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Chic: Take It Off (Atlantic)

Robot A. Hull, Creem, March 1982

THE TURNTABLE'S smouldering and the needle's popping. And there it is again: that unmistakable duel between Bernard Edwards' wrist-snapping bass work and Nile Rodgers' guitar hamming. Their art does not demand deep analysis. The female singers remain primarily functional, not as anything as demeaning as a sexist prop but simply peripheral to the whole shebang, subject to the whims of production values.

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