Count Drugcula Posted April 5, 2011 Share Posted April 5, 2011 (edited) I know back in the 70s, and even to this day, Disco is considered by quite a few to be a blight on music history; a black mark, a dark moment, etc. Things got so tense that Disco records were burned; The famous "Disco Sucks" pin and t-shirt came into being.Disco went from breaking into the mainstream and hitting popularity around '73-'75, exploding as the biggest music at least in the States in '76-'78 to being utterly hated and disdained by '79-'81. Truly an interesting and really wild history--I don't think any musical trend has ever came so large and burnt out so soon and crashed so hard. It went from literally being the biggest music in the country to being near universally reviled in just two or three years.But I never got the absolute hate that the music and the scene associated with it got. To me, a lot of Disco's music was just fun and a good time, it was very urban and very much built for the gritty city goers like New Yorkers and the like, and it's lyrics were VERY real, especially compared to the stuff that rock groups were putting out by the late '70s.I mean a song like Stayin' Alive--That song was RELEVANT, especially in 1977, with the incredibly violent NYC black out and the Son of Sam killings that same Summer; the malaise of Jimmy Carter and the like. And really it's a timeless song. But then you got really inventive, just instrumental stuff, like this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLUiNAdP-v4And tons of other great songs. And the scene around it was cool, I love the way they dressed, the hairstyles, etc. If this was 1977 and I had to choose between being a hard rocker, a punk or a disco kid, I'd have to choose Disco. Edited April 5, 2011 by Count Drugcula Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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