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View Poll Results: Please vote OFF a disco band you dont like
ABBA 1,002 98.33%
Barry White 1 0.10%
Bay City Rollers 1 0.10%
Bee Gees 3 0.29%
Blondie 0 0%
Boney M 1 0.10%
Chic 1 0.10%
David Bowie 2 0.20%
Donna Summer 1 0.10%
Earth Wind & Fire 1 0.10%
Garry Glitter 0 0%
Jackson 5 0 0%
John Paul Young 0 0%
Leif Garrett 1 0.10%
Pointer Sisters 0 0%
Rod Stewart 1 0.10%
Roxy Music 0 0%
Sister Sledge 0 0%
Sly and the Family Stone 0 0%
T Rex 1 0.10%
The Sweet 0 0%
Village People 3 0.29%
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Old 04-09-2004, 09:45 AM   #16
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Since I'm at work I don't have my record collection near. Well... it's also in my head, but I don't always trust it. I know whose mind houses in it.

Anyway, I knew about Dan Baird, I (correctly) guessed 1992 and the album title and his former band (Georgia Satellites) gave me an aha-Erlebnis (or how do you call that in English?)

Oh, and I don't have this song in my collection.

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Old 04-09-2004, 10:03 AM   #17
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the 80's lasted until 1993
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Old 04-09-2004, 06:47 PM   #18
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I had an epiphany over night

And decided that if anybody wants to actually play this game I will take all the Glam rockers out after this round as per Yertles wisdom.

I set this thing up pretty fast as I really wanted to see if Pete & Tina could choose a non black lounge suite. Turns out it was Heather who had no taste. Even the interior design guy said she was boring.
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Barry White is disco?
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Some of his songs are. If your computer was a little closer to mine I could lend you my head phones and you could have a listen.

Same with ABBA. Lots of their songs arent disco but theres they whole Volus Vous (sp?) period. (I cant believe I have forgotten how to spell that)

Dave, just a gentle nudge, but why dont you run your game so I dont have to invent ways to try and keep myself amused.
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"voulez vous"

(means "do you want" in french so I use that line quite often )


I agree that both ABBA and Barry White knicked enough from disco to be part of a poll like this
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mmm, instead of doing a what gender are you survey pehaps we should be running a how old are you not survey. I have a sneaking suspision that most people here are to young to know most of the bands in this poll.
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WTF?

Bowie isn't disco.
Neither is T.Rex, Sly, Blondie, or Rod Stewart.

You missed KC and the Sunshine Band.
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We are going to take out Bowie & T Rex in the next round. The others had their disco moments. Yep, forgot about KC. We can add them next round. And Hot Chocolate too.

Actually we can keep on adding and subtracting and this will never end.
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I vote Suede.

I always vote Suede.
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Actually we can keep on adding and subtracting and this will never end.
just like work
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The vast majority of those bands and artists are not disco. I don't know how you compiled that list, but there are a lot who don't belong there. Here is my breakdown:

ABBA - pop and pop rock, one or two songs mildly considered disco
Barry White - soul
Bay City Rollers- more or less teen pop, before disco craze
Bee Gees - didn't start out disco, but sure ended up that way. Then they sucked.
Blondie -more punk and new wave, a couple disco hits
Boney M - ??
Chic - pure disco, and like disco, they suck
David Bowie - glam rock
Donna Summer - disco queen, she didn't suck
Earth Wind & Fire -soul to rock, maybe a disco song or two
Garry Glitter - glam rock
Jackson 5 - soul and pop, ceased to exist in this form long before disco
John Paul Young- who??
Leif Garrett - no way. He was teen pop, like boy bands today.
Pointer Sisters- ehh, maybe maybe not
Rod Stewart -bluesy rock and pop artist with ONE hit considered disco
Roxy Music -art rock/glam rock
Sister Sledge- pure disco (and like disco they suck!)
Sly and the Family Stone- early 70's soul and r&b, broke up before disco
T Rex - glam rock!!
The Sweet - pop/rock, washed up before disco ever broke
The Village People- disco, and like disco, they suck


You forgot Gloria Gaynor. I could make you a list of pure disco 'artists' but I have to think awhile. Most of them have so faded that I can see their faces or hear their songs but their names escape me.

Disco, in its Studio 54, Saturday Night Fever stereotypical form only existed from 1975-80, with 78-79 being the biggest years. Several of the artists listed had their careers and burned out or faded away before those years, others were not disco or not purely disco. Some artists jumped on the bandwagon, even the Stones, but that doesn't make them 'disco' any more than it makes U2 disco for doing Discotheque.
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I had no idea who John Paul Young was

but I soon found out he was produced by Vanda/Young

of the Australian group The Easybeats

who sang one of my favourite ever songs

'Friday On My Mind'

(too bad I don't know any others by them, but 'Friday On My Mind' is one heck of a tune)
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The vast majority of those bands and artists are not disco. I don't know how you compiled that list
that's the absolute beauty of this thread though

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and I voted Village People because
well

because!
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