‘Twas the late 70’s and had she met up with Giorgio Moroder the result might have been artistically gifted quintuplets like tonight’s band the quintet Disco Popes who’s quest in life is the revitalize those funky disco tunes by giving them a funky new life – and how!
But first, yep, it was the epoch of unabashed partying, a time of glitz and glamour. The Vietnam war had ended, Nixon got kicked out, gentle Jimmy Carter was president, Reaganomics hadn’t screwed the people yet and aids hadn’t raised its ugly head yet and gotten in the way of all out hedonism. Funkmaster Sly and The Family Stone and later Earth, Wind and Fire were also sounding off at the Studio but also at the Palladium, Danceteria, Area, Paradise Garage, GG’s Barnum Room and the Roller Disco in Brooklyn, scenes morphing into the more progressive electronic pulse of new-wave venues such as Hurrah’s, Xenon and the Mudd Club. Dig this: The photographer Bill Bernstein who’s book «Disco» records his odyssey through these spots was first brought to the Studio by none other than Jimmy Carter’s mother…
There was an innocence to the revelries and the music which was at first maligned by those accepting only stuff with a morbid message or deeper meaning. But the sound was pretty complex actually and it featured some surprisingly good song writing. Not to mention the sophisticated glamour of Donna and Gloria Gaynor a.o. The Disco Popes are bringing it all back to you tonight with their unabashed aim to make you d a n c e y o u r a s s o f f. All seasoned musicians, they are Christian Moser on vocals, Chris Linder on bass, Martin Guenthard on keys, Roman Groner on drums and Bruno Amatruda on guitar.
They’d love to love you, baby.