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  Disco Social Psychology
It seems that "disco mania" is not "an escape from reality" but a very real source of pleasure in the experiencing of life for those who select this particular mode of positive affective stimulation.
Disco is the closest we've come to continuous partying (Spats discotheque is packed throughout the week).
Nothing can be more humiliating for an enthusiastic amateur disco dancer than to receive the request from his partner and new acquaintance to leave the floor in the middle of a song due to her perceived social embarrassment, especially if she is immature, insecure or with girlfriends watching from the sidelines!
www.lastplace.com /Journal/socialdiscopsy.htm   (1113 words)

Era is also popularly used to denote the passing of shorter periods, such as the Big Band era, Disco era.
In a calendar, the era is the date from which years in the calendar are counted.
Japanese eras began with the ascension of an emperor.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/er/Era.html   (457 words)

 LyricsVault: History of music; Disco
Disco is an up-tempo style of dance music that originated in the early 1970s, mainly from funk and soul music, popular originally with gay and fl audiences in large U.S. cities, and derives its name from the French word discothèque (meaning nightclub), coined from disc + bibliotèque (library) by La Discothèque in Rue Huchette
Social trends that contributed to disco music include the surpassing of white people by racial and ethnic minorities, fl and hispanic people, in the purchasing of records and sound equipment, the increased independence of women in finance and leisure, gay liberation, and the sexual revolution.
Most disco songs have a steady four-on-the-floor beat (sometimes using a 16-beat pattern on the hi-hat cymbal, or an eight-beat pattern with an open hi-hat on the "off" beat) and a heavy, syncopated bassline.
www.lyricsvault.net /history/disco.html   (583 words)

 Disco Music, Records, Downloads, Charts and History @ DiscoMusic.com
DiscoMusic.com is the premiere gathering place for 12" Disco record collectors, world famous Disco DJs, remixers and artists along with hustle dancers and fans of 70s and 80s nostalgia to interact, discuss and immerse themselves in dance music.
It's the 1970s or 1980s and you're out dancing to the sounds of such Disco DJs as Larry Levan of the Paradise Garage, David Mancuso of The Loft, John "Jellybean" Benitez of The Funhouse, John Ceglia of River West, Robbie Leslie of The Saint or perhaps Bobby Viteritti of Trocadero Transfer.
Disco music is everywhere today including the movies like "The Last Days of Disco" and "54" about Studio 54.
www.discomusic.com   (804 words)

 A history of disco music
Disco is an up-tempo style of dance music that originated in the early 1970s, mainly from funk and soul music, popular originally with gay and fl audiences in large U.S. cities, and derives its name from the French word discothèque (meaning nightclub), coined from disc + bibliotèque (library) by La Discothèque in Rue Huchette.
This music was coined disco, of which there are two flavors and time periods: disco 1.0, which is firmly connected to soul and funk in the first half of the seventies and disco 2.0 in the second half of the seventies, as the incarnation of gay hedonistic club culture.
Disco had already been going for ten years when the first electronic drum tracks began to appear out of Chicago, and in that time it had already suffered the slings and arrows of merciless commercial exploitation, dilution and racial and sexual prejudice which culminated in the 'disco sucks' campaign.
www.jahsonic.com /Disco.html   (2694 words)

 Tim Lawrence Articles
In the popular imagination, disco conjures up images of Studio 54, the celebrated New York 1970s nightclub, where hoards of would-be dancers queued up on a nightly basis, waving their arms frantically in an attempt to catch the eye of the venue's doorman, as if they were at an auction, bidding for their own lives.
And disco arouses "ear worms" that emit the shrill white pop of the Bee Gees, who stripped the genre of its fl groove en route to becoming its best-selling band.
Dance culture survived the "disco sucks" backlash, but disco, which had become an undeserving symbol for the moral and economic sickness of the recession-blighted United States, was beyond convalescence.
www.timlawrence.info /articles/2006/Disco-liberazione.php   (646 words)

 WATERMARK ON THE WEB: AMERICAN TOP 40 - Top 40 Hits of the Disco Era
As with the famous phrase "The Rock Era," the so-called "Disco Era" is difficult to define as having a beginning and an end.
By accepting the most artificial of reasons, the era could have said to begin in 1974, the year "Rock the Boat" hit #1 on the Hot 100 and the year Billboard began its Disco chart.
Disco began "exploding" like never before on the Hot 100/American Top 40 in early 1978 with the release of the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack, which spawned no less than 7 top 40 hits from November 1977 to April 1978.
leemichaelwithers.tripod.com /at40_disco.htm   (732 words)

 DISCO: a decade of saturday nights 06/23/04
It's a little hard to believe the peak of the disco era was 25 years ago, far enough back to put disco and all that came with it in historical terms.
There are display cases showing Disco Barbie, disco lunch boxes, even a short-lived Marvel Comics heroine whose super power had something to do with her ability to roller disco.
Those old enough to remember the era will especially get a kick out of watching footage from the infamous "Disco Demolition Night," when an on-field promotional stunt between games of a doubleheader between the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox erupted into a near riot, causing the second game to be canceled.
www.thenewsherald.com /stories/062304/lif_20040623009.shtml   (1448 words)

