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    I believe Don (Felder) says in his book that the song was their way of mocking the disco music/scene. Personally I think the song is a mess and the vocal melody is the worst Don Henley has ever sung. It can't even be called a melody. The "Look at me, just look at me, I'm beautiful, I'm beautiful, I'm somebody" part is the worst. It's terrible rhythmically and just drags. The irony is that there were a lot fo great disco songs, but their "disco" song was beyond horrible. A parody should be at least listenable.

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    But I don't think the music of TDS is intended to sound like disco & I don't think the song is a parody. It is a criticism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freypower View Post
    But I don't think the music of TDS is intended to sound like disco & I don't think the song is a parody. It is a criticism.
    I agree.

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    I believe it is critical of the disco era, but the song itself is just horrible all the way around, no matter how you look at it. Probably one of the Eagles worst songs EVER

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    Well I'm one that likes The Disco Strangler okay. Even though I agree it is probably the worst song in the Eagles catalog, it doesn't make my ears bleed. I think the lyrics are clever and up to Eagles standards.

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    In my opinion it is not 'worse' than I Wish You Peace or Visions, and I commend them for doing something a bit edgier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freypower View Post
    But I don't think the music of TDS is intended to sound like disco & I don't think the song is a parody. It is a criticism.
    You're right. I was wrong. But in my opinion criticism doesn't get through very effectively when the song that criticises is much more unlistenable than what it criticises.
    Last edited by chaim; 11-19-2012 at 07:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaim View Post
    You're right. I was wrong. But in my opinion criticism doesn't get through very effectively when the song that criticises is much more unlistenable than what it criticises.
    This song is worse than disco to me & I can't stand disco!

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    You guys are really starting to upset me with all the DS hate.
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    I don't hate it Willie...I just think its wonky.
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