28 - Disco - 28 Disco Challenges to Mainstream/Corporate...

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28 – Disco Challenges to Mainstream/Corporate Rock in 1970s come from independence, marginalized communities o Punk Responds to lost dreams Stripped-down, noisy, unpolished music o Disco Creates new dreams of luxury, pleasure, freedom Lush, controlled, polished music o **TALK ABOUT THE DIFFERENCES ON FINAL (ex. fashion)** Disco Term derives from French “discotheque” Late 1960s/early 1970s o US dance clubs hires DJs to mix records o Big increase in gay, racially mixed dance clubs in early 1970s (esp. black and Latino) 1975-1980: hits mainstream and dominates pop charts Clean mashing Music has homosocial/homosexual undertones Disco Music Initially defined as dance music played in discos o Key figures from marginalized communities (Female, African-American, Lation, and/or Gay) Develops from funk, soul, European dance music o Fast, repetitive groove, continuous 4-beat rhythm o Lush orchestral sounds o o Accretion w/ studio production
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