Disco Quotes

Disco Quotes by Frank Zappa, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Lou Reed, Deadmau5, Cillian Murphy, Liz Mitchell and many others.

Roller-skates and disco are a lot of fun, I’m much too young and stupid to operate a gun.
In France, disco was an artistic progression that might not have had the same social stakes. Also, the language barrierslike with hip-hop, in France, the focus is more on the personality, of the flow of the music, rather than the lyrics themselves.
I like mindless disco… they say the lyrics are stupid and repetitious. So what’s wrong with that? So is lying in the sun. Not everything has to be serious.
EDM is, like… Event-Driven Marketing, I think, is the acronym there. It reminds me a lot of disco. That had some hang-time, like, 10, 15, 17 years tops… Not too many people are forward-thinking about electronic music. They’re just kinda like, ‘Now, now, now – do it, do it.’
I come from a long line of teachers. Not only did I not go into the family business; I had an aborted law career and I played in bands. ‘Disco Pigs‘ was my first professional acting experience.
I really wanted to be a blues/jazz/gospel singer, but times had changed and disco was now the music – the new sound. I embraced it with all my heart and the rest is history.
My office doubles as a karaoke den for the neighborhood. There are strobe lights and Rock Band plastic guitars, a disco ball and a fog machine and some other things. I have a really long work day, and you might find me doing karaoke by myself late at night.
I didn’t really feel like a girly girl. I didn’t want to wear boob tubes and flared trousers and disco clothes. Then when punk came along it was like, ‘Oh great, I can wear ripped jeans and manky t-shirts and flat caps.’ It was just perfect timing for me.
I have always been a big rock fan and remember dressing up as Guns N’ Roses‘ Axl Rose for my high school Halloween disco when I was 17. My teacher painted tattoos on, and I wore a small leather waistcoat and not much else.
Some of the most popular discos in America and Europe were started as gay establishments, which began to open their doors to anyone who wanted to dance.
The music industry isn’t converging toward dance music. Dance music is dance music. It’s been around since disco – and way before disco. But there’s different versions of dance music.
I like almost everything, even country twang, disco, blue grass and accordions.
I love to dance in the disco, but that’s about it.
English wine is like Belgian rock or German disco: a waste of everyone‘s time and money.
Jay Rayner
I used to bodyguard for some celebrities and other people, and when I wasn’t doing that, I used to work at a disco as a doorman or a bouncer.
A glittering disco ball spins from the ceiling, but the music is something I’ve never heard, discordant and haunting and insistent, the kind of music that demands you dance.
I love listening to old records. Stuff from the ’70s, even disco and funk records and a lot of early rock albums – what’s great about those recordings is that you can actually hear the true tones of the drums themselves.
I like to dance disco.
La Flavour‘s ‘Mandolay’ is a disco classic – I dare you to sit still while listening to it.
Disco music in the ’70s was just a call to go wild and party and dance with no thought or conscience or regard for tomorrow.
I did a short film called ‘Disco’ and won an award for Best Supporting Actor at an indie film festival, and that was nice. Hopefully there’s lots more to come.
I find it funny that people who didn’t think there was any inflation in the pipeline are now talking about stagflation. This is nothing like the 1970’s, which was a pretty dismal period and not just because of polyester and disco.
The first concert I ever went to was the Bee Gees. I don’t know if you remember the Bee Gees. My mom took me. I was little. But my mom was a big disco fan, and – my mom took me to the Bee Gees. Looking back now, it’s pretty embarrassing if your first concert was with your mom.
Too many of these writers in the music papers, they are misunderstanding everything. The disco sound is not art or anything so serious.
Obviously the music I listened to growing up helped create my musical pallet. My parents were into pop, soul, disco, RNB, Latin, jazz and Middle Eastern music.
Disco evolved into Chicago warehouse. Then there was techno; eventually, it evolved into EDM.
Panic! at the Disco, for me, has been an outlet to do whatever. I never felt like there were any rules. It was always carte blanche. I could do whatever I wanted. There were no rules set yet for the band. It just felt right.
If you get the disco or rap format on the radio, an R&B record doesn’t fit, because it will break up the mood.
Every once in a while, we have some sort of movement in music that everyone suddenly wants to work in, like grunge or rap or disco or some other musical phase, and then suddenly, that’ll be the thing to do.
People are embarrassed by disco, but I love it.
Recently, I went to a disco with friends, and all the young people were saying, ‘Dudamel, we want to go to your concert, but it’s impossible because it’s sold out.’ It’s really amazing.
