Turn the Beat Around

The Secret History of Disco

Peter Shapiro
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A new edition as part of the Faber Greatest Hits - books that have taken writing about music in new and exciting directions for the twenty-first century.

A new edition as part of the Faber Greatest Hits - books that have taken writing about music in new and exciting directions for the twenty-first century.

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.

Author bio:

Peter Shapiro writes for The Wire and lives in New York. Turn the Beat Around is his first book.

Category: Music
ISBN: 9780571359820
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Social
Pub Date: April 2020
Page Extent: 368
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Music

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