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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Disco Music is Music

It looked like a nifty little "today in music history" article but turned out to be a racially charged, re-write of history. 

Forty years ago today, a packed Comiskey Park hosted a White Sox doubleheader with the Detroit Tigers. Between games, "Disco Demolition Night" 

And it was all about Disco music vs. Rock n Roll. 

The 'movement' was nothing more than a marketing plan to attract more listeners and attendees - not, as this writer claims, 
"...the seminal events in music history, reflecting the homophobic and racist backlash to a music genre with roots in gay and racial minority communities..." - 
What a crock. 

I was there in Detroit, "The Home of Rock n Roll", during this "seminal event". Rock n Roll AND Disco/Dance music played on dedicated radio stations all the time.  

There was no shortage of clubs dedicated to playing Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Foghat, and the like. Yet, if you wanted to get people out of their chairs and on the floor, Dj's at the time ditched the guitar riffs and slapped on MJ, Donna Summers, Diana Ross, Andrea True Connection, or, be still your heart, The Village People.

Sure, there was a hype  - Western & Country hit the airwaves after the movie Urban Cowboy just like Saturday Night Fever

The music was the music - that's all. Anti-Gay? Racist?  

Are you f'n kidding me? No. Adolescent? Immature? Destructive? Oh yes.

No central authority evangelizing anti-anything dogma.  Forces have been re-writing this event for years.  They weren't there it was all about the music.

The Chicago-based article, here.

Detroit article, here.

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