Why disco won

3 Jun

I’m reblogging this post because I enjoyed listening to Disco music back in the day and this post was compelled me to respond. It comes at a time when there are a number of disco themed television programmes and there appears to be a resurgence in a new wave of “disco sounds” or “disco with a modern twist”.

thenextwave

1280px-Disco_Ball3I was watchng a documentary about the guitarist and producer Nile Rodgers, who together with his musical collaborator Bernard Edwards had, with Chic and (as producer) Sister Sledge, a golden run of hits in the late 1970s, at the height of the disco boom. And then – after the so-called ‘Disco Demolition Night‘ in 1979’ – neither band had another hit. Without trying to overthink it this was a cultural moment that deserves a little more reflection.

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