Was the hate for disco racially motivated? I actually like it.
That and homophobia were big factors. Rock fans also hated it on principle, and people were also just tired of it dominating the charts.
Still, the intensity of the backlash was pretty ridiculous.
>Back in the summer of 1979, the Detroit rock radio DJ Steve Dahl was so aggrieved that his beloved Stones and Zeppelin were being dropped from playlists in favour of Village People, Donna Summer and Chic, that he launched his "Disco sucks!" campaign.