The Ultimate Women's Album - Side 2 Track 4 Vote - Round 3

Side 2, Track 4 - Round 3

Poll ended at 15 Sep 2020, 7:54am

Donna Summer, "I Feel Love"
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Joni Mitchell, "Big Yellow Taxi"
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Total votes: 15

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matedog wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 11:24am
As someone who only has a cursory knowledge of disco, "I Feel Love" feels foreign. It's certainly not a pop song, there is too much space. Refrains come and go seemingly at random. I really wish it was 4am and I was high off my ass on coke and this song would be perfect. Reminds of that Beach Boys disco song, but better. I guess real disco songs are long as shit and just meandering for coke heads.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 12:18pm
matedog wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 11:24am
As someone who only has a cursory knowledge of disco, "I Feel Love" feels foreign. It's certainly not a pop song, there is too much space. Refrains come and go seemingly at random. I really wish it was 4am and I was high off my ass on coke and this song would be perfect. Reminds of that Beach Boys disco song, but better. I guess real disco songs are long as shit and just meandering for coke heads.
Greatest disco song of all time is "Love Train" by The O'Jays. Holy crap but it's magnificent.
See I don't even think of that as a disco song. More like a 70's soul/pop/R&B. I see wiki classifies at as disco and there is a six minute version, so maybe I need to give that a spin.
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I was going to say Move On Up by Curtis Mayfield but it's so early that we have to call it soul.
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Silent Majority wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 12:17pm
matedog wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 11:24am
As someone who only has a cursory knowledge of disco, "I Feel Love" feels foreign. It's certainly not a pop song, there is too much space. Refrains come and go seemingly at random. I really wish it was 4am and I was high off my ass on coke and this song would be perfect. Reminds of that Beach Boys disco song, but better. I guess real disco songs are long as shit and just meandering for coke heads.
It's still got that mad freshness that truly original songs always carry, regardless of their imitators. The Pistols singles came out in the same year, and their revolution was in the lyrics and presentational attack - there was nothing new in the music. I Feel Love is brilliantly new and you can hear that.
I totally get that about the production and sound, it felt like it had landed from another planet. But ultimately as a tune it doesn't really knock my socks off.
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as i alluded to above, the production was a big influence on the post-punk scenes of, particular,y new york where there was all that mutant disco happening in the 80s. I love all that shit, all of it took a huge page out of the giorgio moroder book and this song in particular. which, again, doesn't necessarily mean i'm full on in love with the song itself, but there is some pretty solid punk and underground connectivity there, if you want it.
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And speaking of Joni, here's her first known recording, a very lovely cover of House of the Rising Sun:
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matedog wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 12:26pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 12:18pm
matedog wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 11:24am
As someone who only has a cursory knowledge of disco, "I Feel Love" feels foreign. It's certainly not a pop song, there is too much space. Refrains come and go seemingly at random. I really wish it was 4am and I was high off my ass on coke and this song would be perfect. Reminds of that Beach Boys disco song, but better. I guess real disco songs are long as shit and just meandering for coke heads.
Greatest disco song of all time is "Love Train" by The O'Jays. Holy crap but it's magnificent.
See I don't even think of that as a disco song. More like a 70's soul/pop/R&B. I see wiki classifies at as disco and there is a six minute version, so maybe I need to give that a spin.
It's early disco, so the soul antecedents more obviously stand out. But it's definitely disco.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 12:18pm
matedog wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 11:24am
As someone who only has a cursory knowledge of disco, "I Feel Love" feels foreign. It's certainly not a pop song, there is too much space. Refrains come and go seemingly at random. I really wish it was 4am and I was high off my ass on coke and this song would be perfect. Reminds of that Beach Boys disco song, but better. I guess real disco songs are long as shit and just meandering for coke heads.
Greatest disco song of all time is "Love Train" by The O'Jays. Holy crap but it's magnificent.
I don't know if I think it's the greatest disco song of all time but it's great for sure.

Probably pick something by Chic. But there are loads of great disco songs. "I Feel Love" was a huge disco song but it's equal parts electronic as disco.
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Marky Dread wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 1:41pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 12:18pm
matedog wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 11:24am
As someone who only has a cursory knowledge of disco, "I Feel Love" feels foreign. It's certainly not a pop song, there is too much space. Refrains come and go seemingly at random. I really wish it was 4am and I was high off my ass on coke and this song would be perfect. Reminds of that Beach Boys disco song, but better. I guess real disco songs are long as shit and just meandering for coke heads.
Greatest disco song of all time is "Love Train" by The O'Jays. Holy crap but it's magnificent.
I don't know if I think it's the greatest disco song of all time but it's great for sure.

Probably pick something by Chic. But there are loads of great disco songs. "I Feel Love" was a huge disco song but it's equal parts electronic as disco.
My vote would be for some Chic song or other as well, if only because of Bernard Edwards. Probably "Clap Your Hands."
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Kory wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 5:24pm
Marky Dread wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 1:41pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 12:18pm
matedog wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 11:24am
As someone who only has a cursory knowledge of disco, "I Feel Love" feels foreign. It's certainly not a pop song, there is too much space. Refrains come and go seemingly at random. I really wish it was 4am and I was high off my ass on coke and this song would be perfect. Reminds of that Beach Boys disco song, but better. I guess real disco songs are long as shit and just meandering for coke heads.
Greatest disco song of all time is "Love Train" by The O'Jays. Holy crap but it's magnificent.
I don't know if I think it's the greatest disco song of all time but it's great for sure.

Probably pick something by Chic. But there are loads of great disco songs. "I Feel Love" was a huge disco song but it's equal parts electronic as disco.
My vote would be for some Chic song or other as well, if only because of Bernard Edwards. Probably "Clap Your Hands."
Yeah that's a great tune Kory. :approve:
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When you think of Clash fans, clearly you should think of disco or folk pop, not ska punk! But which should you think of more?
Well, one song is anti-capitalist, and the other is a drug anthem
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If we're talking disco, I can't look past "Red Light Spells Danger" by Billy Ocean.
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tepista wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 5:26pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Sep 2020, 7:54am
When you think of Clash fans, clearly you should think of disco or folk pop, not ska punk! But which should you think of more?
Well, one song is anti-capitalist, and the other is a drug anthem
Wait, is the parking lot actually a narc?
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 5:35pm
tepista wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 5:26pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Sep 2020, 7:54am
When you think of Clash fans, clearly you should think of disco or folk pop, not ska punk! But which should you think of more?
Well, one song is anti-capitalist, and the other is a drug anthem
Wait, is the parking lot actually a narc?
Sure, what kind of paradise did you think she was talking about?
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Kory wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 6:35pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 5:35pm
tepista wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 5:26pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Sep 2020, 7:54am
When you think of Clash fans, clearly you should think of disco or folk pop, not ska punk! But which should you think of more?
Well, one song is anti-capitalist, and the other is a drug anthem
Wait, is the parking lot actually a narc?
Sure, what kind of paradise did you think she was talking about?
I thought it was a 72 virgins Islamic terrorist suicide bomber song. Man, I don't get lyrics, like, at all.
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