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Re: BCB 130 - The Bee Gees

Postby 'skope » 23 Jul 2014, 18:58

i've just re-listened to 'trafalgar' and the jury is still out. certainly there are some high-water marks. i would love to do a synch listen but i suspect there will be a lack of interest, unless i'm proven wrong.

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Re: BCB 130 - The Bee Gees

Postby Phenomenal Cat » 23 Jul 2014, 19:00

'skope wrote:i've just re-listened to 'trafalgar' and the jury is still out. certainly there are some high-water marks. i would love to do a synch listen but i suspect there will be a lack of interest, unless i'm proven wrong.


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Re: BCB 130 - The Bee Gees

Postby kewl klive » 23 Jul 2014, 19:17

That Led Zep/Bee Gees crossover in full

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Re: BCB 130 - The Bee Gees

Postby Quaco » 23 Jul 2014, 19:21

'skope wrote:i've just re-listened to 'trafalgar' and the jury is still out. certainly there are some high-water marks. i would love to do a synch listen but i suspect there will be a lack of interest, unless i'm proven wrong.

Even going into it expecting that patented historical bent/syrupy strings/self-pitying thing, I too find it unmemorable.
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Re: BCB 130 - The Bee Gees

Postby 'skope » 23 Jul 2014, 19:40

Quacoan wrote:
'skope wrote:i've just re-listened to 'trafalgar' and the jury is still out. certainly there are some high-water marks. i would love to do a synch listen but i suspect there will be a lack of interest, unless i'm proven wrong.

Even going into it expecting that patented historical bent/syrupy strings/self-pitying thing, I too find it unmemorable.


it's growing on me. the bee gees 'goats head soup'!

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Re: BCB 130 - The Bee Gees

Postby Charlie O. » 23 Jul 2014, 22:49

'skope wrote:the bee gees 'goats head soup'!

You are NOT making me want to re-appraise.
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Re: BCB 130 - The Bee Gees

Postby Phenomenal Cat » 24 Jul 2014, 14:22

Charlie O. wrote:
'skope wrote:the bee gees 'goats head soup'!

You are NOT making me want to re-appraise.


I'm listening to Trafalgar right now. It is gorgeous. This one is just cool:

Now, I’m liberal, but to a degree
I want everybody to be free
But if you think that I’ll let Rick Santorum
Move in next door and marry my son
You must think I’m crazy!

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Re: BCB 130 - The Bee Gees

Postby kath » 24 Jul 2014, 17:42

this is the most fantastic thing you have ever written, p-cat. (and you have written many blow-kath-away things.) visuals as well. i am beside myself in goofy, frontal-lobe joy. i give it an aed plus. (please see the teacher after class, teach.)

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Re: BCB 130 - The Bee Gees

Postby kath » 24 Jul 2014, 17:45

'skope wrote:i've just re-listened to 'trafalgar' and the jury is still out. certainly there are some high-water marks. i would love to do a synch listen but i suspect there will be a lack of interest, unless i'm proven wrong.


i'd attend.

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Re: BCB 130 - The Bee Gees

Postby toomanyhatz » 24 Jul 2014, 17:56

I would too if I was able, though I'm heading out of town in a few hours.

I listened yesterday and it's a real inconsistent album, though the best of it's great. I basically hear it as: great opener, lull that lasts several songs, then great again, then much shorter lull then ends great. Not a lot of 'just OK' stuff on it.
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Re: BCB 130 - The Bee Gees

Postby kath » 24 Jul 2014, 18:38

toomanyhatz wrote:I would too if I was able, though I'm heading out of town in a few hours.


yeah, this weekend probably wouldn't be the ideal time. i think three listens on one weekend might kill me dead.

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Re: BCB 130 - The Bee Gees

Postby Snarfyguy » 24 Jul 2014, 18:45

I'm having a synch listen with myself, starting 1:10 ago.

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Re: BCB 130 - The Bee Gees

Postby kath » 24 Jul 2014, 19:01

Snarfyguy wrote:I'm having a synch listen with myself, starting 1:10 ago.



snarf, gotdammit. jump the gun, then.

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Re: BCB 130 - The Bee Gees

Postby Guy E » 24 Jul 2014, 19:25

Trafalgar is a great album. It was totally out-of-sync with the times, their final overblown masterpeace, but they managed to deliver a hit single.

Israel, Walking Back To Waterloo... what a wildly strange album.
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Re: BCB 130 - The Bee Gees

Postby Phenomenal Cat » 24 Jul 2014, 19:27

Guy E wrote:Trafalgar , their final overblown masterpeace


YES!

(and did you misspell that on purpose?)
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Re: BCB 130 - The Bee Gees

Postby pig bodine » 24 Jul 2014, 19:29

I'm one of the few to prefer 75-79 to the Beatles era

favorite songs are Nights On Broadway and You Should Be Dancing

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Re: BCB 130 - The Bee Gees

Postby Snarfyguy » 24 Jul 2014, 19:34

kath wrote:
Snarfyguy wrote:I'm having a synch listen with myself, starting 1:10 ago.



snarf, gotdammit. jump the gun, then.

It's very good, mostly. I spaced out a little and forgot I was listening to it, but it's quite good.

I note the verse of "Don't Wanna Live Inside Myself" has the same chords and melody as Neil Young's "Helpess."
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Re: BCB 130 - The Bee Gees

Postby Bent Fabric » 24 Jul 2014, 19:35

Moe Ron Eck wrote:I'm one of the few to prefer 75-79 to the Beatles era


As am I.

I ultimately love it all, but...it's a rather incredible second act, and...if I could only have one era, this would be it.

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Re: BCB 130 - The Bee Gees

Postby Guy E » 24 Jul 2014, 20:08

Phenomenal Cat wrote:
Guy E wrote:Trafalgar , their final overblown masterpeace


YES!

(and did you misspell that on purpose?)

"Masterpeace" or "Master Peace" was the working title for Odessa... so, yes.
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