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Rick James: Glow (Motown)

Simon Witter, New Musical Express, 1 June 1985

POOR RICK has never been taken very seriously - a self-obsessed prima-donna of sophistifunk, as lascivious as Richard Pryor’s ear-screwing monkey. But the slick Dick has produced some irresistibly enjoyable music and in an age of indistinguishable soul sounds - where Jam/Lewis can make five different bands sound the same - his music sounds unique.

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