How Many Birds
|"How Many Birds"|
|Song by Bee Gees|
|from the album Spicks and Specks|
|Recorded||April — May 1966|
|Spicks and Specks track listing|
The song was recorded on one-track tape machines and required the use of sound-on-sound for all overdubs. "How Many Birds" was recorded around April and May 1966 as part of the sessions for what became the Spicks and Specks album.
The song starts with a guitar riff and the chord became E as Barry sings the introduction. After Barry sings the lines, the song gets faster. The singer states that he's lonely without his girl and doesn't know what to do.
The Kids covered the song the same year, lead vocalist Michael Griffith and Tony Borg singing to the Bee Gees backing tracks. The Kids never recorded again but the fact that they chose this song to record proves that the Saint Clair tapes were not discarded when the studio closed, and were presumably in Nat Kipner's hands. But Kipner today has no idea where they went to.
- Barry Gibb — vocals, acoustic guitar
- Maurice Gibb — electric and bass guitar
- Colin Petersen — drums
- John Robinson — bass