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Thursday, July 7, 2005

Disco: As Dense With Masterworks As Any Other Damn Genre

Posted by on July 7 at 9:31 AM

Dave’s right, and I imagine (hope) that Sean was referring to the crap-disco that ruled in the very very late ’70s, when every idiot with a record deal was taking a whack at a disco track.

The best disco songs are some of the most exciting, immediately rewarding rock music ever made. My eternal faves: Sylvester’s “Mighty Real,” Cheryl Lynn’s “Got To Be Real,” Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” (duh) plus “Hot Stuff” and “Bad Girls” by HRH Donna Summer and every song on side one of Michael Jackson’s Off The Wall. (Late entry so miraculous it earns a place in the pantheon: Lady Madonna’s “Into the Groove.”)