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  • I think you missed the full impact of disco and the clubs. I am a 1965 motown fan, motown created cross over purchasing of Black music. Disco created the integration of clubs and music. White kids started to show up at our clubs and danced with Black folks.

    • Where did you live? In New York, I don’t think that was the case, at least not in the suburbs. In the higher-end Manhattan clubs, it certainly was (though CBGBs and Max’s had integration too).

  • Hi Kirk. Fellow Queens alum. Great Podcast. However, Son Of Sam targeted women with long dark (not blond) hair. In fact, many women cut their hair and dyed it blond to avoid being a target. It also put quite a damper on going out to clubs.

  • Thanks for the excellent discussion. That Apple Music list is not bad at all. My perspective is a little different – same generation, more or less, similar tastes, different part of the world (Brazil). I respect your points of view, but I wonder if race wasn’t more central to the whole thing in many ways.
    As to the Rolling Stones’ “Miss You”- I think it was a fairly naked attempt to sell records to club goers. In that sense it was disco.

  • Speaking of John Lurie, have you ever seen his TV series “Fishing With John”? It’s hard to do it justice by describing what it is. It’s five episodes (one double-length) of him taking famous people (Jim Jarmusch, Matt Dillon, Tom Waits, Willem Dafoe and Dennis Hopper) fishing at different places in the world. It’s funny and surreal and was made with absolutely no regard of what a TV network might want in a television show. It’s some of my favorite TV ever. And it’s one of those precious few DVDs where listening to the commentary gives you an even better appreciation of the material.