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Why Its OK For A RnR Guy To Lova Abba

Fri May 18, 2012 5:13 am

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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Fri May 18, 2012 7:56 am

ABBA ROCKS! ! ! ! !   
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Fri May 18, 2012 4:15 pm

ABBA is great. Who cares what everyone else thinks? Like what you like and own it.
 
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Fri May 18, 2012 4:40 pm

Notate out the bassline to Dancing Queen, i mean, it holds up, it's a perfect track. Nobody really can knock that.
 
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Fri May 18, 2012 5:02 pm

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.
 
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Fri May 18, 2012 7:47 pm

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
 
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Fri May 18, 2012 8:12 pm

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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RE: Why Its OK For A RnR Guy To Lova Abba

Sat May 19, 2012 4:34 am

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
 
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Sat May 19, 2012 5:16 am

No words suffice, great music and amazing sexy babes, unbeatable.
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Sat May 19, 2012 5:47 am

The WInner Takes it All is one of the best songs ever! IMO.
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Sat May 19, 2012 12:58 pm

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
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RE: Why Its OK For A RnR Guy To Lova Abba

Sat May 19, 2012 1:52 pm

Sure! I grew up on ABBA
 
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Sat May 19, 2012 2:26 pm

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

Don't you mean ᗅᗺᗷᗅ?  Wink

[Edited 2012-05-19 07:30:43]
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Sat May 19, 2012 5:50 pm

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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Sun May 20, 2012 8:42 am

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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Sun May 20, 2012 9:24 am

Quoting Revelation (Reply 12):

Don't you mean ᗅᗺᗷᗅ

How'd you type that ?!!
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Sun May 20, 2012 2:25 pm

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Quoting Max Q (Reply 15):
How'd you type that ?!!
Google "backwards b as in abba" for some clues...
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RE: Why Its OK For A RnR Guy To Lova Abba

Sun May 20, 2012 4:50 pm

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.
 
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RE: Why Its OK For A RnR Guy To Lova Abba

Sun May 20, 2012 7:32 pm

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.

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RE: Why Its OK For A RnR Guy To Lova Abba

Sun May 20, 2012 9:39 pm

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!

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Sun May 20, 2012 10:36 pm

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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Sun May 20, 2012 11:00 pm

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.
 
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RE: Why Its OK For A RnR Guy To Lova Abba

Sun May 20, 2012 11:08 pm

ABBA

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