Re: [fearnwhiskey] Disco Demolition (was: Frontman says Fleshtones still fresh)
- On Mon, 2 Jun 2003, Carl Abraham Zimring wrote:
> Heh. I was watching that on Channel 44 and it quickly degenerated intoI missed out on that night, being all of six months old at the time. I
> smoke and chaos, with Sox announcer Jimmy Piersall threatening to strangle
> Steve Dahl (Piersall would later be suspended for choking
> then-sportswriter/now-Sox executive Rob Gallas) and Mayor Byrne brushing
> off any attempts at interviews.
did get to see occasional file footage of it growing up, though. I had
feelings of both horror and a perverse mirth from the ensuing chaos. It
wasn't until I got older that I realized that indeed, some people had a
violently negative reaction to disco, and that Disco Demolition Night was
just the most (in)famous example of it.
Great set of eyewitness accounts here:
- Rob, sending me to my Geritol, writes:
> I missed out on that night, being all of six months old at the time.Must...take...medication....
> Great set of eyewitness accounts here:This website could be hazardous to my manuscript's completion. The only
music content in this next link is Nancy Faust's organ, but it gives a
flavor of what the Sox were like when I was a kid:
The glory days before Tony La Russa was hired and started hanging out with
Dennis DeYoung of Styx...
Carl "more baseball announcers should broadcast drunk" Z.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Perfect Sound Forever
> Carl, thanks for sharing this article with all of us here.Ditto, Carl. I lost touch with the Fleshtones quite some time ago, but
the new CD on Yep Roc kicks serious ass, and their recent performance
at the Southpaw in Brooklyn friggin' slayed me. I can't think of too
many bands that have been together as long as they have who still have
that much obvious fun onstage.