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Old 06-03-2009, 05:06 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I love all the Funk bands too man, but I love a top class Disco singer all the same. They can be just as funky and soulful as any Funk master.

Nothing beats a good dose of BT Express or Slave but I get the same sweet vibes from Chic and France Joli the funky beats and the rhythms that make the music great are all still there for me lol
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Old 06-05-2009, 01:37 AM   #32 (permalink)
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along with disco came eccentric producers though, who were obsessed with mixing 3 drumtracks together, 18 guitar parts all playing the same thing etc...

listen to the production on "i will survive" for instance, or anything by Abba or Boney M etc etc....

It might have been aiming at a commercial market, but they did a really good job of making it as well... hence it still being so popular even over stuff made now.

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Old 08-27-2009, 04:03 PM   #33 (permalink)
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The Answer..

For The More Juvenile Members, With Big Opinions Of Little Substance..

Slave - Slide
Pure Funk



Funkadelic - One Nation Under A Groove
Disco - Pure Moneyspinner

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Old 06-07-2013, 07:05 AM   #34 (permalink)
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It's foolish to say they're the same but Funk and Disco artists have had a tendency to crossover to one another. Chic are an example of a band that usually falls into both catagories.

Disco was a black thing before it was hijacked by whitey, it got it's start in black gay nightclubs, and eventually crossed over to latino and white gay nightclubs before going mainstream.

Both focus on a R&B flavored, dancable beats and emphasize rhythm over lead instruments.

The main diffefence is that Funk leans more towards jazz and soul while Disco has more pop to it. Funk tends to have more bass while Disco is more about synths and samples. There's more of a tendency for Disco to rely on samples while Funk employs real instruments. And Funk is a lot more aggressive and raw.

Disco artists had a greater focus on producing music specifically to be played in nightclubs, rather than promoting it through touring. And so tourists gained more from Disco than the artists involved.

I certainly wouldn't call P-Funk Disco in any sense of the word.


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They were not disco until 1979's "Gloryhallastoopid" That was a pretty discoteque record which is why i think it wasn't as appreciated as their earlier efforts.
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:31 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Disco is for dancing (sometimes professionally in the 70s) and funk is for partying.
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:06 AM   #36 (permalink)
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The word discothèque means "library of phonograph records" in French. The earliest discotheques of the late '60s were small dance clubs in Paris where deejays spun records. Discotheques were never intended to be live music venues. People went to discotheques to dance and to hear a certain deejay (or selector). In discotheques, the deejay was the star of the show.

The first American discos popped up in New York in the early Seventies and were mostly unlicensed underground venues that were after-hours dance clubs.

The modern day deejay movement grew out of the dance club tradition that began in disco clubs. Today's electronic music genre is largely built upon the use of studio techniques perfected by producers of disco music, like Nile Rodgers. Rap music originated at a disco club in the Bronx called Disco Fever, where Grandmaster Flash, the Furious Five, Kurtis Blow and the Sugarhill Gang were regular performers.

Nobody agrees what the first disco record was but Rock the Boat by the Hues Corporation, Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas, Rock Me Baby by George McCrae, Love's Theme by Barry White's Love Unlimited Orchestra, and TSOP (The Soul Train theme) by MFSB are frequently mentioned and all of those songs appeared in 1974.

On the other hand, funk music was intended to be played live in a music club, hall or arena. The most successful funk bands, like the James Brown Band, Sly and the Family Stone, War and Parliament/Funkadelic were all playing the same concert halls and arenas as headliner rock bands like Led Zeppelin, the Who and the Rolling Stones in the Seventies. I don't think anybody disputes James Brown's claim that he invented funk music. He was playing funk music in the early Sixties long before anyone else.

I'm not sure why there was such a big backlash against disco music by rock music fans. The infamous "Disco Demolition Night" in Chicago in 1979 was a melee where rock deejays exploded disco records in Comiskey Park while fans wearing "disco sucks" t-shirts ran amok. It received national news coverage. It seemed like a good old fashion Nazi book burning to me. One rock music critic, Legs McNeil damned disco music as the unholy marriage of black music with homosexual music.

I was a punk music fan at the time and I'm sorry to say that many of my peers had the same racist and homophobic reaction to disco music. I got a lot of ridicule because I liked Chic, Blondie, Grace Jones, Grandmaster Flash, and other "disco" artists. My punk friends also trashed David Bowie as a disco sellout. When Rock Against Racism and the 2 Tone movement began in the UK, I finally parted ways many of my punk peer group because of their racist attitudes.
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Thanks for the read, Gavin...
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:26 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Funkadelic - One Nation Under A Groove
Disco - Pure Moneyspinner
Bro I know u did not just categorize Funkadelic as Disco
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No categorizing maann
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