Is The Best Of The Bee Gees an Oxymoron
Personally, I don't think so. In the days before Saturday Night Fever turned the Bee Gees into a disco caricature of their former selves they were arguably one of the most influential bands of the British Invasion, falling in line right behind The Beatles and side-by-side with the Rolling Stones.
While the Brothers Gibb enjoyed great commercial success from Saturday Night Fever, once disco fever had been cured, it took them a while to recapture the authentic sound they'd had prior to.
I remember getting caught up in disco fever. I was in ninth grade when SNF hit the big screen. Tame by today's standards, it was the naughtiest movie I had ever been to see at the time. I tried to watch the movie recently and could not believe it had caused such a big face back in it's day. Unlike Grease, which has a timeless appeal, and the drop-dead-gorgeous young Olivia Newton John, SNF was a movie of it's time and irrelevant today except as an example of how never to dress unless you are going to a costume party with a disco theme.
Fortunately for the Bee Gees, they found their sound again in the wake of the hype from SNF.
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