Robin Gibb solo -- C/D?

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Just busted SSS out again -- "A Very Special Day" gets me every time...

Naive Teen Idol, Wednesday, 6 June 2007 04:20 (7 years ago) Permalink

Thanks for reviving this thread - it made me seek out this, which I hadn't heard in about 23 years:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=2yNdxABpre0

Joseph McCombs, Thursday, 7 June 2007 04:54 (7 years ago) Permalink

Joseph, I have played "Boys Do Fall in Love" in my DJ sets a few times! So maybe you've heard it and just didn't notice...

xhuxk, Thursday, 7 June 2007 12:04 (7 years ago) Permalink

As noted above (and many years ago), Robin was always the most "pop" of the Gibb brothers.

Just dug out Robin's Reign again after some time -- it's every bit as good and awesomely over-orchestrated as I remember. "The Worst Girl In This Town," featuring a chorus wall of overdubbed Robins run through cavernous reverb, is particularly outstanding.

Naive Teen Idol, Thursday, 7 June 2007 18:52 (7 years ago) Permalink

yeah, I have both these records, and love "Mother and Jack" on Reign. I hope Rhino reissues them as part of their ongoing Bee Gees program.

whisperineddhurt, Friday, 8 June 2007 13:07 (7 years ago) Permalink

it wanted to know if I am published walls have eyes and secret agent in CD and whichever hill a copy of the CD

this dude got cheated out of memehood

J0hn D., Friday, 8 June 2007 14:37 (7 years ago) Permalink

just another vote for robins reign as an overlooked wonderpiece

mully, Friday, 8 June 2007 14:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

It should be noted that "Boys Do Fall In Love Aside," Secret Agent falls far short of How Old Are You? from 1983, which is just loaded with great synth pop tunes -- "Kathy's Gone" is my latest discovery/obsession from that record.

Naive Teen Idol, Friday, 8 June 2007 18:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Great Robin feature with the Bee Gees:

Best song on Odessa IMO...

Naive Teen Idol, Wednesday, 24 December 2008 16:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

So Robin is the one who sings in that low voice on the Bee Gees "Nights on Broadway," right? I wish he'd sing like that more often. Love it.

I just discovered How Old Are You? yesterday. Such feel-good synth-pop!

Patrick South, Friday, 13 February 2009 19:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

10 months pass...

I don't think so -- it's him singing the "Well, I have to fahhhh-low you!!" part. Boy, I love that song, tho...

This is one of my faves of his solo stuff:

Naive Teen Idol, Saturday, 9 January 2010 06:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Jamming this song daily

I found Secret Agent at the station, too, and I think it sounds great. Haven't heard How Old Are You? but it's incredibly crepey title makes me want to.

Trip Maker, Saturday, 19 March 2011 01:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

is the maurice gibb solo record ever going to be released?

buzza, Saturday, 19 March 2011 02:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

Maurice has his own disc in the Mythology box. I checked the Robin disc out from my library, that's where I found Juliet.
I made a mental note to check out Maurice's disc next.

Trip Maker, Saturday, 19 March 2011 02:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

this is pretty sweet

tylerw, Saturday, 19 March 2011 02:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

From the Brothers official website "MYTHOLOGY also features the debut of a pair of previously unreleased Maurice Gibb tracks - "Angel Of Mercy" and "The Bridge." http://www.beegees.com/store/music/beegees-mythology/#more

Trip Maker, Saturday, 19 March 2011 02:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

I really dig that demo of "Islands" -- the chorus has a perfect Bee Gees feel to it. Would love to hear it in better sound.

Naive Teen Idol, Saturday, 19 March 2011 03:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

robin's reign has been killing me recently. ridiculously deep music

guess i need to hunt down his synth pop stuff

is there a reasonable copy of sing slowly sisters floating around? the one i've been listening to sounds like a cassette dub. the wow and flutter kinda compliments the weirdness of the songs in a way tho

missingNO, Friday, 5 August 2011 12:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

"janice" from sss is fucking incredible

missingNO, Friday, 5 August 2011 12:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

8 months pass...

Terrible

Trip Maker, Monday, 16 April 2012 15:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bad news

i just believe in memes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 16 April 2012 15:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

very sad, if not entirely unexpected. played some Bee Gees this weekend

Jilly Boel and the Eltones (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 16 April 2012 16:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

This is on the Bee Gees thread, too, but with all these half-assed Bee-Gees-obits-with-a-Few-Lines-About-Robin I've been seeing, I figured some solo Robin was appropriate here. If there's a more beautiful song than this, I haven't heard it:

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 21 May 2012 01:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Love the chorus on this one:

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 21 May 2012 01:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Maybe I'm engaging in connecting-the-dots-around-the-recently-departed but he had a melancholy in his voice like few others, Richard Manuel being one of the few.

Ian Hunter Is Learning the Game (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 21 May 2012 01:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yup:

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 21 May 2012 01:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 21 May 2012 01:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

The GeirBot (Geir Hongro), Monday, 21 May 2012 07:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

The "How Old Are You" album is a bit underrated, actually.

The GeirBot (Geir Hongro), Monday, 21 May 2012 07:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

RIP Robin, a unique talent. I hope his solo work from the '69-'70 gets properly reissued but I fear a lot of it's probably gone or else only exists on scratchy acetates. Feel for poor old Barry, the oldest and the last.

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Monday, 21 May 2012 10:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah. poor barry. i can't bear to watch those videos of them as little kids on youtube right now.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 21 May 2012 13:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wow, I had been scarcely aware of Robin's solo work until now! I should know. I'll have to put it on my list!

โตเกียวเหมียวเหมียว aka Bulgarian Tourist Chamber (Mount Cleaners), Monday, 21 May 2012 13:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Maybe I'm engaging in connecting-the-dots-around-the-recently-departed but he had a melancholy in his voice like few others, Richard Manuel being one of the few.

He sounds like a folk singer to me! I mean, as in Mike Waterson not Bob Dylan or whatever.

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Monday, 21 May 2012 13:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

robin gibb sounds like about nobody else IMO.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 21 May 2012 16:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

he was also a goofy-looking motherfucker.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 21 May 2012 16:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

kinda weird how Barry and Brian Wilson both outlived their younger brothers

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 21 May 2012 16:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

kinda sad

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 21 May 2012 16:11 (2 years ago) Permalink


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