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Subject: 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".
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Subject: 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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Subject: 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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Subject: 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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Subject: 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.