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A stupid question ...

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by TeleAndSG, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. TeleAndSG

    TeleAndSG Tele-Afflicted

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    I’ve read countless essays about punk rockers being dissatisfied with the state of rock music in the mid 70’s, but I’ve never heard anything about their thoughts on Disco, save the mention of it in the lyrics of Sheena is a punk rocker. So, basically, how did they feel about Disco?. Did they participate in the famous 1979 anti disco event in the baseball stadium?.
     

  2. ebb soul

    ebb soul Poster Extraordinaire

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    American punks were a fashion statement. Real punks didn't like anything.
    That doesn't leave much room to grow on, does it?
     

  3. troy2003

    troy2003 Friend of Leo's

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    I remember Pete Anderson(guitarist for Dwight Yoakum) saying early on that the punk rockers liked them. I thought that strange but no reason to doubt him.
     
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  4. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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  5. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Friend of Leo's

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    I believe in general "punks" HATED disco....it was over-produced, over "techno-fied", not socially aggressive, and overall too polished. Disco lacked the testosterone-fueled energy and disdain for all things "normal"....not that disco was ever "normal". Whether the punks participated in any "anti-disco events" I don't know....they may have been too busy at home shredding their clothes and spiking their hair.
    Bonus note....I just demonstrated the old saying "There's no such thing as a stupid question....only stupid answers".
     
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  6. n__B

    n__B TDPRI Member

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    Would you consider Bad Brains to be a fashion statement? Their lyrics were generally positive, too.

    For example Attitude from 1979:

     
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  7. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Poster Extraordinaire

    Secretly, Disco was a guilty pleasure of Sid Vicious.

    Sorry, but is it really important to know Punk rockers thoughts on Disco?
     
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  8. ebb soul

    ebb soul Poster Extraordinaire

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    Positive statements+ three chords ain't punk. Thats what I think.
     

  9. n__B

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    Not sure about other folks and this is only vaguely disco related, but here's an excerpt from a 2010 interview with Bad Brains' Daryl Jenifer:


    Q: I would think that you'd have an interesting perspective on punk rock. Since you're partly responsible for this album that's a staple of the genre, I'd think that if punk is doing well, you're doing well. In recent years, punk's been a big deal. So, what do you feel has been the best time for punk rock?

    A: Well, punk is youth based music, so it's always in motion. It may not have the same sound, the same clothes, the same tempo. But someone is always going to be young somewhere trying to do something different that's radical and with a message. There will always be underground music, it might be different, electronic or whatever, but there will always big some kid in the basement going against something. So, it's always in motion. Whether it's a fuzz guitar or a clean guitar, or it's fast or slow. I started to go really fast because that was the young people of my time saying, "**** disco! Disco sucks!" So maybe people will be like, "**** this hardcore, lets play really slow." At one point the metal image with the Van Halen T-shirt was the corniest thing ever. Then the skate punk image will be considered corny. What's cool now? The Jetsons or some ****? The corniest thing used to be the 80's, then the sound came back. For rappers, the worst possible thing was tight pants, so they'd wear the baggy pants all low. All the sudden they started to tighten up and tighten up. Now I see rappers with the tight pants hanging off they ass.

    Linky poo: https://www.punknews.org/article/39041/interviews-daryl-jenifer-bad-brains
     
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  10. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    How punk! :)
     
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  11. n__B

    n__B TDPRI Member

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    Noted. Out of curiosity, what would you consider punk?

     
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  12. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    The heart of RnR is punk in attitude. Yes I have that P.M.A. :D
     

  13. ebb soul

    ebb soul Poster Extraordinaire

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    Anger, angst. Anarchy. Amercians don't truely know that words definition.
     

  14. ftbtx

    ftbtx Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Wasn't he originally in a punk band? I thought he was given some advice at one point and changed over to country?
     

  15. ebb soul

    ebb soul Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yeah, Pete learned an extra chord and it was all over....
     
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  16. TeleAndSG

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    Not really. It’s just a curiosity of mine. The Ramones (perhaps the only Punk band I really enjoy) might have liked anything they wanted, but their Music is terrific by all means anyway:)
     

  17. scottser

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  18. ebb soul

    ebb soul Poster Extraordinaire

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    Some critics have called Chris Wood of the Restraints the original American punk.
    He secretly loved George Jones. And Nazis.
     

  19. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I was young once.
    Yes, really.
    It was in the mid seventies.
    I got dragged to a coupla discos by some persuasive and lovely young ladies.
    One was a punker (she hated that term) who became my first wife.
    She was the only punk I ever saw in a disco.
    She was probably the only one.;)
     

  20. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Friend of Leo's

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    Not to divert this thread to Pete Anderson, but I remember an interview with him years ago in which he indicated he was, at heart, a rocker. But he said he didn't leave Rock (for country) but Rock left HIM.....I really don't remember the music in vogue at the time, but I recall his statement making sense. I also know he brought a real "Rock" attitude and posture to Dwight's music, both as his producer and his live show.
     
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