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Can we talk about the Bee Gees?

I understand the Saturday Night Fever album turned off many people, (Disco Sucks!), but whatever. I love them. Do you have a favorite song? Taking OP liberty and naming three: Love So Right Fanny Be Tender with My Love Nights on Broadway

by Anonymousreply 88June 12, 2024 8:38 AM

Nights on Broadway just may be their best song.

by Anonymousreply 1June 6, 2024 1:27 AM

Trying again…

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by Anonymousreply 2June 6, 2024 1:28 AM

I'm not a huge fan or anything, but I love Spirits (Having Flown).

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by Anonymousreply 3June 6, 2024 1:28 AM

Can we NOT talk about the Bee Gees?

by Anonymousreply 4June 6, 2024 1:29 AM

I love Run to Me

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by Anonymousreply 5June 6, 2024 1:29 AM

I started liking the Bee Gees in 1967. I've often wondered whether Bee Gees 1st would have gained a wider listening audience if it hadn't been released two months after Sgt. Pepper's.

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by Anonymousreply 6June 6, 2024 1:30 AM

Barry Gibb is a musical genius.

by Anonymousreply 7June 6, 2024 1:33 AM

The documentary on them on Max is excellent. How Deep is Your Love has always got to me. When I learned about its origin story in the documentary, got to me even more. They were amazing.

by Anonymousreply 8June 6, 2024 1:33 AM

Night Fever is fucking everything.

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by Anonymousreply 9June 6, 2024 1:36 AM

R7 totally agree

He has written so many hits for other performers I can’t begin to name them all.

Barbra’s Guilty comes to mind. I love this performance

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by Anonymousreply 10June 6, 2024 1:43 AM

This is a fun one too.

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by Anonymousreply 11June 6, 2024 1:47 AM

Isn’t the Saturday Night Fever what made them global superstars. Whatever the case Maurice would have been my white daddy.

by Anonymousreply 12June 6, 2024 1:50 AM

Barry was so hot.

by Anonymousreply 13June 6, 2024 1:58 AM

Fanny Be Tender With My Love is gorgeous.

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by Anonymousreply 14June 6, 2024 2:02 AM

They wrote and produced If I Can't Have You by Yvonne Elliman. One of my favorite songs of all time.

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by Anonymousreply 15June 6, 2024 2:09 AM

I saw them in concert at Madison Square Garden in 1979. None of my friends wanted to go, so I went by myself ... and had a ball!!! Danced all night.

Hard to name a favorite song when they're *all* your favorites!

by Anonymousreply 16June 6, 2024 2:14 AM

Our Love Don’t Throw It All Away…They had so many good ones.

by Anonymousreply 17June 6, 2024 2:14 AM

I love too many to mention them all.

"Too Much Heaven".

Yeah, I know. That's one of their later pop, sugary, corny ones but I can't help it, probably because I agree with it- nobody gets too much heaven.

For an early hit, "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart."

Barry Gibb says Al Green's cover of it is his favorite of all the songs of theirs other performers have covered, but to me it's a tie. I love them both equally.

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by Anonymousreply 18June 6, 2024 2:16 AM

Robin looks goofy cute in that Nights on Broadway video. Is that some VPL thrown in as a bonus?

by Anonymousreply 19June 6, 2024 2:19 AM

One of their early hits - Massachusetts. Gorgeous.

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by Anonymousreply 20June 6, 2024 2:27 AM

Barry Gibb was a hot piece of ass.

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by Anonymousreply 21June 6, 2024 2:29 AM

Yeah R19 his moves remind of Elaine Benes.

I haven’t watched Max doc, maybe it’s mentioned, but I’ve read that Robin felt like he deserved more credit and attention. He and Barry apparently had an issue some of the time.

by Anonymousreply 22June 6, 2024 2:31 AM

Nights on Broadway

Fanny Be Tender

Stayin' Alive

Jive Talkin'

Al Green's version of Mend a Broken Heart is better, IMO.

by Anonymousreply 23June 6, 2024 2:32 AM

Grease is the word.

Barry G.

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by Anonymousreply 24June 6, 2024 2:38 AM

Barry was good looking, but I thought Vince (center) was the hottest one.

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by Anonymousreply 25June 6, 2024 2:42 AM

Barry and Andy's hair were works of art, but Robin had the pretty lips.

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by Anonymousreply 26June 6, 2024 2:43 AM

Datalounge is the only place I will admit my long ago love for the BeeGees. This was my favorite song.

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by Anonymousreply 27June 6, 2024 2:54 AM

Disco does not suck. Saturday Night Fever is a perfect album, start to finish. The album includes disco, pop and rhythm & blues.

by Anonymousreply 28June 6, 2024 2:57 AM

Barry could always get it.

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by Anonymousreply 29June 6, 2024 3:28 AM

Maurice was married to Lulu!

by Anonymousreply 30June 6, 2024 3:30 AM

Sad that Olivia's schedule never allowed for the post Physical CD that was supposed to be done for her by the Bee Gees. It would have been great.

by Anonymousreply 31June 6, 2024 3:37 AM

Maurice had a one-night-stand with Barbara Windsor!

