Friday, May 18, 2012

RIP Donna Summer

Released in 1977, the year punk broke,"I Feel Love" might just be the most important record of the 1970s. Not a year goes by when I don't hear somebody rip it off (or reference it, depending on what their take on it is). Science may one day be able to clone a human baby, erase one's human memory, or travel back in time, but it's probably safe to say that no one can ever replicate how it felt to hear something like this for the first time in the context of 1977's musical history. It's the kind of song that, like "Love to Love You, Baby", you never want to end, which is why I always like the Patrick Cowley long mix: Year Zero for a great deal of the interesting music that followed, but that wasn't nearly the whole story. infamously sampled by New Order on "Blue Monday":