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Rick James: Cold Blooded (Motown)

Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, August 1983

IN THE freak funk stakes, high-livin’ devil-may-care Rick James rates as a bit of a clown. As you’ll know if you caught his Rockpalast TV gig, the man is formidably uncool, and won’t think twice about dragging ‘Mary Jane’ to 11 hippie-ish minutes if it’ll make a bunch of Krauts chortle a little longer.

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