Community college is like a disco with books: “Here’s ten dollars; let me get my learn on!”
Disco is just jitterbug.
Sometimes when I get home after a long day, I’ll turn on music – I love Latin, disco, and pop – and do my own workout, even if it’s a short one. Know a good song to work out to? ‘I Will Survive.
I’ve never been to a disco in my life.
I hate labels because it should be just music. I don’t see anything wrong with disco. Call it anything. It’s music.
I don’t like music that much… I put on the TV. But I often play things like fast-tempo disco or Queen. I’ve liked those since way back when.
At the time, ‘Oxygene’ was considered a totallyfar out’ concept… What was ‘in’ at the time was disco, hard-rock, and the early days of punk… and moreover, ‘Oxygene’ was instrumental. And I was French!
Electro is today‘s disco – making electronic music not for the sake of selling it but for sharing it and touring around the world D.J.-ing.
My music diet growing up was lots of sugar. Lots of retro-pop sugar. Motown, disco. A lot of English rock, like the Turtles, the Zombies, Bowie and stuff like that.
The government bugged the men‘s room in the local disco lounge.
I always really loved soul music but all my friends were into the new romantic scene. I’d go to new romantic clubs and then go home and listen to soul music. I was sort of ashamed of listening to disco and soul music!
I love a lot of old disco because it’s aerodynamic, smooth, and very seductive.
I never went to any disco, I didn’t know anything about dance.
God had to create disco music so I could be born and be successful.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be in a disco band.
Hey! Sorry, lady, but nobody‘s staking anybody at this party! I hung a disco ball for this.
I had a few DJs in my neighbourhood that would play music in the streets. There was no hip-hop yet; there were just DJs that were playing disco, funk, and pop music, and we would gather round, go to the parks, and dance and enjoy ourselves.
If most of what we see via the media is not live, it must be edited: sifted for value, interpreted and re-presented for our convenience. We live in a disco, and the DJ is in charge.
Rian Hughes
I’m from the disco era where everybody thought they were John Travolta… What song is going to get me on the dance floor? Anything from ‘Saturday Night Fever,’ and you’re up there like a demon.
There’s nothing revolutionary about Saturday Night Fever . You can see the same kind of movement at your local disco.
Seeing Taylor Swift live in 2013 is seeing a maestro at the top of her or anyone’s game. No other pop auteur can touch her right now for emotional excess or musical reach – her punk is so punk, her disco is so disco. The red sequins on her guitar match the ones on her microphone, her shoes and 80 percent of the crowd.
Disco B still rolls with me now. He’s still doing his thing. He does clubs in different places. He was very instrumental in helping me perfect my craft.
I can’t just turn over and sing disco or rock.
This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco, this ain’t no fooling around.
I spent thousands of thousands of hours playing the piano, and by thousands of hours, I mean playing in cover bands or wedding bands or disco bands or original bands or playing cabaret for Todd McKenney.
Since I was gay and loved disco music, it was kinda pre-programmed that my first experiences with house music and acid – which I first heard in the late 80s, mainly through DГјsseldorf’s ruling clubs, Relaxx and Ratinger Hof – completely mesmerized me.
Justus Kohncke
Disco dancing is just the steady thump of a giant moron knocking in an endless nail.
Back when I started, you could either be a folk singer, or you could be a disco diva, or you could be a secretary or maybe a disc jockey, but there was no room for anything alternative yet.
House, rap, R&B, disco rock, they are all part of hip-hop culture. Why you ain’t playing Kraftwerk along with Jay-Z? That’s hip-hop.
I loved disco music, and I still count Donna Summer as one of my favorites of all time.
The most important tip is to find a workout that you love – one that you’re excited to go to. And do it with a group of friends. That’s one of the reasons I created Happy Hour. It’s effective, but it’s also really fun to dance together under a disco ball.
I wanted to make the kind of records that I heard in the discos that I danced in at that time. Funky, electronic sounds, while the musicians in the band were more rock oriented. This I suppose created the sound we know as Frankie Goes To Hollywood.
One disco, one soft ball game, one lost love, one gay pride rally at a time.
It’s like disco inferno up in here
When I went to high school, in the late 1970s, disco was in full swing and anyone who was into it dressed the part. I know I did.
At first Disco Night wasn’t meant to be a book, although I’m always thinking about that in the back of my mind. It started off as a series of exploratory road trips that I was doing with Christian Hansen, who I dedicated the book to.
