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Pump Up The Volume ... The History Of House Music


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#1 waerth

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 01:31

From the late 70's/early 80ies to know House and Dance music have been going for over 30 years. This documentary covers it from Frankie Knuckles in the Warehouse to the 2000's with many of the "classics"


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 01:41

:whatever:
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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:45

You are right bust. The version on youtube is bad. The downloaded version from Piratebay contains 25 minutes more. Great documentary about the birth of a new kind of music that has come to dominate the modern way of life. Although it only focusses on Britain in Europe aside from the US which is a big miss as from 1989 onwards mainland Europe was one of the big drivers of this kind of music.

But then again it was narrowminded people without any interest in other people and other cultures that organized disco album burnings in stadia in the US that partially led to the birth of house. I am sure you were in those stadia burning records somehow .....
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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:07

Anyway as I now know. Like the Germans burned books, many Americans thought it was cool by the end of the 70's to BLOW up and burn disco records. Unbelievable ...... but discos demise after that ...... lead indirectly to the birth of house :)

This site has a tune that starts playing automatically and cannot be stopped (The Story of Disco Sucks): http://www.chuckmaultsby.net/id11.html

From this article .... The Disco Sucks campaign 30 years later: http://www.theguardi.../18/disco-sucks

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Back in the summer of 1979, the Detroit rock radio DJ Steve Dahl was so aggrieved that his beloved Stones and Zeppelin were being dropped from playlists in favour of Village People, Donna Summer and Chic, that he launched his "Disco sucks!" campaign. Dahl encouraged listeners to phone in their disco requests, which he would then destroy on air with explosive sound effects. "Midwesterners didn't want that intimidating [disco] style shoved down their throats," said Dahl.

And there was actually a Disco demolition night: https://en.wikipedia...emolition_Night

It is unbelievable how bigoted and small minded people can be: https://en.wikipedia...ash_and_decline

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On July 21, 1979, the top six records on the U.S. music charts were disco songs.[27] By September 22 there were no disco songs in the US Top 10 chart. [27] Some in the media, in celebratory tones, declared disco dead and rock revived

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