Monday, January 29, 2018
Silk Degrees

"[T]he best opening vamp of any Caucasian disco record that year. Much better bass plucking than the Seinfeld theme. It's a very cool, mentholated song, and Scaggs is cooler than Fonzie singing it. He's acting in an advisory capacity, riffing to a drinking buddy about the downfalls of materialism in the love thang. That's all there is to it, but it's done with some dynamic rises and falls, because it's disco. The soaring instrumental bridge after the chorus was just enough of a satisfied resolution so as not to tire everyone out."

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