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ABBA is back, a little bit...

Discussion in 'AK Polls' started by HarmanKardon, Apr 27, 2018.

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Are you interested in their latest tunes?

  1. Yes

    16 vote(s)
    57.1%
  2. No

    12 vote(s)
    42.9%
  3. ABBA?

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    0.0%
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  1. HarmanKardon

    HarmanKardon Tubes still smell funny Subscriber

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    I am not a big fan of Pop music but I have to confess that ABBA had (has) been amongst the best in this music genre.
     
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  2. Snow

    Snow AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I had a teenage fantasy about the blonde and the many things I would do to her if alone together for a few hours. Does that count?

    Regards Snow
     
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  3. IPADave

    IPADave AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I actually have a soft spot for well crafted Pop music. I used to like ABBA back in the day, but not so much now.

    -Dave
     
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  4. Dave_1962

    Dave_1962 Lunatic Member

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    I'm a huge fan of their early recordings but "Mama Mia" did nothing for me. If their new stuff is more like the old stuff then I'm in. If it's "Mama Mia" type I'm out. That song irritates me. However "Dancing Queen" and "Take a Chance" still rock me as much as they always did.
     
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  5. damacman

    damacman Blown and Injected Subscriber

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    Abba is a guilty pleasure for most ... the bass line in Super Trooper is among the finest recorded on a pop LP.
     
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  6. sKiZo

    sKiZo Hates received: 8642 Subscriber

    abba abba abba ...

    [​IMG]

    ... or not. Same band members as original just hoping to cruise on the name?
     

     

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  7. squirrelnest

    squirrelnest Addicted Member

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    I can only take them in small doses...........then my migraine sets in.
     
  8. beat_truck

    beat_truck Super Member

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    Agreed. I like a lot of their songs, but Mama Mia isn't one of them. "One Of Us" is one of my favorites.

    I didn't know they were doing anything new. I might try listening to it, but won't get my hopes up that it'll be anything good. I got excited when Blondie put out an album in the late '90s. I bought it, listened to it, hated it, and immediately got rid of it.
     
  9. teal'c

    teal'c It's all moo Subscriber

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    I like a fair bit of ABBA, including Mamma Mia. I was going to say I mostly like their faster songs, then I thought of S.O.S. and Fernando so...
    I've got The Definitive Collection two disk set and I'll skip 5 or 6 songs not counting the re-mixes.
    I did list the ladies in the Favorite Female Artists thread.
     
  10. Djcoolray

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    I’ve got a few of their albums for when I’m in a sarcastic mood....

    They are my daughters fav !!!
     
  11. Todd Dodds

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    I confess to never giving them a chance. Just recently, a guy whose opinions I respect played a few excerpts and convinced me that they did have some good piano/keyboard parts, and some vocals that didn't make me angry.
    I'd give the new stuff a listen, hoping for some sincere, mature artist work.
     

     

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  12. sKiZo

    sKiZo Hates received: 8642 Subscriber

    Interesting twist - plan is to do a tour, but use digital avatars of their 70's selves on stage. On the bright side, their fan's won't have to be embarrassed watching their idols tripping over their chins on stage while they toddle about on their walkers ... <G>

    That said - can't say as I ever got off on their music, but gotta admit, their poignant lyrics kept me listening ...

    You are the Dairy Queen, not so lean, only seventeen!
    Dairy Queen sees the gleam from the ice cream, oh yeah!
    You can eat, you can dive... into the meal of your life... oohoohoo! See that pig, she makes a scene, dig in Ms. Dairy Queen!

    Who cares which flavor, you'll try them all
    The calories up, nutrition null
    As you scarf down another, people stop to stare
    Come close? They wouldn't dare!

    You haven't got a care...
     
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  13. Yamaki

    Yamaki Not For Hire Subscriber

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    Same here but new music is new music and I'm always interested in that.
     
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  14. slow_jazz

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    I prefer their later music as they ventured into more serious stuff after their marriages ended.
     
  15. jbrainey

    jbrainey What we want is complete weirdification Subscriber

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    Same here. Don't ruin that fantasy by searching for her updated photos. She hasn't aged well as you would expect but then again, none of us have. :no:
    Also, disco still sucks. :p
     
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  16. HarmanKardon

    HarmanKardon Tubes still smell funny Subscriber

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    "Eagle" (1977) is as sticky as honey. But at the same time these harmonies are fantastic.
     

     

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  17. zebra03

    zebra03 All Audio - NO BS

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  18. pustelniakr

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    I was in Germany during the entire 2nd half of the 70s. I listened to German radio, and enjoyed it. In those days, there was pretty much one station in Southwest Germany, SWF3. It played different kinds of music at different times of the day. I developed quite a taste for European pop, which included Dr. Hook, and ABBA. I recorded quite a bit of it, since German radio quality was worthy. I especially enjoyed Pop Shop (music for my generation) and Pop Shop Party (live music from various locations). Truth be told, I enjoyed music from just about any genre they played, this includes the old time German pop, from the 40s, and so. I recorded quite a bit of it all. I play it, when I want to go back there.

    I even have a significant amount of AFR (American Forces Radio) on tape. I remember those days in Germany with great fondness. If my term had run out while I was there, I might still be there, to this day.

    Yes. I like ABBA. I am unashamed.

    Enjoy,
    Rich P
     
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  19. loopstick

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    What's not to like?
     
  20. zebra03

    zebra03 All Audio - NO BS

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    indeed
     
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