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    DISCO! (or dance music with actual humans playing instruments in realtime)

    There has always been a divide between rockers and club people, in the 70's and 80's there was the "Disco Sucks" movement where people burned disco records. In the 90's and 00's it was "Heck no to Techno", and now the club kids are listening to music that some people have likened to "Robots fighting/having sex" under the guise of the Dubstep/Grime genre.

    I will admit that I enjoy certain artists from all of these periods, and I feel that the need of the general public to dance to music is an important service that we as musicians should be required to provide, what about you?

    Do any of you mature players who may have lived through the disco period find that disco does NOT suck so much anymore, especially in comparison to modern dance music? I mean these players had some really great parts that they actually PLAYED!

    Can any of you deny the urge to dance when you hear some of these songs?

    Don't you miss some of those real bass lines?

    Without turning this into a continuation of my "Little Guitar" thread (this is just where I am at musically at the moment), what are some of the tunes from that era that make you move?, and if you had to defend disco, or introduce some younger player to it, where would you direct them as a fine example of great playing?


    Lets start this off with a personal favorite, Emanuel Rahiem Leblanc (no relation) and the band GQ. Who says disco guitar is simple?!




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    Hans knows what I'm talking 'bout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    Hans knows what I'm talking 'bout.
    I grew up playing bass. A heavy funk groove is a lot more fun than a droning rock bass-line.

    The only band I ever want to be in again is one where there are as many chicks as there are guys and all of them better be dancing.

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    Man! I waited too long! I've been working on an idea in my head to start a topic similar to this one, and here you've beaten me to the punch. Oh well... I can adjust my question a bit and still go with it. Later tonight or tomorrow.

    I didn't hate Disco. Most of it didn't do much for me, but there were songs here and there that I liked. For example, I always liked this one, and I must have been the only one. Nowadays when they do it live, Paul intros it with 'we're gonna do it how it was supposed to sound in the first place!' Sure. Whatever.



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    I have that song in my jukebox. Some Bee Gees too. Hate on me all you want.

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    We threw at least one disco song into each set when I was playing sleazy bars in the 70s. It got the young ladies on the floor and everybody else followed. It was great fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldtop View Post
    Man! I waited too long! I've been working on an idea in my head to start a topic similar to this one, and here you've beaten me to the punch. Oh well... I can adjust my question a bit and still go with it. Later tonight or tomorrow.
    Well it's not like I can't edit the first post if you want to combine the ideas, I would always make room on the dance floor for ya!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    Well it's not like I can't edit the first post if you want to combine the ideas, I would always make room on the dance floor for ya!
    Nah, that's cool. I can come up with some other topic. Thanks for the offer though.

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    I love this one! Great guitar licks and man do I miss clavinet in popular music. The funny thing is I remember listening to this song as a little kid but ever since "Welcome to Miami" came out my brain kind of amalgamates the two tracks.


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    Goldtop/Queen of Clubs!
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    I love "Boogie Man" and I have never seen that video before!

    Here is the extended version of a favorite, I hope Simmons Drums make a comeback someday.


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    I heard the Feist version of this song at the Whole Foods today and it's been stuck in my head ever since, so I had to go back to the original version. Damn! there's some wicked guitar playing on this song, I'm really digging the slide parts in this tune. Check out the Feist version too, it's super catchy.






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    One of my favorite basslines on one of my favorite tunes!



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    Ok, I'll admit it. The bass line in this song gets me going. Sounds like nothing but fun, and drives the whole song. I wouldn't care what they were singing over it.


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    This one posted on behalf of a certain Kung Fu master in Stevensville.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    This one posted on behalf of a certain Kung Fu master in Stevensville.

    Wait a second! Those are ROBOTS! Didn't you read the title of the thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    This one posted on behalf of a certain Kung Fu master in Stevensville.


    I really like this song. Has anyone heard the rest of the album? Is it worth buying?

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    I just couldn't post one of the hand or body videos.....
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    I like to party.... Everybody does...

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    We get to party like it's 1979! Wooo!

    Wait...I'm too old to party like it's 1979. Heck, I was still in my 20s in 1979.

    I got it. I can party like my grandparents did in 1959!!

    Has anyone seen my accordion around here? Where's that cha-cha music? Oh here it is...

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