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New York City, USA (1976 – 1983, 1992 – present)

Chic (sometimes fully capitalized as CHIC) is an and band that was formed in 1976 by guitarist Nile Rodgers and bassist Bernard Edwards in New York City, USA. It is best-known for its commercially successful songs, including “Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)” (1977), “Everybody Dance” (1977), “Le Freak” (1978), “I Want Your Love” (1978), “Good Times” (1979), and “My Forbidden Lover” (1979).

There can be little argument that Chic was ’s greatest band; and, working in a heavily producer-dominated field, they were most definitely a band. By the time Chic appeared in the late ‘, was already slipping into the excess that eventually caused its downfall. Chic bucked the trend by stripping ’s sound down to its basic elements; their , grooves had an organic sense of interplay that was missing from many of their overproduced competitors. Chic’s sound was anchored by the scratchy, James Brown-style rhythm guitar of Nile Rodgers and the indelible, widely imitated (sometimes outright stolen) bass lines of Bernard Edwards; as producers, they used keyboard and string embellishments economically, which kept the emphasis on rhythm. Chic’s distinctive approach not only resulted in some of the finest singles of their time, but also helped create a template for , , and even in the era. Not coincidentally, Rodgers and Edwards wound up as two of the most successful producers of the ‘.

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  • icetune

    What a flawless band

    14 Sep 6:16pm Reply
  • UnfortunatelyGr

    The Chic box set is an absolute treasure. The best £15 I ever spent on music.

    9 Aug 9:55pm Reply
  • RobertSpasiuk

    Nile Rodgers, The Hitmaker! :)

    18 Jul 8:42pm Reply
  • Irienow2

    New photo gallery of Moogfest 2014 Featuring Nile Rodgers and Chic up now at Performance Impressions. http://www.performanceimpressions.com/Moogfest_Photos_2014/content/

    8 May 6:59pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    не самое плохое диско, за рифф из good times им вообще респект!))

    19 Mar 1:12pm Reply
  • Artakha

    Vote for Chic on Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame website!!

    14 Dec 2013 Reply
  • boo-999

    OMG....it takes me back to time, good old times

    20 Oct 2013 Reply
  • StJimmy06

    disco fucking rules

    5 Oct 2013 Reply
  • discotequedude

    I reached 100 plays of Chic in my library with the song "Chip Off The Old Block" from the "Real People" album.

    22 Jun 2013 Reply
  • discotequedude

    I finally purchased my first Chic album with their fourth album "Real People". I enjoy the album very much!

    21 Jun 2013 Reply
  • discotequedude

    Awesome highly original songs and compositions. True musicians! It is difficult to create entire songs like these. They are all great!

    6 Jun 2013 Reply
  • sebastiankf

    thank you Daft Punk

    22 May 2013 Reply
  • GOTNOTIME4BS

    Chic needs more fans on FaceBook! Like their page >>>>> http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chic-band/329816753706211

    17 May 2013 Reply
  • benharris16

    It makes me sad to see people like Nile and Giorgio Moroder working with Avicii recently. Plus Girgio called Skrillex a genius. Anyone else unable to comprehend how they are working with such soulless artists and make such odd comments about Skrillex. There is just so much good electronic music out there i can't understand anyway how such legends are working with some of the most average people in the music industry.

    17 May 2013 Reply
  • jakobdorof

    biggest upshot of Daft Punk's poopy new album is an occasion to really journey through Chic's discography -- unbelievably great stuff.

    17 May 2013 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    In the 70s there was a whole feud going on between disco and rock..Rockers weren't suppose to like disco and vice versa..But i liked both when i was a kid and even now..

    29 Apr 2013 Reply
  • funkychaa

    I just can't get enough of this music ... It's timeless !

    21 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Orkan60

    Let´s Go To 54

    30 Mar 2013 Reply
  • glenn_hwj

    GLASTONBURY!

    27 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Overture1383

    Крутой музон!

    16 Mar 2013 Reply
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