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by Anonymousreply 32June 6, 2024 3:42 AM

OP types methy.

by Anonymousreply 33June 6, 2024 3:45 AM

Save some for Andy, too, please. 🥲

by Anonymousreply 34June 6, 2024 4:04 AM

Love You Inside You Out. There is so much more than Disco, although I love Disco, too.

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by Anonymousreply 35June 6, 2024 4:10 AM

Words on The Ed Sullivan Show

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by Anonymousreply 36June 6, 2024 4:17 AM

I get a little sick of people banging the "disco sucks!" drum.

It doesn't. It has a great beat, and was the basis for many popular genres today.

Also, it still elicits that time period that will never be again - somewhat innocent, yet wild at the same time, but still with a feel of safety and comfort.

I have disco songs on my playlist, and love to sing along with them. They make me feel happy, upbeat, energetic.

Including the Bee Gees! I love What Kind of Fool, Love You Inside and Out, Grease and so many others of their songs.

by Anonymousreply 37June 6, 2024 4:19 AM

Are we talking about the Bee Gees, or are we just spamming YouTube links?

by Anonymousreply 38June 6, 2024 4:19 AM

Spirits Having Flown

by Anonymousreply 39June 6, 2024 4:28 AM

R38, Then contribute something instead of whining. Geez.

by Anonymousreply 40June 6, 2024 4:31 AM

Spirits Having Flown

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by Anonymousreply 41June 6, 2024 4:32 AM

Disco doesn't suck, but OP does.

[Quote] Rockism is the belief that rock music depends on values such as authenticity and artfulness, which elevate it over other forms of popular music.

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by Anonymousreply 42June 6, 2024 4:35 AM

Also for those of you who can't get enough dopamine hits from copy/pasting YouTube links.

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by Anonymousreply 43June 6, 2024 4:37 AM

I meant to say Barry. Barry is the one I like.

by Anonymousreply 44June 6, 2024 4:44 AM

Andy Gibb

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by Anonymousreply 45June 6, 2024 4:44 AM

Sigh...Andy -

God, why did you have to take such (promising) snatch...err, talent from us so early??

by Anonymousreply 46June 6, 2024 4:56 AM

Is cocaine God now?

It's become pretty clear that Barry was the true superstar here, and the rest were druggies with marginal talents.

by Anonymousreply 47June 6, 2024 5:05 AM

Why isn’t their work covered by more artists?

At least the great Darlene Edwards took them on.

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by Anonymousreply 48June 6, 2024 5:05 AM


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by Anonymousreply 49June 6, 2024 5:10 AM

Another (shit) cover

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by Anonymousreply 50June 6, 2024 5:11 AM

I love the Bee Gees! When I hear them on the radio I crank it up and sing along, I don't care who sees me.

by Anonymousreply 51June 6, 2024 5:36 AM

R42 I think you’ve missed my point, dear. . I started a thread to talk about the genius of the Bee Gees. Their supreme talent has, in many ways, not been fully recognised. In large part, it is because of metal heads who literally chanted “disco sucks” in large venues that made prime time news. As you were saying…

Sweet dreams

by Anonymousreply 52June 6, 2024 5:53 AM

Learn how to write, then. Don't hang your shit on me because you can't.

by Anonymousreply 53June 6, 2024 5:57 AM

To Love Somebody

by Anonymousreply 54June 6, 2024 6:02 AM

r53 shut the fuck up already.

Either give us something, or go along your way (gtfo of this thread).

by Anonymousreply 55June 6, 2024 6:11 AM

I have, asshole.

by Anonymousreply 56June 6, 2024 6:14 AM

Lonely Days, Nights on Broadway, You Win Again, Tragedy, Love You Inside Out, Holiday, Run To Me, To Love Somebody, Fanny, First of May - ten killers off the top of my head, none from Saturday Night Fever.

My favorite box set of the first wave of box sets. Saw them in '89 on the One tour. They are canon. And they gave away a ton of great songs to other artists.

by Anonymousreply 57June 6, 2024 6:16 AM

Andy Gibb thread

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by Anonymousreply 58June 6, 2024 6:18 AM

Discussion on "Night Fever" being an exquisite song, including all those covers that supposedly don't happen enough.

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by Anonymousreply 59June 6, 2024 6:19 AM

Discussion on Gibb-produced Streisand album "Guilty"

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by Anonymousreply 60June 6, 2024 6:21 AM

There, I gave you something.

by Anonymousreply 61June 6, 2024 6:22 AM

OP, are you mad? Everyone loved Saturday Night Fever. It was huge.

by Anonymousreply 62June 6, 2024 9:18 AM

Were all the brothers as hairy as Andy?

by Anonymousreply 63June 6, 2024 10:26 AM


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by Anonymousreply 64June 6, 2024 10:27 AM

"I Think the Dead Bee Gee Is Sending Me Messages Through My Alphabet Soup!"

by Anonymousreply 65June 6, 2024 11:28 AM

Dionne Warwick's "Heartbreaker," written by Barry/Robin/Maurice - produced by Barry and with him singing backup vocals.

