Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Bee Gees - Part 2

It didn't really matter if you liked disco or not ... there was simply no escaping the music of "Saturday Night Fever" ... it was literally everywhere you turned.  The music of The Bee Gees' Disco Era was played to death ... it got to the point that radio actually used to promote "Bee Gees Free" Weekends to entice their listeners to tune in without fear of hearing those SAME songs over and over and over again.

Honestly, some of their disco stuff has worn pretty well ... tracks like "How Deep Is Your Love" and "Stayin' Alive" have proven to be amongst the strongest songs of the rock era.

Other hits like "Jive Talkin'", "Nights On Broadway", "You Should Be Dancing", "Night Fever" and "Too Much Heaven" still receive a fair amount of regular airplay ...

But when was the last time you heard "Love So Right" or "Love You Inside Out" on the radio??? Even LESS familiar would be something like "Boogie Child", which went all the way to #12 in 1977 and then vanished forever. (In all fairness, it's gotta be the weakest in the bunch!!!)

How 'bout "Edge Of The Universe" ... or our PERSONAL favorite "Fanny"???

You can't do a Bee Gees retrospective and leave out this all-important chapter in their career ... hopefully, we've picked a few of The Bee Gees' Disco Era songs that you're NOT already sick of and featured them today. (Some of you may already be experiencing "The Heebie-Bee Gees" this week!!!)
Give these a listen and let us know what you think!

Love So Right (#3, 1976)

Love You Inside Out  (#1, 1979 ... a #1 Record that rarely gets played!)

Boogie Child  (#12, 1977)

Edge Of The Universe (Live Single Version, #26, 1977)

And our personal favorite, Fanny (Be Tender With My Love)
#9, 1976