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  • "Chill-Out!" [Vanguard 12-inch, 1981] B+

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"Chill-Out!" [Vanguard 12-inch, 1981]
Less than five minutes of fusion-vet guitar-and-rhythm, hooked on a nouveau-honk sax part and bass-man lyrics borrowed from jeans ads, with an overblown "Save the Last Dance for Me" on the B, this is as marginal as a decent 12-inch can be. I was all set for get about it, or hit it with a B minus. Then my malfunctioning changer played it three times in a row. B+