Tuesday, February 13, 2007

210. The Bee Gees - Trafalgar (1971)

Track Listing

1. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
2. Israel
3. Greatest Man In The World
4. It's Just The Way
5. Remembering
6. Somebody
7. Stop The Music
8. Trafalgar
9. Don't Wanna Live Inside Myself
10. When Do I
11. Dearest
12. Lion In Winter
13. Walking Back To Waterloo


Here are the Bee Gees again, but without any of the redeeming factors that made Odessa a good album. In fact this album is really shitty. Finally an album that I am not supposed to like that I don't like!

This is a soppy colection of pop numbers with little to be said positively about them except the fact that some arrangements are sometimes interesting. Other than that it is pretentious, badly sung, badly composed, over-sentimental drivel.

In fact all copies of this album should be erased and burned. Fortunately it is actually not an easy album to get, showing that people have more sense than whoever the reviewer that chose this album for the list is.

One Gibb down, only two to go! If you are into harcore masochism get the album at Amazon UK or US.

Track Highlights

1. This
2. Album
3. Is A Shit
4. Sandwhich

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

The Bee Gees were often parodied by British and American comics, on records and television.

A TV sketch by Kenny Everett in which he played all three Gibbs as well as an interviewer, had the Bee Gees answering all of his questions with song quotes.

They were also parodied by Philip Pope, Angus Deayton, and Michael Fenton Stevens recording as The Hee Bee Gee Bees, singing "Meaningless Songs (in Very High Voices)".

David Walliams and Matt Lucas in the Rock Profile television show in 2000, showed Barry Gibb bossing his two brothers, using a system of claps and whistles to allow them to speak.

In 2003, 2005 and 2006 Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake parodied the Bee Gees on Saturday Night Live in their Barry Gibb Talk Show sketches.

The pop punk band Blink 182 parodied the Bee Gees in their "First Date" video.

In the cartoon show Sheep in the Big City, there is a skit where there is a person disco dancing singing, " My voice is so hiiiiigh, and I don't know whyyyyyy," in a Bee-Gees like pitch.

Here they are:

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