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RE: (TV) Gabba Gabba/ABBA

--- leif joley <leifjoley@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Don't underestimate ABBA's influence on the 70's new wave - Nick
> Lowe 
> modeled the production after the Swedish group's sound on one of
> the best 
> records of that decade: "Armed Forces". Also, Elvis Costello openly
> declared 
> his envy of Bjorn and Benny's song writing skills - a fact that, at
> that 
> time, was a bit annoying to us Swedes who didn't estimated ABBA
> very much, and who saw them mainly as a commercial enterprise.

And Glen Matlock claimed "Pretty Vacant" was based on Abba's "SOS".

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