I've recently been listening to various fan uploads on YouTube of ABBA in Perth, 1977 etc and am amazed at how good the group sound (even allowing for the bad quality). And it got me thinking why on earth haven't we got a proper ABBA 1977 live album?! It's ridiculous. They mostly sounded great (Frida especially although Agnetha has her shining moments) even allowing for off nights.
So, which do you prefer? Both have their merits but I really think ABBA were at the top of their game in 1977. There MUST be something we can do to make this happen. Can't we nag Benny's son to get on to it like he did with their 1979 live recordings? I know we have ABBA-The Movie but it's not the same and it's spoiled by that awful DJ thing.
Just get rid of I Have A Dream. I don't know why it's on there anyway. Oh, yes I do- to have 'variety'. This approach I feel was a mistake. I can see why they did it: to please the mums and dads and grannies. But the album would be more cohesive without the dirgy ballad.
Failing that, in place of Does Your Mother Know. I've never really been keen.
As much as I actually like Two For The Price Of One these days (it has really grown on me), that's another one that is misplaced on and otherwise near perfect album.
Still, what the hell do I know? It's their work and they knew best.
Last Edit: Sept 28, 2017 15:50:32 GMT by josef: typo
I like a few songs of Bucks Fizz- New Beginning being one of them and When We Were Young. But I've never been what you call a hardcore fan. I've actually seen them perform fairly recently and it was fun. But yeah, they're yet another poor man's ABBA', Steps being the worst offenders.
I have listened to Dancing In The Rain by The Fizz and it was quite forgetable. I'll give it a few more listens before I decide.
Some people find it hard to pronounce her name correctly and I understand that. I've tried to teach a few friends and they still get it wrong. But anything is better than Agg-neef-fah *cringe*
I think back in the day she was ok with the Anna thing but it's unnecessary now. 'Agnetha' is a lovely name, people should use it. I'd never dream of calling her anything else but of course her close family and friends may call her many nicknames, which is cool and acceptable.
^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?