Apr 29, 2015

The Bee Gees - Idea


I saw The Bee Gees on the Saturday Night Fever album as a child.

While in elementary school, I cared less about Islands in the Stream, whether Boys Do Fall in Love or any Chain Reaction with Diana Ross.



Fast forward to mid-2000s and I started checking out 1960/1970s rock & soul. I always had an interest in British Invasion rock and simply explored the music deeper. Like my love for Steve Winwood, it was a matter of time until I got back to The Bee Gees.

I Started a Joke is no laughing matter. I’ve Got To Get A Message To You gets the message across every time



A few years ago, there was a record store in Montreal called Le Renart Bleu on Mt. Royal. I picked up a lot of classic rock and soul records from them. Funny enough, they had a heap of early Bee Gees albums and something made me pick them all up. At this point, I've got a vinyl copy of most of their output. What I might do is get pristine copies of my personal favorites from their discography.

I reluctantly bought a copy of Idea at the WFMU Record Fair for a very low price of $1. The thing is when a Bee Gees single is on point, it is unbeatable. Some songs like Kitty Can are so good that I needed to buy another copy to replace the first one.



The Bee Gees have countless cuts that could or should have been hits.

With most Best-OfGreatest HitsUltimate or Definitive sets, some songs can and will get omitted from the track listing.



Such is the case with Bee Gees Mythology.

I will say that the omission of Let There Be Love from the Mythology compilation is glaring however the song gets special spotlight treatment on this blog.    

Barry Gibb may have sang about the First of May but on September 1st we wish him a happy birthday.  Thank you and the Gibb Family for the music.





The Bee Gees have countless cuts that could or should have been hits.

With most Best-OfGreatest HitsUltimate or Definitive sets, some songs can and will get omitted from the track listing.



Such is the case with Bee Gees Mythology.

I will say that the omission of Let There Be Love from the Mythology compilation is glaring however the song gets special spotlight treatment on this blog.    

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