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Reply #60 posted 04/19/07 5:44am

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omg cloudy, you´re such a fam! nana
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Reply #61 posted 04/19/07 5:46am

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What's gonna be on it? Any bonus tracks?


Supposed to be a two disc set. No tracklisting as yet.
I'll post as soon as I know.



hmmm
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Reply #62 posted 04/19/07 5:48am

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omg cloudy, you´re such a fam! nana


I just like to defend my boys. Especially when folk don't have a fucking clue what they're talking about. biggrin
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Reply #63 posted 04/19/07 5:55am

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i rather like the Bee Gees. Granted, I don't have them on my fave artists list, they are really good singers. I only have a couple of songs on my iPod. do they have a Best Of album? i might consider buying it.
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Reply #64 posted 04/19/07 5:57am

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tznekbsbfrvr said:

i rather like the Bee Gees. Granted, I don't have them on my fave artists list, they are really good singers. I only have a couple of songs on my iPod. do they have a Best Of album? i might consider buying it.




That's the best compilation of theirs. wink
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Reply #65 posted 04/19/07 5:59am

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Cloudbuster said:

tznekbsbfrvr said:

i rather like the Bee Gees. Granted, I don't have them on my fave artists list, they are really good singers. I only have a couple of songs on my iPod. do they have a Best Of album? i might consider buying it.




That's the best compilation of theirs. wink


i would assume so, since the title does say "their greatest hits". i wish i had a record player. confused
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Reply #66 posted 04/19/07 6:01am

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tznekbsbfrvr said:

i would assume so, since the title does say "their greatest hits". i wish i had a record player. confused


Ummm... lol
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Reply #67 posted 04/19/07 6:09am

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Cloudbuster said:

tznekbsbfrvr said:

i would assume so, since the title does say "their greatest hits". i wish i had a record player. confused


Ummm... lol



what? i know its prolly on a CD- but i really want a record player. my mom has al these great records of opera, the supremes, and other bands. i used 2 have one on my 1st stereo, but it broke. and the stereo i have now sucks.
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Reply #68 posted 04/19/07 6:22am

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tznekbsbfrvr said:

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Ummm... lol


what? i know its prolly on a CD- but i really want a record player. my mom has al these great records of opera, the supremes, and other bands. i used 2 have one on my 1st stereo, but it broke. and the stereo i have now sucks.


Oh, I see. confused

Don't they come pretty cheap these days?
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Reply #69 posted 04/19/07 7:03am

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Cloudbuster said:

tznekbsbfrvr said:



what? i know its prolly on a CD- but i really want a record player. my mom has al these great records of opera, the supremes, and other bands. i used 2 have one on my 1st stereo, but it broke. and the stereo i have now sucks.


Oh, I see. confused

Don't they come pretty cheap these days?


not really. the ones i've seen are expensive. I can't buy anything online since I don't have a credit card, and I don't know that many music stores. so i dunno wat to do.
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Reply #70 posted 04/19/07 7:57am

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tznekbsbfrvr said:

not really. the ones i've seen are expensive. I can't buy anything online since I don't have a credit card, and I don't know that many music stores. so i dunno wat to do.


Bummer.

If I find one I'll send it over via my magic carpet. smile
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Reply #71 posted 04/19/07 8:12am

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Cloudbuster said:

tznekbsbfrvr said:

not really. the ones i've seen are expensive. I can't buy anything online since I don't have a credit card, and I don't know that many music stores. so i dunno wat to do.


Bummer.

If I find one I'll send it over via my magic carpet. smile



YES! score!
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Reply #72 posted 04/19/07 8:20am

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From a personal standpoint, I never heard of them before Saturday Night Fever came out. I was surprised to learn while watching Behind The Music, That they'd been around since the mid- sixties. One of my favorite songs by them is "The Lights On Broadway" That bass synth line is FUNKY!
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Reply #73 posted 04/19/07 10:04am

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Cloudbuster said:

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Then why would someone think they weren't around before Bowie & Elton?


