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2 Oct, 2012

Death To Disco

He had been fired from a Chicago radio station when it, too, went all-disco. In his new job at a rival rock station, he took out his frustration by destroying disco records on the air.

Pretty soon, station reps and Chicago White Sox promoters had the crazy idea of actually blowing up disco records. The team was averaging just 16, fans a game and would have done anything to fill Comiskey Park. At the time, Jim Maines was a long-haired, working-class year-old from the South Side. He was among roughly 50, rowdy fans, some of whom started using records as Frisbees.

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Disco evolved into the mainstream dance music of the next two decades, such as house, drum and bass, and techno. All were more or less stripped-down versions of disco. Full orchestras were replaced by synthesizers, drum sets were replaced by programmed drum machines, and musical breaks were added by sampling pieces from funk, soul, and -appropriately enough- disco songs.

All of these recording methods began in disco studios in the early s and would flourish in years to come in dance, electronica, and even rap music. It quietly went back to its underground roots, where it lives on at dance clubs today -even more so after the popularity of disco-fueled acts of the mids like Cher, Erasure, and the Pet Shop Boys.

And like most fads, a couple of decades later, disco started to become cool again. Says Gloria Gaynor: "I always say that disco music is alive and well and living in the hearts of people all over the world.

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Some members of the tribes also fought for the Confederacy. Fired from a radio station as it switched to all disco, Dahl took his anger out on the genre by destroying disco records on the air. Eventually, someone came up with the wise idea to host Death to Disco Night.

The White Sox were struggling to draw fans at the time and as the saying goes, any publicity is good publicity. So Dahl got the word out.

Any fan that brought a disco record would gain to a doubleheader two games for just 98 cents. Dahl would then destroy the records with fireworks between games. Source: Chicagomag. At the time, White Sox games drew on average about 16, fans a game, woeful attendance for a major league team.

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  1. Death to Disco is a dance party that gives our special guest DJs the opportunity to interpret the idea of Disco today and whether it lives or has died.
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  3. Death to Disco: A Backlash to Gay Counterculture Samantha Aldridge In the summer of during the intermission between the double header baseball game for the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park, thousands of people gathered in protest to watch the destruction of thousands of disco records, causing major destruction to the field and eventually a riot known as Disco Demolition Night.
  4. Feb 15,  · A Portland disc jock had cut up disco records with a chainsaw. And New York’s WPIX, which had hosted the first disco radio show, switched to all rock in and began breaking disco records on the air. Ads for “Death to Disco” and “Shoot the Bee Gees” shirts ran in Rolling Stone. Detroit Rockers Engaged in the Abolition of Disco.
  5. A teenage tragedy song is a style of ballad in popular music that peaked in popularity in the late s and early s. Examples of the style are also known as "tear jerkers," "death discs" or "splatter platters", among other colorful sobriquets coined by DJs that then passed into vernacular as the songs became xirobormamowecetinidemawal.coinfo lamenting teenage death scenarios in melodramatic fashion, these.
  6. Jul 09,  · But for all of its decadence and overexposure, disco didn’t quite die a natural death by collapsing under its own weight. Instead, it was killed by a public backlash that reached its peak on July.
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  8. Jan 01,  · Death to Disco, a song by Jimi Lalumia & The Psychotic Frogs on Spotify. We and our partners use cookies to personalize your experience, to show you ads based on your interests, and for measurement and analytics purposes. By using our website and our services, Music Duration: 4 min.
  9. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Death To Disco on Discogs. Label: Bent Records (3) - Big Bent 5,Bent Records (3) - SMALL BENT FIVE • Format: Vinyl 7 Notsensibles - Death To Disco (, Vinyl) | Discogs/5(13).

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