In 1979, the Chicago White Sox held Disco Demolition Night–a doubleheader in which, during the break between the two games, a pile of disco records was blown up by radio personality Steve Dahl. Chaos ensued, and the event has entered cultural history in a host of places, existing as a touchstone for observers of unlikely baseball promotions and musical historians. Along with Dahl, Dave Hoekstra has assembled a collection of interviews about the event, Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died, due out in July on Curbside Splendor. The foreword to the book comes from the pen of the great Bob Odenkirk.
We’re happy to be debuting a video of Odenkirk reading the introduction, which includes a mention of the influence that “funny people with one eyebrow raised at the world around them” had on him. You can watch it here, or below.