Do you like DISCO? (soundtrack, band, dance, genre)
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Disco is one of the most polarizing musical periods in recent American history.
People remember it fondly or despise it. Growing up, local neighborhood STOP signs were sprayed with the word "disco" beneath. While I didn't go dance to it, nor dance to anything, it makes for great freeway music.
Take the poll, and if you want to, listen to the YouTube. There is also an extended version which is heavily instrumental.
I like some disco songs, my favorite one is I Feel Love by Donna Summer. I like the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack too but I don't like most disco and I imagine I'd be tearing my hair out back then with all the terrible disco. I'd be a punk because the mainstream rock from the time was pretty terrible as well.
I like some disco songs, my favorite one is I Feel Love by Donna Summer.
"McArthur Park" is the only one of her songs I like because, as a toddler, my parents took us there to feed the ducks, and because its instrumental qualities are really strong. I'd say a lot of other disco artists were more or less "one hit wonders."
Check this next one out. It took YouTube to learn she was white! Also, check out her goofy facial expressions between 2:14 and 2:24. (She's playing to a comatose audience in a German club...)
Disco brought a "lifestyle" with it-the mirrorball, fog, fashion (dance and your dance partner rips your skirt off and there you are dancing in your leotard and heels. lol The shows-Dance Fever and the movies Saturday Night fever and of course some illicit things...all fueled by the music. Donna Summer was the queen of disco and whether you like disco or not you cannot deny she can SING. The campy act, The Village People and the definitive disco album of the era the soundtrack of Saturday Night Live. Off the top of my head I would say these three act/ albums were probably the best of the disco era.
I live all genres of music, I still cannot understand why disco became so polarizing, maybe because some "rock" acts tried to do disco songs and fans must of felt that was too too much. Either way disco, like any other genre of music, there is great, good, alright, so-so, bad, pitiful.
As a sci-fi nerd I like this personally & this was played on the radio quite a bit believe it or not back then (yes radio was much more open minded then) - there is also another disco-fied version by a band called Meco but its pretty crappy imo.
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