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ABBA (Official Thread)

Discussion in '70's Music' started by METALPRIEST, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. METALPRIEST

    METALPRIEST Senior Member

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    ...yeah well it had to be done sooner or later! :grinthumb

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    Official Website

    Ring Ring (1973)
    Waterloo (1974)
    ABBA (1975)
    Arrival (1976)
    ABBA: The Album (1977)
    Voulez-Vous (1979)
    Super Trouper (1980)
    The Visitors (1981)


    I was looking at another thread where they were refrenced as disco and someone else pointed out that they were not a disco band but a pop group. Me? I think ABBA was a GREAT pop group with epic songs that dabbled in the one or two disco tunes of the time as alot of bands did.

    Hoping this thread will not only bring the ABBA fans into the house here, but will also allow others to hear MANY songs from their catalog that people are not aware of, or maybe they were but didn't know it was them.


    So here we go from Sweden, Anni-Frid "Frida" Lyngstad, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Agnetha Fältskog.

    Fältskog & Ulvaeus were married as were Lyngstad & Andersson, the first marriage ending in '79 and the second in '81. After this the music changed a bit lyrically as it became more introspective.

    ABBA has sold over 375 Million albums around the world (much praise to the fantastic songwriting of Björn & Benny) and they are in the top 4 biggest pop/rock groups OF ALL TIME!!

    So let's get our Dancing Shoes On and have a party with

    Agnetha
    Björn
    Benny
    Anni-Frid


    Waterloo



    Take A Chance On Me



    Knowing Me Knowing You




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  2. Soot and Stars

    Soot and Stars I AM SOOT! Staff Member

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    Re: The Official ABBA Thread

    I own one ABBA album! This is a cool group because as much of a guilty pleasure group as they are and how much they cross into disco they are still legitimately enjoyed and respected by many! :grinthumb

    Here's another cool track with beautiful vocals:

    Fernando
     
  3. METALPRIEST

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    Re: The Official ABBA Thread

    Fernando is a great song and Video...speaking of which this DVD is a must own for anyone that likes ABBA...it's got EVERYTHING

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  4. ILoveJimmyPage

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    Re: The Official ABBA Thread

    Dancing Queen - Good Stuff! :grinthumb




    Couldn't really get into the disco, though. Sad to admit I only know a few of their songs.
     
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    Re: The Official ABBA Thread

    Their catalog runs pretty deep....very minimal disco styled tunes :grinthumb
     
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    Oh really? I always heard they were categorized as "Disco" and I guess that's why I was never really inclined to give them a listen. :grinthumb
     
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    Re: The Official ABBA Thread

    Yeah a few current european power metal bands have covered their tracks because their writing was sooo epic as well as european. Here's a beautiful track

    When All Is Said And Done



    Here's Helloween covering ABBA...this rocks...

    Lay All Your Love On Me

     
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    Re: The Official ABBA Thread

    Man I remember listening to this song years ago:

     
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    rollingstoned Queens of the Stone Age

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    Re: The Official ABBA Thread

    Great band!
     
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    Re: The Official ABBA Thread

    Abba was the first group I became a massive fan of, way back in '78 when I was a wee nipper. I had most of their albums, singles, had my walls covered in their posters and filled three scrapbooks full of pictures of them :) I still have the records somewhere, but the tapes I outed - I just play the Greatest Hits CD I have these days. Here's my all time favourite:


    The Winner Takes It All

    Excuse me now while I :wa
     

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