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Disco: The Vinyl Solution


Why does Melbourne, the classiest city in Australia, have such a problem with street violence? Is it the licensing laws? Is it the parents? No and no. Is it the rise of house music at the expense of disco? Hell yes.

Not every club plays loud, joyless, repetitive, electronically generated sausage-meat music that drives you to kill, kill, and kill again. But let’s put it this way: no-one who has just danced to The Weather Girls’ It’s Raining Men has ever gone on to glass someone in the face.

Fiona Scott-Norman, satirist and DJ, argues that street violence can be solved not by sending in the cops, but by sending in the disco police.


Fiona Scott-Norman

Fiona Scott-Norman is a writer, satirist, broadcaster and columnist who contributes to The Age, Australian, ABC radio 774 AM, and Big Issue. For 10 years Fiona Scott-Norman hosted the 3RRR radio show Trash is my Life and, based on this and other DJ experiences, staged highly successful one woman sho... Read more


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