[ zaterdag 31 oktober 2009 ]

nu op marktplaats!De Greatest Hits van de BeeGees knallen hier op een lekker volume door de huiskamer, dus de sfeer is opperbest. Al browsend heb ik zojuist een leuk stukje trivia ontdekt. Namelijk dat Stayin' Alive is opgebouwd met een drumloop, die gesampled is uit Night Fever. Het nummer is opgenomen in 1977 dus je mag zeggen dat het zijn tijd vooruit was!

Ik las het in een interview met producer Albhy Galuten: "We really wanted to put the tracks down on 'Stayin' Alive,' But the Bee Gees drummer, Dennis Brian, had gone to England to be with his dad who was ill. Back then, drum machines were really primitive, not even close to what they are today. I had a brainstorm and told Karl we should take a bar from 'Night Fever,' which we had already recorded, and make a drum loop.

"Barry and I listened carefully to find a bar that felt really good. Everyone knows that it's more about feel than accuracy in drum tracks. We chose a bar that felt so good that we ended up using that same loop on 'Stayin' Alive,' and 'More Than a Woman,' and then again on Barbra Steisand's song 'Woman in Love.' To make the loop, we copied the drums onto one-quarter-inch tape. Karl spliced the tape and jury rigged it so that it was going over a mic stand and around a plastic reel. At first, we were doing it just as a temporary measure. As we started to lay tracks down to it, we found that it felt really great—very insistent but not machinelike. It had a human feel. By the time we had overdubbed all the parts to the songs and Dennis came back, there was no way we could get rid of the loop."

Ik weet het - dit is voor popnerds, maar ik ben dol op dit soort trivia. Wie wil nou niet weten dat Robin Gibb Saturday Night Fever stiekem nooit gezien heeft? (onderaan)

*update* nog meer trivia!
Hans [22:58]

0 reactie(s)