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“Here’s the thing about the Bee Gees that most people don’t know: they wrote their own music. These are classic, classic songs, and they weren’t written by other people so that the Bee Gees could put their voices on them. These guys did it all.
“I Started A Joke is a fantastic song. Massachusetts, To Love Somebody – there’s so many. These guys were almost like the Australian Beatles. I could listen to this shit all day long!
“And everything from Saturday Night Fever was unbelievable. Jive Talkin’, You Should Be Dancing – who gives a shit if it’s disco? If you’re afraid to shake your ass, I don’t want to be your friend. There’s times when I’m cleaning the kitchen, and while I’m doing that I’m singing and air guitaring with a broom to You Should Be Dancing. More Than A Woman is another great one. The modulations in that song alone should’ve won these guys an Oscar.
“Some people have a thing about the Bee Gees, and I think it’s because of the vocals. Same thing with Rush. I can understand that, because it’s only in the last couple of years that I’ve had an appreciation for Rush. I couldn’t get past the vocals at first. The Bee Gees didn’t do the falsetto thing on the early records, but there was a shaky kind of nasal thing. They definitely had a unique approach to singing.
“But whatever your taste in vocals might be, these are damn good songs. That much can’t be denied.”