The 5-Comrade Electrical Band vs. the Bee Gees

Posted On: Thursday - September 5th 2019 6:37PM MST
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So what are you saying? You want me to go 30?

Our post on road signage of this past Tuesday, Sign, Sign, where'd they put the sign? ♪♫♬ referenced, of course*, a song by a late-1960's/early-1970's band called simply The Five Man Electrical Band. The hit song Signs (later on covered with decent success in 1990 by Tesla, already run out of material, I guess) is the only song I know. The Wiki page says they had many other hits in Canada. I had no idea this was a Canadian band from Ottawa. Well, isn't that special?

I've been putting Peak Stupidity music features mostly along with posts that they seem to go with, as of late. I DID NOT put this band's song in Tuesday's post for the simple reason that the lyrics are pretty much what you'd get out of a bunch of Communists. Yeah, I know, Peak Stupidity has maintained since our beginnings that lyrics aren't important. The song in question has a good melody, though not in particular a great "sound", as it sounds like a folk song. This '60's-era (it was actually 1971) song has hippie lyrics that go with the times. and I'd always liked it before.

As I read the lyrics in order to put some into that previous post, I just got really annoyed with whoever wrote it's 48 y/o attitude. Yeah, there can be too much clutter in the world, as per the image above. I don't like people telling me what to do, either. I! GET! THAT! [/Carlson]
And the sign said anybody caught trespassin' would be shot on sight,
so I jumped on the fence and-a yelled at the house, "Hey! What gives you
the right
to put up a fence to keep me out or to keep mother nature in."
If God was here he'd tell you to your face, "Man, you're some kinda sinner"
I'm not sure. Jesus does come across as a hippie Commie sometimes, I'll grant you. However, I'll take the wisdom of the Founder's of America and their great respect for property rights. The guy's got every right to keep you off his land, hippie. Wait until you and your friends actually do some work and build something. How'd you feel, Five Man Electrical Band songwriter, if someone steals your guitars, or worse, Tesla decides to quit paying the royalties for the use of your one hit that keep you in the nursing home? Are you gonna sue him? "What gives you the right?!"

Alright, enough, I was gonna "fisk" the whole damn song, but I don't have time for this. How about some non-Commie music for tonight?

This one is pretty non-political, as the lyrics don't mean a whole lot. Peak Stupidity has put down the disco music before (or if not, we damn sure should have), but this Bee Gees song was just a tad before the disco era, being from 1975, off their album Main Course. It did have that funky bass, which is great in this song, and the guys do use the guitars as percussion instruments (a disco thing that I don't like), but it's still got a great tune to it. Additionally, this was before the time that the Bee Gees went full chipmunk with their voices.

Even at it's worst, disco still beat Communism, so enjoy Jive Talkin':

This Australian band's name, is just a representation of the letters "B" and "G" for "Brothers Gibb". They had various other band members, but the 3 brothers were:

Barry Gibb – vocals, rhythm guitar.
Robin Gibb – vocals, occasional keyboards.
Maurice Gibb – vocals, bass guitar, rhythm and lead guitar, keyboards.

* "Of course" depending very much on your age.

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