it's "our people's" folk music
I think i was gonna mention something about The Cock again, but got distracted sending a list of disco music to a goodlooking DJ guy i've been
messaging on BMB
. It's funny, cuz so much of the "classics" were things I never enjoyed at the time they came out (remember - I was a teenager in Chicago in the 70's, the home of the DISCO SUCKS 'movement'
) but my, um, 'fondness' for good old porn stored some of this stuff in the back of my head, so now old disco conjures up youthful days - er, nights - in porno theatres way back when.
A couple weeks back, late late at night, at you-know-where, trying to get the last few hits out of some donated joint, we were yapping about the music, and one of my bar buddies put it well - it's "our people's" folk music. Which I guess concisely expalins why every June I get all goofy and pull the stuff out and annoy the neighbors with the thumping blasting from my little computer speakers. Here's a coupla faves:
- Rosebud's Have a Cigar (yes, a disco cover of Pink Floyd)
- Larry Levan's Loose Joints (uh-huh, it IS all over my face)
[correction: Larry Levan's remix of Loose Joint's Is It All Over My Face (Arthur Russell) - i guess it really is all over my face...]
- Munich Machine's Whiter Shade of Pale (I know, I know, I post this song every couple of months, but it's played prominently in William Higgins's classic The Boys Of Venice (which I also talk about every few months....)