 WHITESOXINTERACTIVE.COM. Totally Biased Coverage of the Chicago White Sox!
I was at Disco Demolition along with my sister, her husband and two of our friends.
I didn't think I was going to be able to go because I didn't think my friends (who had been at a kegger all day) could get their shit together to go.
People were shouting "Disco Sucks", a common phrase in those days.
whitesoxinteractive.com /History&Glory/DiscoDemolition.htm   (10127 words)

 EMP exhibit revives disco and an era of social change   (Site not responding. Last check: )
"Disco: A Decade of Saturday Nights," opening today at the Experience Music Project and continuing through May 26, covers the history of the phenomenon, from the euphoria of "Disco Inferno" to the backlash of "Disco Sucks." As EMP tells it, the disco story is so much more than hit songs and outlandish costumes.
At the center of a serpentine exhibit that begins with the roots of disco and concludes with its demise is a replica of the Crisco Disco New York nightclub of the 1970s, complete with pulsating lights, throbbing music and a vintage DJ booth.
On display are disco lunch boxes and jeans, a kiosk featuring some of the worst disco novelty songs and news photos of the "Disco Demolition," a Chicago record-burning party that caused a riot in 1979 at Chicago's Comiskey Park.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /pop/96867_disco23.shtml   (1041 words)

 Press Information | Disco: A Decade of Saturday Nights
Disco: A Decade of Saturday Nights is the first major exhibition to explore the historical context and continuing influence of the rich, complex world of disco as it has affected the musical, social, cultural (and polyester) fabric of America and the world.
Disco started in the lofts of the lively but disenfranchised in New York City -- those who played and danced to what was, quite literally, a different drumbeat.
And there is ample evidence of the selling of disco, from a Sears Disco Pooh record player to Wolfman Jack's Disco Party flying disc; as well as artifacts of the "disco sucks" reaction to disco's pervasiveness, which culminated in the burning of 10,000 disco records and an attendant riot at Chicago's Comiskey Park in 1979.
www.nypl.org /press/2004/disco.cfm   (907 words)

 70s Disco Fashion, Mini Dress, Maxi, Platform Soled Shoes
Disco dance clubs created a venue for a new kind of clothing called disco wear which was based on stretch clothes and light reflecting fabrics that shone under disco lighting.
Shiny clinging Lycra stretch disco pants in hot strident shiny colours with stretch sequin bandeau tops were often adaptations of professional modern dance wear that found itself making an impact in discos as disco dancing became serious.
Disco wear was never acceptable for day wear, but for night it was the only possible wear to enable the participants to be part of the action, to be part of the atmosphere of strobe lighting, mirror balls and spotlighting of individuals at any time.
www.fashion-era.com /1970s.htm   (3262 words)

 Disco Downloads - Download Disco Music - Download Disco MP3s
Disco lost momentum as the '70s became the '80s, but it didn't die -- it mutated into a variety of different dance-based genres, ranging from dance-pop and hip-hop to house and techno.
Donna Summer's title as the "Queen of Disco" wasn't mere hype -- she was one of the very few disco performers to enjoy a measure of career longevity, and her consistent chart success was rivaled in the disco world only by the Bee Gees.
Sensing that the disco era was coming to a close, Summer attempted to modify her style to include more R&B and pop/rock on her first Geffen album, 1980's The Wanderer; the album and its title track were both hits.
www.mp3.com /disco/genre/255/subgenre.html   (4265 words)

 AmericanHeritage.com / DISCO
Disco, in short, brazenly confirmed all the old fears that under the right conditions the passions aroused in clubs might overflow their bounds and foster a broader ferment.
The fact that the most legendary gay disco of the early seventies was located in a former church, its deejay booth at the altar, serves as a perfect metaphor for the quasi-religious fervor of gay disco culture.
Rock fans framed their struggle against disco as a Manichaean conflict of ideological opposites, in which disco represented all that was synthetic, aristocratic, and fake, while populist rock stood for all that was earthy and real.
www.americanheritage.com /articles/magazine/ah/1999/7/1999_7_43.shtml   (5497 words)

 BACK TO BOOGIE WONDERLAND: A concert packed with '70s stars and a new exhibit at the Henry Ford put the much-ridiculed ...
More than 200 pieces from the disco era are on display at the Dearborn museum, including outfits worn by divas Donna Summer and Gloria Gaynor and rare photographs of Studio 54 taken by Andy Warhol.
In the '70s, gay clubbing grew, and disco is often cited as a catalyst for getting rid of laws that prohibited men from dancing with other men at New York clubs.
Miller says that disco gave way to techno and hip-hop and that its influence is evident in the backbeats of both musical styles.
www.hfmgv.org /museum/disco/press/freep.html   (1699 words)

