A short lived “one hit wonder” aggregation circa 1985 featuring former Bootsy’s Rubber Band and Parliment member Gary ‘Mudbone’ Cooper who under direction of British producer Ted Currier teamed up with a vocalist by the name of Michael Camacho to form a studio “band” named “Sly Fox.”
The genre breaking hit result of the partnership was the song “Let’s Go All the Way.” The debut single was a huge success and charted with almost every demographic you could imagine: pop, r&b, new-wave, rock, etc. “Let’s Go All the Way” reached #7 on Billboard’s hot 100 in 1985 and stayed on the charts through mid 1986.
The group’s next few singles lacked distinction in the marketplace, and the debut album on Capitol did not do well. Despite the group being considered a footnote in 80’s pop history, Gary “Mudbone” Cooper has remained active in the music business, including work with Adina Howard, Bill Laswell and even as a co-producer of the Ramones. He’s toured Europe opening for P!nk, and his most recent album, Fresh Mud, is a collaboration with Dave Stewart that combines diverse musical styles such as blues and rap.
Sly Fox was a short-lived American 1980s duo, consisting of Gary "Mudbone" Cooper, an American funk session musician and former vocalist with Parliament-Funkadelic, and Michael Camacho, a Puerto Rican vocalist.
The duo was assembled by British producer Ted Currier, and presented as wholesome, clean-living teen idols, an image that contrasted sharply with the perceived sexual connotation of the title of their lone hit.
The group's sole album Let's Go All the Way was released on Capitol Records in 1985, and the title track "Let's Go All the Way" became a Top 10 hit in both the US and UK the following year. The follow-up singles, "Stay True" and "Don't Play With Fire", marked a return to their teen idol image, but these sold poorly.
Since the dissolution of the band, Cooper has remained involved in the music industry. His most recent album, Fresh Mud, was a collaboration with Dave Stewart that combined blues and rap. Meanwhile, Camacho has concentrated on jazz singing, and he released his solo album Just For You.
The group's sole album Let's Go All the Way was released on Capitol Records in 1985, and the title track "Let's Go All the Way" became a Top 10 hit in both the U.S. and UK the following year.
The song's title was often interpreted as a euphemism for sexual intercourse, though nothing else in the lyrics hinted at anything carnal.
Sly Fox was a short-lived 1980s pop duo consisting of:
Gary "Mudbone" Cooper, an African American funk session musician, noted for his work with George Clinton, Sly Stone and Bootsy Collins
Michael Camacho , a Puerto Rican vocalist
The duo's debut LP, also titled Let's Go All the Way, was critically panned, and though it went to number 31 on the Billboard 200, it was drenched in filler — lightweight funk and superficial pop/rock that left no lasting impression. Without any similarly successful follow-up singles, they quickly joined the list of one-hit wonders.