Tuesday 21 August 2018

Abba and Kim's Seventies revival

Abba in 1976
Abba in 1976
Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor

There was great excitement in discotheques up and down the country last night at the news that Abba are to tour again next year. And even better, they won't look all old and depressing.

They will actually look exactly like they did in 1979 at the height of their fame. Because of course, in a supreme irony, they are using technology to create holograms of Abba, to recreate a time when we think we were happier, a simpler time, before technology made the world so confusing.       

It could yet be tech's greatest achievement, to wipe out the last 40 years and reset the world at 1979, before all the bad stuff happened. Indeed, there's a general feel of the 1970s around. What with the Cold War, which has given the whole world an atmosphere of a Philip Roth novel. And then there's that crazy carry-on in Korea.

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