Saturday, October 22, 2005

The Bee Gees :: Drums :: Stayin' Alive

When faced with a deadline for a hit song for an up-coming film, and without a drummer, Bee Gees co-producers Karl Richardson and Albhy Galuten said: "Why not take the drum sounds from the previously recorded "Night Fever" and use them to create the drum track for "Stayin' Alive"? This was 1977, and drum loops were still more conceptual than real. Richardson's first instinct was to take two bars of the drums already on tape and then re-record them 100 or so times and splice them together until there was enough to make a new track...

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