From Wikipedia: "Disco Demolition Night was an ill-fated baseball promotion that took place on July 12, 1979, at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois. At the climax of the event, a crate filled with disco records was blown up on the field between games of the twi-night doubleheader between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers. Many of those in attendance had come to see the explosion rather than the games and rushed onto the field after the detonation. The playing field was damaged both by the explosion and by the rowdy fans to the point where the White Sox were required to forfeit the second game of the doubleheader to the Tigers."
This is an unreleased song from when I was working on "Baseball" last spring/summer. It ended up not fitting sonically or thematically with the record, seeing as it ended up being pretty much all acoustic and all the other songs are about specific players. But I'm releasing it today as it was just pointed out to me that today is the 37th anniversary of the event!
Also just want to say, while this is a goofy little song and it's a funny moment in history, the culture of white sports fans being allowed to riot year after year in America is a little bit messed up and worth thinking about. Obviously there's a whole lot more that could be said on that subject but I'll just leave it at that. Anyway - enjoy the song! Thanks!
released July 12, 2016