SnookerFan wrote:Le freak c'est chic
Ahhhhhhhhhh FREAK OUT!
Little known fact. That record by Chic was originally called buck Off and was aimed at Grace Jones, penned after they were refused access to her party at Studio 54.
'Usually, when most people get denied by the bouncer at the hottest club in town, they skulk off to a far less hip night spot to lick their wounds. But, if you’re members of the dance music hit makers Chic, and the club is the legendary Studio 54, the night is New Years Eve, and you were invited by none other than Grace Jones…you don’t take that lying down. After guitarist/producer Nile Rodgers and bassist Bernard Edwards were stopped at the door on the night of the big ball drop by security that hadn’t gotten the updated guest list, it’s safe to say they were none too happy about it.
The two retreated to Edwards apartment and immediately cranked out a tune voicing their frustrations, a song they entitled “buck Off!” While originally just a fun little ditty to vent their anger, the slinky guitar and thumping bass line proved to be too fun to just waste on a novelty song. After an attempt to change the refrain in question to “Freak Off!,” the band instead ended up with the now infamous “Aaaaaaa FREAK OUT!”
It became the best selling single of all time for Atlantic Records with 13 million sales, including 2 million in the USA.