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Author Topic: Donna Summer dies at 63; diva of disco  (Read 2619 times)


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Re: Donna Summer dies at 63; diva of disco
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2019, 1904 UTC »
63 is too young.
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Re: Donna Summer dies at 63; diva of disco
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2019, 2053 UTC »
I must be missing the joke. That was 7 years ago  ???

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Re: Donna Summer dies at 63; diva of disco
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2019, 0213 UTC »
I must be missing the joke. That was 7 years ago  ???
Yes - she died in 2012.
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Re: Donna Summer dies at 63; diva of disco
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2019, 1132 UTC »
Hmm...That was the same year Al's species was to take him back to his home planet. Maybe the news is just getting to them?

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Re: Donna Summer dies at 63; diva of disco
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2019, 1919 UTC »
Well, we're down to only a few beegees and other less significant sources of the malady known as disco now.
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Re: Donna Summer dies at 63; diva of disco
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2019, 2017 UTC »
Well, we're down to only a few beegees and other less significant sources of the malady known as disco now.

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Re: Donna Summer dies at 63; diva of disco
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2019, 2231 UTC »
Is it on youtube?    :D

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Re: Donna Summer dies at 63; diva of disco
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2019, 1622 UTC »
I think dio and other metal acts were into using it as intros to their tracks back in the day;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85bkCmaOh4o




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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0k0z2MtvLY
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Re: Donna Summer dies at 63; diva of disco
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2019, 1843 UTC »
Long intro:   

   https://youtu.be/5PF2J45GApA

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Re: Donna Summer dies at 63; diva of disco
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2019, 1948 UTC »
Tangerine Dream and a host of European psychedelic bands were doing that stuff nearly 50 years ago. Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk, early Genesis before the departure of Peter Gabriel, etc... The first song of that type to get a lot of airplay on AM and FM in the States was Kraftwerk's "Autobahn" in '74. Electronica was normally played on FM only outside of the largest markets.

If you came to someone's house and heard that stuff blasting, you knew they were tripping balls. If you had something important to discuss with them, it was going to have to wait a day or two.

That weirdo playing keyboards on "Disco Apache" looks like he's playing a Korg synth. A step down from a Moog but not as expensive. That was videotaped after the banning of the "Mellotron", the favorite weapon of early Pink Floyd and Genesis, along with many other bands of that genre and era. You could do about anything you wanted with a Mellotron, but it was putting session musicians out of work left and right. Out with the new and back in with the old.

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Re: Donna Summer dies at 63; diva of disco
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2019, 2244 UTC »
I think dio and other metal acts were into using it as intros to their tracks back in the day;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85bkCmaOh4o




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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0k0z2MtvLY

Josh dude, that second video has the wrong music to it. Here's the right one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2PzagXsD0Y
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Re: Donna Summer dies at 63; diva of disco
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2019, 2204 UTC »
That was ossum! Thanks for the link, love the shredding and dual bass drum set. I mean, disco via a Gibson is heresy was my first thought seeing the apache disco vid. So is country for that matter. Ahem.

Anyway here's one of my fav mashups;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPtJt4A7iOA

Apparently the skinny guy in buckskin in the disco vid's son is now fairly popular in yourope;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqGBJRKcvFM
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