OK... What do I mean with unlikely Disco artists?
Take a group like hard rocking KISS for example. They were signed to Neil Bogart's
Casablanca Records, which mainly was a Disco label with hot Disco acts
like Donna Summer, Village People, Patrick Juvet,
Queen also tried their luck on the Disco scene and released their classic "Another one bites the dust", which was inspired by Chic's all time classic "Good times".
The UK group the Clash, were more known as a rock or even a punk band, recorded songs like "Rock the Casbah" and "Radio Clash". When you listened to these songs back then people probably thought of them as kind of "rocky", but when you listen to them today it's clear to see that this was actually a kind of Disco-Rock!
Another band who tried their luck on the Disco scene was Blondie. They were also more of a rock band, but in
1978-79 Debbie Harry and the band members took some Disco steps and hit it big time with "Heart of glass",
followed by songs like "Atomic" and "Call me". "Call me" was written by mega-writer/producer
Giorgio Moroder and was the main theme song of the movie American
Gigolo and featuring Richard Gere as the gigolo.
Even a lady like Cher hooked on to the Disco wave and recorded a song called "Take me home".
As you can see... Lots and lots of artists wanted their part of the Disco cake. Some ended up with hits and some ended
up with nothing, but all of them saw the power of Disco music and wanted to try to get in to the playlists of the club
DJ's for some Disco fame...
I know there's many un-mentioned acts in this piece, so please let me know of acts you know did the same...
Take care and Disco-on,