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Segarini: When Radio and Records Ruled the World Part 12: From Funky Town to Punky Town: The Great Disco Backlash.

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2012 by segarini

Part 11 can be found here

In 1975 radio and the record companies were experiencing an almost mystical amount of musical innovation and genre-bending creativity, the likes of which hadn’t been seen since the mid ‘60’s. British Rock, Southern Rock, Pop, Soul, Dance, and Country all had a piece of the action, records were flying off the shelves, and radio was the focal point of teen attention, local music scenes, and pop culture in general. Musically it was a watershed year in many ways, and personally, it was the beginning of a short, but intense period in my musical career that began with a new band that, in Montreal at least, could do no wrong.

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