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Music to go with reading Holleran's "Dancer From The Dance"

I'm reading Andrew Holleran's classic gay novel "Dancer From The Dance." It's set in New York in the very early years of disco. (1972-74?) I'd like to build up a playlist of some tunes that set the mood, because most of the disco music I know is the later stuff (Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, etc.) [more inside]
posted by dnash on Feb 11, 2016 - 3 answers

Looking for some doomsday disco

My workout music is centered around Public Image Limited's Metal Box ("Poptones," "Swan Lake," "Memories") and the first four tracks on The Walker Brothers' Nite Flights ("Shutout," "Fat Mama Kick," "Nite Flights," "The Electrician" ) What else am I missing when it comes to intense, propulsive jams?
posted by porn in the woods on Nov 26, 2014 - 2 answers

I should like to find sinister-sounding dance music. Won't you help?

Hello darlings. My, you're all looking proud and healthy today! Delightful. Today, I am looking for song recommendations - in particular, I would like sinister-sounding funk/disco songs. I shall expound on this below the cut. [more inside]
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER on Oct 10, 2014 - 34 answers

Summer jamz for 2014

Last year around this time misskaz asked this question that resulted in a Summer Jamz 2013 playlist that was SO AWESOME that it changed my life. Can we do it again? [more inside]
posted by telegraph on Apr 29, 2014 - 33 answers

Suggest unto me more records like Ronnie Laws' Friends And Strangers.

So Im sitting in this dive downtown waiting for a friend to show up, and this lady in her 60's is absolutely destroying at Jukebox. I mean Delphonics, Philly Soul, early 70s Quincy (you gotta love the modern Internet jukebox.) So then, out of nowhere, the greatest song I have never heard comes on. It's Ronnie Laws' "Friends and Strangers" and the song hits me so square-on that I'm on ebay ordering the vinyl before the song even ends. Now I can't stop listening to the album and want more. That's where you come in... [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Dec 26, 2013 - 6 answers

Disco Karaoke for Square Dance calling!

I'm trying to learn square dance calling. Friend is doing a disco themed fundraiser, and would like me to call a demo square. I need a ~130BPM singable without a super-trained voice karaoke track that's disco, but not over-played. [more inside]
posted by straw on Sep 10, 2013 - 7 answers

Name that funk-sounding song...with very few lyrics...

What is this song I keep hearing (at restaurants, on TV, movies, etc.)? I don't think it's new, but you never know. It has very few words, and the ones I do hear sound like "good time" or "good thing" - maybe even "fun time". The pronunciation is stretched out, and it might have a cowbell. It's sort of a '70s "disco" or "funk" sound. *Please read the extended explanation for what I know it is NOT. [more inside]
posted by Seeking Direction on Jul 22, 2013 - 6 answers

Need some great Summer 2013 songs for a playlist

I'm making a Summer Jamz 2k13 playlist for a few BBQs I'll be hosting this month, and I'm looking for more songs to add to the rotation. Despite my best efforts I'm a little out of both the indie/hipster loop and the R&B/rap/pop sensation loop, so I'm turning to you for help. [more inside]
posted by misskaz on May 29, 2013 - 22 answers

Please name this song!

I'm trying to find this song. It is from 3'30" until 4'05". I can't make out the lyrics very well. Maybe 'Turn it up' or 'Turn me on'. I recognise it and it's driving me around the bend. Anyone? Thanks
posted by ClanvidHorse on Jan 7, 2013 - 4 answers

Duh-na na-na na-na na-na. Bass.

Aspiring bassist, and advanced guitarist, wants to know: what are the canonical rock and roll bass riffs? [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast on Oct 3, 2012 - 50 answers

Disco font ID?

Help me ID this disco font please? It's from an old flyer I'm trying to restore, the thin lines + jpg artifacts are stumping all the auto font identifiers out there. Thanks!
posted by Tom-B on Sep 5, 2012 - 3 answers

You know Robot Unicorn Attack? Like that!

