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Silver Hawk said:
Nooo, not true. It is dead now

I think the current music scene is fantastic with some amazing

bands out there at the moment , Artic Monkeys, Editors, Snow Patrol,

Kaiser Chiefs , Killers, White Stripes all very talented lads and that's

coming from a child of the 70's

Fortnightly trips to Record Corner , Black Wax and Contempo Records

in London to get the latest imports , I was never really into the more

commercial disco stuff prefering the likes of The JB's , Maceo and the

Macks, Dexter Wansel , Ohio Players etc , anything that you didn't

get to hear too much of. A few of us soul boys from Bournemouth

used to go to the Country Bumpkin club in Andover on a Monday night ,

they used to have a great DJ there .

Not to mention the Northern Soul scene and the exhorbitant amounts

paid for some of my old 7" vinyl

One of my favourite current artists is DJ Shadow , went to see him at the

B.I.C. a few weeks back ......fabulous !!

Ron

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Good thread.....lol.

If I was stopped on the street and asked are you, (were you) into disco my knee **** reaction would be to say no. But as with many things the answer for any 45 year old like me is probably a little more complex.

I never went out to a record shop and bought one, but the disco sound is a big part of the soundtrack to my life. Like any other record or dare I say more than most, a disco track will take you right back.

It's not surprising, despite whatever your specialised taste in music was, this is what was played on the radio and what got played when you went out. Because it was a time for me when my life was opening out socially as a young adult, disco hits are listened to quite fondly, with the ususal rose tinted emotions.

PS "Boogie Nights" by Heatwave......lol.

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JoT said:
It's hard to pick a favourite but perhaps "Fantasy" by Earth, Wind and Fire shades it for me ... especially as it has a fond memory attached to it

I've just re-discovered Earth Wind and Fire

Let's Groove! (make sure its the long version!)

Let this groove, get you to move,

it's alright, alright

let this groove, set in your shoes,

stand up, alright

Gonna tell you what you can do,

with my love, alright

Let you know girl you're looking good

you're out of sight and alright

Move yourself and glide like a 747

loos yourself in the sky among the clouds in the heavens

Let this groove, light up your fuse, alright

Let this groove, set in your shoes

stand up, alright

Let me tell you what you can do

with my love, alright

Gotta let you know girl you're looking good

you're out of sight, you're alright

Tell the DJ to play your favorite tune

then you know it's okay

What you found is happiness, now

Let this groove, get you to move, alright

Let this groove set in your shoes

stand up, alright

You will find peace of mind on the floor

Take a little time, come and see, you and me

make a little sign, I'll be there after a while

if you want my love

We can boogie on down, down, down, down

Let's groove tonight

share the spice of life

baby slice it right

we're gonna groove tonight

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Silver Hawk said:
JoT said:
It's hard to pick a favourite but perhaps "Fantasy" by Earth, Wind and Fire shades it for me ... especially as it has a fond memory attached to it

I've just re-discovered Earth Wind and Fire

Let's Groove! (make sure its the long version!)

YouTube to the rescue!

 

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Like Russ I never actually went out & bought a disco record as such but some disco songs are excellent songs & stick in my mind.

I particulary like these two - both are fantabulous!! 

Earth, Wind & Fire - BOOGIE WONDERLAND

Dance boogie wonderland

dance boogie wonderland

Midnight creeps so slowly into hearts,

of men who need more than they get

daylight deals a bad hand,

to a woman that has laid to many bets

The mirror stares you in the face and says

"baby, uh uh it don't work"

you say your prayers through you don't care

you dance and shake the hurt

dance boogie wonderland

dance boogie wonderland

Sound fly through the night

I chase my vinyl drams to boogie wonderland

I find romance when I start to dance in boogie wonderland

I find romance when I start to dance in boogie wonderland

All the love in the world can't be gone

all the need to be loved can't be wrong

All the records are playing

and my heart keeps saying

"boogie wonderland, wonderland"

dance boogie wonderland

dance boogie wonderland

All the love in the world can't be gone

all the need to be loved can't be wrong

All the records are playing

and my heart keeps saying

"boogie wonderland, wonderland"

dance boogie wonderland

dance boogie wonderland

The Trammps - DISCO INFERNO

Burn baby burn! Burn baby burn! Burn baby burn! Burn baby burn!

Burnin'!

To mass fires, yes! One hundred stories high

People gettin' loose y’all gettin' down on the roof - Do you hear?

(the folks are flaming)Folks were screamin' - out of control

It was so entertainin' - when the boogie started to explode

I heard somebody say

Burn baby burn! - Disco inferno!

Burn baby burn! - Burn that mama down

Burn baby burn! - Disco inferno!

Burn baby burn! - Burn that mama down

Burnin'!

Satisfaction (uhu hu hu) came in the chain reaction

(burnin') I couldn't get enough, (till I had to self-destroy)so I had to

self destruct, (uhu hu hu)

The heat was on (burnin’), rising to the top, huh!

