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Chic, D-Train, T-Connection: Palladium, New York NY

Richard Grabel, New Musical Express, 24 April 1982

FUNK ALWAYS has its conventions, routines and common signals. The difference between great funk and bad is in how they are applied. Funk needs a warmth of shared motion, a flash of humour, satire, wit. It needs both a hard cutting edge and a soft smile. That relentless, mindless, must-party-now determination many funk-soul groups purvey usually turns against itself and becomes grimly unpleasurable.

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