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Wild Cherry: Roxy, Los Angeles CA

Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 9 June 1977

TEN YEARS ago, a blue-eyed soulster like Mitch Ryder filled the role that Wild Cherry occupies today with its funk-rock. Basically a Midwest bar band made good, Wild Cherry relies on simple showmanship and functional music, aimed primarily at the dancers among us. Its brand of earthy R&B doesn't have the purity of the Average White Band or the childlike appeal of KC & the Sunshine Band, but the attack is adequate for its limited purposes.

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