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1 21st June 15:04
lastbingotexas
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Heil Chairman Dahl

http://www.dahl.com/

To commemorate this landmark, WTTW11 is airing a one hour Teamworks
Media do***entary called Disco Demolition 25th Anniversary: The Real
Story (July 12th, 8:00 pm - that's tonight!).

http://www.wttw.com/


someone hold a rap demolition!
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2 21st June 15:04
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Ah, the memories. One of the odder nights of my life.

SavoyBG should see this -- the perfect storm of baseball and pop music
controversy. Too bad I can't get WTTW from 800 miles away.

JGM
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3 21st June 15:04
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I take issue with your perspective.Disco has been unjustifiably bad
mouthed by people who never cared much for ANY kind of Black music
period.Some of it was very trite but you can't tell me that songs like
Bad Luck,Disco Inferno,Hot Stuff,Knock on Wood,I Love Music,Heaven
Must Be Missing an Angel,Shame,Night Fever,etc were not great tunes
and very danceable.
What I remember about the whole Disco Demolition is that a bunch of
long haired white kids went straight up crazy about some music they
had very little understanding of.
And please don't tell me they were just representing the REAL Black
music of Little Richard and Ray Charles cause I ain't buying into that
one!
Riverman
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4 21st June 15:05
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Yep, that's how I remember it too. Only long haired white guys watching a
ball game on the south side of Chicago. There weren't and females of any
race nor any blacks or Hispanics or Asians in there at all. Just long haired
white guys. Photo of the DD bear this out. Oh yeah, there were some photo
that seemed to show other races and other ***es out on the field, but we
both know that they were really long haired white guys in disguise.

A place for everyone, and everyone in their place.

BJB


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5 21st June 15:05
jgmclean0
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Well, in 1979 the White Sox crowd was pretty caucasian to begin with, despite
the team's South side location. Plus that particular promotion was obviously
going to draw from that radio station's core audience, which consisted almost
exclusively of LHWGs. There were plenty of females present at some point in
the game, but things had already gotten pretty ugly in the stands by the time
the first game ended, and lots of females and couples had already left when
things got out of hand. Plus it seemed to be the LHWGs who had the unstoppable
instinctive drive to run around like idiots on the field.

But your overall impression is still mostly correct!

JGM
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6 21st June 15:05
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Thankfully, disco didn't die.

It made me laugh to see a bunch of no-hopers whinging about black music.

What did we have?

Chic - great!
Styx and REO Speedwagon - oh purlease...
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7 21st June 15:05
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They didn't like *** folks much either--g!

Yep. Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards were the Dr.
Dre/Holland-Dozier-Holland of their day. As was Gi****o Moroder.


Part of it was there was a lot of bad disco towards the end
there--par for the course with any pop genre. And disco was
dominating the airwaves to such a degree it seemed like there was no
other music around. Part of it was money/class issues--you had to
have money to dress/hang out at disco clubs and once that whole
Studio 54 thing got rolling, disco got this snotty air about it.
But a good part of it was also mainstream insecurity. Whenever a
particular race seems to "dominate" a field, some white folks get
crazy. See, it's supposed to be people like them succeeding at
everything, and everyone else should be content with the occasional
token that breaks through. :P


Some did have a point that the music was too slick and repititous.
But more often than not those who hated disco weren't exactly
racially eglatarian--g!

C.
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8 22nd June 10:01
lastbingotexas
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there were good disco songs. but disco fashion was bad. it was like a
bad flaky parody of the soul funk thing. disco lacked a core,
something soul had. disco was too nightclub-centric, too dance
oriented without being musical in its own right. today, most disco
stuff sounds fluffy. it was, at best, great booty shaking music, but
not much more.

as for the longhaired white kids, i suspect their musical tastes were
even worse. probably AC/DC, foreigner, judas pries, and that shit.
but, it's true that for awhile disco was overhyped and just
everywhere. and it was very very cheesy.
everyone comes and goes; folk rock, psychedelia, punk, disco.
actually, i think disco demolition was immortalized by dahl's antics.
i'll bet punkers were jealous that their music was given such a great
sendoff.

i wouldn't mind having a rap demolition, heavy metal demolition,
grunge demolition, and country demolition. yuck.
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9 22nd June 10:01
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in article 40F36617.C0FEE533@mindspring.com, deering24@mindspring.com at


It had nothing to do with race. Disco was the epitome of superficiality and
shallowness, and the music certainly followed suit. Rock and roll was the
exact opposite: it didn't matter what you looked like or how you dressed.
It's not complicated. Looking back on it now disco wasn't really offensive,
just a novelty act. But at the time it was pretty offensive, as least to
somebody who was weened on rock and roll like myself.
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10 22nd June 10:01
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The anti-disco movement, in Chicago at least, was quite a bit about race, also
about social class and homophobia. It's no coincidence that Disco Demolition
took place in what was then still the most highly segregated and racially
begrudged of the major US cities.

There had been plenty of superficial and shallow music (including disco
experiments) from established pop and rock acts that went by without protest.
It was only when "they" began taking over "our" radio stations and bars, and in
some cases the neighborhood girls, that an outcry about the crappiness of the music began.

This is laughable. '70s rock, in its own way, was as conformist a scene as
disco ever was. As someone mentioned earlier, if you look at the photos from
the Disco Demolition you don't exactly see a lot of diversity in dress or style.


Alice Cooper, now *there's* a novelty act. But was it really *offensive* to
you? Sure, disco radio pretty much ****ed in '78 and '79, but so did the easy
listening and country stations down the dial, and nobody was blowing up those
records. Anti-disco was fed out of *fear* -- fear not of bad music but of a
different set of values that appeared to be taking over.

So who saw the show? How was it?

JGM
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