Everybody's goin' strong (uhu hu hu)

And that is when my spark got hot

I heard somebody say

Burn baby burn! - Disco inferno!

Burn baby burn! - Burn that mama down, yoh!

Burn baby burn! - Disco inferno!

Burn baby burn! - Burn that mama down

Burnin'!

Up above my head I hear music in the air - I hear music!

That makes me know there's (somebody)a promise somewhere

Satisfaction came in a chain reaction - Do you hear?

I couldn't get enough, so I had to self destruct,

The heat was on, rising to the top

Everybody's goin' strong

That is when my spark got hot

I heard somebody say

Burn baby burn! - Disco inferno! (Aah yeah!)

Burn baby burn! - Burn that mama down

Burn baby burn! - Disco inferno, yeah!

Burn baby burn! - Burn that mama down x2 Burnin’!

MUSIC TURN AROUND (12 bars)

I just can't stop

When(till) my spark gets hot

Just can't stop

When my spark gets hot

MUSIC TURN AROUND (24 bars)

Burning, burning, burning, burning 6X (24 bars)

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pg tips said:

PG, that's not fair every music genre & decade has its lemons. Can't we just forget about this disco example? Please? 

pauluspaolo said:
Like Russ I never actually went out & bought a disco record as such but some disco songs are excellent songs & stick in my mind.

I particulary like these two - both are fantabulous!! 

Earth, Wind & Fire - BOOGIE WONDERLAND

The Trammps - DISCO INFERNO

Both great Paulus! I remember the latter in Saturday Night Fever....that film was so good...and still is IMHO.

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Silver Hawk said:
Earth, Wind & Fire - BOOGIE WONDERLAND

The Trammps - DISCO INFERNO

Both great Paulus! I remember the latter in Saturday Night Fever....that film was so good...and still is IMHO.

It's a superb intro to that film  Not keen on EWF but "Disco Inferno" was a classic.

Ron, "Queen of Clubs" is one of my faves too but "Shake your booty" is better

The one that really takes me back is "The beat goes on" The Whispers.

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All this stuff, far too modern for me! I remember Lonnie Donegan and Bert Weedon

OTOH, there was "Hair", and Alex Harvey and the Sensational Soul Band, later to become The Sensational Alex Harvey Band and eventually SAHB. I remember doing the "Hair" cast album with Alex, and we also played the Star Club and others in Hamburg. Picked up a double album two weeks ago off the bay, 2 CD's covering from the stuff we did on the Polydor label till after I left the Soul Band and other bodies carried onto the other bands. Been pounding the sides of the car with it all, "Framed", "Delilah" etc. "Shout" and "Vambo".

Some awesome weirdo trax there good buds! That of course was around the mid sixties onwards. Probly too early for most of you tho'?

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JoT said:
raketakat said:

I didn't have you down as a disco freak John . I thought it would have been The Quo for you ( " It's girls music" or " Giv'em a spanner and they'd die " ). You never cease to amaze ;) .

I suppose we had to put up with it if we wanted to get near the ladies though 

 

I would never have bought a Disco single or LP, I didn't have much money to spend on records in anyway; my collection in 1976 was:

Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure

Roxy Music - Stranded

Black Sabbath - Paranoid

Deep Purple - In Rock

David Bowie - Aladdin Sane

and whatever I could borrow and tape on a C45 cassette 

Indeed - Sabbath were not disco.

Otawa were

Hot Chocolate.

But to his own taste......................

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mel said:
All this stuff, far too modern for me! I remember Lonnie Donegan and Bert Weedon

OTOH, there was "Hair", and Alex Harvey and the Sensational Soul Band, later to become The Sensational Alex Harvey Band and eventually SAHB. I remember doing the "Hair" cast album with Alex, and we also played the Star Club and others in Hamburg. Picked up a double album two weeks ago off the bay, 2 CD's covering from the stuff we did on the Polydor label till after I left the Soul Band and other bodies carried onto the other bands. Been pounding the sides of the car with it all, "Framed", "Delilah" etc. "Shout" and "Vambo".

Some awesome weirdo trax there good buds! That of course was around the mid sixties onwards. Probly too early for most of you tho'?

I remember SAHB Mel, was one of my favourite bands. VAMBO STILL RULZ

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DISCO?? I suppose........BUT the 70's I recall went something like this ...........

check out the boots on these guys

And some more nice boots........

Where would we be without IGGY?

and of course my luv at the time http://youtube.com/watch?v=z2OpNoT8rbk&amp...ted&search=

then there's Lou Reed

and last but not least 

Maybe you just had to be there to understand.

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This arrived from Amazon this morning

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Avergage White Band's self titled first album from 1974

Scottish funk at it's finest check out the Youtube clip from a 1988 reunion first time I have seen a guitarist in a kilt

 

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