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Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021384-024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2138-4
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-023
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Jones’s “Feel Up” and “Pull Up to the Bumper.” Although Levan enjoyed a remarkably low profile in the city and no national profile to speak of, influential figures from the art-punk and hip hop scenes began to head to the Garage to hear him play. Larry Levan Michael de Benedictus the Peech Boys...
Published: 05 November 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021278-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2127-8
Book Chapter

By Tim Lawrence
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... The Loft David Mancuso Paradise Garage Michael Brody Larry Levan ...
Book Chapter

By Tim Lawrence
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... after-hours venues Paradise Garage the Loft Larry Levan Michael Brody David Morales ...
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...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-031
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
..., 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 inevitable, David Mancuso began his own search for a new...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... to 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...
Published: 09 September 2016
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...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... the art-punk and hip hop scenes began to head to the Garage to hear him play. Larry Levan Michael de Benedictus the Peech Boys “Don’t Make Me Wait ” Gwen Guthrie Tom Silverman teamed up with Bambaataa to map out the record that became “Planet Rock” and called in Arthur Baker to produce...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... 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 location in a less moneyed...
Published: 12 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373896-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7389-6
... genres that may or may not be imaginary: “proto-Eurodisco bongo-rock, German reggae, danceable prog, hair-extension metal, Gregorian garage, boogie-oogied country, stoner glam, industrial bubblegum” and the like. Music criticism Music genres Popular music ...
Published: 20 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027287-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2728-7
... and that continue to shape popular memory: the Continental Baths, the Mineshaft and Anvil sex clubs, and the Paradise Garage and Saint discos. These clubs expanded the scale of gay venues and loomed even larger in legend. During the first decade of the AIDS crisis, they also became sites for attention to the lives...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... 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 began to receive...
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: 20 October 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2728-7
... and that continue to shape popular memory: the Continental Baths, the Mineshaft and Anvil sex clubs, and the Paradise Garage and Saint discos. These clubs expanded the scale of gay venues and loomed even larger in legend. During the first decade of the AIDS crisis, they also became sites for attention to the lives...