GN’R was five guys who were all into different things. I liked pop and disco, Izzy was into New York rock, Slash loved Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin, Axl was into Genesis and Elton John, and Duff was a punk rocker. We all blended that stuff together.
I heard ‘Get Lucky‘; it’s just not my taste. It’s great what Daft Punk does and the sound quality is great, but that whole disco vibe is not really my thing.
I’m not a big disco guy. Some of that English techno-poppy stuff wouldn’t get me in the mood either.
There are no Soul singer Wilson Pickett singers in disco.
I like almost everything, even country twang, disco, blue grass and accordions.
Lee Patrick Mastelotto
Disco told audiences to dance, while punk told them to be anything but passive. The artists didn’t mind; in fact, they encouraged it.
I was exposed to many kinds of music including rock and disco, classical and folk, Midtown and Miles Davis, Sly Stone and David Bowie.
In both pop and disco, the meaning of the lyrics is not too important. I have nothing I feel I particularly want to say.
Elizabeth studied the blurry tabloid photo, which showed her cousin Mary Stuart leaving a Paris disco at dawn, drunkenly clinging to the arm of a French tennis pro. The message was very clear. Put passion first and you end up neither loved nor respected.
Success, failure, pain, small furry animals, household products, freeways, Star Wars systems – all are interlinked in the dance of tantra, the disco of the mind, the ballroom of cosmic consciousness.
I knew some people at my school who were squatters, and my younger brother was a squatter. I knew those guys: those were the people who said the Russians were the good guys and the Americans were bad. But I was the guy who went to the disco.
I created ‘Disco Abs’ so you could have as much fun getting in shape as I do.
My parent‘s house, to be honest, is like a snail‘s disco. It’s a fine house but my parents are very eccentric. Also that house might be built on an Ancient Egyptian burial ground or something, because the plague of insects that hit that house as we were growing up.
I’m happy to sparkle like a glazed disco ball.
I love the Bee Gees, but only the pre-disco stuff. From ’64 to ’69, I’ve got all their albums.
All disco singers are non-professionals who can’t do live shows. It loses what black people have created.
My policy has always been to play new music. New beat, industrial, techno, disco, funk, rare groove and house music.
Simian Mobile Disco changed my life. They put me onto the EDM world. Although they would hate that term, they’re more techno.
Drugs in a disco are great for white people because it allows them to feel more Puerto Rican while dancing.
If you got a booty, you’re going to dance to disco, funk, you know, whatever’s going on. Funk is going to be involved in it.
There are a million misconceptions about me but the greatest is probably that people think I’m the king of disco. I love disco but it is only one part of me.
But disco is the remedy for ghosts.
Disco is funky when you take one record at a time. It’s just that they narrowed it down to one beat to try to corner the market on a particular music. And when you do that with rhythmtalk about something that will get on your nerves. Try to make love with one stroke. Somebody will tell you to fax it in.
There was no match for Barry White. His music is just going to live forever. It’s not limited to disco or soul or hip-hop or anything.
I could be religious, if they sang the hymns to disco.
I have this overriding principle that streetwear could end up like disco: that it will be perceived well at the time but doesn’t age well at all.
Disco music has had its opportunity earlier and now the young people have taken it to another level. DJs are using our music and creating innovative remixes out of it. This is the way party is today. You can say, it’s a new type of disco now.
Of course I knew disco and dub from years before but I never heard such a radical new sound like house. It blew my mind!
Disco was like the celebration of music through dance and my God! When you heard the music sometimes it was like, if you don’t get up and dance, you aren’t human!
I hated most music in the 1970s, especially disco, but Bowie was edgier.
New York is like a disco, but without the music
Everyone abroad knows me because of the songsJimmy Jimmy Aaja Aaja’ and ‘I Am A Disco Dancer,’ both from ‘Disco Dancer.’
I am the godfather of disco.
When I started out as a music journalist, at the end of the 1980s, it was generally assumed that we were living through the lamest music era the world would ever see. But those were also the years when hip-hop exploded, beatbox disco soared, indie rock took off, and new wave invented a language of teen angst.
At school, there was an annual school disco and I’d be standing in my bedroom wondering what to wear for hours on end. Eventually I’d arrive at a decision that was just the most ridiculous costume you could have ever devised – I think it was probably knitted Christmas jumpers on top of buttoned-up white shirts.
So, have you heard about the oyster who went to a disco and pulled a mussel?
