I personally see OTW as a funk influenced pop album. I really don’t hear a lot of pure disco, maybe the title track.
Lots of people would agree with you. I mean, I don't even really care. It's a good album but just so happens I don't like the sound of it.
Disco was everywhere for a couple of years, back then music was put in boxes and you weren’t supposed to like music coming from another box. So you could ‘t escape from it back then, I understand if you didn’t like it to begin with that it only gets worse from there. This is why disco has a bad reputation till now, music for the masses but have the masses ever been wrong?
I never really cared about all the boxes. I'm a simple soul. I listen to something, I like it or I don't. Black Sabbath / Andy Williams. Jimi Hendrix / Dean Martin. X Ray Spex / Glen Miller Band. It's all just music I love. And the divisions in the UK were never quite as bad as in the US, for example. We didn't have all the different radio stations. Everything was all jumbled together and hallelujah for that.
Disco did get a bad rap, especially from the rock side of things and that did suck. It's ridiculous. Look at Nile Rodgers now. Everyone worshipping him. It's all mad. You either like something or you don't. It begins and ends there.
But since you’re loving the Triumph tour so much it is conflicting. As that is a pure disco concert lol just like the album. 🤓 and so is “forever came today“ that is a 100% disco track!
No conflict. I don't love all the songs but I love the show. Everything sounds great, looks great, the energy, the showmanship, the chemistry, their spatial awareness, the dancing ... I could go on. I loved it from the first second I started to watch. Was just blown away. When I fall in love with a band or a song I fall really hard but I don't necessarily analyse it or even want to or even have the capacity. But mostly just don't have the interest.
PS what did you think of rock acts incorporating disco sounds like kiss and queen?
Depends on the band and how they do it. I don't like Kiss so I don't really care what they do, Not too interested in Queen. Good band but just not that interesting to me. Love Killer Queen, We Will Rock You. BR is good, I like the melodrama. Freddie was a great showman but just didn't really connect with me. I never liked Brian May's guitar. Freddie's voice was never that interesting to me. I didn't mind Roger Taylor. He was OK.
Rock bands have been incorporating other influences since forever. This is why punk, as much as I loved it to death, made me cackle. They were always complaining about many bands but one of the bands that they slagged off all the time was Black Sabbath. And yet I lost count of the punk records I heard where the Black Sabbath influence was obvious. That's why I don't care about boxes. I don't like Duran Duran but The Reflex is brilliant (hello, Nile Rodgers!), I don't like disco but today was reunited with 6 songs that I love. Couldn't be happier about that.
Btw, apologies if I sound tetchy. It's boiling hot over here in the UK and my brain melted about 5 hours ago. I do not cope well with the heat. It isn't even extreme and I'm just ... gah!