Dave Haslam: Club culture
6 January 2000
Show More Adventures in Wonderland: A Decade of Club Culture by Sheryl Garratt.
Headline, 335 pp., £7.99, May 1999, 0 7472 7680 3Show More
Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The History of the Disc Jockey by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton.
Headline, 408 pp., £14.99, November 1999, 0 7472 7573 4Show More
Saturday Night For Ever: The Story of Disco by Alan Jones and Jussi Kantonen.
Mainstream, 223 pp., £9.99, April 1999, 9781840181777Show More
DJ Culture by Ulf Poschardt.
Quartet, 473 pp., £13, January 1999, 0 7043 8098 6Show More
Energy Flash: A Journey through Rave Music and Dance Culture by Simon Reynolds.
Picador, 493 pp., £12.99, July 1998, 0 330 35056 0Show More
More Brilliant than the Sun: Adventures in Sonic Fiction by Kodwo Eshun.
Quartet, 208 pp., £10, March 1998, 0 7043 8025 0Show More
“... Clearly, too, most rock writing foregrounds lyrics, whereas most dance music works through texture, beats and effects. Back in 1976, punk set itself against disco wholeheartedly. Alan Jones and JussiKantonen describe an occasion in July 1979 at the home stadium of the Chicago White Sox baseball team when thousands of disco records were set alight while the crowd chanted ‘Disco sucks, Disco ...”