 Issue 18: DISCO SUCKS!!! — Discopia
But it was perceived as disco fun for the whole family even in the Midwest, and Pittsburgh's sister city in Ohio, Cincinnati, rolled out a fabulously upgraded rink called the Colerain Skate Land just for roller disco.
Disco music was, and still is under the label of EDM, evolving and the tastes of that young, new generation of dancers in the seventies could have evolved with the genre.
The association of the disco culture with recreational drug use was underlined in bright red headlines for Middle America when Rubell and his Studio 54 were busted by the IRS and other agencies on a number of charges including income tax evasion and sales of illicit drugs.
www.discopia.com /portal/issues/issue6/101/sucks/document_view   (1787 words)

 Disco Glossary DiscoMusic.com
In a Disco single this would sometimes be extended by a remixer in the studio to allow the Disco DJ an opportunity to mix into another record.
A groove on a 12 inch Disco single that was used to visually partition the different parts of the track such as the intro, break...
An organization formed by early Disco DJs that served as a collective base and allowed them to use their strength in numbers to request promotional vinyl records from the record labels in return for club play and audience feedback.
www.discomusic.com /101-more/8767_0_7_0_C   (1691 words)

 Disco Demolition - Information - Backgrounder on Disco Demolition
Leading the fans in a “Disco Sucks” chant, Dahl headed out to center field in military regalia to blow up the thousands of disco records that had been brought to the ball park for the rally.
Dahl admits that the cultural phenomenon that sparked the end of the disco era began simply as his response to losing a job at a radio station that had turned to an all-disco format.
The Disco Demolition and Steve Dahl became national news the next morning, and the event’s legacy survives to this day – disco bands including ABBA and K.C. and the Sunshine Band agree that the event was the beginning of the end for disco.
www.discodemolition.com /disco.htm   (295 words)

As the demand for new disco music grew, labels and producers alike found it harder to come up with new acts.
The third era was the downfall era (when everyone and their grandmother released disco tracks).
As part of the second wave of disco Adams employed singers Jocelyn Brown (with whom he would often use), Gina Tharps, Angela Howell and the multi-talented Christine Wiltshire plus over a dozen of New York's best session players for his concept of Musique.
www.discomuseum.com /Musique.html   (511 words)

 It's all about disco
After an absence from about 8 years we are making our comeback because we think that nowadays disco parties do not reach that atmosphere as it was in the old days.
We believe that old disco stuff should be played by DJ’s that grew up in the disco era playing with vinyl copies using vintage equipment to get that warm and sensual feeling.
Kees and Giel were born at the end of the sixties, grew up in the seventies and eighties and reached adolescency in the nineties.
www.disco.fm   (278 words)

 NPR : The Disco Era, on Exhibit in Seattle
NPR : The Disco Era, on Exhibit in Seattle
While many would like to forget the disco era ever happened, others who love the music and the lifestyle will no doubt revel in the Experience Music Project's latest effort.
The exhibit also pays homage to where disco was born: the underground, multi-racial gay dance scene in New York City.
www.npr.org /display_pages/features/feature_877746.html   (308 words)

 Epinions.com - DISCO MIX: Shake Your Groove Thing
Well, the Disco Era was hated by all musicians except session men, though revisionists now are making noises like oh, it wasn't that bad, and there actually was some pretty decent music that came out of that era.
Disco evolved from the small dance clubs around New York City and San Francisco which spun only the hottest in soul, R&B and the up-and-coming funk.
Stretching toward the end of Disco, this done-me-wrong-song was but one of many hits for this popular group.
www.epinions.com /content_1657708676   (1455 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Music: Styles: D: Dance: Disco   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Disco Demolition Night - Photos, news articles, and general description of the night of July 12, 1979 when Chicago rock DJ, Steve Dahl and baseball promoter, Mike Veeck organized a destruction of disco records at Comiskey Park.
Disco Music Was Gay Music - An essay regarding the importance and influence of disco music for gay culture in the '70s.
Disco Savvy - Biographies and discographies of singers and instrumentalists from the first wave ('70s and early '80s) and second wave (late '90s to today) of disco music.
dmoz.org /Arts/Music/Styles/D/Dance/Disco   (785 words)

 Durango Herald Online
For Durango native Candye Sauer, "the disco era was kind of like the '60s.
Nationally, the start of the disco era is debatable, but some consensus rests with 1975 when Van McCoy released "The Hustle" which became a national dance phenomenon.
Disco receded into clubs like the Warehouse in Chicago and the Paradise Garage in New York, where disc jockeys helped beats evolve into genres now known as House and Hi-NRG.
www.durangoherald.com /asp-bin/article_generation.asp?article_type=news&article_path=/news/06/news060201_1.htm   (546 words)

 Disco at Velvet Pocket Vintage   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Your vintage clothing wardrobe won't be complete without one of these little disco numbers from that magical time.
Disco Dream Dress With Wow Beading Delightful 1980's fl silk disco dress with blue and pink sequines and gold and fl beading.
Sweet item so typical of the era - sparkly boddice, slightly padded shoulders, rounded neckline, 3 button decor on left hand shoulder, sleeves are 3/4 length, elastic waist and fl straighter skirt.
www.tias.com /6564/InventoryPage/1542674/1.html?pageNo=1;catId=disco   (939 words)

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