History Music / Chic

25th Oct '17 9:10:47 AM LondonKdS
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* {{Bowdlerize}}: "Le Freak" began as a jam between Bernard and Nile when the two were repeatedly turned away from Studio 54 after Grace Jones has personally invited them there. They went to their studio across the street, started jamming towards the window and singing "Awwww, FUCK YOU!" This being an age before parental advisory stickers and songs censored for radio play, their producer advised them to keep the tune, but lose the profanity.

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* {{Bowdlerize}}: "Le Freak" began as a jam between Bernard and Nile when the two were repeatedly turned away from Studio 54 after Grace Jones has had personally invited them there. They went to their studio across the street, started jamming towards the window and singing "Awwww, FUCK YOU!" This being an age before parental advisory stickers and songs censored for radio play, their producer advised them to keep the tune, but lose the profanity.
27th Apr '17 12:55:26 PM StFan
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* DianaRoss ''Diana'' (1980)

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* DianaRoss Music/DianaRoss ''Diana'' (1980)
4th Apr '17 1:19:18 PM NWolfman
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* {{Bowdlerize}}: "Le Freak" began as a jam between Bernard and Nile when the two were repeatedly turned away from Studio 54 after Grace Jones has personally invited them there. They went to their studio across the street, started jamming towards the window and singing "Awwww, FUCK YOU!" This being an age before parental advisory stickers and songs censored for radio play, their producer advised them to keep the tune, but lose the profanity.



* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: TruthInTelevision for Nile Rodgers. His autobiography doesn't shy away from telling us about his prodigious drugtaking (both legal and illegal).

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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: TruthInTelevision for Nile Rodgers. His Rodgers' autobiography doesn't shy away from telling us about his prodigious drugtaking (both legal and illegal).



* TakeThat: Quite often against elitists and posers in the disco scene. "Real People" is an obvious example, and famously "Le Freak" was a riposte to the door staff at Studio 54 after they were turned away from a New Year's party hosted by Grace Jones. "My Feet Keep Dancing" is a jab at racism.

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* TakeThat: Quite often against elitists and posers in the disco scene. "Real People" is an obvious example, and famously example.
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"Le Freak" was originally a riposte to the door staff at Studio 54 after they were 54, who turned them away from a New Year's party hosted by Grace Jones. Jones invited them to. Nile and Bernard went to their studio across the street and started jamming out the window singing "Awwwww FUCK YOU!"
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"My Feet Keep Dancing" is a jab at racism.
15th Mar '17 9:29:12 AM MidnightMan
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* CoveredUp: Nowadays, Chic themselves play "Good Times" in a medley with the vastly more popular rap version "Rapper's Delight" with Nile Rodgers doing the rapping. Then again, so does probably every single cover band out there that plays "Good Times" (with someone else rapping, obviously).
15th Mar '17 9:28:16 AM MidnightMan
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* CoveredUp: Nowadays, Chic themselves play "Good Times" in a medley with the vastly more popular rap version "Rapper's Delight" with Nile Rodgers doing the rapping. Then again, so does probably every single cover band out there that plays "Good Times" (with someone else rapping, obviously).



* TakeThat: Quite often against elitists and posers in the disco scene. "Real People" is an obvious example, and famously "Le Freak" was a riposte to the door staff at Club 54 after they were turned away from a party hosted by Grace Jones. "My Feet Keep Dancing" is a jab at racism.

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* TakeThat: Quite often against elitists and posers in the disco scene. "Real People" is an obvious example, and famously "Le Freak" was a riposte to the door staff at Club Studio 54 after they were turned away from a New Year's party hosted by Grace Jones. "My Feet Keep Dancing" is a jab at racism.
10th Jan '17 11:43:31 AM Exxolon
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->''"Have you heard about the new dance craze?\\
Listen to us, I'm sure you'll be amazed,\\
Big fun to be had by everyone,\\
It's up to you, It surely can be done."''
-->"Le Freak"
20th Dec '16 10:10:58 PM wyattte
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* EpicRocking: Chic are not shy about extended jams, and many of their hits have extended 12" versions. The full version of "Good Times" is upwards of eight minutes.



** The most gratuitous collection is definitely ''The Chic Organization Box Set, Vol. 1: Savoir Faire.'' This covers all the Chic hits, and many of the notable songs they wrote for other artists, including unreleased alternate takes and some songs from their aborted project with Johnny Mathis. Even though Dimitri From Paris does a little touching up of some tracks, it's pretty much all the Chic you'll ever need, and then some.



* StrictlyFormula: A weak example, but they developed three rules for writing a hit song:

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* StrictlyFormula: A weak example, but they Invoked. They developed three rules for writing a hit song:
20th Dec '16 6:31:36 PM wyattte
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/chic_x_large3.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:From the left: Bernard Edwards, Alfa Anderson, Tony Thompson, Luci Martin and Nile Rodgers.]]



Rodgers and Edwards were the group's songwriters and producers; both went on to produce other acts.

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Rodgers and Edwards were the group's songwriters and producers; both went on to produce other acts.
acts, most notably Sister Sledge (of "We Are Family" fame).
30th Aug '16 5:38:13 PM Schroeder1174
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* IAmTheBand: Previously a RevolvingDoorBand, but since Bernard Edwards' death in 1996, Chic has been Nile Rodgers and whoever is on stage with him at the time. Other than Nile, the only regular reamining from the Edwards days is lead vocalist Sylver Logan Sharp, who joined in 1991.

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* IAmTheBand: Previously a RevolvingDoorBand, but since Bernard Edwards' death in 1996, Chic has been Nile Rodgers and whoever is on stage with him at the time. Other than Nile, the only regular reamining remaining from the Edwards days is lead vocalist Sylver Logan Sharp, who joined in 1991.
20th Dec '15 11:52:47 AM Morgenthaler
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One of the key groups in the Disco genre. Formed in New York in 1976 by Bernard Edwards (bass) and Nile Rodgers (guitar), they recruited drummer Tony Thompson and vocalist Norma Jean Wright to make a self-titled debut album which included the hits "Dance Dance Dance (Yowsah Yowsah Yowsah)" and "Everybody Dance". Wright went solo and Chic continued with Edwards [[StepUpToTheMicrophone stepping up to the microphone]] and joined by various other vocalists including Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin (who sang lead on most of the singles) and Fonzi Thornton. A young LutherVandross was a back-up singer.

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One of the key groups in the Disco genre. Formed in New York in 1976 by Bernard Edwards (bass) and Nile Rodgers (guitar), they recruited drummer Tony Thompson and vocalist Norma Jean Wright to make a self-titled debut album which included the hits "Dance Dance Dance (Yowsah Yowsah Yowsah)" and "Everybody Dance". Wright went solo and Chic continued with Edwards [[StepUpToTheMicrophone stepping up to the microphone]] and joined by various other vocalists including Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin (who sang lead on most of the singles) and Fonzi Thornton. A young LutherVandross Music/LutherVandross was a back-up singer.
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