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Turn the Beat Around

Peter Shapiro

Turn the Beat Around: The History of Disco is Peter Shapiro’s seminal popular culture book on a much maligned genre – D.I.S.C.O!

12 in stock

£12.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571219230
Date Published
07.05.2009
Delivery
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Summary

Disco emerged from the fall-out of the Black Power Movement and an almost exclusively gay scene in a blaze of poppers, strobe lights, tight trousers, hysterical diva vocals and synthesized beats in the late sixties. As a genre, disco radically re-defined the sensibility of the seventies to the extent where reactionary rockers felt the need to launch a paranoid ‘Disco Sucks’ campaign at the end of the decade.
Featuring artists such as Chic, Sylvester, Donna Summer and Frank Grasso, Turn the Beat Around illustrates why and how disco changed the face of popular culture forever.