Before we became CHIC we had tried many different formulas. We were a rock-fusion band called The Boiz and we were also The Big Apple Band.
The labels all loved our rock demos but turned us down after they saw we were black. We couldn't get signed anywhere. It soon became apparent that the openess of the disco movement would let us in.
A few months after we did this demo, a Bee-Gees cover to try and get high school prom gigs, we recorded our first CHIC song. That song was called "Everybody Dance." The industry was telling us, "You shouldn't be rocking - You Should Be Dancing, Yeah!"