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Friday, July 27, 2007

Bell Bottom Bliss: “Kiss You All Over” by Exile

posted by on July 27 at 9:45 AM

I was four years old in 1978. I don’t know where I heard this song or how it stayed with me til now, but it did. Without the internet, who knows how long it would’ve taken me to find Exile again? Go internet!

Because really—this is a rollerskatingly good song. The keyboard drone is cool in a Styx-ish sci-fi way, but I really dig the scuzzy guitar riff/bass line counterpoint—it’s sort of epic. The fact that this is certainly one of the blissfully cheesiest vocals of all time exponentially reduces the epicness.

And that chorus—the song turns all electro space-funk badditude for a split-second. Rad!

Peep the video—it’s the best of the series so far. The middle guy looks like he belongs in a different band—one that strums lutes in a countryside and sings about ladies fair. And the keyboardist’s mega-mullet is a thing of stunning ridiculosity.

Wiki says Exile is a country band.


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That delicious seventies blend of naive optimism and disco-soaked tawdriness. Oh, babe.

I always thought this song was called "'Till the Night Closes In."

Posted by flamingbanjo | July 27, 2007 3:39 PM

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