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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 02:37 AM
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Abba.....
What was the human race thinking?

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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 03:00 AM
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1. If you weren't alive then, it's hard to explain.










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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 10:48 PM
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17. Barney?!? You put fucking Barney on the same post as Dali?
Really?


Check your meds.
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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 11:15 PM
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18. Hassellhoff didn't set you off, but Barney did?
Interesting.
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 11:31 PM
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19. Hasselhof's pic was much smaller.
DH is objectionable, but Barney

Fucking Barney ! ! !

is an

ABOMINATION !!!!!!

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Systematic Chaos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 03:41 AM
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2. They may look kitschy and silly, but compare them to 95% of today's popular acts.
ABBA could sing in very good four-part harmony without needing some sound engineer to run the vocal tracks through pitch correction software.

That, and a lot of their songs are catchy.

Am I fanatical about them? Hell, no. But given the choice between hours of ABBA and hours of Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, and so on, who do you think I would pick?
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 07:34 AM
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3. +1
25 yrs from now, Justin Bieber will be just another washed-up child star - just getting out of rehab (for the third time), being sued by one of his ex-wives, and pathetically trying (yet again) to restart his dead career.

And Abba will be blaring in the homes for many senior citizens.
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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 10:29 AM
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4. We were thinking that here's a group who can sing and...
has mastered the earworm.

(They dressed according to the uniform of the times.)
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 10:34 AM
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5. "Mama Mia" is the most cheerful, upbeat song ever written about an abusive relationship.
Didn't know that, did you?... B-)
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frogmarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 11:07 AM
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6. They were great!
Their songs made me happy then and still do.
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 11:40 AM
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7. DITTO!
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 12:40 PM
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8. ditto!
still great!
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Pool Hall Ace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 02:14 PM
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9. Yeah!
:)

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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 03:27 PM
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10. Nice legs.
I imagine that's what I thought then, too. Then, as now, I would barely have noticed the two guys standing there.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 04:56 PM
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11. Um, Anna-Frid and HRH Agnetha, THAT'S WHAT!!!
Hey . . . you . . . Nilsson guy with the beard . . . and you, Kin Shriner wannabe with the la-di-da platforms . . .

. . . could you guys, you know, GET OUT OF THE SHOT!???!?!?

Thanks.
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lunamagica Donating Member (430 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 07:45 PM
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12. LOL! Kin Shriner wannabe! I think Kin was much cuter than Benny
But that was funny!
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 07:50 PM
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13. Wonderful pop music
As others have stated, music that was very pleasing to the ear.
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 07:54 PM
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14. Got a beat and you can dance to it ... I give it a 75.
:hi: :hi: :hi:

Bake
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 08:46 PM
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15. If you were familiar with the Grand Prix de Eurovision song contest, they wouldn't seem so strange.
Perhaps the most interesting thing is that it was ABBAs dominance in the late 70s was likely a major impetus behind the decisions of the publics of some countries to start nominating bands and songs that were critical of the entire contest and the music system it represented.
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david13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 10:25 PM
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16. Something about Onyetta could almost drive me nuts. I couldn't
listen to them very much. I couldn't look at her or think about her; it would hypnotize me. It was impossible to escape their music.
But look at some of the songs. Some are so touching. And others just plain fun.
They used the same "wall of souund" in their instrumentation as did Phil Spector, which was so successful.
Oh, oh, I feel a little bit of Dancin Queen coming on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REElUors1pQ

Hey, if you thought those costumes above were funny, try this one.

Or Chiquitita? It always brings a tear to my eye.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z9PVF27Btw&feature=related

Ah, they lyrics. That face.
dc
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