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Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Running since 1970, David Mancuso’s Loft sailed through the backlash against disco unscathed. After all, Mancuso had never restricted his selections to disco, plus his capacity crowd viewed Saturday nights as the highlight of their week. Meanwhile the Paradise Garage, opened by Michael Brody as...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-031
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... official target of criminal activity a chimera. The analysis resonated as the local neighborhood association applied pressure on Michael Brody to close the Paradise Garage. Aware that the heating up of the real estate market made his eviction inevitable, David Mancuso began his own search for a new...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... located not in downtown but midtown. Running since 1970, David Mancuso’s Loft sailed through the backlash against disco unscathed. After all, Mancuso had never restricted his selections to disco, plus his capacity crowd viewed Saturday nights as the highlight of their week. Meanwhile the Paradise...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... unwelcome populations out of gentrifying locations, with the official target of criminal activity a chimera. The analysis resonated as the local neighborhood association applied pressure on Michael Brody to close the Paradise Garage. Aware that the heating up of the real estate market made his eviction...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... attract a crowd of 1,800 on Fridays and 2,800 on Saturdays, with Italian and Latin dancers entering into rivalrous yet friendly competition. Elsewhere, Bruce Forest took over from Tee Scott at Better Days, while the Paradise Garage and the Loft fine-tuned their setups. Garage sound engineer Richard Long...
Book Chapter

By Tim Lawrence
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-026
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Uhuru, Gregory Isaacs, and Pablo Moses along with the conventional rock of u2 and Steve Winwood) with the mongrel (the dub-vocoder-electronics of Set the Tone and Grace Jones’s third Compass Point album, Living My Life ). Blackwell also started to head to the Paradise Garage and, impressed by Levan...
Book Chapter

By Tim Lawrence
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-027
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... numbers of gay men as “Saint’s disease.” The Gay Men’s Health Crisis held a fundraising benefit at Paradise Garage on Thursday 8 April. Activist Larry Kramer grasped that the disease required a governmental response but found his efforts to jolt Ed Koch into action frustrated by Herb Rickman, the mayor’s...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... rock of u2 and Steve Winwood) with the mongrel (the dub-vocoder-electronics of Set the Tone and Grace Jones’s third Compass Point album, Living My Life ). Blackwell also started to head to the Paradise Garage and, impressed by Levan, signed the Peech Boys. The group’s follow-up single, “Life Is...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Fridays and 2,800 on Saturdays, with Italian and Latin dancers entering into rivalrous yet friendly competition. Elsewhere, Bruce Forest took over from Tee Scott at Better Days, while the Paradise Garage and the Loft fine-tuned their setups. Garage sound engineer Richard Long began to receive plaudits for...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373957-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7395-7