Sure, the Ohio Players also produced Skin Tight and Honey, but make no mistake: Fire was the big one, the thick-hipped, fat-bottomed monolith that Dayton, Ohio's favorite sons had been working toward for 15 long years. In one sweet stroke, The Ohio Players distilled their hot horns, super-slinky grooves, and near-lethal sex attack into 36 minutes, 18 seconds of supreme goodness. Not a single note is wasted, not a bead of sweat misplaced. First things first: the title track, one of the greatest moments in funk And where there's "Fire" you just knew there had to be "Smoke," another horn-heavy bounce bonanza right up there with the fierce "What The Hell" and "Runnin' From The Devil." In between and all around, jams like the tender "Together" and the plush "I Want To Be Free" bring on the nuance, leavening the hard funk with a soft, sweet caress.