Buy Used
$16.98
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Cassette Tape - 8 Tracks - in great shape except for slight signs of wear
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Nightcruising
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Nightcruising

21 customer reviews

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Vinyl
"Please retry"
$10.70
Audio, Cassette, 1981
"Please retry"
$16.98

Editorial Reviews

Audio cassette. Mercury, 1981. Track listing: 1. Nightcruising 2. Hit And Run 3. Feels Like I'm Falling In Love 4. Freaky Behavior 5. Touch Tone 6. Unforgettable Dream 7. Traffic Jammer 8. Backseat Driver

Product Details

  • Audio Cassette
  • Label: Mercury
  • ASIN: B001PYJJAM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,479,554 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on August 10, 2008
Format: Audio CD
In the late 70s to mid-70s, The Bar-Kays found their hit-making groove and "Nightcrusing" doesn't disappoint. The lead single "Hit and Run" and "Traffic Jammer" are great examples of mixing the new wave-inspired keyboard riffs with slick funk; these two are arguably among my favorite songs by the band. Both songs by themselves are nearly worth purchasing the long-time-coming album.

If you can keep in mind this was an early '80s album and stomach some of the period sounds, "Nightcruising" is above in that remark. "Touch Tone" is definitely a punk rock-inspired tune that sounds familiar to similar such songs that came out that period. The title track and "Freaky Behavior" sound like something inspired by Rick James (whose punk-funk style was dominant), which is not surprising given The Bar-Kays' history of mimicking the hot styles of the period.

For a hardcore funk band, The Bar-Kays are better than expected on the ballads. "Feels Like I'm Falling in Love" is more of the sound expected from the band and "Unforgettable Dream" reminds me of The Commodores' "Easy" with its Southern-drenched chords and Larry Dodson's singing. Overall, if you're a fan of The Bar-Kays' brand of funk then is worth buying.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Terrence D. Hillman on March 1, 2009
Format: Audio CD
I love this album growing up, and it's like having it on vinyl because that's where it's recording source is from! My rating is not for the album itself, but for this CD edition of it. It starts out great for the first few songs, but you know how vinyl can get near the end. A lot of it sound, well, not so good. Thank God Universal Japan has come to their senses and are releasing an official remastered version of this same album in March (not too far from this review!) Vinyl Masterpiece, thanks for making such a crappy version and catching the attention of the real label for their official releases, but I will no longer be buying anything from PTG, or whatever you put out until you can guarantee that your releases are taken from the official master tapes and not vinyl! Also on the way is Starpoint's second and third albums on UNI Japan - I can't wait!

A rough translation to Dutch record label:

Ik hou van dit album opgroeien, en het is alsof ze op vinyl want dat is waar het de opname bron is uit! Mijn beoordeling is niet voor het album zelf, maar voor deze cd-uitgave van. Het begint goed voor de eerste paar nummers, maar je weet hoe vinyl kan krijgen in de buurt van het einde. Veel van het geluid, wel, niet zo goed. Godzijdank Universal Japan is gekomen om hun zintuigen en het vrijgeven van een officiële remastered versie van dit album in maart (niet te ver van deze recensie!) Vinyl Masterpiece, bedankt voor het maken van een dergelijke crappy versie en vangen de aandacht van het echte label voor hun officiële persberichten, maar ik zal niet langer kopen iets van PTG, of wat je uit totdat je kunt garanderen dat uw persberichten zijn overgenomen uit de officiële master tapes en niet vinyl! Ook op de weg Starpoint de tweede en derde albums op UNI Japan - Ik kan niet wachten!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael O. Johnson on August 10, 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
In the late '70s to mid-'80s, The Bar-Kays found their hit-making groove and "Nightcruising" doesn't disappoint. The lead single "Hit and Run" and "Traffic Jammer" are great examples of mixing the new wave-inspired keyboard riffs with slick funk; these two are arguably among my favorite songs by the band. Both songs by themselves are nearly worth purchasing the long-time-coming album.

If you can keep in mind this was an early '80s album and stomach some of the period sounds, "Nightcruising" is an above average effort. "Touch Tone" is definitely a punk rock-inspired tune that sounds familiar to several such songs that came out that period. The title track and "Freaky Behavior" sound like something inspired by Rick James (whose punk-funk style was dominant), which is not surprising given The Bar-Kays' history of mimicking the hot styles of the period.

For a hardcore funk band, The Bar-Kays are better than expected on the ballads. "Feels Like I'm Falling in Love" is more of the sound expected from the band and "Unforgettable Dream" reminds me of The Commodores' "Easy" with its Southern-drenched chords and Larry Dodson's singing. Overall, if you're a fan of The Bar-Kays' brand of funk then this is worth buying.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrew D. Denny on May 14, 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
First of all let me start by saying that I grew up in Barbados in the eighties where our radio was not governed by PD's and labels pushing what they want you to listen to so being able to get the original albums of any artist in CD or mp3 form is a godsend because many of the "Best Of" albums would not contain some of the tracks that were on heavy rotation in Barbados or that became club and house party classics. Case in point on this Night Cruising album, Traffic Jammer was probably one of the biggest songs from that album and because it was not a single or a b-side would not be featured on any compilation. If you are really a funk lover who appreciates great funk (Cameo, Confunkshun, Brass Construction, Ohio Players, Fatback, Pleasure Chocolate Milk, Raydio Shock ...)you know exactly what I mean. Other bangers on this cd are
1. Nightcruising
2. Hit and Run
8. Backseart Driver
5. Touch Tone
6. Unforgettable Dream
3. Feels Like I'm Falling in Love

Traffic being my favourite. Backseat Driver is a wicked funk jazz instrumental. We also got another one of these on Cameo's Knights of the Sound Table album in the song The Sound Table.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for Similar Items by Category