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Thread started 01/20/21 8:05am

JayCrawford

Does Disco still suck?

Does Disco still suck for you guys and gals who lived it?
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Reply #1 posted 01/20/21 2:54pm

hollywood0024

JayCrawford said:

Does Disco still suck for you guys and gals who lived it?

It never sucked
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Reply #2 posted 01/20/21 4:02pm

alphastreet

Move on already! lol
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Reply #3 posted 01/20/21 9:14pm

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alphastreet said:

Move on already! lol

They're made for each other. wink

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Reply #4 posted 01/21/21 4:19am

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listen to a larrry levan mix and tell me you still think disco sucks.

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Reply #5 posted 01/21/21 4:40am

RJOrion

disco never sucked... 'disco sucks' was a racist catchphrase and movement, started by white people who were not fans of the sudden proliferation of dance music that had taken over the entertainment industry
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Reply #6 posted 01/21/21 8:26am

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Anything that is dancible is disco.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #7 posted 01/21/21 9:46am

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Reply #8 posted 01/21/21 11:21am

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RJOrion said:

disco never sucked... 'disco sucks' was a racist catchphrase and movement, started by white people who were not fans of the sudden proliferation of dance music that had taken over the entertainment industry

If that's true, then why did even James Brown and George Clinton say that they didn't like disco?
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Reply #9 posted 01/21/21 11:33am

alphastreet

RJOrion said:

disco never sucked... 'disco sucks' was a racist catchphrase and movement, started by white people who were not fans of the sudden proliferation of dance music that had taken over the entertainment industry

This right here.
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Reply #10 posted 01/21/21 11:35am

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SantanaMaitreya said:

If that's true, then why did even James Brown and George Clinton say that they didn't like disco?

But he put out this album though lol


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 #11 posted 01/21/21 11:46am

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MickyDolenz said:

SantanaMaitreya said:

If that's true, then why did even James Brown and George Clinton say that they didn't like disco?

But he put out this album though lol


Damn I know what I'm listening to now on the way home from work. lol

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Reply #12 posted 01/21/21 12:11pm

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SantanaMaitreya said:

RJOrion said:

disco never sucked... 'disco sucks' was a racist catchphrase and movement, started by white people who were not fans of the sudden proliferation of dance music that had taken over the entertainment industry

If that's true, then why did even James Brown and George Clinton say that they didn't like disco?



because it was direct competition and it was the new thang that preceded the end of BOTH their kingdoms
... disco, once it was monetized and commercialized by the mainstream, was the end of the funk & big r&b band era... just like hiphop did to mainstream r&b in later years...of course JB and George were hatin
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Reply #13 posted 01/21/21 12:41pm

RJOrion

shit, Maurice White (Earth Wind & Fire) talked shit about disco too, but then he conformed and then won a Grammy in 1979 with "Boogie Wonderland"..and got called a sellout for that song... but "Disco Sucks" was a provocative racist catchphrase that would cause fights in school.. it even caused a riot in Chicago at a WhiteSox vs Yankees game...blacks and hispanics wasnt walkin around saying that shit...we knew what it was and what it meant
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Reply #14 posted 01/21/21 12:48pm

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RJOrion said:

SantanaMaitreya said:
If that's true, then why did even James Brown and George Clinton say that they didn't like disco?
because it was direct competition and it was the new thang that preceded the end of BOTH their kingdoms ... disco, once it was monetized and commercialized by the mainstream, was the end of the funk & big r&b band era... just like hiphop did to mainstream r&b in later years...of course JB and George were hatin

Years later GC went on record to say he was just messing with it, he really did like it. For me, just like any other genres there's some good ones and some not so good.

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Reply #15 posted 01/21/21 1:25pm

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Just about everybody tried hopping on the disco bandwagon back then...whether they said they hated it or not. lol

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Reply #16 posted 01/21/21 2:00pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

Just about everybody tried hopping on the disco bandwagon back then...whether they said they hated it or not. lol

A lot of the stuff that was called disco was really R&B & funk. Like Disco Lady is not really disco at all, even though it's in the title. Even a song like Black Betty by Ram Jam has been on disco compilations. The remix & the 12" maxi single originated from disco. The 12" single could have longer songs than a 7" 45. A song could be spread out over the 12 inches. So the sound quality would be better than a 45 or even the same song on an album, where it had to share space with a bunch of other songs They could pump up the bass more than they could on an album, which was good for people dancing in a club and had expensive sound systems.

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 #17 posted 01/21/21 3:17pm

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MickyDolenz said:



SantanaMaitreya said:


If that's true, then why did even James Brown and George Clinton say that they didn't like disco?

But he put out this album though lol




My dad had a chair like that. I even have a pic with him in it in all white, leg crossed with watch. Now I know.
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Reply #18 posted 01/22/21 10:50am

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Disco never sucked!!! Ask Urself THIS question: Is Ozzy's "Crazy Train" Metal, or Distorted Ass Disco??

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Reply #19 posted 01/22/21 1:54pm

JayCrawford

alphastreet said:

Move on already! lol


Um... Why should I?
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Reply #20 posted 01/23/21 6:33am

Purplegarden

It never did, my guess is this came about as the quality of some songs declined as disco became overexposed in 1979. I keep reading these comments by experts as they put it who say it was great up to 1977/78 and then people like Rod Stewart, Ethel Merman, Kiss and the Rolling Stones did disco songs and the genre became played out.

Also the July 1979 Disco Demolition derby which was really just some rednecks getting angry over radio stations becoming all disco formats. It also exposed deeply held racism and homophobia by many people at the time and disco was seen as a music produced and upheld by African Americans and Gay men.

Some songs were also lazily produced and some were truly awful (Ethel Merman, Kiss and Leif Garrett etc), but every genre will have it's "bad" songs!

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Reply #21 posted 01/23/21 8:15am

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MickyDolenz said:



SantanaMaitreya said:


If that's true, then why did even James Brown and George Clinton say that they didn't like disco?

But he put out this album though lol




He needed money.
O tempora! O mores!
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Reply #22 posted 01/23/21 9:01am

mrwiggles

I can't remeber what else is on the JB record but I thought the title track always jammed a bit. The JB's had an obscure disco-oriented record out about that same time called "Groove Machine". I didn't discover it until fairly recently but enjoyed that whole album.

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Reply #23 posted 01/24/21 1:07am

funkypixie

I think disco has stood the test of time and is well regarded now. Jessie Ware, Dua Lipa, Kylie Minogue and Roisin Murphy all released albums heavily indebted to disco last year to plenty of acclaim both critical and commercial.

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Reply #24 posted 01/24/21 2:14am

RODSERLING

I think your topic sucks, not so much disco in itself.
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Reply #25 posted 01/25/21 4:09pm

jfenster

Remember when twisted sister would break disco records at their shows.....they were right
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Reply #26 posted 01/25/21 4:40pm

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REAL disco didn't suck...but Disco Duck did! razz lol

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Reply #27 posted 02/09/21 7:10pm

jfenster

woogiebear said:

Disco never sucked!!! Ask Urself THIS question: Is Ozzy's "Crazy Train" Metal, or Distorted Ass Disco??


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