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Why Its OK For A RnR Guy To Lova Abba  
User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2454 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1887 times:

Im a rock n roll / metal guy but...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpAYTGtoR1g

One of the greatest bands of all time IMO because they are such talented musicians.

And those ladies are HOT


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39861 posts, RR: 74
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1852 times:

ABBA ROCKS! ! ! ! !   


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User currently offline777222LR From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 134 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1750 times:

ABBA is great. Who cares what everyone else thinks? Like what you like and own it.

User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8494 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1739 times:

Notate out the bassline to Dancing Queen, i mean, it holds up, it's a perfect track. Nobody really can knock that.

User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8228 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1733 times:

ABBA is simply a massive talent that holds up well against any other band, and also holds up well over the years. My daughter loved Dancing Queen when she was 3 and the grandkids love them today.

User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1688 times:

I have to say that ABBA is one of my guilty pleasure bands and yes I do have "ABBA Gold" in my music collection. I remember a number of years back seeing an interview with Elvis Costello who mentioned that the piano parts in his song "Oliver's Army" were inspired by the piano parts in "Dancing Queen". Heck, he's even performed "Knowing Me, Knowing You" in concert:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP9HS_VpjCc

Their music is not some light sugary bubble gum pop even though some of the songs sound like it. When they were inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame a few years back, some folks were critical of their induction because they felt ABBA wasn't "rock". There are untold numbers of artists of all genres who can cite ABBA as one of their influences. I just found an REM bootleg in which they perform a version of "Does Your Mother Know?"

http://youtu.be/MaecGqmgM7Q

Even guys like Yngwie Malmsteen have covered ABBA:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo3pfnldlD0


User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12470 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1671 times:

Some of my most respected RnR friends have turned me on to "unexpected" artists they like in different genres, such as Eno in ambient and Lyle Lovett in country.


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User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1610 times:

Quoting YVRLTN (Thread starter):
Im a rock n roll / metal guy but...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpAYTGtoR1g

One of the greatest bands of all time IMO because they are such talented musicians.

You ever hear Alexei Laiho (Children of Bodom) other band Sinergy do a cover of ABBA Gimme Gimme Gimme?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qls6xkx6E3M


User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4472 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

No words suffice, great music and amazing sexy babes, unbeatable.


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User currently offlinesbworcs From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 842 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1595 times:

The WInner Takes it All is one of the best songs ever! IMO.


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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12470 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1567 times:

Quoting srbmod (Reply 5):
Elvis Costello who mentioned that the piano parts in his song "Oliver's Army" were inspired by the piano parts in "Dancing Queen". Heck, he's even performed "Knowing Me, Knowing You" in concert:

A friend of my was talking and Elvis did tons of covers, including the Grateful Dead's songs, like "Ramble on Rose".

And indeed it's on U2B: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zF3QOFtUzk



Inspiration, move me brightly!
User currently offlinephette From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 49 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1559 times:

Sure! I grew up on ABBA

User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12470 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1550 times:

Quoting phette (Reply 11):
Sure! I grew up on ABBA

Don't you mean ᗅᗺᗷᗅ?  Wink

[Edited 2012-05-19 07:30:43]


Inspiration, move me brightly!
User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6187 posts, RR: 30
Reply 13, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1517 times:
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Quoting sbworcs (Reply 9):
The WInner Takes it All is one of the best songs ever! IMO.

I second that. Too bad Pirece Brosnan tore it to shreds when he interpreted it in the movie.



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User currently offlinestratosphere From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1651 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1448 times:

I remember being turned into an ABBA fan when I was on a HS trip to Germany in 1979 they were playing ABBA on the bus I was hooked been an ABBA fan ever since..


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User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4472 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1435 times:

Quoting Revelation (Reply 12):

Don't you mean ᗅᗺᗷᗅ

How'd you type that ?!!



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12470 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1406 times:

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Quoting Max Q (Reply 15):
How'd you type that ?!!
Google "backwards b as in abba" for some clues...



Inspiration, move me brightly!
User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3898 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1384 times:

Personally I love all sorts of music. Why are there so many people who seems to be so obsessed with labelling ? Liking one thing does'nt exclude another ....


You be surprised of how many metal / goth bands who likes and covers the Norwegian band a-ha ( known for pop and rock songs ) songs.


User currently offlinefridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1373 times:
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Quoting 777222LR (Reply 2):
ABBA is great. Who cares what everyone else thinks? Like what you like and own it.

Damn right! Been a fan since the beginning....Wanna fight about it?   

Quoting AR385 (Reply 13):
Quoting sbworcs (Reply 9):
The WInner Takes it All is one of the best songs ever! IMO.

I second that. Too bad Pirece Brosnan tore it to shreds when he interpreted it in the movie.


Yeah, he did butcher that one, didn't he.

F



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User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1363 times:

Wow, impressed Im not the only fan...

I grew up with it as my parents loved it, I remember my mum playing Arrival to get me to sleep as a small kid... I then learnt to play all of the Gold & More Gold albums on keyboard at school and the rest by ear - I can still play the whole lot off by heart

I chose that clip as it is a lesser known song, but obviously they have a backing band here, but they are true musicians and very talented vocallists. And this:

Quoting Max Q (Reply 8):
amazing sexy babes, unbeatable.

Amen

And for all those who focused on Agnetha, check out Frida here - I think she is the hottest of the pair. She owned that stage, amazing voice - and those shorts... what I would pay to go back in time and get a front row seat!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5LakTVHB9c&feature=related



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User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1343 times:

ABBA have pretty much been the soundtrack to my life since I bought the single of Waterloo after they won Eurovision, they really can't be beaten.

Check out Agnetha in this video...I'd turn straight for her! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lmp7E0CWRnM



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User currently offlinekent350787 From Australia, joined May 2008, 964 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1338 times:

Quoting BAViscount (Reply 20):
ABBA have pretty much been the soundtrack to my life since I bought the single of Waterloo after they won Eurovision, they really can't be beaten.

Not the soundtrack to my life, but I've always loved Waterloo. ABBA were huge here in Australia (second only to Sweden I think) when I was a kid - I have the singles of Mama Mia, SOS and various others. I'm a music guy with rock leanigns, rather than a straight rock guy....

Re. Elvis C, search for "Such Unlikely Covers" - it really is a great bootleg of Knowing Me, Knowing You from the mid-1980s.


User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3898 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1333 times:

ABBA

Scandinavians ! ... What more is there to say ?


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