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PostSubject: ABBA   Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:48 am

Anyone into their music here ? I actually like a few of their songs ...
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PostSubject: Re: ABBA   Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:52 am



I hate to admit it, but yes - they were interesting -
sexy - blended well - like a smaller version of Fleetwood Mac -
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PostSubject: Re: ABBA   Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:52 am

Yes. I have some vinyl LP's, some concert/movie DVD's by them, and still remember they were massively popular in the late 70s/early 1980s and when I was young, watching some hour long concert TV special on CBC TV on a Sunday night, (when usually the best thing on was only The 6 Million Dollar Man, or The Wonderful World of Disney's movie).
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PostSubject: Re: ABBA   Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:30 am

Greatest pop band of all time.
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PostSubject: Re: ABBA   Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:10 pm

I can appreciate their ability to write a pop hook but much like Bob Dylan, I prefer when someone else covers their music.


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PostSubject: Re: ABBA   Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:39 pm

Yeah they actually had some good music. I always think of this song when I think of them. Very catchy chorus.


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PostSubject: Re: ABBA   Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:15 pm

My parents played them quite a bit when I was a young'un. I think my dad really dug the girls more than anything. As for me, I know far too many songs than I care to admit. Can't say I care much for them as an adult, but I can appreciate their contributions to the music world.

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PostSubject: Re: ABBA   Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:49 am

I have the Thank You For the Music box set. I listened to it all the time back int the mid-late 1990s.

I really liked "Summernight City." That is one of my favorite ABBA songs. That cover posted above is killer!

Here's another I really liked:

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PostSubject: Re: ABBA   Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:56 am

In my childhood, whenever it was that we finally got a car with a tape-deck, then between my sisters and I, we had to share it by taking turns with our own 30 minute cassettes. This was before I had a WalkMan. My mom would always have veto power, so I couldn't choose anything too heavy when it was my turn, but I did have to endure a whole lot of Abba (and the Carpenters, Barry Manilow, Neil Diamond). If I could list all the happy days from my childhood, then the day I got a walkman would be one of them near the top of the list.

I have to admit that at social events with many of the companies I have worked Abba is probably the one that gets the most people on the dance floor.
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PostSubject: Re: ABBA   Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:00 am

I have their greatest hits comp and I enjoy it, very rarely spin it but I do like it
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PostSubject: Re: ABBA   Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:39 am

As a kid I used to watch a collection of their videos my mom recorded on VHS. 2-3 hours of ABBA, never got tired of them. It was enjoyable.
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PostSubject: Re: ABBA   Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:40 am

My Mom was (and probably still is) an ABBA fan, heard lots of 'em around the house growing up. Not my thing but I gotta give'em props, they knew how to write songs with hooks that stuck in your head for days...

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PostSubject: Re: ABBA   Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:22 am

Fat Freddy wrote:
Not my thing but I gotta give'em props, they knew how to write songs with hooks that stuck in your head for days...

I agree. The whole point of writing a pop song is to come up with catchy melodies, and they were very good at doing that.
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PostSubject: Re: ABBA   Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:33 am

I've only recently been digging into their stuff. It's pretty catchy stuff overall and I can appreciate the craft of the songwriting.

That said, total props to Therion for introducing me to their stuff via their cover of Summernight City, which slams. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: ABBA   Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:57 am

Man Therion suck!!

I'd like to hear what Devin & Anneke could do with a couple of ABBA songs, they have already gone half way with the Addicted album.

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PostSubject: Re: ABBA   Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:36 am

I think their music could be classified as "pop" but they where not really "commercial" (IMO) ...
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PostSubject: Re: ABBA   Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:37 am

Dont count me as an ABBA fan tho ... I think they where talented , but I only dig SOME of their songs ...
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PostSubject: Re: ABBA   Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:20 pm

Boris2008 wrote:
Man Therion suck!!

RazzRazzRazzRazzRazz

Boris2008 wrote:
I'd like to hear what Devin & Anneke could do with a couple of ABBA songs, they have already gone half way with the Addicted album.

Ok, this idea is fully supported by me! headbanger
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PostSubject: Re: ABBA   Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:52 pm

Abba sucks.
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PostSubject: Re: ABBA   Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:52 am

DeathCult wrote:
Abba sucks.

I wouldnt plainly say they "suck" , I can recognize beauty and talent in their music, altough Im not a real fan , its not my cup of tea. At least they do not pretend to be a "tough guy" band like some "very hard edged "pop" metal" bands do ...
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PostSubject: Re: ABBA   Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:50 am

DeathCult wrote:
Abba sucks.

You take that back!!!
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PostSubject: Re: ABBA   Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:21 pm

I like some of their stuff. Word is they turned down 1.8 billion dollars to do a tour a few years ago. I know they sold a lot of records, but I didn't know that they sold that many!
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PostSubject: Re: ABBA   Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:38 pm

Leatherface wrote:
I like some of their stuff. Word is they turned down 1.8 billion dollars to do a tour a few years ago. I know they sold a lot of records, but I didn't know that they sold that many!

It's reported that they sold upwards of 350 million records worldwide. So yeah, pretty popular.
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PostSubject: Re: ABBA   Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:14 pm

Leatherface wrote:
I like some of their stuff. Word is they turned down 1.8 billion dollars to do a tour a few years ago. I know they sold a lot of records, but I didn't know that they sold that many!

It was 1.8 billion in Swedish currency. That only comes out to be about $1500 USD. So yea, they were a little insulted. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: ABBA   Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:26 pm

"Fernando" and "The Winner Takes It All" are awesome songs and the lyrics are cool.
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