KathrynandRupert

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I Liked The Cut Of Their Gibb

Artist Song Buy
Bee Gees  Turn Of The Century  buy on itunes
Bee Gees  Where Are You?  buy on itunes
Bee Gees  I've Decided To Join The Airforce  buy on itunes
Bee Gees  Never Say Never Again  buy on itunes
Bee Gees  Sir Geoffrey Saved The World  buy on itunes
Bee Gees  Could It Be?  buy on itunes
Bee Gees  Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You  buy on itunes
Bee Gees  Odessa ( City On The Black Sea )  buy on itunes
Bee Gees  And The Children Laughing  buy on itunes
Bee Gees  Idea  buy on itunes
Bee Gees  Spicks And Specks  buy on itunes
Bee Gees  Kilburn Towers  buy on itunes
Bee Gees  Claustrophobia  buy on itunes
Bee Gees  In My Own Time  buy on itunes
Bee Gees  Day Time Girl  buy on itunes
Bee Gees  Kitty Can  buy on itunes
Bee Gees  Close Another Door  buy on itunes
Bee Gees  Lemons Never Forget  buy on itunes
Bee Gees  Melody Fair  buy on itunes
Bee Gees  I Started A Joke  buy on itunes
Bee Gees  New York Mining Disaster 1941  buy on itunes
Bee Gees  Red Chair Fadeaway  buy on itunes
Bee Gees  Harry Braff  buy on itunes
Bee Gees  How Many Birds?  buy on itunes
Bee Gees  Holiday  buy on itunes
Bee Gees  Timber  buy on itunes

Comment:

This is not a best of, just my favourites. I know I've ignored a few classics but I've heard them many a time. Adhering to my love of randomness this is not in chronological order.It's all 60's material which, owing to their 70's superstar status, tends to be overlooked. In terms of originality they gave the Beatles a run for their money. The disco Bee Gees were ridiculed by many, unfairly in my opinion, and suddenly all their pre-disco stuff became tainted, by narrow minded sorts at least. But were the Bee Gees ever trendy? When TV or radio eviscerates pop's past artists such as the Kinks, Beatles, Who, Byrds, Nick Drake etc. are all treated reverentially. It's as if the Bee Gees existed in their own seperate bubble. Maybe it's their voices, maybe they weren't beat enough, maybe it's because they were born on the Isle Of Man.

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doowad
Date: 1/12/2008
Excellent, I think disco forever ruined the Gibbs' reputation. Unfortunate, as your mix clearly points out. There is a lot of great music people miss out on, though personally I can pass on #20 here.
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hemizen
Date: 1/12/2008
I agree with doowad on the disco thing but not on track 20. I still remember about 40 years ago in 9th grade being on a bus with the my basketball team and the cheerleader breaking out in a extended version of "I've Gotta Get A Message To You".
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Rob Conroy
Date: 1/12/2008
This is great! My favorites are 1, 4, 7-8, 10-12, 14, 20-21 and 25. I did one of these, too, several years ago (http://www.artofthemix.org/FindAMix/getcontents.asp?strMixID=13909) and would really be interested in what you think. I'm actually happy that you skipped "I've Got to Get a Message to You," as I think it's one of their weaker early hits. I must say, though, that I *completely* disagree with your assessment of them as "original" in *any* way. As talented as they were (and I even enjoy some of the disco hits), they, to me, are the ultimate artistic scavengers, raiding whatever was "hip" at the time and adjusting their sound at will. In the '60s, it was clearly taking the baroque elements of the Beatles, Zombies, etc., to an extreme. In the early '70s, it was adopting the soft-rock sound of Elton John, Joni Mitchell, etc. And in the mid-'70s, obviously, it was Philly soul & disco. As I said, this doesn't mean I don't like them....
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RetroJoe
Date: 1/12/2008
I can appreciate anyone who remembers the early years of the brothers Gibb with fondness. But I'm unfamiliar with many of the songs you list here (will have to dig some of them up).
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G-Sphere
Date: 1/12/2008
I've always loved the 60s and early 70s Bee Gees and eagerly snatched up each album as it appeared. Just recently got the remastered expanded CDs of those first several albums. This is a first class collection. Loved "I've Gotta Get A Message To You" and like Terry have fond teenage memories of that particular song when it was filling the airwaves back in 68.
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mahdishain
Date: 1/12/2008
i know (and love, thanks hemizen) only the hits and miss the ones you ignored. i would have to hear the rest to chime in on the originality debate but without research my gut sides with rob.
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sammyg123
Date: 1/12/2008
Of the early Bee Gees tracks I've heard ( 11, 20 and 21 spring to mind ) I've liked immensely. I must check out the rest...
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anthony lombardi
Date: 1/12/2008
not a fan, but i commend your passion
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Sean Lally
Date: 1/12/2008
Great, great, great!!! Their early stuff ranks up their near the Zombies, Kinks, Beatles, etc. for brilliant pop. And I love 20.
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Curtis_Burns
Date: 1/12/2008
Yes! I'm with Lally. So much to love not least "Every Christian Lion..." and "New Year Mining Disaster 1941." Mind if I exclaim "yes" again?
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e. buster
Date: 1/12/2008
The only track I know on here is 20, so I am hardly qualified to judge, but obviously a labor of love. I think I was at that age to require trendiness when the boys were doing their thing in the 60's, but I can honestly say I never held the Manx thing against them.
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tornadoZ
Date: 1/13/2008
I only discovered the wonders of early Bee Gees about a year ago, when I found some old 45s of theirs in the used bins and, out of curiosity, gave them a listen. was pretty much blown away, and have since collected all their albums up to 1975 or so. then just yesterday I saw a Barry Gibb video album in the "new arrivals" rental shelf at the local video store. just looking at the mid-80s artwork on the cover scared the bee-geesus out of me.
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Moe
Date: 1/14/2008
I guess I'm the only one here who thinks their disco era was brilliant and everything before that was utter crap. Just kidding of course. Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You that the trio were in their prime during the 60s, recording songs superior to the crowd-pleasing songs of the dance-happy 70s.
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Mark Petruccelli
Date: 1/16/2008
Thought I knew more of their early work but only know a couple here ... must explore.
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French Connection
Date: 1/18/2008
I like the psychedelic sound of 60's brothers Gibb stuff.
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noiseboy
Date: 1/25/2008
i love this title.

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