Is there a name for the kind of aesthetic you find in Sailor Moon, the Sixth Doctor's TV intro, and Robot Unicorn Attack? What's the history of the whole magical-sparkles-in-space thing, and where can I find more of it? [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Feb 23, 2012 - 13 answers

Help Me Identify This Disco Song

Help me identify this song that I heard during a Cut Copy DJ set. [more inside]
posted by awesomebrad on Dec 11, 2011 - 3 answers

What should I put on this mix tape, and whose work will remind me of Arthur Russell?

A two-fer about eighties music - I'm looking for eighties songs about the cold war, Reagan, Thatcher, US foreign policy, etc. Also looking for music I'll enjoy if I like eighties cellist composer guy Arthur Russell. [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Jun 2, 2011 - 67 answers

Dance-Club Book Club

ISO works of fiction about disco/techno/dance music! [more inside]
posted by taramosalata on Feb 15, 2011 - 8 answers

Disco motown.

What are some disco and/or funk remakes of motown songs/oldies, in the same vein of "Heaven Must Have Sent You?" Making a playlist. Help!
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Feb 12, 2011 - 9 answers


Hey, Music nerds! I'm looking for tracks with the same kind of vibe as Justus Köhncke's "Timecode" or Alden Tyrell's "Love Explosion". [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc on Jan 24, 2011 - 10 answers

You Keep Me Hangin' On

Which version of the song "You Keep Me Hangin' On" is at about 1:06:00 in this DJ mix? It's a disco version with (apparently) male vocals and awesome horns - here's the section in question: [mp3]
posted by awesomebrad on Sep 3, 2010 - 2 answers


DISCO music challenge: Disco recording artist, solo guy, one (?) hit in US in 70's (I think) but big in Europe and many albums under his belt, and the recording artist name is like masterblaster or masterbox or blasterbox or something. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo on Aug 22, 2010 - 12 answers

Not a disco ball, but a disco...disc?

What is the name of the light that comes in as the background around 1:05 of this video? Bonus points for other wacky disco lights you can tell me about.
posted by mike_bling on Aug 4, 2010 - 5 answers

Name this disco tune!

What is this song? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Jun 1, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me make a get your butt swingin' dance music (pop, house, nu disco) playlist!

Help me make a get your butt swingin' dance music (pop, house, nu disco) playlist! [more inside]
posted by wooh on May 31, 2010 - 2 answers

What disco song does "Bulletproof" by La Roux sound like?

Does the song "Bulletproof" by La Roux sound exactly like a cover of a disco song, or is it just me? [more inside]
posted by kpht on May 17, 2010 - 8 answers

Does anyone know who sings the disco song that has the line ' Why don't we do it anymore?' repeated frequently?

Does anyone know who sings the disco song that has the line ' Why don't we do it anymore?' repeated frequently? [more inside]
posted by riz1 on Jan 11, 2010 - 4 answers

I imagine it's the music that all the people from "Are You Being Served" got down to in their off hours

When I was in England I was in a bar where I heard a whole night's worth of music that sounded like "Atomic" by Blondie. Is this a genre of some kind? If so, what's it called and where do I get more? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Oct 7, 2009 - 21 answers

Do any of you l33t hax-sawz know a way to capture this Red Bull Music Academy player's stream?

Do any of you l33t hax-sawz know a way to capture this Red Bull Music Academy player's stream? [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Jul 16, 2009 - 10 answers

Disco Inferno

Jackson-o-mania (and the nonstop repeats of "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough" among his other records) has made me wonder: what disco songs do we still listen to today? Or, in other words, what disco is actually good? Presumably, staying power is some sort of indicator of how good (or, at the very least, how camp) they are.
posted by ocherdraco on Jul 6, 2009 - 44 answers


Can you remember the 1970s disco songs that start with sound effects such as machine gun fire, door opening slowly , and a man laughing ominously? [more inside]
posted by cluelessguru on Dec 22, 2008 - 5 answers

Tel Aviv Weekend Trip?

