Disco Not Disco

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Disco Not Disco
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Compilation album by
Various Artists
ReleasedSeptember 2000
RecordedMay 1981 - Jun 1985
GenrePost-disco, no wave, experimental, free jazz
ProducerJoey Negro
VA - Disco Not Disco chronology
Disco Not Disco
Disco Not Disco 2
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Disco Not Disco is a compilation album from the Disco Not Disco series released by Strut Records in 2000. The album is a probe to experimental side of disco and punk genres and underground music scene in general. The first volume is more rock and funk oriented and features three experimental studio projects by Arthur Russell, namely Dinosaur, Indian Ocean and Loose Joints, British new wave musician Ian Dury, and even musicians like Yoko Ono, Steve Miller Band or jazz trumpeter Don Cherry.[1][2][3][4]

It was compiled by Joey Negro, a British DJ and producer.[1]

Some songs included on this album did well on the Billboard Club chart.[5][6][7][8]

The song "Cavern" by Liquid Liquid was also used in Grandmaster Flash song called "White Lines (Don't Do It)".[9]


  • Allmusic (4.5/5) – states that "not only does the music stand on its own (there's a reason why thousands of young DJs and vinyl hounds collapsed in confoundment upon finding out that these rare gems were being issued together), but the liner notes provide a story behind each song, only adding to the mystique."[1]

Track listing[edit]

1."Walking On Thin Ice" (1981 Re-edit)Yoko OnoYoko Ono7:20
2."Cavern"Liquid LiquidLiquid Liquid5:21
3."Tell You (Today)" (Vocal)Arthur RussellLoose Joints7:02
4."Spasticus Autisticus"Chas Jankel, Ian DuryIan Dury & The Seven Seas Players6:59
5."Over And Over" (Long Version)Bill Laswell, Fred Maher, Michael Beinhorn, Ronald DraytonMaterial5:39
6."Wheel Me Out"David Was, Don WasWas (Not Was)7:09
7."Kiss Me Again" (Original Edit)Arthur RussellDinosaur L6:52
8."I Walk"Ramuntcho MattaDon Cherry3:13
9."Voices Inside My Head"StingCommon Sense6:33
10."Tree House / School Bell" (Part 1)Arthur RussellIndian Ocean6:56
11."Macho City"Steve MillerThe Steve Miller Band16:26



  1. ^ a b c d "Disco Not Disco - Review, Overview, Charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-07-28.
  2. ^ "Getting 'In The Mix' With Rivera, Stryke and Sanger". Billboard/Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 113: 35. Jan 27, 2001. ISSN 0006-2510.
  3. ^ "Arts > THE POP LIFE; Punk Meets Disco, Again". The New York Times. 2002-10-24. Retrieved 2011-07-28.
  4. ^ "Disco Not Disco at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-07-28.
  5. ^ "Was Not Was - Discography". Allmusic, Billboard. Retrieved 2011-07-28.
  6. ^ "Liquid Liquid - Discography". Allmusic, Billboard. Retrieved 2011-07-28.
  7. ^ ""Voices Inside My Head" - Charts". Allmusic, Billboard. Retrieved 2011-07-28.
  8. ^ "Yoko Ono - Discography". Allmusic, Billboard. Retrieved 2011-07-28.
  9. ^ Spear, Justin. "Punk-Funk-Adelic", Mojo, Retrieved September 2006.