Thursday, June 7, 2012
Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack
I'm just here to say that those 15 million Americans and several other millions worldwide were not wrong. This is a great album. The Bee Gees are an underrated group (they had a career that started before and continued after disco, but most people don't bother to know that) that contributed the lion's share of songs to this classic soundtrack. I love everything about this album, from the David Shire instrumentals to the ridiculousness of Kool and the Gang's "Open Sesame". I got really into disco when I was in high school and I'm proud to say that with a few hours of memorizing John Travolta's solo dance number and embellishing it with some of my own moves, I am undefeated in disco competition. So yeah, I know of which I speak. This is great disco music that absolutely transcends its much maligned genre.