July 12, 1979: The day Disco died

“the idea of the game was to blow up disco records in a box out in the middle of center field, that did happen, but after that is when the fans overran the field”

Disco Demolition Night: radio-DJ Steve Dahl kanaliseert het anti-disco-sentiment in een honkbalwedstrijd in Chicago. De wedstrijd moet gestaakt worden, disco is de klap nooit meer te boven gekomen.


“The Anti-disco movement represented an unholy alliance of funkateers and feminists, progressives and puritans, rockers and reactionaries. None the less, the attacks on disco gave respectable voice to the ugliest kinds of unacknowledged racism, sexism and homophobia.” [..] “It felt to us like Nazi book-burning,” Rodgers sighs.


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