Screw it. I'm gonna crank "You Should Be Dancing" on the iPod and dance around the house right now. I just did it a couple of days ago with Donna Summer's "Last Dance." I'm doing it for Robin too. Even if the cat looks at me like I'm nuts.
Last edited by wickedwahine11; 05-22-2012 at 05:52 AM.
Po`ipu no ka oi!
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I never got their Disco phase either**.
But I loved their early stuff. "NY Mining Disaster", "Massachusetts", "Gotta get a message to you!", "To Love Somebody" etc.
In that period they showed they were amongst the best songwriters on the planet.
Robin's voice had a fragile quality that really worked best on songs that played on the emotions.
Thanks for some great music Robin!
**The falsetto thing just seemed silly to me, but glad it paid for them to have a decent, if short, retirement.
That era of Bee Gees was really more R&B/blue-eyed soul than straight-ahead disco. The use of falsetto in that context was right in line with what Frankie Valli, the Stylistics, Marvin Gaye, etc. were/had been doing.
"Before going any further, assure yourself that you are not stupid and that some things are just hard." -- Aaron Hillegass
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