I really don't know what you mean. Many people are aware of their 60s work. hmm

Here's a list of Bee Gees compositions that have made the top ten in charts around the world with the highest known positions:

88 compositions that made the top 10 including 40 #1's. Not bad for a naff band, eh? And they're only those that I know about.

As you can see, they had 29 top 10 entries of their own around the world before the release of Saturday Night Fever. 15 of those 29 went all the way to #1.
Their older work is much loved around the world, so maybe you've been talking to the wrong people. smile

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I know they were popular before 1975, but only because I've read it (and got a copy of Odessa because I was curious). I'm not picking on them, either, I like them.

But I've heard (and continue to hear) so many songs by the Bee Gees (also Andy Gibb, Kenny & Dolly, Barbra, Beyonce...), but I'm 35 and I've never heard a single one of their earlier songs on the radio or on TV. Even Words, I've heard Elvis' version, but not theirs.

I'm not saying they weren't popular in the 60's but if I've never heard the 60's songs I'm sure other people haven't either.

Again I'm not picking on them, but that's been my experience
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Reply #74 posted 04/19/07 10:20am

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I know they were popular before 1975, but only because I've read it (and got a copy of Odessa because I was curious). I'm not picking on them, either, I like them.

But I've heard (and continue to hear) so many songs by the Bee Gees (also Andy Gibb, Kenny & Dolly, Barbra, Beyonce...), but I'm 35 and I've never heard a single one of their earlier songs on the radio or on TV. Even Words, I've heard Elvis' version, but not theirs.

I'm not saying they weren't popular in the 60's but if I've never heard the 60's songs I'm sure other people haven't either.

Again I'm not picking on them, but that's been my experience


We're cool, sir. cool

I'm genuinely surprised that you've never heard any of their earlier work, tho'.

Just curious, what was it that made you purchase Odessa?
And leave Goatboy alone. lol He's actually my fave vocalist of the three. razz
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Reply #75 posted 04/19/07 10:36am

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Slave2daGroove said:

ehuffnsd said:




the reason any act that has any connection to Disco or it's offsprings don't get credit is the "industry" meaning critics is homophobic


falloff I'm sure that's why the Bee Gees aren't more popular...err

Well written music stands the test of time regardless of it's category...while I was interested at the beginning of this thread, it's over now.



they are popular just not respected by rock critics. there is a difference.
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Reply #76 posted 04/19/07 10:37am

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Cloudbuster said:

NDRU said:

I know they were popular before 1975, but only because I've read it (and got a copy of Odessa because I was curious). I'm not picking on them, either, I like them.

But I've heard (and continue to hear) so many songs by the Bee Gees (also Andy Gibb, Kenny & Dolly, Barbra, Beyonce...), but I'm 35 and I've never heard a single one of their earlier songs on the radio or on TV. Even Words, I've heard Elvis' version, but not theirs.

I'm not saying they weren't popular in the 60's but if I've never heard the 60's songs I'm sure other people haven't either.

Again I'm not picking on them, but that's been my experience


We're cool, sir. cool

I'm genuinely surprised that you've never heard any of their earlier work, tho'.

Just curious, what was it that made you purchase Odessa?
And leave Goatboy alone. lol He's actually my fave vocalist of the three. razz


I guess I've heard little snippets of their early stuff on retrospective TV specials, and I've seen them sing some of their old songs on TV concerts. But no, amazingly I haven't heard them in full on classic rock or oldies stations, and none of them were familiar when they sang them in concert.

Well, a friend told me she loved Odessa (she's in her 60's and was getting high to the record when it came out). I've always thought Barry Gibb was really talented and wanted to hear the other side of his music, which I'd heard a lot about but never really heard.
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Reply #77 posted 04/19/07 11:01am

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I guess I've heard little snippets of their early stuff on retrospective TV specials, and I've seen them sing some of their old songs on TV concerts. But no, amazingly I haven't heard them in full on classic rock or oldies stations, and none of them were familiar when they sang them in concert.

