A LOT of the early Bee Gees stuff is pretty amazing. My first exposure to them was not long before SNF came out. At that time, I was into blues,
Clapton, Nugent, Sabbath, Zeppelin, Priest, Kiss (hey, I was 11, ok?), Hendrix, early ACDC, and of course Rush, who pretty much changed my life,
Great songwriting, especially Barry, but to me, it was all about the harmony. Their harmony style hit you like a ton of bricks. Not at all
complicated parts, but despite leaning towards heavier stuff, I'm SUCH a sucker for a good hook, and their early stuff is FILLED with them.
At the time, I had never heard falsetto used as a major tool on a lead vocal part like they used it.
And Robin's voice is really, really unusual. Especially the way he used that constant "machine gun" vibrato. I don't think I've ever heard him sing
a lead solo part without constant vibrato. Over the years, especially in Pop, Blues, and Soul, the use of vocal vibrato has slowly changed, and now
it's pretty much an art unto itself, which is not such a bad thing, I suppose.
edit on 23-12-2017 by MteWamp because: blues, not bluse.
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