9 November 2022
Band: THE WILD THINGS
Who: British rock band fronted by lead singer Sydney Rae White, star
of the hit Netflix/BBC show Uncle and blockbuster movie American Assasin.
The band do everything themselves because they have a clear, definitive
idea of who they are.
This is how massive Swedish hit machine ABBA would have sounded if they were
a pop-punk quartet. Spiced-up, pepped-up and turned-up with crystal synth touches, battering drum/bass, vigorous guitars and lively vocals. Go tell your mother about it,
I’m sure she still is an Abba fan.
The Wild Things take it all.
Also streaming on Spotify
THE WILD THINGS: Facebook – Instagram
Great singles from the past
9 April 2022
Unexpectedly, Swedish non-stop hits machine ABBA returned
last year with Voyage, their first album in 40 years. A commercial
success, of course
But the quartet – Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson,
and Anni-Frid Lyngstad – enjoyed their golden years, back in the 70s
with a striking series of 24 Carat gold classics.
One of them was DANCING QUEEN. A pop diamond that topped
the US Singles Chart 45 years ago today, on 9 April 1977. It was also
a #1 in 12 other countries.
Yes, it’s cheesy, but pop-tastic too…
ABBA: Story – Discography
Metal freaks Slipknot should do a cover of the song…
3 September 2021
Who: One of the greatest pop machines ever with
Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and
Active: 1972–1982, 2018-present / 9 studio albums
including the new one. A total of more than 400 million
records sold over 50 years
New album: VOYAGE
Out: 5 November 2021 – more info here
New singles: I STILL HAVE FAITH IN YOU and DON’T SHUT ME DOWN
Seems these two new songs were already recorded in 2018. Whatever,
they’re here now along with the announcement of the new longplayer.
Hear the two vintage Abba pop symphonies here…
– I STILL HAVE FAITH IN YOU –
– DON’T SHUT ME DOWN –
The band also plans to play live, not really real but with new digital
avatars. So far, one big show is staged for May 2022 in London.
New album VOYAGE out 5 November 2021 via Capitol
(image on top: Pic disc Voyage)
21 June 2021
Band: BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD
Who: Seven young London misfits who made
an immense impression with their wayward
prog-post-punk-and-post-jazz debut album
For The First Time, released last February.
Covered song: MAMMA MIA (1975)
by Swedish hit machine ABBA
Here’s the live version as played yesterday at
a (socially distanced) gig in Birkenhead, UK.
Big fun, folks!
Mamma mia, here we go again…
BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD: Facebook