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PostSubject: The Night Disco Died   Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:03 am

On the night of July 12, 1979, Chicago disc jockey Steve Dahl set up an event at a White Sox game Comiskey Park for fans to turn over unwanted disco records for an admission fee of 98 cents.
The records would be gathered in a huge crate and blown up to officially put an end to disco music.
The result ended with a massive riot, causing the rest of the game to be cancelled.
One of the participants was "Green Mile" actor Michael Clark Duncan who stole a bat from the dugout.
This was known as "the night disco died".
But according to The Cinema Snob, "Disco is King".

The Demolition

The Riot
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PostSubject: Re: The Night Disco Died   Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:32 am

honestly i can't stand disco. there are a little biti can stand though. like say some of 'the jackson 5's disco years are pretty good. and donna summer for example. but most of it bleh.


though i do like the bee gees
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PostSubject: Re: The Night Disco Died   Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:07 pm

Otaku4Life wrote:

But according to The Cinema Snob, "Disco is King".

Well, Brad is kind of an old-school type of guy...don't know if you noticed...
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PostSubject: Re: The Night Disco Died   Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:10 pm

i have no problem if he's old school. to quote his episode of 'mothers day' there are only very few bands of punk i like.

the rest i can't stand, i was thinking of the saying in it where he goes the hick in the film NOT the snob

disco sucks. punk sucks. i don't mind a little bit of both
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PostSubject: Re: The Night Disco Died   Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:14 am

I personally think disco will get a better reputation over time when more people realize it's influence on multiple different genres of music, mostly electronic. It's already looked at much better nowadays.

It wasn't all bad either, I think a lot of the disco hate was more out of so many artists becoming far more commercialized and doing disco songs/albums, almost every R&B, Soul, Funk, and some rock stars at the time at least tried their hand at disco music, and most of the time it just felt really piped in.

My personal favorite of such songs, is Captain's Holiday by Captain Beefheart. I'm not sure if it's really a disco song, but anyone who knows of Captain Beefheart knows him as an avant garde poet of sorts. It's just really weird to hear such a commercial song by him, and it goes to show no one was immune to disco.

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PostSubject: Re: The Night Disco Died   Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:39 pm

good ridance . i really dont like Disco at all i cant even enjoy Saturday night fever because of how disco themed it is. i mean i know a bunch of eltronic artists i like are influenced by it but im glad they took the influence and made much more out of it.
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PostSubject: Re: The Night Disco Died   Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:59 pm


Digging up old topics Angie? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The Night Disco Died   Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:53 am

no harm done if she does. some sites you can go back to topics from 5 years ago. and i like it when sites have that option. this being one of them.


as for who's king like in well "Mothers Day' i like some Punk like "The Ramones' a favorite of mine and also Green Day.

and with Disco some of it i also like. like "The Bee Gees' and i just love the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack!
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PostSubject: Re: The Night Disco Died   Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:31 am

Ah, music fascism and snobbery at it's finest. Jackass Steve Dahl should have saved his energy and waited 30 years for something actually worth running over.
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PostSubject: Re: The Night Disco Died   Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:40 am

i think that about sums it up man. though i can't stand Steve-O of all the jackass guys him is the one i can't stand the most.
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PostSubject: Re: The Night Disco Died   Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:36 pm

wildhoney66 wrote:
i think that about sums it up man. though i can't stand Steve-O of all the jackass guys him is the one i can't stand the most.

Erm, Brad didn't mean Steve-O from Jackass, he meant that Steve Dahl was in fact a jackass for pulling this stunt.

If Steve-O was alive in 1979, I assume he was just a kid, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: The Night Disco Died   Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:01 am

oh my bad. my mind i guess was on that jackass for some reason. sorry my mistake
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PostSubject: Re: The Night Disco Died   Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:25 pm

I don't mean to dig up an old topic but I couldn't resist this thread.

Anyway yes I'm to young to be alive during the Disco Demolition but I am aware of the powerful effect it had on the music industry as a few musicians had to reconsider there carriers after this night and it's soon to be troubles. (Still surprised the Bee Gees were still around during the 80s but were practically invisible) if there is one thing this demolition has inspired me to do was acknowledge that music can be killed off because people don't like the genre.....It's pretty shameful, good to know something as harmless as music can be destroyed.

Disco while shortly lived I will admit has a certain sound to it very lively, I like to call it Soul Sounding music. Plus it's easy to dance to. While I can't 'really' disco dance it gets me grooving.

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PostSubject: Re: The Night Disco Died   Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:02 am

ABBA! ABBA!
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PostSubject: Re: The Night Disco Died   Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:54 am

AstaKask wrote:
ABBA! ABBA!

The book or swedish group.
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PostSubject: Re: The Night Disco Died   Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:15 am

Disco was perceived no differently than how any of us might look at the pure pop of Justin Bieber or One Direction. Compared to how much more fiercely political and experimental music was getting in the 1970s, disco was largely regressive, having no musical or lyrical substance and pretty much acting as the poster child for everything that was commercialized and corporate about modern music.

Of course, not all genres of music need to be thought-provoking. I can totally enjoy disco music for what it is, but it ultimately doesn't hold anything for me beyond a catchy beat. I can even say that as a big fan of funk and soul, disco's forerunners, as well as of a lot of experimental punk/post-punk bands which incorporated elements of disco into their sound. By comparison, pure disco just sounds repetitive, empty and unambitious.

Still, I'm not the sort of person who'd blow up an album just because I didn't care for it.
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PostSubject: Re: The Night Disco Died   Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:09 pm

but I thought this is when disco died



Actually don't mind the music myself, but hey couldn't resist an Airplane reference.


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PostSubject: Re: The Night Disco Died   Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:39 pm

It was a bunch of straight white males raging against music that was considered black & gay. There was more to it than that, but it was a large factor.
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