"ALL IN THE NAME OF LOVE." Atlantic Starr. Warner Bros. 3
With this edition of Record Rack, Calendar introduces its quick-reference, facial-expression rating symbols. Translation: 1 = "Great Balls 'o Fire" 2 = "Good Vibrations" 3 = "Maybe Baby" 4 = "Running on Empty"
The veteran--but still young-- group's eighth album offers bubble-gum soul for the new sexual climate. On the one hand, the quintet comes on sexually aware, with Barbara Weathers singing the Madonna-esque "One Lover at a Time," while "Females" counters with a bit of male leering.
But then there is "Always," a let's-get-married-and-have-a-family fantasy carrying the kind of naive innocence that was until recently thought to be long dead. After hearing Weathers' dreamy duet with David Lewis, it's hard to believe that she could ever even imagine having more than one lover in her life.