Find your bliss and your joy, know that you are a white light disco ball with no ceilings and no limitations.
I’ve always gravitated towards the beats, obviously. And when I was growing up, I always loved funk music or even – dare I say it – disco.
Not to be rude to my sisters, but I don’t listen to drag music. I listen to everything from punk to Italo disco to Appalachian country music, but I don’t know what their records sound like. I hardly listen to my own records. I’m like Cher!
Disco was brand new then and there were a few jocks that had monstrous sound systems but they wouldn’t dare play this kind of music. They would never play a record where only two minutes of the song was all it was worth. They wouldn’t buy those types of records.
My family is still in Los Angeles. We listened to all sorts of music: Mexican music, oldies, soul, disco and rock & roll. I was surrounded by music.
The music scene in Michigan is really folky and bluegrass, but my parents played a lot of disco. They really liked to dance.
Ironically, I grew up watching Indian movies as a kid in Russia. I am quite familiar with Bollywood. I grew up watching ‘Disco Dancer;’ I watched it some 20 times as a kid.
The first years of my life were spent in a roller disco in the early ’80s called Flipper’s. It was a real riotous, incredible time. I am slightly obsessed with the place.
Sometimes I have to shut off the omnipresent disco ball and flashing lights that are always in my head. It’s a part of maturing, I guess – just learning that it’s not just always about a quick, easy fix of getting people to dance.
The disco sound, you must see, is not art or anything so serious.
You know, your clothes may say disco, but your eyes say rock n roll.
In pop or rock you can make a fast song or a slow one, but in disco there is really just the one rhythm.
Twenty years ago I went to see this show The Best Disco in Town Live, it was all these disco acts like Gloria Gaynor and Tavares and I had the best night of my life. There was no new music, it was just hits you loved growing up.
Disco music can only take you so far because it’s plastic.
People like me and Aretha Franklin and Joe Tex, we had predicted that inside of five years disco would be all over, that it was just a fad. But we didn’t anticipate being knocked out of the pocket altogether.
I don’t do disco.
When I was working with David Cassidy at the Rio, I made an album of updated versions of some 1970s disco tunes. I had a blast.
I can’t help but love all music, but nu disco is my new favorite.
The first record I ever danced to in a grown-up disco was Donna Summer’s ‘A Love Trilogy‘. I danced for the full 15 minutes and I thought to myself, ‘This is it, this is what it’s all about.’
Even when disco went out, I could still make hits. Once I had so much success, every idea became concentrated. I had so much confidence. I knew how the bass should sound, what rhythms would work. The tempos I knew: 110 to 120 BPM. I knew they would dance in the clubs in New York or anywhere.
Disco is music for dancing, and people will always want to dance.
I have four older siblings and one younger, and all three of my brothers are in the music industry. My dad was really involved in music, too, with the disco, and he also started Radio Caroline and was the one who invented pirate radio, if you like, off on a coast in England on a boat.
It was darn nigh impossible for women in rock in the ’70s. There wasn’t a mold if you were a woman and you were in the entertainment in the ’70s. You were probably a disco diva or a folk singer, or simply ornamental. Radio would play only one woman per hour.
That time, making ‘Disco Pigs,’ was kind of the most important period of my life. The people I met there remain my closest friends.
When I say dance music, it’s anything that makes me want to dance. It could be Timbaland and Missy Elliott, but it could also be disco music and samba music: It’s not relying on melody in the same way; it’s more about rhythm.
On ‘Overpowered,’ there was a nostalgia for disco and early house music. But I’m a modernist and futurist as well. I do believe – and this is going to sound really pretentious, I know – that humanity will figure it out, so I’m optimistic about the future.
When disco came around the first time, there was this real core of progressive thinking and a positive lyrical content – about freedom, the possibilities of love, change and expression.
I was thinking the other day that there will never be another form of music that everybody has to respond to – like disco.
For my 50th birthday, I got ahold of a new print of ‘Saturday Night Fever.’ I see it much more as a tough coming-of-age movie than as a disco story.
A lot of the post-1977 dancefloor disco sounds had their place at one time, but you can’t bring them back unless you bring back a floor.
My folks have played everything from rock, disco, pop, funk, and blues. My dad has always brought and played different genres like jazz, classical, and Latin. With all this in my pocket, I feel I have a taste of everything for my influences.
I love Donna Summer, and I love ABBA. I love late ’70s disco. I love the Bee Gees. I just love that period of recording.