Well, a friend told me she loved Odessa (she's in her 60's and was getting high to the record when it came out). I've always thought Barry Gibb was really talented and wanted to hear the other side of his music, which I'd heard a lot about but never really heard.


That's not too hard to believe. lol

So what's your verdict?
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Reply #78 posted 04/19/07 11:11am

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ehuffnsd said:

Slave2daGroove said:

falloff I'm sure that's why the Bee Gees aren't more popular...err

Well written music stands the test of time regardless of it's category...while I was interested at the beginning of this thread, it's over now.



they are popular just not respected by rock critics. there is a difference.


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Reply #79 posted 04/19/07 11:19am

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Cloudbuster said:

NDRU said:

I guess I've heard little snippets of their early stuff on retrospective TV specials, and I've seen them sing some of their old songs on TV concerts. But no, amazingly I haven't heard them in full on classic rock or oldies stations, and none of them were familiar when they sang them in concert.

Well, a friend told me she loved Odessa (she's in her 60's and was getting high to the record when it came out). I've always thought Barry Gibb was really talented and wanted to hear the other side of his music, which I'd heard a lot about but never really heard.


That's not too hard to believe. lol

So what's your verdict?


kind of mixed.

There were some songs that stuck right away--"how can you tell that humans are real..." Melody Fair, Whisper Whisper for example.

I wasn't as crazy about the more progressive stuff but it's not the kind of music that gets absorbed right away. It's rich, and I could see it taking time to get to know.

Maurice/Robin's (not sure which) lead vocals were the hardest part to get past, as I mentioned. smile

On the whole it reminded me of Love's Forever Changes, a record like a lot. And it's evidence that they were far more than just a disco band. It's actually remarkable just how radically they changed.
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Reply #80 posted 04/19/07 11:23am

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the answer is simple, and it only takes three words.

saturday
night
fever.
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Reply #81 posted 04/19/07 11:25am

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NDRU said:

kind of mixed.

There were some songs that stuck right away--"how can you tell that humans are real..." Melody Fair, Whisper Whisper for example.

I wasn't as crazy about the more progressive stuff but it's not the kind of music that gets absorbed right away. It's rich, and I could see it taking time to get to know.

Maurice/Robin's (not sure which) lead vocals were the hardest part to get past, as I mentioned. smile

On the whole it reminded me of Love's Forever Changes, a record like a lot. And it's evidence that they were far more than just a disco band. It's actually remarkable just how radically they changed.


Yeah, isn't it.

And Goatboy is Robin. lol But to my ears, that's genuine soul, but sure, some folk just aren't keen on vibrato soulful or not.

Yeah, the album takes a while to sink in and not all of it is great (hey, it's a double album) but I think it's worth persevering with. I like 12 of the 17 tracks.
Melody Fair is simply gorgeous.

Marley Purt Drive. drool
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Reply #82 posted 04/19/07 11:32am

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Cloudbuster said:

NDRU said:

kind of mixed.

There were some songs that stuck right away--"how can you tell that humans are real..." Melody Fair, Whisper Whisper for example.

I wasn't as crazy about the more progressive stuff but it's not the kind of music that gets absorbed right away. It's rich, and I could see it taking time to get to know.

Maurice/Robin's (not sure which) lead vocals were the hardest part to get past, as I mentioned. smile

On the whole it reminded me of Love's Forever Changes, a record like a lot. And it's evidence that they were far more than just a disco band. It's actually remarkable just how radically they changed.


Yeah, isn't it.

And Goatboy is Robin. lol But to my ears, that's genuine soul, but sure, some folk just aren't keen on vibrato soulful or not.

Yeah, the album takes a while to sink in and not all of it is great (hey, it's a double album) but I think it's worth persevering with. I like 12 of the 17 tracks.
Melody Fair is simply gorgeous.

