Play That Funky Music: WILD CHERRY

Australian Charts:
Play That Funky Music entered the Kent Music Report on 27 September 1976 and peaked at #5. It was the #36 song in the Top 100 of 1976.

The song is on Wild Cherry which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 29 November 1976 and peaked at #14.

Rob Parissi

Rob Parissi

Wild Cherry was a hard rock band. They had a regular gig at the 2001 Club, and with disco big at the time, their sound didn’t go over well. After one show, a black audience member shouted, “Play some funky music, white boy.” Parissi decided they should, and wrote down the phrase on a bar order pad. They recorded it in Cleveland with a disco sound: drum and bass mixed way up front. The band was concerned about the lyrics, but Parissi insisted on keeping them.
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