I live in Jerusalem and am going to Tel Aviv for the weekend. I really don't know the area, and am looking for: 1) A good day spa in Tel Aviv Yafo. My solid foam mattress is slowly killing my back, and I am in dire need of a good, strong massage. 2) Discotheque recommendation 3) Other recommendation? Anything? Cool place to visit, shop, good restaurant, anything. I live so close there's a good chance I'll come back too, so it doesn't have to all fit into a weekend. Thanks
posted by howgenerica on Sep 9, 2008 - 0 answers

One for the DiscoEarwormFilter

Can you identify this 1970s pop/disco/r&b song? [more inside]
posted by droplet on Sep 4, 2008 - 5 answers

Come, sing, and conquer!

Help me identify this zany Christian disco track from the Bollywood classic Disco Dancer. [more inside]
posted by pravit on Feb 19, 2008 - 4 answers

Italo / Disco song identification needed!

Italo / Disco song identification needed! [more inside]
posted by apetpsychic on Feb 5, 2008 - 6 answers

How local were the "R2D2 Circle" and the "C3PO Walk?"

Were the "R2D2 Circle" and the "C3PO Walk" widespread children's exercises in the late Seventies, or were they just something my Phys Ed teacher made up? [more inside]
posted by breezeway on Feb 2, 2008 - 24 answers

Dr. Disco, I Presume

What makes disco disco? In particular, what makes it different from funk, r & b or soul? Is it the arrangement? Is it the beat? Is it the horns? Details please.
posted by wittgenstein on Sep 5, 2007 - 12 answers

How to target bar owners?

Resources for Bar owners? [more inside]
posted by yoyo_nyc on Jul 12, 2007 - 6 answers

Can you name the disco song and artist from this sample clip?

Can you identify the disco song and the artist from this short music clip? [more inside]
posted by DudeAsInCool on Jun 28, 2007 - 10 answers

Hoods in 60's Germany

What was the cultural significance of a hood, this modern american would identify as klan like, in 1960's germany? [more inside]
posted by nomisxid on May 30, 2007 - 4 answers

"I'm not interested in having an orchestra sound like itself. I want it to sound like the composer." -- Leonard Bernstein

Help me discover some great orchestrated pop music. [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl on Jan 15, 2007 - 55 answers

Do I wanna dance, or do I wanna dance?

How do I learn to dance - or rather, get away with feeling utterly unself-conscious on the dance floor? [more inside]
posted by badlydubbedboy on Mar 10, 2006 - 23 answers

Where to find Disco Video?

We're having a "Disco Party" for my daughter's 6th birthday tomorrow. I've got the music covered, but I was looking for some VIDEO I can burn onto a DVD and just have playing in the background. [more inside]
posted by chococat on Nov 17, 2005 - 10 answers

Crypto disco songs?

What are some non-obvious disco songs? Or semi-obvious nods to disco? [more inside]
posted by kimota on Nov 8, 2005 - 45 answers

Who invented the disco ball?

Who invented the disco ball?
posted by ootsocsid on Sep 4, 2005 - 11 answers

Can you ID this disco song?

Stupid song filter [again] The falsetto chorus goes: Ahhheeee-Ahhh, nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh; (repeat *2) -waaahhhhhhh. 70s, 80s disco-song, tempo @ ~128bpm (in 2/2?). My wife wants to know and hey, seemed to work for that guy yesterday.
posted by prettyboyfloyd on Feb 6, 2005 - 18 answers

Shaft! (Damn right)

Is there a name for the synthesized "werdert" or "wiggit" sound that's overlaid, every other beat, on exceptionally cheesy disco records and incidental music of that era? It almost sounds like a precursor to hip-hop turntable spinning, but it's distinctly disco.
posted by Saucy Intruder on Jan 1, 2005 - 8 answers

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