Sunday, December 20, 2009

Gabba – Leave Stockholm

Gabba is a London-based British tribute band performing ABBA songs in the stripped down punk style of the Ramones, a style of pop punk they dubbed discopunk and claim to have invented[1]. They formed in 1996 and took their name in 1999. They have released three albums as of 2006.
Gabba was informally formed in 1996 by Stig Honda, alleged "professor at the Osaka Rock 'n' Roll High School", who enrolled five students from all over the world to fuse the disco pop of Abba and the punk rock of the Ramones, creating "disco-punk".

In 1999, the band took its name of "GABBA, The Discopunk Sensation". The name is an acrostic on the members' nicknames, echoing both the Ramones' "Gabba Gabba Hey" and the name of Abba.

Their second recording and official debut album, the CD Leave Stockholm (1999), was produced by Stigma Records (UK) and sub-distributed by Rough Trade Records.

According to a band statement, " [In 2001] GABBA release their complex 3rd album, the Spanish language "Tijuana Dance". However, the album was banned and withdrawn from sale after just 1 week for being "Anti-Establishment", due to some confusion over Bee Bee's appalling Spanish translations which inadvertently accused the Queen of England of being a Nazi Stormtrouper (in a stupor, no less). It is unclear if the album will ever be released again. "

Geeky (Japan) - guitar (represents Johnny Ramone)
Anneky (Sweden) - vocals, chorus (represents Agnetha Fältskog)
Bjöey (US) - lead vocals (represents Björn Ulvaeus and Joey Ramone)
Bee Bee (Germany) - bass, vocals (represents Benny Andersson and Dee Dee Ramone)
Abby (German from Thailand) - drums, vocals, chorus (represents Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Tommy Ramone)

Genre: Disco Punk
Year: 1999


01. Waterloo.
02. Gabba Gabba.
03. Mama Mia.
04. Super Shock Trooper.
05. The Pinhead Takes It All.
06. SOS.
07. Hej Ho Disco.
08. Knowing Me Kknowing You.
09. Gimme Gimme Gimme (Shock Treatment At Midnite).
10. So Long.
11. Rockaway Beach.


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