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Chris lives in Austin, TX, where he once shook Willie Nelson's hand.

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  1. Avatar Glyph says:

    As is often the case, Beasties got there first.

    Though you could make a case that disco never “revives”, because it never died. It just keeps changing into a different fabulous outfit.

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    • Avatar Chris says:

      My original version of this had videos from The Clash and Rick James, with a sort of “70s dance music never died, we just hid it” sort of theme, but I couldn’t figure out how to weave it all together. But I think it’s safe to say that disco can never die.Report

    • Avatar Burt Likko says:

      The Beastie Boys did love them some 70’s.

      This is, IMO, one of the best videos of all time. I cannot stop laughing as I watch it.Report

  2. Avatar Glyph says:

    Man, I forgot about Nightmares on Wax. That’s a nice tune. This one used to get a lot of play around here:

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  3. Avatar Patrick says:

    You’ve seen this, right?

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  4. Avatar Maribou says:

    Just presently they seem to be going more decades-salad (a genre of which Janelle Monae is the queen*), but for the longest time in the 2000’s, Scissor Sisters were the first people I thought of when someone said nu-disco.

    Here’s 2010:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHv0jW4p_xA

    and here’s a live performance from 2004:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuvV_PDgqTA

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    • Avatar Glyph says:

      That reminds me, I have some Janelle Monae to rip in. Anybody heard the newest one? And why isn’t she a bigger deal, she seems really interesting to me?Report

      • Avatar Maribou says:

        Isn’t she a big deal? her albums and singles have all charted, and just about every one of her videos has hits on YouTube > a million…

        I’d love to see her reach Lady Gaga heights of fame, but I don’t think she’s as accessible – about half of her songs are too much – too many things going on at once – for me the first time I hear them. (Never the second time.)Report

      • Avatar Glyph says:

        She may be a bigger deal than I realized. I got the impression she’s kind of niche. Is she bigger overseas or something? Or am I just way out of touch with youth culture (A: Yes)? I just never seem to see or hear much about her, and I think she’s pretty talented. I mean, she’s a bit eccentric, but so were Prince and Outkast (to name two obvious antecedents).Report

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