Monday, May 20, 2013

Bee Gees - Bee Gees 1st

If you think you know the Bee Gees simply because you've heard their disco output, think again. This is a band that has been a lot more than merely the greatest disco group of all time. Before the 70's, the 60's happened. The Bee Gees were around in the 60s, not as an anachronistic disco band, but as a chamber pop group. No, really, the Bee Gees were a lot like The Left Banke. They had great songs and beautiful arrangements and large teeth. Check out "Holiday" or "Every Christian Lion-Hearted Man Will Show You" for proof of this fact. The Bee Gees first album (aptly titled Bee Gees 1st) is much more than you think it possibly could be. This is one of the best chamber pop albums of the 60's, and you owe it to yourself to hear what these guys were capable of before John Travolta ever donned the gigantic lapels.

Baleeted? No. I will always need pop like this.

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