Was disco awesome?

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  1. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    I assume some members were on the club scene during the disco era. Was it epic?

    I dream about dancing to Chic's "Good Times" with Chloe Sevigny in her The Last Days of Disco role.
     


  2. Dakota rube

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    If you enjoy cocaine and hairspray, then yes, disco was epic.
     


  3. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    If you enjoy cocaine and hairspray, then yes, disco was epic.
    Can't believe I missed out now that you put it that way.
     


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    ter1413 Senior member

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    Definitely!
     


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    Neo_Version 7 Senior member

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    It seemed like the gayest era ever. I'm sorry.
     


  7. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    Can't believe I missed out now that you put it that way.

    With all the hairspray and freebasing going on, I'm really surprised more people weren't blown up.
    Seriously.
     


  8. Flieger

    Flieger Senior member

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    disco disco disco in san fran....?
     


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    Cashmoney Well-Known Member

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    It was a wild time. Casual sex where no one sweated STDs. AIDS was unknown. Drugs were everywhere, the Nancy Reagan just- say-no years still ahead of us. Disco appealed to gays, blacks, and anyone who looked good/dressed well and could move to the music and had sexual self-confidence. It was as if America wanted to forget the trauma of Vietnam and Watergate and just have a good time.

    By early 1977, punk/new wave was emerging. The music was terrific -- undanceable of course -- but great to listen to. (Disco was only for dancing -- you didn't listen to it except when you were at a dance club or party.)

    Punk/new wave was disco's opposite. Depressed, ugly people with issues best explored in therapy. All those creepy piercings and other self-mutilations designed to make themselves look as hideous as they no doubt felt about themselves. People who couldn't dance, who lacked sex appeal.

    If you liked punk/new wave, you were required by an obscure federal law to loathe disco. And loathing disco had lots to do with homophobia and racism.
     


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    lefty Senior member

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    ^Solid 71st post.

    It was sweaty and glittery; and you got to lick cocaine off the nipples of supermodels before there was such a thing as supermodels.

    Still, by the time '78 rolled around I was in tartan and leather with cropped blue hair and safety pins through my ear lobes.

    lefty
     


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    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    cncrd Senior member

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    It was neither more nor less awesome than any other era's music of self-expression. You didn't miss much, necessarily.

    Coming out of the previous decade of Vietnam-era rock, disco was mostly just easy fun. Some will argue that, but it was like everyone just taking a minute to chill out and relax with music that didn't necessarily have to be constantly about rebellion or repressed youth or how fucked up and unfair the world was or getting high or how much the man was fucking everyone over.

    Think of disco as a quiet cigarette after hours of exhausting but incredibly good sex. Sometimes it's nice to just zone out and take a breather for a minute.
     


  13. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    It was a wild time. Casual sex where no one sweated STDs. AIDS was unknown. Drugs were everywhere, the Nancy Reagan just- say-no years still ahead of us. Disco appealed to gays, blacks, and anyone who looked good/dressed well and could move to the music and had sexual self-confidence. It was as if America wanted to forget the trauma of Vietnam and Watergate and just have a good time.

    Conne, disco was clearly not for you. [​IMG]
     


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    If you enjoy cocaine and hairspray, then yes, disco was epic.

    Based on your criterion, then 80's pop was epic as well:

     


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    I assume some members were on the club scene during the disco era. Was it epic?

    I dream about dancing to Chic's "Good Times" with Chloe Sevigny in her The Last Days of Disco role.


    Like all things, people's memories far exceed the reality of what was history.
     


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