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Reply #30 posted 01/06/21 1:09pm

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Pshhh, I loved rock and disco. What I hated were all those automated radio stations playing bad prerecorded garbage disco 24 hours per day in the late 70s that was nothing like the disco music that came before... I called it Disco Muzak. barf No DJs, no shows, no more good disco... That's when I started listening to college and independent radio stations that weren't stuck in that robotic cookie cutter format. That's what killed disco and drove the real thing underground to morph into other forms of music. But I still love the classic "real" disco of the '70s.

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Reply #31 posted 01/07/21 7:45am

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purplethunder3121 said:

Pshhh, I loved rock and disco. What I hated were all those automated radio stations playing bad prerecorded garbage disco 24 hours per day

Are you talking about Eurodisco? A lot of what was called disco was really R&B and funk. Which is why many Top 40 pop stations began to play less R&B after the riot at the baseball game. To those stations R&B = disco. When MTV began, they wouldn't play much R&B either unless it was by white artists like Hall & Oates. There's an interview David Bowie did on MTV and called them out on it. CBS Records threatened to take all of their artists off the channel if they didn't show Billie Jean. Which would have been popular acts like Journey & Bruce Springsteen

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #32 posted 01/07/21 11:40am

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MickyDolenz said:

purplethunder3121 said:

Pshhh, I loved rock and disco. What I hated were all those automated radio stations playing bad prerecorded garbage disco 24 hours per day

Are you talking about Eurodisco? A lot of what was called disco was really R&B and funk. Which is why many Top 40 pop stations began to play less R&B after the riot at the baseball game. To those stations R&B = disco. When MTV began, they wouldn't play much R&B either unless it was by white artists like Hall & Oates. There's an interview David Bowie did on MTV and called them out on it. CBS Records threatened to take all of their artists off the channel if they didn't show Billie Jean. Which would have been popular acts like Journey & Bruce Springsteen

The crap they played on the automated radio stations was NOT R&B and funk. It was Disco Muzak. It had no resemblance to real R&B and Funk at all, which I love. Pure garbage.

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Reply #33 posted 01/09/21 12:42pm

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uPtoWnNY said:



vainandy said:




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vainandy said: Man... Thank fuck I was living in the UK in those years then 😂 People can shit on disco all they want but... I'd rather listen to disco than anything of the last 27 years of music if you ask me.

What trips me out is that all those people that attended that Disco Demolition were told to bring a disco record so they could blow it up. If they actually hated disco so much, how did they even have any disco records in their possession? lol Even locally, I remember people that listened to disco prior to the backlash and after the backlash, they all of a sudden hated disco overnight. It's like they didn't have a mind of their own and were told not to like it so they no longer liked it. And they used to make the most racist and homophobic remarks concerning disco.




Yep...they referred to it as "n****r" or "f*****" music. Disco became such a hated word, radio stations started calling it dance music (at least here in NYC) around 1981/82.



I remember that well...
Though here’s the irony- the most racist Italians I grew up around and went to school with, like the ones that killed Yusuf Hawkins in Brooklyn- absolutely LOVED Disco and R&B . A similar situation in England around the same time- racist skinheads who listened to tons of Reggae music.
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