Princeton University Library Catalog

Life and death on the New York dance floor, 1980-1983 / Tim Lawrence.

Author:
Lawrence, Tim, 1967- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Durham : Duke University Press, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description:
xxi, 578 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 531-535), discography (pages 515-527), filmography (pages 529-530) and index.
Contents:
1980 : the recalibration of disco -- Stylistic coherence didn't matter at all -- The basement den at Club 57 -- Danceteria : Midtown feels the downtown storm -- Subterranean dance -- The Bronx-Brooklyn approach -- The sound became more real -- Major-label calculations -- The Saint Peter of discos -- Lighting the fuse --1981 : accelerating toward pluralism -- Explosion of clubs -- Artistic maneuvers in the dark -- Downtown configures hip hop -- The sound of a transcendent future -- The new urban street sound -- It wasn't rock and roll and it wasn't disco -- Frozen in time or freed into infinity -- It felt like the whole city was listening -- Shrouded abatements and mysterious deaths -- 1982 : dance culture seizes the city -- All we had was the club -- Inverted pyramid -- Roxy music -- The garage : everybody was listening to everything -- The planet rock groove -- Techno funksters -- Taste segues -- Stormy weather -- Cusp of an important fusion -- 1983 : the genesis of division -- Cristal for everyone -- Dropping the pretense and the flashy suits -- Straighten it out with Larry Levan -- Stripped-down and scrambled sounds -- We became part of this energy -- Sex and dying -- We got the hits, we got the future -- Behind the groove -- Epilogue. Life, death, and the hereafter.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN:
  • 9780822361862 ((hardcover ; : alk. paper))
  • 0822361868 ((hardcover ; : alk. paper))
  • 9780822362029 ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
  • 0822362023 ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
  • ((ebook))
LCCN:
2016007103
OCLC:
932385980
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