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Melody Fair: Bee Gees Tribute
     

Melody Fair: Bee Gees Tribute

 
Finally, a tribute LP worth buying! This is not an ironic, silly joke, like the Rutles or R.E.M. "tributes." Sure, we all think '70s disco stench when we think Bee Gees, of contemptible falsettos, and Saturday Night Fever. But knowledgeable fans know that this blockbuster period all

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Finally, a tribute LP worth buying! This is not an ironic, silly joke, like the Rutles or R.E.M. "tributes." Sure, we all think '70s disco stench when we think Bee Gees, of contemptible falsettos, and Saturday Night Fever. But knowledgeable fans know that this blockbuster period all but obliterated from public awareness an initial decade of great hit singles, of eight LPs that remain a massive treat for anyone who has ever claimed to love the Beatles, and that's the material mined by the 21 bands here; hell, even the one disco-era song here, the deplorable "How Deep Is Your Love," is done by clever Baby Lemonade as if covering Teenage Fanclub! Best is the Young Fresh Fellows' pouncing "Craise Finton Kirk Royal Academy of Arts," and Fastbacks' "Turn of the Century," off Bee Gees 1st. Sneetches do a bang-up "Mrs. Gillespie's Refrigerators," the little-known Appleseeds rave-up the "Taxman," rip "Exit Stage Right," and Jigsaw Seen open with an absolutely Badfinger-esque "Melody Fair," off Odessa! And it's good that there's so many numbers from Horizontal and Idea (Spindle terrific; Michael Nold dripping; Kristian Hoffman psychedelic; Dramarama surprisingly OK; Idle Wilds and Insect Surfers average), there are no less than four tracks from the typically non-acknowledged but still alright early-'70s LPs: 2 Years On, Phil Seymour does a nice "The First Mistake I Made," off Trafalgar, Nick Celeste minor-muffs "The Greatest Man in the World," and though it's no shock to hear Material Issue do an uninspired but serviceable "Run to Me" off To Whom It May Concern, Chris Von Sneidern's damn-lovely "You Know It's For You" is as unpredicted as a Panama snowstorm. Consider that there are no tracks here from their three-four albums' worth of pre-Bee Gees 1st LP material, nothing off Cucumber Castle, and all those huge hit singles remain untouched. Even without the variety and artist coverage, this is fantastic music. This sucker puts all those shabby tribute LPs of super artists to shame.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/05/1995
Label:
Eggbert Records
UPC:
0780928001227
catalogNumber:
80012

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Performance Credits

Fastbacks   Track Performer
Material Issue   Track Performer
Young Fresh Fellows   Track Performer
Dramarama   Track Performer
Indian Bingo   Track Performer
Insect Surfers   Track Performer
Jigsaw Seen   Track Performer
Scott McCaughey   Vocals
Movie Stars   Track Performer
Phil Seymour   Track Performer
Clem Burke   Drums
John Easdale   Vocals
Jim Ellison   Vocals
Mark Englert   Guitar
Chris Von Sneidern   Vocals,Track Performer
Peter Wood   Guitar
Kristian Hoffman   Track Performer
Action Figures   Track Performer
Dave Aronson   Guitar
Chris Piller   Vocals
Josh Rowley   Drums
Idle Wilds   Track Performer
Nick Celeste   Track Performer
Dennis Davison   Vocals
Alec Palao   Multi Instruments
Michael Nold   Track Performer
Baby Lemonade   Track Performer
Barry Holdship   Vocals
Mike Boul   Vocals
Russell Quan   Drums
Spindle   Track Performer
Bill Boyle   Guitar
Phil Carney   Guitar
Marc Capelle   Piano
Chris Carter   Bass
Appleseeds   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Material Issue   Contributor
Young Fresh Fellows   Contributor
Indian Bingo   Contributor
Insect Surfers   Contributor
Jigsaw Seen   Contributor
Movie Stars   Contributor
Phil Seymour   Contributor
Saul Davis   Contributor
Idle Wilds   Contributor
Jud Cost   Liner Notes
Alec Palao   Liner Notes
Michael Nold   Contributor
Jim "Eno" Roe   Art Direction

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