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Peter Martin
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Posted: 24 October 2017 at 7:08am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

As I said upthread, the Bee Gees were the patron saints of the uncool in the 80s, victims of the old aphorism that familiarity breeds contempt. Their disco success had been so huge, their exposure so inescapable that people got sick of them. And this forced them to channel their songwriting talents through other mouthpieces. So in the early to mid 80s we got Woman in Love from Barbra Streisand, Heartbreaker from Dionne Warwick, Islands in the Stream from Kenny and Dolly, Chain Reaction from Diana Ross. The funny thing is how easily you can recognise them as Bee Gees songs.




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Posted: 24 October 2017 at 11:23am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I Started A Joke,covered by Faith No More is a good song too!
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Posted: 24 October 2017 at 12:31pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I honestly never expected a topic on disco to get so many replies. Thanks, guys.

And you all did it without being pretentious about disco (as I've seen elsewhere).
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 24 October 2017 at 2:06pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Is it possible to be pretentious about Disco? Just
watched Star Trek Discovery,two charcters were
exercising in t-shirts with DISCO on the front,why did i
think of this topic?
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 24 October 2017 at 2:58pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Maybe pretentious is the wrong word. I'm talking about folk who, much like those criticizing comics, think themselves too highbrow to enjoy anything as 'silly' as disco. 
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Posted: 24 October 2017 at 4:06pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

You get those types in all walks of life, they're best
ignored!
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 24 October 2017 at 4:08pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

There are three particular areas of fandom that irk me.

The critics of wrestling who appear to have watched every PPV event and weekly show.

The critics of comics who appear to read them on a regular basis.

The critics of certain bands/singers who seem overly familiar with their work.

Truth is, they like such forms of entertainment, but can't bring themselves to admit it...

I'm not talking about sincere criticism, e.g. the wrestling fan who didn't enjoy a particular show or the fan of rap who hates certain forms, but the ones who pretend they dislike such forms of entertainment, but watch/read them, anyway.
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