Disco Sucks!

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posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 08:22 PM
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posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 08:22 PM
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Hmmmm,. I lived in Chicago during the time that Steve Dahl pulled the stunt. You seem to forget he had an Ed Mcmahon side kick kinda guy...The radio show was Steve Dahl, and Gary Meyer.

Both their careers were flushed down the toilet!



posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 08:22 PM
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Yup, funk came first...but disco has many staple bass lines.



posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 08:24 PM
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Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
I swear to Christ! I am becoming more and more convinced that some people just read the title to one of my threads and assume they know what the O.P. is all about and make a post based on that assumption. Sigh.



LOL

They read the title of the thread, they see who posted it and go from there - who cares about the content. Welcome to the information age.



posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 08:26 PM
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True it was around longer but when Disco crashed and people stopped going to the clubs the club owners switched over to Funk.



posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 08:27 PM
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Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
I swear to Christ! I am becoming more and more convinced that some people just read the title to one of my threads and assume they know what the O.P. is all about and make a post based on that assumption. Sigh.



Ok....guilty.


I feel ashamed. I saw the title and got a little ahead of myself....but, but you said disco....
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posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 08:28 PM
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Disco might of had a gay following as do many genres of music but its origins are in black Soul and gospel also as i pointed out it never died it just evolved. there was no backlash either, just a newer generation that wanted something different,same as every generation.


I assure you, long before you even had a chance to read, or skim over more likely, this thread, I had all ready made the point that disco had not died. That it still survives - this was the freaking point of posting Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive video directly after describing the events at Demolition Disco Night and then again at the end of the O.P. and this was not subtle nuance - does not at all change the fact that there was indeed a backlash.



posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 08:37 PM
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posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 08:42 PM
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Breathe for a moment and explain to the good people,in layman's terms,as to what you were trying to point out.

And,mind you,they have been a little ban happy around here of late.



posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 08:45 PM
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I would take Disco, Over Justin Bieber, ANY DAY............

Just saying.



Just think of where music has come from, and why. I love ALL types, except my kids music..... As my father did, and his father....

Ironic, hey?


S&F



posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 08:46 PM
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posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 08:51 PM
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Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
I swear to Christ! I am becoming more and more convinced that some people just read the title to one of my threads and assume they know what the O.P. is all about and make a post based on that assumption. Sigh.



You and I got into it the other night in another thread, but I really feel the need to comment on this one. The OP was well thought out and documented well. From other things you have said in the thread, we are the same age. I have read through this entire thread with many flashbacks of seeing KC and the Sunshine Band in Concert, that same year, saw Fleetwood Mac, Thin Lizzie, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and England Dan & John Ford Coley. People's choices in music are just that, a personal choice, and not earth shattering. While I applaud the OP as being well done, I think the time would have been better spent surfing porn and listening to an old Bee Gee's album, but just my thought.



posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 08:52 PM
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I think Beezer tapped it into eloquently and briefly, only addressing his own personal concerns about the music, but that the backlash was not a reaction to the music itself, but to something deeper. I think on some level, not the music, but something intangible scared people. Blowing up a box of records was merely symbolic of a general attitude that was primarily a White America attitude, and it is as if Disco somehow scratched at that festering sore on the country.

My frustration, however, is not that people are not catching my point on the social issues, its that they're stupidly attempting to make this anti this or anti that, when all it is a reflection on a period in American history, through music that tapped into something that was always there, and still is, and that is a deep intolerance.

Ironic that those who would naysay this thread have only revealed the slip of their own intolerance.



posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 08:56 PM
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Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
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I know you did, my friend. I appreciate your contributions, I am just a bit annoyed at the mis-characterization of this thread being anti-disco and Lord knows what some of the others are getting at with their boxy remarks.




You did a lot of work on your thread, but perhaps titled it a bit wrong. When I was in Chicago during the whole ordeal with Steve Dahl and Gary Meyer, the whole issue of the music being associated with gays and so forth was not an issue. The issue was people who liked rock better made an issue out of hearing Disco being played on the station the two were assiciated with. That was where the, "Disco Sucks," came into play. They were also on AM radio, and people were tuning into far better stations and theirs was losing out. Stations like TRIAD, and others like WXRT were getting more listening audiences than Steve and Gary. They had issues with the station they were working for making them play what they considered, crap.

I have a brother that had a radio show on an FM station at the same time all this was happening in Chicago.

The only reason that what happened did, was for a larger audience and perhaps some of the other things you mentioned, but, people were tuning out of the station Dahl and Meyer were on. Plain and simple, it came down to money earned for commercial spots.

There was no real statement made with what went on, other than it worked people up, and got more listeners to a failing disc jockey and his cohort.

They just couldn't leave the radio waves gracefully.



posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 08:56 PM
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posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 08:56 PM
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One more thing...

I have to sit through a Bieber concert, in October.



I would rather see "Car Wash" on DVD, then do that. I think before me and my daughters go, I will pop in that soundtrack. Funny, I would play Miles Davis, in the A.M, and I hope my children would understand, their is real music out there. No request, for dads music, thats for sure......



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posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 09:04 PM
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Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
Yet how strange that young boys in the Seventies could easily listen to David Bowie and without ever really paying attention to the lyrics embrace a song like Rebel Rebel and interpret it as some sort of anthemic ode to James Dean instead of what it really was

David Bowie's song was supposed to be about James Dean....funny...I never heard that story before.
The people I hung out with surely knew who and what David Bowie was about...and accepted him for what he was.
A great musician and master at changing himself.

The glitz and glamour of disco was alive and well in the gay community in Detroit before disco was even a glint in the eye of the first disco ballroom.
Steely Dan, Bette Midler, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Diana Ross, and others blared from the jukebox as we danced and danced and carried on.

The groups and venues changed over the years....but as far as I know and remember, by the time disco was mainstream.....the gay community had moved on....imho....once it was mainstream, it was ruined.

And, I am quite sure that Detroit was months behind the scene in New, Chicago or L.A.



posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 09:07 PM
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Does anybody remember this?




posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 09:09 PM
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David Bowie's song was supposed to be about James Dean


Okay, while I have willingly accepted some responsibility in failure of communication, that communication is a two way street and you actually quoted my words that point out that "without ever paying any attention to the lyrics" and of course, that post goes on and points out what the song was about, so I am not clear why this misrepresentation is going on like it is.







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