|Studio album by|
|Released||May 13, 1982|
|Studio||Record Plant (Sausalito), Motown/Hitsville U.S.A. Studios (Hollywood)|
|Genre||Funk, soul, R&B|
|Rick James chronology|
|Singles from Throwin' Down|
|The Encyclopedia of Popular Music|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|
Throwin' Down is an album by Rick James, released in 1982 via the Gordy imprint of Motown Records.It peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard 200. Although not as popular as Street Songs , Throwin' Down is certified gold by the RIAA. It was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Album.
Michael Walden, Roy Ayers, and Grace Slick appear on the album.
Robert Christgau wrote: "Stealing his licks from G. Clinton & Co. (or maybe himself, who cares anymore?), he's the nearest thing to a pop musician in the rock and roll sense that today's black charts—not to mention today's white charts—can offer."The Washington Post wrote that "the musical settings are clumsy reworkings of Parliament's funk and the Temptations' psychedelic soul."
All tracks composed by Rick James, except where noted.
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000^|
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
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