Thursday, January 4, 2007

The Most Irritating Great Album Ever?

Robin Gibb - Robin's Reign

The Bee Gees broke up briefly in the late '60's over a brotherly spat about whose song deserved to be the next flop single for the band. Barry won, Robin left, and we got Robin's Reign.

For those of you who don't follow the Bee Gees very closely, Robin is the one with the overdone vibrato voice. Think I Started a Joke, or Holiday. Now picture an entire album of this. With orchestrations.

Still here? Good, you're my kind of reader. Because you realize that sometimes the best entertainment requires a little pain.

This is the kind of record that will clear a room as fast as any modern classical noise record could. And your friends will make fun of you for listening to it. But they won't get that each one of these overblown catewauling laments is a genius level pop nugget. So fuck 'em.

If you like this, leave a note, and I'll consider posting the unreleased second, and even *more* overblown Robin record.

http://rapidshare.com/files/10285610/Robin_s_Reign.rar

9 comments:

dec said...

umm..i like this.

jeremy said...

I don't need to d.l. this as I found a copy on holiday in spain and already love its melancholy autumn feel — especially the tremelo effect added to the vibrato of Robin's voice on "Farmer Ferdinand Hudson" — but I would love to hear the unreleased follow-up!

redtelephone66 said...

To paraphrase from the BEE GEES 1ST:

"Crazed Fuckin' Kirk, see him go on his way"

tilted2oneside said...

Whoa man, if you want to get to severe depression in a hurry this is the ticket.

Red Pompadour said...

So bad it's good. I'd love to hear the follow-up! Thanks much.

Max said...

Thanks for a very enjoyable--albeit somewhat depressing--pop music excursion.

Cioran Sellars said...

This is a delight...uh is there something wrong with me? I dig this sort of orchestrated gloom. I'd love to hear the successor. Thanks for a great site.

Lindsay said...

Don't be a freakin puss. Post more Robin. Very nice site btw. The almost unlistenable quality of what you post keeps me coming back for more. Try some Kevin Rowland solo for similarly interesting efforts.

Rediffusion360 said...

Thanks for this. Bring on the follow up!
R ;)