Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Wild Cherry

  • Wild Cherry [Epic/Sweet City, 1975] C

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Wild Cherry [Epic/Sweet City, 1975]
This is regarded by the pure of heart as a racist vulgarization, but although I'll go along with the argument that the hook on "Play That Funky Music" isn't the rhythmic track but the words "white boy," I insist that it's real hard to vulgarize Graham Central Station. Sure the performance is a bit on the crude side, but the relationship is more that of Grand Funk to Cream than of, say, Jim Dandy Mangrum to Sly Stone. C