Paul Grein doesn't seem to read his own copy. While noting in Pop Eye (Sept. 27) that the Bee Gees are still suffering from "Saturday Night Fever" overkill, he perpetuates the trouble in his review of their new album, "E.S.P.," by joining the multitudes and comparing it to their late '70s material.
(At one point he even says the Bee Gees are borrowing material from themselves because they're using three-part harmonies! Now let's try some similar logic on Michael Jackson or Bruce Springsteen.)
Sure, it's been a while for these guys, but the Gibbs have kept in step with what's happening now without making any compromises. "E.S.P." clearly demonstrates that.
It offers some of the strongest tracks that the Bee Gees have ever assembled on one album, either pre- or post-"SNF," and I've been enjoying their stuff for more than 15 years.
MARIE LYDIA MOYLEN