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Donna Summer, I Feel Love

Pitchfork long read on the making of the record:

There are songs that divide pop history into Before and After. Some are incontestable: “She Loves You,” “Anarchy in the U.K.,” “Rapper’s Delight.”  Others are up for debate. Sometimes a song splits pop time in half without that many people noticing its revolutionary implications (think Phuture’s “Acid Tracks”), the impact fully emerging only later. Other times, the rupture in business-as-usual happens in plain view, at the peak of the pop charts, and the effect is immediate. One such pop altering single that was felt as a real-time future-shock is “I Feel Love.”

Released 40 years ago, in early July 1977, “I Feel Love” was a global smash, reaching No. 1 in several countries (including the UK, where its reign at the top lasted a full month) and rising to No. 6 in America. But its impact reached far beyond the disco scene in which singer Donna Summer and her producers Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte were already well established. Post-punk and new wave groups admired and appropriated its innovative sound, the maniacal precision of its grid-like groove of sequenced synth-pulses. Even now, long after discophobia has been disgraced and rockism defeated, there’s still a mischievous frisson to staking the claim that “I Feel Love” was far more important than other epochal singles of ’77 such as “God Save the Queen,” “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker,” or “Complete Control.” But really it’s a simple statement of fact: If any one song can be pinpointed as where the 1980s began, it’s “I Feel Love.”

phil-of-the-phuture  asked:

Why can't bisexuals reclaim the f slur it's been used against us just as much as other LGbT members

just from the wiki page: (tw: full slur useage on the page btw)

F*****, often shortened to f**, is a pejorative term used chiefly in North America primarily to refer to a gay man.[3][4][5] Alongside its use to refer to gay men in particular, it may also be used as a pejorative term for a “repellent male” or a homosexual person of either gender.

i don’t know enough about this honestly, mostly because i’m not a man so i haven’t any idea what it’s like being a bi man and the kinds of hate and stuff they face. in my life, i’ve never once been referred to by that slur in relation to my bisexuality so i don’t have any life experience to give me anything to go on when thinking about this.

so i’m just saying: i do not know anything about whether or not bisexuals can reclaim the f-slur. as always, this is open for discussion if anyone would like to share stuff

-mod peach