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"Fire It Up" Review
February 1, 2011 9:36 pm
Columbia S.C. Record: Dec 1, 1979. "Rick James' Third Album Covers Broad Range of Music"  MORE
"Love Gun" Review
February 1, 2011 9:42 pm
The San Mateo, CA Advocate, Dec 13, 1979. "Disco" by Richard Dearborn  MORE
"Fire It Up" Review
February 1, 2011 9:44 pm
Melody Maker, Dec 15, 1979. "Still On The Loose" by Peter Wingfield.  MORE
A Step Ahead
April 9, 2014 7:50 am
Rick was always a step ahead. When "Fire It Up" had just been released, an interviewer asked if he was thinking about putting out another album. Rick says to him, "The songs are finished already all I have to do is record it."John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 1979  MORE
Labels
April 11, 2014 8:13 am
Rick never approved of anyone labeling his sound or his concept. "Let me label myself!" - RJ  MORE
Quote of the Day
April 16, 2014 7:55 am
"Every album I do will always be different... I don't feel I have one sound and I consciously try for a lot of different sounds." -Rick JamesJohn Abbey, Blues & Soul, 1979  MORE
Quote of the Day
April 21, 2014 8:16 am
"I feel that all music is valid and should be accepted as just that. It shouldn't be just a record business tool." - Rick JamesJohn Abbey, Blues & Soul, 1979  MORE
Quote of the Day
April 23, 2014 8:41 am
"I'm not a disco artist. I'm not a Rock artist or a Funk artist. I'm an artist." - Rick James, John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 1979  MORE
Donna Summer
April 25, 2014 9:02 am
"Now, Donna Summer isn't a disco artiste - she's Crisco! She's oiled all the way so she goes disco, popsco, MORsco." -Rick James, John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 1979  MORE
Quote of the Day
April 28, 2014 8:52 am
"You see, we all think we know so much and yet we understand so little. I don't think there is any hope of us solving our own problems. But individually we can all try." -Rick James, John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 1979  MORE
Quote of the Day
September 15, 2014 7:49 am
Rick had this to say when asked about how his music background influenced his recording process: "A lot of black musicians limit themselves to just R&B or Jazz and they don't get off into the classics, for example - or folk music. There aren't too many Funk performers who would even know who Robert Johnson is, for example!" - Blues & Soul, 1979.


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