into the synthesized ‘80s, and "Let's Go All the Way" hinted at greatness. Unfortunately, their debut LP was critically panned and didn't sell well as it should. The album was drenched in filler, mainly lightweight funk and superficial pop/rock that left no lasting impression. Heavy exposure of "Let's Go All the Way" on MTV lengthened Sly Fox's shelf life, but without any other similarly strong tunes, they quickly joined the list of one-hit wonders, and Cooper moved on to other projects, including collaborating with blues guitarist Kelly Richey. "Let's Go All the Way" remains a favorite on ‘80s flashback programs and retro dance clubs. ~ Michael SuttonPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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