Heaven’s Gate Minute by Minute: 82 of 229

10 Sep

82 of 229

To clarify and reassure you – don’t worry the Stradivarius was completely unharmed.

The roller-skating hoedown continues, but now the whole town is involved. It’s comforting to think the two great music movements of the last two hundred years featured roller-skating ie. Disco and barn dancing. Why hasn’t someone combined the two genres? Earth Wind & Fire tried to bridge the divide with Boogie Wonderland, but the folk element was too awful for the band to include it in the final mix. The violin and banjo tracks were apparently so bad, the band set fire to the tapes. Unfortunately a wind blew it out and they were forced to bury them.

The addition of the cowboy in the Village People was another fusion attempt, but his idea of including the washboard and lagerphone in Macho Man was voted down. Go West had no folk instruments, but is an example of a successful compromise.

Of course it went both ways, but after hearing the results, the Bush Whackers shot their saxophonist.


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