Picks and Pans Review: Fresh

UPDATED 04/08/1985 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 04/08/1985 at 01:00 AM EST

Kool and the Gang

Kool (Robert Bell) and company combine a staged performance and a fairy tale. Shots of the group in a big flashy production number (Do these guys ever wear anything that doesn't glitter?) are interspersed with an overhyped, stylized retelling of the Cinderella story. The obligatory T and A is supplied by a scantily clad Cinderella dancing solo at the ball (she loses more than her slipper). At the ball the two "plots" more or less merge with the group performing and singer J.T. filling in as the royal love interest from then on. Kool and the Gang fans will find this typically smooth and appealing. But visually, as well as musically, there are few surprises; the title of the song is exactly what this video is not.

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