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Witch Queen: Witch Queen [Roadshow, 1979]
Here Gino Soccio's disco goes pop, with the help of the Muscle Shoals boys and three jumpy, skillfully extended blasts from the riff-song past--Redbone's "Witch Queen," Free's "All Right Now," and T. Rex's "Bang a Gong." It's nowhere near Muzaky enough to desecrate material so unpretentious, but except for Barry Beckett's chunky piano break on "Bang a Gong" it doesn't add much, either. B