Monday marks the anniversary of the official Death of Disco
It is my belief that this should be a national holiday, complete with parades, a line of greeting cards and a giant outdoor heavy metal/punk rock music festival.
I thank DJ Steve Dahl for his Disco Demolition night
. It was certainly the greatest thing to ever happen at Comiskey Park.
Of course, there are those who think the Disco Sucks movement was nothing more than thinly vieled bigotry
, but I beg to differ. It was just a backlash against sucky music and polyster suits.
I'd really love to write more about this as I have so many disco memories of the era (including an especially good one involving Twisted Sister), but I have a full agenda today. So I'll leave this here as an open discussion for you all. And don't give me any of that "but you had to be there/Studio 54" crap. I lived the diso era, baby. I have the bad memories and nightmares to prove it.
Did disco suck or did it not suck? And who wants to celebrate Disco Demolition Day with me on Monday? I'm buying the beer. You bring the punk albums.
[I won't be back until much later, try to behave yourselves]