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

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  1. Lawdawg

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    I'm roughly the same age as you (a tad older) and most of what I listen to can loosely be described as guitar based rock music. That said, you could readily swap rock for disco in your statement and be equally correct. You basically just described any number of the biggest rock bands of the 70s -- Kiss, The Eagles, Journey, Styx, etc. . . For a lot of folks disco was a more authentic means of expression than anything going on with the classic rock scene which, let's face it, was fairly monolithic at that time.
     
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    Call me a moron then

    There was lots of talent involved, no doubt
    A lot of money changed hands
    The whole “scene” to me was stupid and self evolved

    Disco sucked back then and, IMHO, still does. I’ve mellowed on a lot of things but this isn’t one of them
     
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    yeah, maybe Disco sucked, but all the hot babes were there.
     
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    Yeah, they owe the record company their lives for deleting that bridge.
     
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    I appreciate you Blazer.
     
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    The Bee Gees were great songwriters, not really a fan of the chipmunk voices myself but loved the music.
     
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    Thanks for that Blazer. I never knew that existed. The bridge was better lost to time. I always appreciated the Bee Gees and so many of those other bands just for what they were. And so many of those tunes are a blast. Great beats, interesting chords and fun melodies.
     
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    We were suburban surfers and live band rock crew when discos came about.... spent most of our time in faded levis and Tshrits...

    However everyone had their disco costume to wear into city discos on mid week nights out..highwaisted flares, platform shoes, pointy collared shirts... louder/sicker the better...:lol:

    Bouncers on the door would be the arbiters of the dress code.... not "disco" enough they wouldn't let you in... a/holes mostly...:p

    that's where the girls were.. that's where you had to go... often the only show in town mid week..;)
     
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    Good decision on the record companies part!
     
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    Grateful Dead almost played it! I understand Mickey Hart was really into that style...this is as close as I heard! Fits with the segue!

     
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    Give this version a spin...

     
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    Dang that was a bazaar era to live through. I did my best Travolta to swoon the babes during college, and it was admittedly fun music to dance to, but yeah it was stupid pop crap compared to my Black Sabbath/Foghat/Blue Oyster stuff that I enjoyed at the time. With respect and my respect to @soulgeezer though, no doubt he picked the right genre to make some bucks with a band at the time compared to my best friend jumping backyard fences with amp in one hand and a flying Vee in the other escaping illegal home parties.:rolleyes:
     
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    I hated it then, & I hate it now.
     
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    I played my own 35th high school reunion years ago, and two songs were noteworthy in the audience response.

    After one song ended, I introduced a KC and the Sunshine Band song, and then ripped into a crisp, metal, distorted guitar version of Boogie Shoes, and we rocked the **** out of that song.
    The dance floor filled up, and we made that song last 7 minutes long.

    Later in the next set, I played a solo (vocal and guitar) rendition of The Bee Gees song, How Deep Is Your Love.
    Our lead guitarist left the stage in disgust (this was a staged bit, mind you) and I crooned into that song, with our drummer and bass player softly accompanying me.
    At a certain point, with the drum rhythm tapping right along, I switched gears and began playing the Dm chord of Pink Floyd's song Brick In The Wall.

    Our lead guitar player came back on stage and we killed that Pink Floyd classic.
    It was a lot of fun.

    Disco.
    It's less an attitude than it is a segue.

    :)
     
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    Chalk one up for the record company. The bridge kills the song. Never regains it’s groove.
     
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    So much talent in that family.
     
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    I wish I could take the credit. It was our lead singer who owned the band and made the call to switch from covering Judas Priest and Led Zeppelin to covering Sylvester, Prince, Shiela E, and the Weather Girls. Damn was she right! No other band on the circuit got booked like we did!
     
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    did disco suck? yes and no. Yes because radio programmers and mass media forced it on us 24/7 and ignored the rest of popular music... and yes, because it grossly influenced other genres such as southern rock (CDB, totally sold out) and country (Kenny Rogers, Barbara Mandrell, Dolly, etc).

    No, because it was usually very well done MUSIC. Writing, arrangement, production and performance were high.

    And the Bee Gees were IMHO, better than the Beatles. WHAT?!?? Actually Barry Gibb was better than Lennon/McCartney to be more clear. Gibb was a #1 writer and relevant for what, 4-5 decades? The Beatles sucked as soon as they broke up. None of them came within a lightyear of Barry Gibb post-'69.
     
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