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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Bell Bottom Bliss: “The Groove Line” by Heatwave

posted by on July 25 at 7:46 AM

Heatwave shimmied the fine (white powder) line between funk and disco with this groovy ‘78 floor-filler. One could argue that the galloping beat, the synths, and the fake horns tilt it towards disco; one could also argue that this number could’ve been written and played as-is by the Ohio Players. It’s a win-win conundrum and either way the song’s the jam.

The cool thing about Bell Bottom Bliss is that it goes from whiteboy groove-blues to whiterboy glam-rock to glammy disco-funk in the space of three songs. In a lot of ways, the ’70s ruled.


(Yes, that’s Andre3000’s uncle at the top of the pyramid. His name’s Andre2500.)

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that pic gives me afro envy.

Posted by donte | July 25, 2007 11:55 AM

Haaay, remember when music was fun?

Oh, that was before I was born

Posted by Middleman | July 25, 2007 5:42 PM

This song brings back fond memories of playing basketball in the 313, before y'all were born.

Posted by segal | July 25, 2007 8:45 PM

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