UK poll shows ABBA band people most want to reform

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  1. edonline

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    UK poll shows ABBA band people most want to reform | Entertainment | Reuters

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    ABBA, made up of Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Agnetha Faltskog, performed in public for the last time in 1982.

    Following is a list of the top 10 bands the British public would most like to see back in action:

    ABBA (25 percent); The Police (13); Pink Floyd (11); The Smiths (11); Oasis (10); The Jam (9); Dire Straits (8); The Clash (6); Spice Girls (4); Sex Pistols (3).

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    So, to open the poll worldwide, I'd like to ask everyone on LPSG which band(s) they would like to see reform. Top of my list: Talking Heads.
     
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    I think I'd like to see the Smiths (one more time) but wouldn't be adverse to some pure pop fun such as Abba.
     
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    Spice girls? Really?

    Abba has an addictive happy sound. I'm not at all surprised that they'd be the top choice.
     
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    I would love to see Cream reform. They're kind of old now, but I'm sure they could still kick ass.

    I'd also be satisfied with ABBA.:biggrin1:
     
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    Wow the British public are a bit dim aren't they The Police, The Pistols and te Spice Girls have already done it and I don't think it would be a good idea to dig up Joe Strummer. It looks like we've given up on the Beatles reunion at last though.

     
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    i was thinknig that too..... id love to see the Jam live. what a band, ive seen paul wellar and it was amazing, i imagine the jam would be the same. Shame it will never happen.
     
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    Count me in when they would perform again! Abba is great, phenomenal, still these days most people like their music or are familiar with it. Love it.
    A mate of mine would love it too, so I'm not the one my age who love them.
     
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    Hey Pieter, remeber that ABBA thread we used to post in on here?, that was fun.
     
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    So have Cream. The only ones on the OP that I'd be interested in seeing back are Pink Floyd & The Smiths. I'd also like to see the full original line-up of Three Dog Night together again.
    I kinda wish I coulda seen the U.K. reunion shows Mott The Hoople did a few months ago. Anybody know anything about those shows? I'd heard that Buffin was replaced by Martin Chambers of The Pretenders (?).
    A friend of mine hit it on the head when he said that the only reunion he'd pay todays stratospheric concert ticket prices for is The Beatles...and Lennon & Harrison would have to rise from the dead and perform there for him to spring for it. :eek:
     
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    I am the only one who likes to remember people the way that they were in their prime? Even if they still have the sound it's always a little depressing to see someone after so many years trying to be what they once were. On the other hand if it's someone who continued to preform and evolve their music through the years you don't get that same stark reality from days long gone to now.
     
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    I like the current band, ASYLUM STREET SPANKERS...well maybe not so current....
    I'd like to see Sheila Chandra live....I've seen Toyah's videos...Lene Lovitch...etc...
     
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    My number one choice is definitely Oasis. By far and away my favourite band ever.

    After that The Pistols and Pink Floyd who are also on the list.

    As for bands not on the list. The Stone Roses.
     
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    i would like abba to reform just so they can sing their rendition of "pick a bale of cotton" again...i have to say, that may have been the silliest cover ever recorded...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOYqGNzNs3c
     
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    I hate ABBA. However, given my choice, I'd love to see T2 or The Talking Heads reform.
     
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    Not quite.Replace "the British public" with 1500 random plebs.
    That's 375.You think that a survey of 1500 people is an accurate representation of the country?
    The death of Sterling Morrison has ruled out another full reunion of The Velvet Underground but I'd still like to see John Cale,Lou Reed and Mo Tucker play together.
    From the UK I'd like to see The Stone Roses one more time.
     
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    The Cars (I know one of them passed on, but still) and the Talking Heads.

    I'm still a little angry that Kurt Cobain offed himself 'cause Nirvana was a great band while they lasted.
     
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    My vote for B*witched obviously went unnoticed....

    I would love to see ABBA touring again singing all their best.
     
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    Well, ABBA is for obvious Flamers...

    Anyway, why not pay attention to something here and now, instead of an act that has gone into the nostalgia circuit?
     
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    Not a hope in hell mate! :frown1:
     
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    My vote would be to see ABBA live again. I saw them in their 1978-1979 world tour, they were brilliant. Now with new technology, I can only imagine what a live show would be like.
     
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