Discologist

A Milwaukee based podcast/music blog that covers bands from every corner of the music universe. Informative panel discussions about the latest releases plus intimate interviews with our favorite artists that you won't hear anywhere else. We're the original purveyors of #alternativefacts. Also, may be powered by cats.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/discologist. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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episode 320: Episode 320: Rhythm Nation 1814 - Janet Jackson [Discologist]


With Control, Janet Jackson became a household name, but it wasn't until her 1989 album Rhythm Nation 1814 that she ascended to the status of music legend. 


Buttressed by pop hits and jam-packed with hooks set loose from some future utopia, Nation was a not-so-subtle exploration of racism, sexism, love, and social responsibility that sought to elevate our humanity by any means necessary. More importantly, it's an album who's messages sadly may be MORE relevant almost thirty years later.


Join Kevin, Marcus K. Dowling, and Timothy Anne Burnside (National Museum of African American History and Culture) as they consider this landmark achievement in music.


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 2017-11-09  2h11m