After the preceding album's breakthrough into gold, the Gappers picked up where they left off, and continued the forward momentum on both the charts and the dance floor with this 1981 release. The Wilson Brothers had refined the funk aspect of their sound with "Burn Rubber on Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)," their first No. 1 R&B hit. The follow-up "Humpin'" only made it to No. 60 on the R&B charts, but kept their fans happy. The most exciting aspect of III is that it also showcases the ballad side of the group, focusing on Charles Wilson as the romantic lead vocalist on "Yearning for Your Love," which became a Top 5 R&B hit, and also hit pop charts, adding a new dimension to the Gap Band's overall sound. --Tom Vickers
THE funky songs are: "WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES", a lively fantasy!, the classic "BURN RUBBER ON ME/WHY YOU WANNA HURT ME", this scorching song is in a class by itself!!. "ARE YOU LIVING", positive and lively!. "HUMPIN" is prefect for any party!. "GASH GASH GASH", is another ball of serious fire!.
Check out these killer ballards...the groovey "YEARNING FOR YOUR LOVE" is my absolutly favourite GAP BAND song ever!! awsome vocal and stunning instrumental arrangements!. Then the meditative "NOTHIN' COMES TO SLEEPERS" you are hearing the truth!!. "SWEET CAROLINE" flows oh so well. "THE WAY",another great cut!.
I highly recomend this stunning masterpiece to all who is into R&B and funk, this album will excite, this album will delight, this album will stand the test of time itself!!.and when we are dead and gone, this album will still be very much ALIVE!!.