Books by Alice Echols
The rollicking true story of a 1930s version of Bernie Madoff--and the building and loan crash he helped precipitate--in a wonderful work of narrative nonfiction by the Gustavus Myers book award winner
Alice Echols reveals the ways in which disco transformed popular music, propelling it into new sonic territory and influencing rap, techno, and trance. She probes the complex relationship between disco and the era's major movements: gay liberation, feminism, and African American rights. You won't say "disco sucks" as disco thumps back to life in this pulsating look at the culture and politics that gave rise to the music.