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(Topic ID: 217406)

A Disco Music Pin would make a terrible theme. . . or would it?


By TractorDoc

2 years ago



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“Would you consider owning a disco themed pin?”

  • Yes, Mirror Balls remind me of Pinballs. 16 votes
    37%
  • No, Disco is dead. Lets keep it that way. 27 votes
    63%

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#1 2 years ago

The Mrs. was out of town this weekend so I was busy with the Honey do list -- painting porch posts. For entertainment I brought the record player outside to fill the air with Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Elvis, and . . . Disco Music? I've always had an unexplainable liking for it, probably because of the upbeat nature.

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With all the music pins out there I wondered how much appeal a modern Disco theme would have. Perhaps just enough cheesy tackiness to make it popular or maybe just a bad idea all around (was thinking this when Disco Duck started to play).

Tell me how terribly wrong this idea is.

#2 2 years ago

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#3 2 years ago
Quoted from TractorDoc:

With all the music pins out there I wondered how much appeal a modern Disco theme would have.

I probably should have capitalized the word "Modern."

I realize Disco Fever is not a popular game now, but over 6000 of them were made back in the day. It was not able to play the music/songs the way today's pins are. . . and the playfield was more or less lacking.

#4 2 years ago

Horrible idea. I don’t think our youth even knows what disco is. Why not a theme that appeals to those 25 and under.

#5 2 years ago

I'd be for it. Some Bee Gees, Donna Summers, and KC...bring it!

#6 2 years ago

Rock is where Pinball needs to stay and go further. Iron Maiden is a good game but the music is very niched. Not a huge following by any means. Honestly, a Red Hot Chili Peppers pin would go gang busters. It would appeal to multiple generations, plus they are already in the rock and roll Hall of Fame!!

#7 2 years ago

Night Moves is a late 80's dance themed cocktail pin and the music is catchy!

#8 2 years ago
Quoted from gmkalos:

Night Moves is a late 80's dance themed cocktail pin and the music is catchy!

It’s 80’s porno music

#9 2 years ago

I think I would like it put some bee gees music and I am in. A cool idea is maybe shoot a saucer/scoop and have a disco ball with a magnet come down and pick the ball up and then set it on a ramp to lock balls.

#10 2 years ago

+1 for a Bee Gees pin. That is some great music right there. I can imagine 'Stayin Alive' starts playing when you get a ball save. 'You Win Again' plays when you get a high score. A 'Night Fever' mode where the playfield goes black, with only the mode targets that are lit. 'How deep is Your Love' plays when .... you get the picture.

#11 2 years ago
Quoted from Rock914:

Horrible idea. I don’t think our youth even knows what disco is. Why not a theme that appeals to those 25 and under.

Sacrelige!!!

#12 2 years ago

I can remember playing pinball on skates at the roller skating rink. And that big disco ball in the middle with music cranked up to feel the music. Good times!

#13 2 years ago

Bee Gees??? Lol.

#14 2 years ago

Fun Fact:

When the whole "burn your disco albums" phase swept through the nation, Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees actually wrote a TON of hits in secrecy for other artists for fear that his name association would be detrimental to continued popularity.

I know there were a ton, but the big ones were Chain Reaction sung by Diana Ross, Islands in the Stream for Dolly Parton, and Grease for Frankie Valli.

#15 2 years ago
Quoted from Rock914:

Horrible idea. I don’t think our youth even knows what disco is. Why not a theme that appeals to those 25 and under.

I don’t agree at all with this statement.

Most of today’s electronic dance music stems from disco music. A lot of pop songs use samples of disco tracks and popular disco tracks have been redone recently, keeping the genre fresh with younger audiences.

Here’s one of my favorites

#16 2 years ago
Quoted from Luckydogg420:

Most of today’s electronic dance music stems from disco music. A lot of pop songs use samples of disco tracks and popular disco tracks have been redone recently, keeping the genre fresh with younger audiences.

Also take into consideration that platform shoes, bellbottom jeans, and everything "retro" is popular now. . .
(The Mrs. loves fashion and is always telling me about the current trends )

#17 2 years ago
Quoted from gmkalos:

Night Moves is a late 80's dance themed cocktail pin and the music is catchy!

I played that one at GSPF 18 this past weekend, I really liked the layout, catchy sound and playability, it is now on my mild restoration watch list!

#18 2 years ago
Quoted from CNKay:

I can remember playing pinball on skates at the roller skating rink. And that big disco ball in the middle with music cranked up to feel the music. Good times!

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#19 2 years ago
Quoted from 72Devilz:

I played that one at GSPF 18 this past weekend, I really liked the layout, catchy sound and playability, it is now on my mild restoration watch list!

I have both Night Moves and Caribbean Cruise and they both rock in their own way. it is really nice to have a cocktail or two to add to your normal pin line-up...these are the best two cocktail pins out there I think. Roy Clark is pretty fun as well.
The disco tunes on Night Moves are awesome!

#20 2 years ago

Thought I was the only goofball who enjoys some disco every now and then. I was born in the late 70s so missed that whole scene.

Sometimes I'll turn on some Bee Gees driving home from work and wonder what it was like to live when disco was popular. I bet it was fun as hell!

My wife was born in the early 80s and thinks I'm an idiot

#21 2 years ago

It would be a horrible idea for a theme and I would vocally ridicule it . . . while secretly enjoying it.

#22 2 years ago

I'd be all in on one if it followed a theme based loosely on the Leisure Suit Larry franchise

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#23 2 years ago
Quoted from sadler28:

Thought I was the only goofball who enjoys some disco every now and then. I was born in the late 70s so missed that whole scene.
Sometimes I'll turn on some Bee Gees driving home from work and wonder what it was like to live when disco was popular. I bet it was fun as hell!
My wife was born in the early 80s and thinks I'm an idiot

Trust me, it's got nothing to do with the music or when he/she was born.....EVERY wife thinks her husband is an idiot!

#24 2 years ago

Oh shit roller disco gottlieb I got to get me one of those!! Great backglass

#25 2 years ago

Disco has its place in the right theme but an entire pin of Disco, no thanks.

#26 2 years ago

Would have to have those curved "banana" flippers on it to do it up right.

2 months later
#27 2 years ago

Is that a mirrored disco ball I see?
I know its not a standard option on all the models but I'm liking it!

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