Thursday, December 18, 2008

An Early (And Hideously Dressed) Clue to the New Direction

From 1974, here's Swedish glam fashion victims ABBA and their insidiously catchy ode to love as a battlefield, the ubiquitous "Waterloo."



As always, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded the first reader who gleans its relevance to tomorrow's Weekend Listomania.

Not holding my breath, though. You bastids.

21 comments:

The Kenosha Kid said...

Bands with palindrome names.

Ken J said...

Wow. They look right out of a WWF wrestling event. Is Vince McMahon paying the royalties for fashion?

I love the point at 2.12 where Anni is looking in totally the wrong direction.

I guess it "love as a battlefield" metaphor is far too obvious for the list? Although Pat Benetar comes to mind instantly. How about:
Hit songs sung in English from non-native English speakers
Songs referencing geographic location for metaphoric reasons

steve simels said...

The Kenosha Kid said...
Bands with palindrome names.

12/18/2008 11:24 AM

Are there any?

Is there a band called Otto I've never heard of?
:-)

Anonymous said...

bands whose music ended up in musicals ??

Anonymous said...

wow love the shoes

Anonymous said...

songs about BELL BOTTOMS??

steves said...

Post-Elvis songs that refer to a geological location.

steves said...

DOH! Make that geographic location. (I have rocks in my head today.)

steve simels said...

Uh...so far, no.
:-)

Ken J said...

Songs by band with internal love interests (e.g. Fleetwood Mac, ABBA, Sugarcubes)

Anonymous said...

songs that Erasure or Yaz covered?

Anonymous said...

songs about war?

steve simels said...

Ken J said...
Songs by band with internal love interests (e.g. Fleetwood Mac, ABBA, Sugarcubes)

Ooh -- that's good. I may steal that down the line....

Nora Charles said...

Post-Elvis song titles that make one think of the Duke of Wellington?

Brooklyn Girl said...

Damn, those are some ugly costumes.

Ken J said...

Songs admitting defeat

CovetedNOPrizeWinnerWithOakLeafCluster said...

The "Big in Japan" Edition. e.g., bands more popular overseas than in the USA.

MJConroy said...

Songs that reference London Tube stops?

Anonymous said...

Worst dressed musical acts according to Mr. Blackswell?

ROT(Plumber)

Mister Pleasant said...

Reminds me of a few episodes of "What Not to Wear". Though I have no disrepect for the song - still an out-of-the-blue pop masterpiece.

Pop songs with a prominent role for the piano?

steve simels said...


Anonymous said...
songs about war?


Okay, you nailed it. Actually, it's songs about either war or peace, but obviously the coveted PowerPop no-Prize is heading your way via ferret caravan as we speak.

Congratulations, Anon, whoever you are. As if I didn't know.
:-)