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by Anonymousreply 66June 6, 2024 11:45 AM

Not at all. Thanks R62

by Anonymousreply 67June 6, 2024 1:28 PM

I love Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You on Bee Gees First (which was actually their third) - mellotron heaven.

I've just finished reading Bob Stanley's Bee Gees biography, Children Of The World and it's fascinating to see how they are viewed in the USA compared to the UK. We never had the disco backlash with as much ferocity as there was in the US. Yes they had big hair, wore medallions and flares but songs like Stayin' Alive, You Should Be Dancing, Night Fever etc are seen as solid gold classics. They wrote some of the greatest pop music of the 20th century.

Even their worst albums have at least 2 or 3 tracks that are worth hearing, and they kept the quality up right to the end. Also check out Robin's 1970 solo album Robin's Reign.

by Anonymousreply 68June 6, 2024 1:34 PM

Even their so-called "turkeys" had hidden gems on them, song-wise. Paradise, a cut off of the dismal Living Eyes (the poorly-selling follow up to Spirits Having Flown, their last release on RSO) is absolutely gorgeous. Even the early rough demo of it is hauntingly beautiful:

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by Anonymousreply 69June 6, 2024 3:44 PM

Barry Gibb wrote this song for Celine Dion.

Not as well known. Or maybe, other than fans of Celine, not known at all.

Give it a try even if you don't like her. There's an official album video, too, with even better backing vocals.

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by Anonymousreply 70June 6, 2024 4:06 PM

I love Immortality and that performance. Her (Celine) voice was pretty much at its peak, then.

by Anonymousreply 71June 6, 2024 4:09 PM

My favorite song is "New York Mining Disaster 1941."

by Anonymousreply 72June 6, 2024 5:13 PM

Hmmm, the link didn't post. Hopefully, this one does.

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by Anonymousreply 73June 6, 2024 5:16 PM

An Everlasting Love is so fine. I love it.

I noticed this video has great photos

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by Anonymousreply 74June 6, 2024 5:20 PM

Emotion and If I Can’t Have You are my absolute favorites, besides the entirety of the SNF soundtrack, of course.

I also greatly enjoy the songs Barry wrote for la Streisand: Guilty, Woman in Love, What Kind Of Fool, damn that’s talent.


by Anonymousreply 75June 6, 2024 7:58 PM

And who can forget SNL's homage to the Bee Gees: "The Barry Gibb Talk Show."

by Anonymousreply 76June 6, 2024 8:51 PM

I love their early 90s power ballad For Whom The Bell Tolls.

It'd be quite nice to hear it sung by a female vocal - Wilson Phillips would be perfect.

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by Anonymousreply 77June 6, 2024 9:00 PM

Anyone seen the doc new documentary?

by Anonymousreply 78June 6, 2024 9:38 PM

Holy crap, I’m just listening to The Woman In You.

I remember this song!

Didn’t know it was The Bee Gees!

by Anonymousreply 79June 10, 2024 5:56 PM

Love the Bee Gees.

Yes, Barry was the best looking of the trio, but I found Maurice the sexiest.

by Anonymousreply 80June 10, 2024 6:05 PM

[quote] the Saturday Night Fever album turned off many people

Are you kidding? The album performed brilliantly.

In the United States, the album was certified 16× Platinum for shipments of at least 16 million units.[5] The album stayed atop the charts for 24 straight weeks from January to July 1978 and stayed on Billboard's album charts for 120 weeks until March 1980.

Three singles from the album contributed by the Bee Gees—"How Deep Is Your Love", "Stayin' Alive" and "Night Fever"—along with Yvonne Elliman's "If I Can't Have You", all reached No. 1 in the US.

It was the white polyester gold chain disco cosplay that turned off people. Not the band's music.

I don't see it on Youtube but the Bee Gees eventual made a big public show of burning those white costumes.

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by Anonymousreply 81June 10, 2024 6:20 PM

When I finally understand the lyrics to Diary it made me cry. What a beautiful, sad song. My mother played it repeatedly when I was a young child. She loved the Bee Gees and so do I.

by Anonymousreply 82June 10, 2024 6:32 PM

Samantha Sang the shit out of this Bee Gees hit.

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by Anonymousreply 83June 11, 2024 3:43 AM

Saturday Night Fever is the perfect disco album, in my opinion. Who knew they could be that good.

by Anonymousreply 84June 11, 2024 3:45 AM

R84 agreed and DC gave a nice cover. This is when I realized Beyonce could Sang Sang. She gave Mariah Carey type vocals except she could duplicate hers live.

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by Anonymousreply 85June 11, 2024 4:52 PM

The Destiny's Child Emotion cover was dogshit.

by Anonymousreply 86June 11, 2024 4:53 PM

Dionne - Guilty

Fabulous! A smooth song

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by Anonymousreply 87June 12, 2024 7:40 AM

Barry wrote Islands In the Stream. Their live version is fantastic and flawless.

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