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Songs from the Supermarket #1: Bee Gees

PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:49 pm
by Barnadine
The first and probably last in a series.

I was in the supermarket the other day and this old Bee Gees song came on:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR6KBXbH3EI

If you're not listening closely, it's easy to think it's pretty benign and harmless. You win! That's nice! But halfway down the cereal and biscuit aisle I started paying attention to the lyrics, and realised for the first time what a deeply screwed-up song it is. That's the wonder of pop; you can sell all sorts of sociopathic messages with a catchy tune.

Anyway, haven't had much opportunity for music this year, but I was looking for an excuse to test out a new second-hand mic, so here's a quick cover of this creepy, passive-aggressive stalker anthem. (I left out the obligatory 80s key change.)

You Win Again (Bee Gees cover)

PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:34 am
by dgalas
Nice!))) :wink:

PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:35 am
by mellotronaut
:clap:

PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:04 pm
by folderol
Like it!

...

Oh, and it's about time you put in an appearance again :P :lol:

PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:35 pm
by seismic1
Great arrangement, and a nice change of pace/style in the Cafe.

Good work :)

PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:49 pm
by rockstar_not
First time ever hearing that Bee Gees song. I wonder if it got any serious radio play in the US?

Nice and snarky remake however. I'd listen to yours over the Gibb bros anytime!

-Scott

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:33 am
by polyslax
Great to hear you Barnadine!

Yes, I listened before reading your post and was thinking the words were a wee bit scary underneath... socio-pop for sure.

Anyhow, lovely rendition, really enjoyed it.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:54 pm
by D.H. Miltz
Better a Barnadine singing a creepy Bee Gees song than no Barnadine at all.

I enjoyed it. Thanks.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:04 pm
by Barnadine
Cheers for listening, all. 8)

seismic1: I've been away from the Cafe for a while, so I'm not sure what the house style is these days. Still ambient death polka?

Scott: I expect the Bee Gees get more airplay here because of the Aussie connection, but I only half-knew this one. I had to go home and google what I remembered of the lyrics to find out the title.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:16 pm
by seismic1
Barnadine wrote: I've been away from the Cafe for a while, so I'm not sure what the house style is these days. Still ambient death polka?



With a liberal smattering of Bluegrass Wubhop Metastep :wink:

PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:51 am
by icedog_0
I like that whistle in the intro! ;p

PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:09 am
by Laguna Rising
Nicely done. Good job re-arranging it Barnadine-style
:tu:

Cheers

PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:39 pm
by folderol
Barnadine wrote:seismic1: I've been away from the Cafe for a while, so I'm not sure what the house style is these days. Still ambient death polka?

There's a house style?

:cry: :-o Why did nobody tell me? :x :cry:

PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:24 pm
by Zombie Queen
I have Bee Gees under "unlistenable" tag, thanks for recovering this song, it's lovely.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:43 am
by Doug1978
Very nice Barnadine.
A warm, jolly version of a song about domestic issues.

Enjoyable choice of, and timing of, your instruments too.