"The Night the Lights Went Out" by The Trammps (VIDEO)
Listen to "The Night the Lights Went Out" by The Trammps, No. 75 on our list of the 100 best NYC songs.
Wed Mar 7 2012
75. The Trammps, "The Night the Lights Went Out" (1977)
Having already minted "disaster disco" with titanic hit "Disco Inferno" a year earlier, Philly's Trammps cornered the market with this tuneful reminiscence on the great NYC blackout of July 1977. The foremost danger, evidently, was losing your pants in the dark: "The nation's gonna grow in nine months or so."