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The group regarded themselves as a rock band for the disco movement "that made good on hippie peace, love and freedom". New York City broke up in Inspired after attending a concert by English glam rock band Roxy MusicRodgers began developing the idea for a group whose music and image would form a seamless and immersive whole, taking additional influence from the Irma - Rémy Couvez, Philippe Bergoin, Dominique Etienne - Itinérances, make-up wearing American rock band Kiss.
Needing a singer to become a full band, they engaged Norma Jean Wright by an agreement permitting her to have a solo career in addition to her work for the band. As a result, Chic became a support act. The title of the first song recorded as Chic was " Everybody Dance ", which was on their first album. Under contract with Atlantic Records company, during they released the self-titled debut album Chicwhich was an extension of the demonstration tape.
But Edwards and Rodgers were convinced that to produce the band's recording studio sound when performing live with sound and visuals, they needed to add another female singer. This album included the successful nightclub song "Saturday". To facilitate Wright's solo career, the band had agreed to contract her with a separate record company.
The legal details of this contract eventually forced Wright to end her relationship with the band during mid, but she participated in the sessions for Chic-produced Sister Sledge album We Are Family Station Street - Fairground Attraction - The First Of A Million Kisses group endeavored to express "deep hidden meaning" in every song they wrote.
The original refrain "Aaa, fuck off", intended for the doormen of Studio 54, was replaced that night with "Aaa, freak out", after trying a version with "Aaa, freak off". It was the best-selling single album ever of Atlantic 's parent company, Warner Musicuntil Madonna 's " Vogue " in It has been sampled since by many dance and hip hop acts, as well as being the inspiration for Queen 's " Another One Bites the Dust "Blondie 's " Rapture "Captain Sensible 's "Wot?
Chic also introduced a young session vocalist, Luther Vandrosswho sang on Chic's early albums. After the anti-disco reaction at the end of the s, the band struggled to obtain both airplay and sales, and during the early s they disbanded. Rodgers and Edwards produced records for a variety of artists together and separately. The Chic rhythm section of Rodgers, Edwards, and Thompson Friends Abroad - Art Ensemble Of Houston - Illumination instrumental back-up for the successful album Diana for Diana Ross that ended up selling over ten million albums internationally, with Rodgers and Edwards producing.
It yielded the four weeks at number-one single " Upside Down " and the top ten song " I'm Coming Out ". DuringRodgers was involved with a project of the band The Honeydrippers and helped produce that band's only EP. DuringRodgers produced the fourth album from Duran DuranNotorious.
Taylor had long been a Chic fan, his style influenced greatly by Edwards' playing. They recorded new material — a single, " Chic Mystique " remixed by Masters at Work and subsequent album Chic-ismboth of which charted— and Swimming In Your Ocean - Crash Test Dummies - Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm live all over the world, to great audience and critical acclaim.
His longtime musical partner Edwards died of pneumonia at age 43 during the trip on April 18, His final performance was recorded and released as Live at the Budokan Chic continued to tour with new musicians.
Thompson died of kidney cancer on November 12, at age In OctoberRodgers began his fight with prostate cancer. Noel Gallagher noted "My favorite act at this year's Glastonbury, when I went, was not the Rolling Stones, as great as they were; was not the Arctic Monkeys, as good as they were; was not Disclosure, as good as they were; but it was Chic.
They were fucking mega. Absolutely out of this world. A compilation album, Up All Nightcredited to The Chic Organization and featuring their productions for various artists between andwas released the following Monday, 1 July, and entered the UK Compilation Albums Chart at number two a week later. Rodgers announced in that he was working on a new Chic Disco Dance - Gruppo Sound - Percussioni E Atmosfere , based on rediscovered tapes of unreleased material from the early s.
He also stated that Daft Punk is interested in working on at least one song of the unreleased material with him. While chatting with Billboard's Kerri Mason, Rodgers announced a new Chic album and shared a never-before-heard new Disco Dance - Gruppo Sound - Percussioni E Atmosfere track. The upcoming album is set to feature collaborations from David Guetta and Avicii. Rodgers described how a lick he played to test a freshly-repaired guitar caught the ear of DJ Nicky Romeroending as an important part of a "huge song" on the upcoming album.
Rodgers assumed "It sounds like a pop record". The lead single from the record, titled " I'll Be There ", was released on Disco Dance - Gruppo Sound - Percussioni E Atmosfere 20,and the album It's About Time was released on September 28, Besides this, Warner Bros. Rodgers unveiled the track "I'll Be There" during the vernal equinox and total solar eclipse on March 20 to signify the rebirth of the Chic Organization.
Rodgers received a box of lost Chic demos back inand "I'll Be There" is one of those lost tapes finished. On June 25,the band performed at the Glastonbury Festival. On June 12,the band announced its new album It's About Timescheduled for release on September 7. In AugustNile Rodgers confirmed on his Facebook account that the tenth album of Chic expected to be the last would follow in February He re-affirmed this scheduling on his Instagram account when he stated that the album would drop "around Valentines Day" as a gift for fans after leg one of their joint tour with Cher.
However, it was being pushed to May PaakDisclosure and David Guetta. During the second leg of the Krestu Tvoyemu - Troparion To The Holy Cross - The Choir Of The Russian Orthodox Cathedral, London*, singer-actress Cher 's tour, Chic served as the opening act.
They will do so on the fourth leg as well. In addition to refining a relatively minimalist disco sound, Chic helped to inspire other artists to create their own sound. For example, The Sugarhill Gang used "Good Times" as the basis for its success " Rapper's Delight "which helped initiate the hip hop recorded music format that is known today. Blondie 's US number-one song " Rapture " was not only influenced by "Good Times" but was a direct tribute to Chic, and main singer Deborah Harry 's debut solo album Koo Koo was produced by Edwards and Rodgers.
Chic was cited as an influence by many successful bands from Great Britain during the s. John Taylorthe bassist from Duran Duran claims the bass part of their top 10 single " Rio " was influenced by Edwards' work with Chic.
Rodgers' guitar work has been so emulated as to become commonplace, and Edwards' lyrical bass is Disco Dance - Gruppo Sound - Percussioni E Atmosfere much-cited in music circles, as is Thompson's recorded drumwork.
Chic influenced the vocal and music style of the Italian-American disco band Changewhich had a series of successes during the early s. Disco Dance - Gruppo Sound - Percussioni E Atmosfere two acts also had a couple of things in common: Chic alumnus Luther Vandross was also Change's vocalist upon the latter's formation, and Change, like Chic, were signed to Atlantic through its distributed RFC label. Chic has been nominated for inclusion in the All Gone White - Disappears - Live At Echo Canyon and Roll Hall of Fame 11 Disco Dance - Gruppo Sound - Percussioni E Atmosfere ,,and Chic has been nominated eleven times for the Rock and Roll Hall of Famebut have yet to (Ill Give You) Money - Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! enough votes to become an inductee.
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