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Postby icy » Mon May 26, 2014 9:46 pm

Kes wrote:
icy wrote:Have you read Clapton's autobiography? It's a great book IMO.


He comes from a place called Ripley, near Guildford. That's about 12 miles or so from where I live.

Small world! :mrgreen:
His autobiography was/is great, I almost didn't expect him to go into such detail, but he didn't gloss over anything which sometimes can happen. I'd recommend it not only to Clapton fans, but music fans as well.
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Postby Capt. Den Ronson » Tue May 27, 2014 5:48 am

Kes wrote:Could have been Rab C Nesbit, but wasn't.

Could have been the 13 days out of the fortnight that the janitor wasn't cleaning the windows, but it was the day he was.

Take away any one of about twenty contributing factors, and Clapton's nipper might still be alive. That's how accidents work. Point is, the more you expose yourself to risk, knowingly or not, the more chance there is that it will bite you.

As far as I'm aware, that was the first time Clapton's son had ever been in a high rise, so he wasn't normally exposed to the risk of diving out of a 53rd floor window, or whatever it was. I take your point that 43 of those floors were largely irrelevant to the outcome.


Point is now moot as you've changed it a couple of times since the first one you made.
 
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Re: ᗅᗺᗷᗅ

Postby Kes » Tue May 27, 2014 1:21 pm

And has very little to do with ABBA.
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Postby Cool Cat » Tue May 27, 2014 7:03 pm

Nice to see BBC 4 showing lots of Abba docs in the last couple of days, i still find it hard to believe that Waterloo is 40 years old :shock:
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Postby TheHero » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:18 pm



Look at Agnetha in this video. Isn`t she lovely ? :inlove:
 
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Postby TheHero » Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:46 pm



One of their last performances
 
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Postby TheHero » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:42 am

FORTHCOMING LIVE ALBUM - SEPTEMBER 2014:





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ABBA – LIVE AT WEMBLEY ARENA features the complete November 10th 1979 ABBA show, the set covers highlights throughout their career and contain a rare performance of Agnetha’s ‘I’m Still Alive’, unreleased on any album. It is now time to hear Abba at the peak of their live performance again on ABBA – LIVE AT WEMBLEY ARENA. The concert is available on a handsome 25-track double-CD set, and on a 180gm beautiful triple vinyl, produced by Ludvig Andersson.
Will be released 29th of September 2014.

Disc 1:

1. Gammal fäbodpsalm

2. Voulez-Vous

3. If It Wasn’t For The Nights

4. As Good As New

5. Knowing Me, Knowing You

6. Rock Me

7. Chiquitita

8. Money, Money, Money

9. I Have A dream

10 Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)

11.SOS

12. Fernando

13. The Name Of The Game

14. Eagle

15. Thank You For The Music

16. Why did it have to be me

17. Intermezzo no 1

18. I’m Still Alive

19. Summer Night City

20. Take A Chance On Me

21. Does Your Mother Know

22. Hole in your soul

23 The Way Old Friends Do

24. Dancing Queen

25. Waterloo
 
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Re: ABBA

Postby TheHero » Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:54 am

 
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Re: ABBA

Postby Kes » Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:53 pm

Just got round to picking up the 30th anniversary The Visitors CD.

What a cracking little album it was. I think I'd go as far as to say possibly their best.

Tells the story in the booklet about how right on the back of this album, they started sessions for the next, recording three tracks, but as both the girls were doing solo albums, and the Bjorn and Benny were writing the musical Chess, as ABBA, they took a break, which then transpired to be a permanent one. Of the three tracks two of them were issued as single A sides (The Day Before You Came and Under Attack) and featured on ABBA The Singles - The First Ten Years. The third track (Cassandra, one of my favourite ABBA tracks EVER) was a B side.
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Re: ABBA

Postby TheHero » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:15 pm

Indeed a great album, gives me a slightly sad feeling when listening to "The Day Before You Came" and "I Let The Music Speak", as this was their last album.

I think the lyrics for "Cassandra" have inspiration from Greek mythology. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassandra

One thing about ABBA and Queen, and many other bands from the 70s:

They made such great music. If I could choose, I would rather prefer living in the 70s.
Today in 2014 we have the internet, cell phones and all sorts of technology, but I would gladly exchange all that for a lifetime in the 70s, where they had to listen to LPs on a party, and having a great time together instead of sitting in front of a computer.

So why was the music better before, and if so, why don't we stay there ? If it was me who decided, we would still be living in the 70s. In a relative way, time is the same as before, the earth and the moon are very much the same, but as we invented the clock, it seems like it is now and then. Most people like the old music, so why do we keep on running away from it, into a more cold, efficient society, where music is more or less lacking the warmth of humanity ?
 
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Re: ABBA

Postby The Milkman » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:47 pm

The Visitors is my favorite ABBA album by far. "The Visitors", When All Is Said And Done", and "Like And Angel Passing Through My Room" are my personal favorites.
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Re: ABBA

Postby Kes » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:40 pm

When I hear the track The Visitors, I hear almost a tip of the hat to The Beatles, with Lennon f*cking around doing his pitchy vocals through a Leslie speaker.

Thinking back to The Album and Eagle, they had a good ear for picking out tracks to open an album

Reading through the sleeve notes for The Visitors, the song "Slipping Through My Fingers" is all about Bjorn suddenly realising that with the split from Agnetha, he is missing many of the key events in his daughter's growing up.

Really emotive and poignant lyrics considering it's a second language and all that.
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Re: ABBA

Postby icy » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:47 pm

Listening to Abba right now. Amazing. I'm soon gonna go back and re watch all the clips in here.
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Re: ABBA

Postby TheHero » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:50 pm

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This was awesome !

Fantastic instrumental! Clever piano playing. Live At Wembley 1979.
 
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Re: ABBA

Postby TheHero » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:06 am

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The funniest song they made? Listen to the choruses :lol:
 
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