So I heard this version of the BeeGees' "Stayin' alive" and now I view that song differently

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  1. Blazer

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    From what I understand, the record company told them to leave that bridge out, otherwise it wouldn't be a hit. I DO see their point but the depth it had was lost.

    Perhaps somebody should do a slow singer-songwriter version with the original lyrics.
     
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    The arrangement makes me think about Queen.
     
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    It's such a good song. What a groove. I love that main guitar rif.
    The bridge is cool, but feels like another song opportunity to me a bit. There were a ton of those change up songs back in the 70's and 80's though.

    PS: Look at that big box Guild with 3 P90's!
     
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    I like the youtube video of the north korean army marching to this song.
     
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    Indeed!
     
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    That's not a bridge. It's another song.
     
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    Anybody who listens to the musicianship in that and still says "disco sucks" is a moron. Period.
     
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    Just goes to show that sometimes the record label is right! The bridge is cool but like other posters have mentioned it really belongs in a different song.
     
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    I HATED disco in the seventies and eighties.....and I MEAN HATED!!!!!!!
    Maybe I've mellowed a lot, but I've come to appreciate a lot of it now.....especially the BeeGees and Donna Summer. Even KC and the Sunshine Band have their appeal.
    As to this version, it's nothing special to me over the original.
     
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    They mixed in part of a Lite Metal Power Ballad.
     
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    You had me until KC, maybe in another 20 years if I live that long.
     
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    I lived through the disco era as a kid and liked plenty of the music and still do, but I still have to say that disco sucks.
    But I think that is more a a comment on the 'lifestyle' surrounding disco - disco was more of a celebration of douche-iness, fakeness, flash, and shallowness over substance - kind of a pre-cursor to the 'Kardashian' era we now live in - which was completely at odds with the ethos of rock and roll of the 70s which was all about being real and letting it all hang out.
     
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    My band opened for KC at Club Xanadu in Asbury Park in the 80s. Ah, good times!
     
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    Not for me to criticise the writing abilities of The Bee Gees but, IMHO that bridge is just out of context and kills the groove. Wise record company.
     
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    The bridge's complete change of melody and style is reminiscent of what they did on Nights on Broadway.
     
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    Funny how sometimes a bridge or solo out of context works and sometimes it doesn’t. Apparently when Tony Peluso turned in a soft, melodic solo for Goodbye To Love and had it turned down he thought Richard had made a bad call. How wrong can you be? Even (most) Carpenters’ fans accepted the overdriven rock extravaganza. I can remember turning up the volume as it faded just hear every note.
     
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    Boogie Shoes is a brilliant, tight, syncopated track.
     
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    Yeah, the one in "Nights On Broadway" works but this one...not so much. IMO
     
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