Song Bell Bottom Bliss: “The Groove Line” by Heatwave
posted by July 25 at 7:46 AMon
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.)