Saturday, 16 October 2010
Faaaabulous, Darliing - Got A Match?
Featuring Rinder & Lewis, Betty Wright, Peter Brown, "New York, New York", and "Studio 54". For the uninitiated, the clubs shown are mainstream, not underground although the lines are blurry, whilst the music treads a fine line between credible and cheesy. It's interesting as the music snobs, myself included, will lament ABBA, The Bee Gees, Studio 54 for giving disco (the good stuff) a bad name, however it all sat side by side in the music racks and on the dancefloors. We rile against the popular, denegrating it as a watering down of the true form however it can oft be the case that the popular is an example of the best of the best, attracting mass appeal simply as it is so good. It's such a bummer that taste is subjective and beauty is in the eye of the beholder - makes for an interesting world though!