Bob Lefsetz on Donna Summer, I Feel Love, and why people should get over the disco and electronic music hate.
I’ve always wondered why people think this. Jesse Thorn interviewed Nile Rodgers of Chic on The Sound Of Young America and brought this up:
Disco, at its height in 1978, 1979, was getting it from two sides. One side was this return to Rock N’ Roll that spawned “Disco Sucks!”…the disco sucks movement, that was I think we can say now, 30 years later, that was informed partly by people’s aesthetic preferences, but also partly by a combination of racism and homophobia…the other way that disco was getting it was from people who saw themselves as defenders of blackness who did not like the way disco essentially de-racinated, took the race out of dance music…there are these two forces pushing against disco.
I think the thing I like most about this is how the guitar part sounds like something from Super Contra.
Label: Emusic Selects
Electronic, dark John Carpenter styled music meets dance beats. Probably my favorite thing I ever got from Emusic.
As part of Emusic Selects, Emusic’s series of exclusive releases, it’s only available through Emusic. If you’re into this kind of music it may be worth giving Emusic a trial. Currently the album is selling at $2.45.
|1||Death on Four Wheels||★★★★|
|4||Street Thunder II||★★★★|
“I can’t dance” is one thing. “I don’t dance” is just unacceptable. Dancing is about not giving a fuck.
One of my favorite dance/house albums of 2010. Fashion is a cover of the Bowie song.
|1||Through The Night||★★★★★|
|2||Can’t Shake This Feeling||★★★★|
|8||Turn It Up||★★★★★|
|10||The Really Long One||★★★★|
|12||Someday We’ll Be Together||★★★★||Album Rating||★★★★|