Speaking of disco, I was at the gym yesterday (bi/tri day) and some vaguely familiar post-disco (new wave?) song was throbbing out of the speakers. I couldn't place the band right away. Tom Tom Club? No. Depeche Mode? I went back and forth between the two bands when I realized it was ... Roxy Music!
I'd never thought of Roxy Music as remotely disco, but there it was: "Dance away the heartache, dance away the pain..."
Hopping over to Wikipedia, I find: Roxy Music provided "a model for many New Wave acts and the subsequent New Romantic." And what, do tell, is New Romantic? "Depeche Mode, Spandau Ballet, Visage, Japan, Ultravox, Adam & The Ants, Culture Club, Duran Duran."
Maybe this is neither news nor interesting to anyone else, but I'm rather shocked. It shatters the neat compartmentalization of my college years, and therefore life as I know it.