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Abba: Oompah?

Profile and Interview by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, April 1976

What’s squeaky-clean, exquisitely produced, Scandinavian and goes OOMPAH? The answer to the riddle is ABBA ...and here’s MICK FARREN to ask it. ...

Abba: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Kris Needs, ZigZag, December 1979

JUST FOR THAT night "ABBA – World Tour 1979" nestled next to Motorhead and the Heartbreakers on my pet leather's lapel. Talk about extremes ...

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ABBA: Waterloo

Review by Greg Shaw, Phonograph Record, August 1974

Sometimes it takes so long for greatness to be recognized that when it finally happens, most people wonder how such a highly-developed ability sprang into ...

ABBA: Waterloo

Review by Ken Barnes, Rolling Stone, August 1974

Abba's emergence is one of the most cheering musical events in recent months. Just when the Top 40 was plumbing hitherto-unfathomable, moribund depths, along came ...

ABBA: Waterloo (Atlantic)

Review by Gene Sculatti, Zoo World, September 1974

MOST EUROPEANS would, quite rightly, give their balls to suck Slurpees at a 7-11 or grow up absurd on Yankee turf, but they don't get ...

Abba: Belly to Belly, Butt to Butt,Sweden Sends Us Rock and Roll Smut

Report by Ron Ross, Phonograph Record, December 1975

A LOT OF PEOPLE didn't like Napoleon, but nobody doesn't like gurls. Which may account for the success with which Abba's top five smash of ...

ABBA: ABBA (Atlantic)

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, January 1976

SOUND WAVES encircle the globe mesmerizing the populace of countries like France, Greece, Italy, England, etc., international explosive pop, created by Swedes (Abba for short), ...

Europe: The Future Of Pop?

Overview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, May 1976

AS IT WAS Stockholm, and as the ever-witty 10cc were playing there, Eric Stewart thought it'd be nice to pay a little tribute to a ...

Abba: Mamas & Papas of the '70's

Profile and Interview by Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, November 1976

LOS ANGELES – The hottest group in the world recently flew into town, but only a scattered few knew they were even here. ...

Abba: Arrival

Review by Bob Woffinden, New Musical Express, November 1976

How they made a billion while still in their twentiesWITH THE POP MUSIC OF TODAY ...

ABBA: Arrival (Epic)

Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, December 1976

ABBA: Frida Lyngstad and Anna Faltskog (vocals), Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus (guitars, keyboards, backing vocals) with Ola Brunkert and Roger Palm (drums), Janne Schaffer, ...

Adoring ABBA

Comment by Greg Shaw, Phonograph Record, 1977

"ABBA IS the most exciting pop phenomenon of the ‘70s," claims their bio, and for once it’s no hype. My admiration for this group knows ...

Money Money Money: How Abba Won Their Waterloo

Profile by Simon Frith, Creem, March 1977

IN ALL THE WORLD except America (which was too busy celebrating centennials and electing presidents) 1976 was the Year of Abba. ...

ABBA: Arrival

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, April 1977

Gushing with enthusiastic naivete, here come those sibilant Swedes again, blanketing the globe with the affectionate harmonies of polar sirens! With the abracadabra of inventive ...

ABBA: Case No 584938657 (B) The Imperial State of Newave vs Ulvaeus

Interview by Tim Lott, Record Mirror, October 1977

Presided by Judge JoepublicCounsel for the Prosecution: Anne R. Quay, QCCounsel for the Defence: Joecon Sumer THE ABBA TAPES Transcription by TIM LOTT ...

ABBA: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Kris Needs, ZigZag, December 1979

JUST FOR that night "ABBA – World Tour 1979" nestled next to Motorhead and the Heartbreakers on my pet leather's lapel. Talk about extremes – ...

Abba: The Singles, The First Ten Years (Epic)

Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, December 1982

HOW TO do everything, and how to do nearly everything right. In the rack of Christmas compilations everything else is a non-starter beside this one. ...

Abba: The New Originals

Report and Interview by Martin Aston, Q, July 1992

Australians impersonate them; Erasure cover their songs; U2 and Nirvana are on their case; and there's even a box set on the way. Martin Aston ...

ABBA: Welcome to the Palindrome

Review by Nick Hornby, MOJO, June 1997

Reissues: Their entire oeuvre freshly silvered, remastered and mid-priced. RING RING/ WATERLOO/ ABBA/ ARRIVAL/ THE ALBUM/ VOULEZ VOUS/ SUPER TROOPER/ THE VISITORS/ ABBA LIVE ...

ABBA: The Interview

Interview by Jim Irvin, unpublished, May 1999

Here a full transcript of the interview conducted with Bjorn Ulvaeus for a MOJO feature published in 1999 to mark the opening of Mamma Mia!. ...

ABBA: The Story

Retrospective and Interview by Jim Irvin, MOJO, May 1999

THEY HAD a dream. It was November 1970, and the greatest pop group of the decade was about to get off to a very inauspicious ...

Abba Down Unda

Book Excerpt by Carl Magnus Palm, Omnibus Books, 2001

An extract from Bright Lights, Dark Shadows: The Real Story of Abba, by Carl Magnus Palm, first published by Omnibus Press in 2001. (554pp, currently ...

Mamma Mia! ABBA's Music Is Bjorn Again

Interview by Jim Sullivan, Boston Globe, The, August 2001

ABBA: the band whose biographical entry begins every pop music encyclopedia; the Swedish quartet composed of two couples — Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus and ...

Abba: Reissues

Review by Kit Aiken, Uncut, October 2001

All the studio albums 1973-1981, digitally remastered with statistic-stuffed notes and bonus tracks previously only heard on 1994's Thank You For The Music box ...

Abba: Supertroupers

Interview by Pete Paphides, Guardian, The, June 2002

People were often a bit sneery about Abba, born of Eurovision, duded out in satin and feathers, quintessentially pop. Only years after the group broke ...

ABBA

Essay by Chris Charlesworth, Rock's Backpages, October 2008

FOR MANY years now I have been a closet Abba fan. This was not always the case. ...

Writing To Reach You

Overview by Graeme Thomson, Word, The, March 2012

Because sometimes the only way musicians can actually talk to each other is by writing songs ...

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