Jens has cunningly given us the right answer without giving away the right answer! So the photo can serve as a heavy hint for anyone else willing to try and find the pure ABBAness in the lyrics to Islands In The Stream
Perhaps Island in the Streams's "aha" motif has something to do with "Knowing me, knowing you, a ha" doesn't it?
You know, the girl who played Monica Zetterlund (in a movie called Monica Z, obviously), Edda Magnason, had a song that sounds a lot like something early ABBA would do, minus the modern synthesiser artifacts; or is it just me?
Agnetha also did that similar vocal stutter (she says a different word, not 'night') that Harpo did, in one of her solo albums (Eyes of a Woman) too. Or maybe it has been around for a while that other musicians including Agnetha are willing to replicate that?
How dare Harpo make one of his music sound like he could be the man in the middle... there is a vague resemblance as well.
So one day I was listening to Laura Nyro and then there was this one song from her: Don't laugh; this time frame I clipped for "Save the Country" sounds like the phrasing of "Does Your Mother Know" to me, and has a rather similar chord progression (transpose that from G major to D major and you'll know what I'm writing about), although not precise... And wow, the songs that were composed were 10 years apart..
Last Edit: Sept 24, 2018 23:15:53 GMT by Liebezeit
^^ I'm going to have to start a Laura thread. An all but forgotten genius, with the talent of Carole King and Kate Bush combined. She could have churned out humdrum hits all day long, but refused to follow the song writing by numbers game.
Here's Laura playing Save The Country totally live. This was during her first ever TV appearance in 1969. Should she play it safe and demure, or just attack the song like her life depended on it? That last note though: a minor third over a major chord, just because she could.