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Chicago: Chicago VIII

John Mendelsohn, Rolling Stone, 19 June 1975

WHILE IT'S DIFFICULT to picture anyone failing to be amused by the intentional ludicrousness of, say, dedicating an album to the revolution or making the first addition to a lineup in eight years a conga player when nobody in the group can really sing, this superb satirical group's high jinks have traditionally gone over the head of your average rock buff. Even while critics have been acclaiming them indefatigably since their emergence, the masses have either vilified or simply ignored the Chi-guys.

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