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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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.
That jibes with memory. As for those of us who refuse to despise disco as prescribed by the groupthinkers, as the great Mr. Log In. Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful.Death_To_Disco 36 points 37 points 38 points 11 months ago Yeah, the only reptile that comes close to this that I can think of is the komodo dragon. The female can have an asexual reproduction.