Marley Purt Drive. drool



Yeah, Marley Purt Drive, I couldn't remember the title. There's a lot of good stuff on there.
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Reply #83 posted 04/19/07 11:40am

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The Bee Gees were a great group. No, they don't get the respect they deserve because they are remembered as a disco group.....like that's supposed to be a bad thing. Hell, it's when they stopped making disco, that I stopped buying their records. lol
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Reply #84 posted 04/20/07 4:06am

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The Bee Gees were a great group. No, they don't get the respect they deserve because they are remembered as a disco group.....like that's supposed to be a bad thing. Hell, it's when they stopped making disco, that I stopped buying their records. lol





I'm a huge Bee Gees fan but I didn't buy anything after 'Spirits Having Flown'.If they had stuck with a dance/R&B sound,I would have continued to buy their records.But in the 80s,they went for a pop/MOR sound.Apparently,the disco backlash scared them
neutral As a result,their music became less interesting,imo.The same problem happened with Donna Summer.When people were lining up to say "disco sucks",she tried to distance herself from that music and started making rock/pop.Her music became less interesting too.

During the so-called "disco backlash",many of these artists panicked and quickly tried to do a different style of music (The Village People went New Wave,and even KC and The Sunshine Band released a rock single!).But these artists forgot one important fact: people still liked to dance! They should have just continued to make dance music.They turned their backs on the dance music fans and their careers suffered.When Donna abandoned dance music,she paved the way for folks like Shannon and Madonna to take her place.
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Reply #85 posted 04/20/07 4:33am

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I'm a huge Bee Gees fan but I didn't buy anything after 'Spirits Having Flown'.If they had stuck with a dance/R&B sound,I would have continued to buy their records.But in the 80s,they went for a pop/MOR sound.Apparently,the disco backlash scared them
her place.


I think you'd like a fair bit of their later work.
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Reply #86 posted 04/20/07 4:36am

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Bee Gees First
Odessa
Main Course
Spirits Having Flown

Those four tend to be the critic's choices.

Size Isn't Everything and Still Waters from later years also get high acclaim.


Totally agreed, i also really liked the "This is Where i came in" album, especially that title track, very underrated record.


Yeah, the title track is fab.
What's your other faves from that album?
It's a bit hit and miss, imo. Not quite on a level with the previous two.
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Reply #87 posted 04/20/07 4:38am

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Cloudbuster said:

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I'm a huge Bee Gees fan but I didn't buy anything after 'Spirits Having Flown'.If they had stuck with a dance/R&B sound,I would have continued to buy their records.But in the 80s,they went for a pop/MOR sound.Apparently,the disco backlash scared them
her place.


I think you'd like a fair bit of their later work.



I recall hearing a few songs in the 80s:

"Living Eyes" (1981)
"The Woman In You" (1983)
"One" (1989)
"Bodyguard" (1989)


The songs werent't bad,they just sounded too subdued,kinda bland and "safe".I prefer their 70s R&B/disco phase.
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Reply #88 posted 04/20/07 4:48am

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SoulAlive said:

Cloudbuster said:

I think you'd like a fair bit of their later work.


I recall hearing a few songs in the 80s:

"Living Eyes" (1981)
"The Woman In You" (1983)
"One" (1989)
"Bodyguard" (1989)


The songs werent't bad,they just sounded too subdued,kinda bland and "safe".I prefer their 70s R&B/disco phase.


As do I, but I'm still of the opinion that they wrote some great work after that.
You need to hear the albums before labelling them bland. Sure, it's all done in an adult pop vein but still playful and all over the place.
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Reply #89 posted 04/20/07 4:50am

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Cloudbuster said:

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I recall hearing a few songs in the 80s:

"Living Eyes" (1981)
"The Woman In You" (1983)
"One" (1989)
"Bodyguard" (1989)


The songs werent't bad,they just sounded too subdued,kinda bland and "safe".I prefer their 70s R&B/disco phase.


As do I, but I'm still of the opinion that they wrote some great work after that.
You need to hear the albums before labelling them bland. Sure, it's all done in an adult pop vein but still playful and all over the place.



what 80s albums do you recommend?
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