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Originally posted by EvilSadamClone
Here's one of my favorite Disco songs.
Plus, I'm absolutely mesmerized by the dancing girl they have in this video:
Donna Summer's early records were concept-heavy and experimental, but she wanted more – she aspired to be a pop grande dame on the level of Diana Ross. "I do not consider myself a disco artist," she told Time magazine. "I consider myself a singer who does disco songs." She elaborated in her 1978 Rolling Stone cover story, telling Mikal Gilmore her voice was too big to be confined in any genre. "I've sung gospel and Broadway musicals all my life and you have to have a belting voice for that. And because my skin is black they categorize me as a black act, which is not the truth. I'm not even a soul singer. I'm more a pop singer."
... and what, exactly, would that backlash be, perchance?
Gloria Gaynor: Well, what they call the "disco backlash" did catch me by surprise because I just couldn't understand. If you don't like a certain kind of music, then don't listen! You know, nobody's making anybody listen to it.
Giorgio Moroder: Actually I didn't see the disco backlash coming because I felt everybody was happy, people were dancing, it was a great feel, it created a new kind of lifestyle. The problem obviously was that it became a little too repetitive, so like one song was very close to the next one, and the next one very similar. The drum were kind of the same. So it started to become a little boring.
Kevin McCormick: I think Saturday Night Fever may have contributed to the disco backlash. I think, you know, with anything there's a moment in time where you look around and you can't get away from something. And it was really wall-to-wall; it was everywhere.
Nile Rodgers: The whole "Disco Sucks" movement really broke my heart. Even though with Chic, we didn't really think of ourselves as a disco band. We didn't think that they were talking about us!
Joyce Bogart Trabulus: It's uh, kind of an interesting phenomena for me, because I managed Kiss, and I also managed Donna Summer. And the people who loved Kiss are the people who killed disco. You know, it came out of the Midwest roaring, kind of, you know, "disco sucks!", you know, kind of thing. And I always wonder if this is going to happen to rap today—everything was disco all of a sudden.
Janice-Marie Johnson: Well, being called disco had a huge effect on the band, because disco was dying, which meant we were getting ready to lose our record deal. You know, if disco is dying than you're not going to have too many disco artists signed to major labels. We changed with the times.
One could argue that it has it's uses, but I could argue right back that the OP called David Bowie's "Heroes" disco. See?
Originally posted by sonnny1
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......
Originally posted by EvilSadamClone
You want to know the real reason it died?
Many of those performers were gay.
But not all of it is bad, there is some good sounds out there.
If it weren't for Disco, we wouldn't have The Jackson Five, which later on gave us Michael and Janet Jackson.