Disco sucks...or does it?
I was reading Chuck's blog (Would you like a policeman with your chalupa, sir?: February 22, 2005, 10:41) and it forced me to do something that I never like to do: consider that disco might not really suck. Intellectually, I know that all of Chuck's points are valid, that disco is really influential and that disco as I know it isn't real disco, but I just don't like to deal with it. So, I decided I'd listen to Larry Levan's Classic West End to give the real disco another shot. The result is that I'm still just going to have to stick with knowing that this stuff is important and that it really moves some people. It still just doesn't move me. Maybe I came along too late and I'm just jaded. Some of it is good enough if I struggle to put it into context, but a lot of it still sounds like Saturday Night Fever and even the context of time can't completely overcome that for me.