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8 November 2010
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Sunii
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Are there any other Abba fans?

I think I fell in love with them as soon as I heard the song Fernando played on That 70s Show.

I have been a disco freak ever since.

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8 November 2010
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Lexxi
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When we could listen to music in DP Fernando was a must a-hard-days-night-george-8

"I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird." ~Paul McCartney
8 November 2010
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Sunii
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Definitley!

Everyone would look at me strangely when I started to sing and dance to it, though. Especiallly Mrs. Smyth. "That is an ANCIENT song, dear!"

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8 November 2010
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Lexxi
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LOL

Ya but the music vid kinda stunk a-hard-days-night-paul-1

"I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird." ~Paul McCartney
8 November 2010
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Sunii
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Well, it did take place in the 70s when everyone was cheap and still fried from the 60s.

The plastic stars and campfire was quite cheesy.

  Thursday night your stockings needed mending.
8 November 2010
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Ya being in 2010 I did expect it to be a lil cheap looking.

Oh well it's still an awesome song a-hard-days-night-george-10

"I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird." ~Paul McCartney
8 November 2010
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mithveaen
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Mhhhh…… I like some songs. .but I'm not a fan. And to be honest, I didn't like the movie Mamma mia much (in spite of Colin Firth)

 

But 2 of my favorite movies of the 90s feature Abba a lot. Muriel's wedding, and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Both movies are just fantastic, and Priscilla has one of the best jokes I've seen in a movie. It's about Guy Pearce showing Terence Stamp his Abba souvenir.. I remember that moment and I laught a lot. 

 

I strongly recommend you Muriel's wedding. Abba soundtrack is very well used here.  Chessy and awesome. The WTF faces of the guest and the groom and Muriel's happiness face are just priceless... a-hard-days-night-george-6

 

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8 November 2010
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GniknuS
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I have to be in a really, really good mood to listen to Abba or disco in general, but when I am I often have a great time listening to them. Some of their songs are almost ridiculously catchy. How do you guys feel about the Bee Gees?

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8 November 2010
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Von Bontee
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Classic, fantastic pop band!  Those hits just soared.  And their LPs are full of undiscovered gems. Melody-wise, Ulvaeus and Andersson were as good candidates as any to be the Lennon-McCartney of the '70s.  (The whole "Mamma Mia" thing and the use of their music as movie-jokes makes it easy to dislike 'em, however.)

And even though they certainly had disco hits, Sunii, they weren't really a disco band. (Not-that-there's-anything-wrong-with-that.)

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
8 November 2010
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Von Bontee
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GniknuS said:

 How do you guys feel about the Bee Gees?


Love the '70s hits, but gotta admit that's all I know really well. I've been intending to investigate their 60s stuff more fully...

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8 November 2010
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Sunii - I liked ABBA when I was about your age (what teenage boy didn't?) but outgrew them by the time I got to high school in 1977.

GniknuS - I like the pre-disco Bee Gees (Massachusetts, Lonely Days, How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, etc…). Disco is something I never got into.

It's kinda interesting that these two groups are mentioned on a Beatle site. If the old brain has one more lucid moment, I believe that one of the names originally considered by ABBA was FABB (an acronym using the initals from their last names). And the Bee Gees were managed by someone who worked for Brian Epstein at one time or another. You'd have to look up both to be sure.

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8 November 2010
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Zig: And the Bee Gees were managed by someone who worked for Brian Epstein at one time or another. You'd have to look up both to be sure

They were managed by Robert Stigwood, who was going to take over NEMS (but not the Beatles) prior to Brian's death. After his death, the plan was aborted

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9 November 2010
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Well in all honesty I'm not crazy about the Bee Gees, just like a few songs here or there but that's about as much as I can do with disco. Sunii, I hope that your disco obsession will eventually lead you to funk, but how to bridge the gap...

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9 November 2010
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Hmm... I definitely like ABBA, but strangely enough it's their less loud/dramatic songs thatI fancy the most. I recently got into "Thank You for the Music" (which sounds oddly like it could've been the finale for a musical-and not just Mama Mia!) and "Chiqituita".

But my favorite will always be "Super Trooper". I absolutely adore the harmonies at the beginning!

Oh, and the Bee Gees? Never really got into them... as previously mentioned, it's probably because of how often their songs are used as parodies. But mostly because I can do some disco, but I can't go all the way.

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9 November 2010
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RedLennon
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I have a best of ABBA CD,.  They're songs are catchy, but being a 20 year old male, I certainly would call them a guilty pleasure. brian-epstein

10 November 2010
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Well, I'm twice your age and feel no guilt at all!

But maybe that's the point.

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11 November 2010
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When you're a teenager, it's either 'cool-in-an-uncool-way' to like ABBA, or just uncool. It depends on the day of the week, the time of day... very fickle in their tastes, my classmates are.

But I'll sing Mama Mia in advisory either way!

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11 November 2010
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Benny & Bjorn = best songwriting pair after Lennon & McCartney.  Look at it this way: is there actually a BAD Abba song? You've got to be really picky to find one.

Dancing Queen is one of the greatest records EVER made and the list goes on not just with singles, but album tracks too.

One interesting point that maybe not everyone knows: A great deal of the girls' vocals were recorded and then speeded up for mixing! That's how the pitch is so high!

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Sunii said:

Are there any other Abba fans?

I think I fell in love with them as soon as I heard the song Fernando played on That 70s Show.

I have been a disco freak ever since.

a-hard-days-night-george-8

Of course, I'm Benny Andersons son. No, I'm kidding (eat your heart out Mr. S).

They're a bit good. The musical Mamma Mia kinda got me into it. 

 

They're a 'K band

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I like some of their songs, especially The Day Before You Came. A real gem of a song that should be given more exposure in place of the same ones that are always played.  I hate Dancing Queen to such an extent that i deleted it from my itunes so it never comes on by accident.

For some reason they were seen as a joke by the music scene for over a decade.

They also had the ability to write a very good Eurovision song, Waterloo. A rare entry that you can listen to without grinding your teeth and setting the dog off.

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