^I think the trouble is there isn't much of a sense of 'community' here, at least not from my perspective. The old forum abba4ever had it's flaws but it did have a cohesive feel and seemed friendlier. There was more interaction and humour, imo. Still, it's not nearly as bad as some Facebook groups where some people post photoshopped/fake pictures of the ABBA members and get all touchy when you correct them. Not to mention the endless stupid emotjis of rabbits presenting huge bouquets, etc instead of real discussion and interaction. I guess for some English isn't their native tongue but even so, it's irritating, especially when you look at the comments and see there aren't actually any, just silly hearts and flowers.
I do like a forum layout so I hope it continues. You could argue that everything ABBA-related has been said and done but I disagree. The group may have split many years ago but the music is still alive (as are the members lol) and new fans are born every day. There's even going to be a new Mamma Mia! film! Hurrah! Not. Only joking, the jury is out, we shall see.
I don't know how I missed this thread?! But I've never quite got the hang of navigating my way around this forum. Anyway, it's no mystery that I am not a fan of Mamma Mia! so this is manna from heaven for me. I'd LOVE to see a film/musical which included some lesser known ABBA songs, many of which are, in my opinion, as good as, if not often superior to, the more universally known.
I adore 'I'm a Marionette' and that deserves a wider audience.
Actually, although I appreciate ABBA's uptempo songs and the euphoria they bring, I would prefer to see ABBA's 'dark side' explored more. Mamma Mia! annoyed me because of the constant frivolity and flimsy storyline. What I would like is an EPIC film, maybe depressing and sad but that would be so much more true to life. As I used to say on the old forum- 'life isn't all happy-clappy'!
Just to be happy/find love, but it's ephemeral (the former) so I don't suppose it will last even if I do.
As for doing stuff... well, there are LOTS of things I'd like to do before I die.... see the Northern Lights, visit Marilyn Monroe's final resting place, see the pyramids... mostly travelling stuff. But seeing as I hate flying it's unlikely any of the above will happen.
I'd like to do this, and the Agnetha one, but unfortunately I just don't have time right now. To do it fairly, I'd need to sit down and reacquaint myself with a lot of the songs. And that would take me hours. Plus, I'd want to comment and that all takes time. Also, the deadline thing for votes.. I'm just not the type of person to rush or cram things.
I think you might be overthinking this a little? To clarify: my thread/post was just a bit of harmless fun, it's simply something I saw and thought it might amuse other fans who don't take ABBA's music or image too seriously. As I'm a member here, and have been for some time (and on previous fan sites in the past), I perhaps naively assumed other members would simply see it for what it was- not clickbait, not trolling, just a harmless link to a short clip of silly fun taking a gentle swipe at ABBA. Well, not even a swipe- just a bit of parody or something. I didn't feel the need to elaborate on what it was- I'd understand someone thinking 'clickbait' if I'd only recently joined, didn't have an avatar or previous posts, etc. Anyway, I hope that's the end of it. Thanks for your response.
I also wish there were other shreds, of other ABBA songs. I find them extremely funny!
^No, it's just something I saw on the Internet and found funny. Nothing more, nothing less. Why would my thread seem like clickbait and not yours?! When it's clear I'm a genuine fan and have been posting for some time. Besides, members here aren't just automatically approved, are they?
I'm not sure. I don't recall Eurovision 1974. I didn't watch it, I was probably tucked up in bed. It must've been either SOS or Fernando. I wish I could remember specifically but I can't.
I've got a feeling it was Fernando that got under my skin but I just can't be certain. Anyway, it was around 1976. Dancing Queen and Knowing Me, Knowing You soon came along and I was totally in love with the group and their music and have been ever since.
As far as first ABBA album, it was either Arrival or Greatest Hits. Arrival was swapped with another kid at school (I had a Santana album he wanted and he'd gone off ABBA already).
I loved both Agnetha and Frida from the outset and appreciated the vocal talents of both but I do recall being absolutely captivated by Agnetha's image on the cover of Greatest Hits- her little cap, sad expression, cascading blonde locks... even her pigeon toes!
I don't mind a few of his mixes but that kick drum can get on my nerves- it gets irritating after a time. One beat blends into another and I can have my fill of it after quite a short while. It's the difference between fast food and home cooking from fresh. However, there are some fun elements.. I like the use of, ''We want ABBA!'' and This is gonna be worldwide!'' from ABBA The Movie. And in The Day Before You Came the use of the Dallas jingle was clever and inventive. I'm assuming that's Matt Pop?
As for Arrival (the original song) I've always loved it- so evocative, I find it quite moving.
I'm not a fan of the Madonna version of LAAPTMR. It adds nothing to the original but it's a fair stab I suppose. The Duffy mash up works. I don't like the At Vance cover- I'm not a fan of men 'rocking out'- it's too Bon Jovi and Stadium-y. Helen Sjoholm is a great singer but I think Agnetha and Frida do the best job of ABBA songs in general. How I WISH they'd recorded Another You, Another Me instead of the awful Claire and H. The Gemini version isn't bad. I like Laleh's version of Chiquitita.
Oh, well. None of it matters.
Last Edit: Mar 14, 2017 16:47:30 GMT by josef: typos