Novelty Acts

Bjorn AgainGimme! Gimme! Gimme!

I don’t know about you, but for me, ABBA were a good thing. Sure they were very often annoying but they also made some incredibly catchy pop music that deserved them their fame. So when I hear a tribute band is coming to town, I think happy thoughts. I won’t be seeing them over a proper band, but if I’ve got nothing else to do, you can bet I’ll be there, if just for a laugh. Listen to the sample song (by the real ABBA) and try and tell me you won’t be there too.

The ModelsOut Of Mind, Out Of Sight

I admit it’s a bit rough to call these guys a novelty act, but considering that they split up in 1987, it is a bit of a joke that they’re playing here this year. For those who don’t know, The Models were one of Australia’s biggest 1980s New Wave bands, though admittedly they were never that huge. They definitely have some great music, which would make for a fun live experience, but then again, you can never trust that these older reformed bands will deliver.

4 comments:

Thugolina said...

God, I haven't thought about the Models in years!! I grew up in Nebraska, so how I heard of them I'll never know. But I'm pretty sure that I liked them because no one else had heard of them.

Back in the day, when "alternative" was still "college rock"...before the flannel-clad clan drew record execs by the millions and killed the party...

Peter said...

Back in the day eh? I get the feeling I would have enjoyed them....had I been born.

Frank Sinatra said...

i dont find it at all difficult to say that i wont be there to see bjorn again with you... or without you.

oscar said...

Just because James Froyd fucked the shit out of Gary Newman after the Cars tour doesn't mean the are a novelty. I really want to be there instead of at the Vines but that'll mean that i'll lose my place in the big top