Well there’s already been a Chic album and a Sister Sledge album in fairly quick succession – and now another Chic album. Now I ain’t complainin’ – I love the band. But I just had never thought to listen to the original albums – I know the big singles, I know compilations, I know samples, I know remixes – but I’m just getting to the original albums.
There’s not a lot more for me to say – they’re great. I always sorta knew that, without even listening to them.
But I will give a plug, here, for Tony Thompson. Easy to forget his vital contribution to Chic and other Nile Rodgers productions given there was Nile’s sound and feel and also the great Bernard Edwards too. But Tony Thompson is easily one of my all-time favourite drummers.
I’m going through the book, 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, and playing all of the albums I haven’t (previously) heard. It’s a pointless goal, but it’s my goal…