April 30, 2017

Boomer Anthems: Nights on Broadway

While recording this, the producer Arif Martin asked if one of the Bee Gees could do some screaming during the main chorus to make the song more exciting.

In response, Barry Gibb began singing higher and higher, eventually singing it in a falsetto that was unexpectedly powerful. He had never known he had such an ability and Barry's falsetto became a trademark of the Bee Gees. Barry Gibb recalled in a May 2001 interview with Mojo magazine: "Arif said to me, 'Can you scream?' I said, Under certain circumstances. He said, 'Can you scream in tune?' I said, Well, I'll try." Nights On Broadway by Bee Gees Songfacts

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 30, 2017 7:45 PM
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Have you ever considered Knopfler's Brothers in Arms as a Boomer Anthem? It seems totally on to me.

Posted by: pbird at May 1, 2017 8:51 AM