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R.I.P. Donna Summer (1948-2012)
Disco may have started out its brief life as dance music promoted by DJs in gay NYC clubs, where it was difficult to find live bands who would actually show up and play. As it gained strength in the late ’70s, it slapped lingering hippie sensibilities right in the face; this was music for dancing, not for introspection. Let’s not sit around contemplating the greatness of artists. Let’s do a line, get up and shake our asses until we collapse, then do another one and keep going.
by Michael Hamad
May 17, 2012