“The late ‘60s albums by the Bee Gees are extraordinary. I think a lot of people admire those records, but I go right to the late ‘70s. I still say that the music they created for the disco floor on Saturday Night Fever are some of the greatest pop productions of all time.
“Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever, How Deep Is Your Love? – those great classics from that era, to me, stand up as well as they ever did, if not better. Production, writing, performance – it’s all right there.
“My mother used to listen to a lot of the disco music from the mid- to late ‘70s. I love that whole kind of genre, the scene, the great Giorgio Moroder/Donna Summer records, and some of the other European people making disco records. I really do love the whole sound of original disco.
“The Bee Gees in general, for me, are very underrated and sort of sneered at by lots of rock fans and the rock media. How Deep Is Your Love? is one of the most amazingly beautiful songs of all time. The Bee Gees were a factory of tremendous songwriting. What a catalogue! And not just the songs they sang themselves; they would write songs for other people, and they would be number one, multi-platinum hits. Incredible.”