Bryan Ferry on Chic
And lo, not even twenty-four hours after my last post, I read The Wire's Invisible Jukebox with Bryan Ferry in the January 2013 issue and they play Chic: "Happy Man" for him! Right away, he zeros in on Nile Rodgers' subtlety: "Nile is never very loud in the mix, but you just feel him" (24). "Are Chic the black Roxy?" he's asked. "We never had the feel they had." He did get in to Studio 54, though. Nile and Nard, famously, didn't.