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The Resource Menergy : San Francisco's gay disco sound, Louis Niebur

Menergy : San Francisco's gay disco sound, Louis Niebur

Label
Menergy : San Francisco's gay disco sound
Title
Menergy
Title remainder
San Francisco's gay disco sound
Statement of responsibility
Louis Niebur
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Menergy tells the story of a "post-disco" recording industry in San Francisco between the years 1978-1984. For most of America, disco died in 1979. Gay men, however, continued to dance, and in the gay enclave of the Castro neighborhood in San Francisco, enterprising gay DJs, record producers, and musicians started their own small dance music record labels to make up for the lack of new, danceable music. These independent labels' music did more than copy what the larger industry had been doing, however. Instead, the upstart companies built upon the musical experiments their roster of local musicians and producers had been exploring over the last several years, developing a distinctive style of its own. Known as "high energy," the music reveled in electronics, fast tempos, disco and DJ culture, and, above all, gay liberation as it had emerged over the previous decade in the Castro neighborhood by so called "Castro clones" (a gay subculture of exaggerated masculinity with a strong presence in the city's nightlife). The sound, like the new revolutionary ethos, derived its aesthetic from San Francisco's unique configuration of elements, but immediately this music had a reach far beyond the Bay, with Megatone Records, Moby Dick Records, and other labels achieving worldwide success with San Francisco artists such as Sylvester, Patrick Cowley, Paul Parker, Lisa, Loverde, and Jolo, creating the world's first gay-owned, gay-produced music for a dancing audience"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Niebur, Louis
Dewey number
781.648155409794/61
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3526
LC item number
.N54
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Disco music
  • Electronic dance music
  • Sound recording industry
  • Gay men
  • Castro District (San Francisco, Calif.)
Label
Menergy : San Francisco's gay disco sound, Louis Niebur
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223140950883
  • 31223140950891
  • 31223140950917
  • 31223143258227
  • 31223140950925
  • 31223140950909
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Setting Up the Sound -- Disco, the Castro and Gay Liberation -- Liberation for Some : The Continued Expansion of Gay San Francisco in the late 1970s -- Sylvester's Fantasy Comes True -- The First Wave of the San Francisco Sound -- Blecman and Hedges -- Disco's Dead/Not Dead -- The San Francisco Sound Thrives -- New Heights -- Trouble in Paradise -- Dancing with AIDS -- Everything Falls Apart -- In Retrospect
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 277 pages
Isbn
9780197511077
Lccn
2021036239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1261774108
Label
Menergy : San Francisco's gay disco sound, Louis Niebur
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223140950883
  • 31223140950891
  • 31223140950917
  • 31223143258227
  • 31223140950925
  • 31223140950909
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Setting Up the Sound -- Disco, the Castro and Gay Liberation -- Liberation for Some : The Continued Expansion of Gay San Francisco in the late 1970s -- Sylvester's Fantasy Comes True -- The First Wave of the San Francisco Sound -- Blecman and Hedges -- Disco's Dead/Not Dead -- The San Francisco Sound Thrives -- New Heights -- Trouble in Paradise -- Dancing with AIDS -- Everything Falls Apart -- In Retrospect
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 277 pages
Isbn
9780197511077
Lccn
2021036239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1261774108

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