After two months of guests at the table and different cast variations, the trio return to talk "rock vs. disco" in the conclusion of the two-part series, The Disco Years. It's Pat, Mike, and Stick this time for Episode 28 of Rock Under Fire, where Barry White, James Brown, George Clinton, Donna Summer, the Village People, Casablanca Records, Philly soul, Giorgio Moroder, the Rolling Stones, NIle Rodgers, Kiss, Rod Stewart, Saturday Night Fever, the Bee Gees, Sister Sledge and many other names are all discussed, as well as the underlying social, racial, gender, and sexual implications during the era. We even get into the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates!
We thank all of you who continue to support Rock Under Fire, and we welcome any new listeners to the show. As a rock and roll podcast, we make it a point not to focus on any one particular artist, band, or genre of music, but with that comes the reality that our show may not always appeal to everyone at the same time. The seven decades of rock and roll music along with its even longer history gives us an extremely broad canvas to create discussions on, drawing from different areas with each episode. So there is still always something for everyone. In the previous 27 episodes we've discussed The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Prince, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Kiss, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, The Who, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, the Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock, Doo Wop, The Beach Boys, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Steely Dan, The Strokes, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, The Doors, Patti Smith, The Ramones, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, Guns n Roses, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, The Velvet Underground, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Cars, Cheap Trick, Heart, Dave Grohl, Jack White, digital streaming, the state of the music industry and record labels, the effect of rap and hip hop on rock, Neil Young, Talking Heads, Counting Crows, Boston, The Temptations, Bon Jovi, AC/DC, the Smithereens, Suzanne Vega, Van Halen, Rick Rubin, The Gun Club, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, The Mekons, UFO, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Chuck Klosterman, John Philip Sousa, Billy Joel, The Wipers, Iron Maiden, Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Waits, Thin Lizzy, the Bee Gees, Mozart, Beethoven, Puccini, Bob Marley, 5 Seconds of Summer, Twenty One Pilots, Ed Sheeran, J Geils Band, Billy Miller, Chris Cornell, the Desert Trip concerts, aging rock stars, our favorite debut albums, soundtracks, music licensing, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, disco vs. rock, and our most overrated and underrated artists. We've also been joined by special guests such as, author and photographers Bob Gruen and Lydia Criss, author and pop culture critic Alice Echols, and writer and director Michael Lee Nirenberg. PLEASE RATE AND REVIEW OUR PODCAST ON iTUNES...WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT! Special thanks to Aaron Novak https://memphisegypt.podbean.com/ https://itun.es/us/dm3Qdb.c Read more at http://rockunderfire.libsyn.com/#57cd... http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/httpr... https://www.facebook.com/Rockunderfire/ https://twitter.com/rock_under_fire https://derricountitled.wordpress.com/ Special thanks: "Stringed Disco" by Kevin MacLeod "Bad News" written and performed by Live Animals