Sunday, December 28, 2008

FURTHER EVIDENCE OF THE COLLAPSE OF THE WEST

Times, UK - After years of being relegated to the office party and hen nights, disco has shimmied her way back up to the top of the cool kids' party playlist. Blanketed in glitzy memories of Studio 54, disco provides the perfect antidote to the all-pervading grimness of the life ahead. "When times are good, you could argue that people get turned on by darker, edgier music, such as drum'n'bass or electro," says Jim Stanton, who started the iconic Horse Meat Disco in Vauxhall, south London. "As soon as life gets harder, people look for something more uplifting, which is where disco comes in - it's an escape. The first big-haired disco moments happened in America during the 1970s, when there was a depression caused by an oil crisis.". . .

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