Bono was too “macho” to confess he was an ABBA fan.
The U2 frontman has admitted he by no means ‘admitted’ to having fun with the Scandinavian quartet’s pop hits as a youngster ‘within the thick of punk rock’, however he and bandmate The Edge have confessed to liking numerous stars of charts that are not “very stylish” as a result of they’ll respect their artwork for what it’s.
Explaining why they selected to cowl ABBA’s ‘SOS’ on BBC Radio 2’s ‘Piano Room’ broadcast on Thursday (16.03.23), The Edge instructed DJ Gary Davies: ‘We’re large followers of this Scandinavian band, admirers of their work in a means that has grown over time. We’re followers of the Bee Gees that individuals would by no means have imagined. We’re followers of many nice songwriters who aren’t essentially seen as very hip, and I suppose we’re simply admirers of their work.”
Bono added, “I used to be telling one of many cellists in the present day that I did not have the heart to confess to this subsequent band after I was 16 within the thick of punk rock, however I acquired to the Bee Gees and I used to be able to admit ‘Massachusetts’ and ‘Tragedy “, I imply, these are simply loopy.
“John Lennon admitted he liked the Bee Gees. However there’s somewhat macho, ‘I do not need to confess to ABBA.’ However I am going to inform you what, they’re simply higher songs. You may’t be empirical about every little thing in artwork.”
The ‘One’ singer recalled the “phenomenon” of how ABBA was so liked by “younger moms”.
She stated: “There’s one thing about ABBA. I can keep in mind ABBA because the nationwide anthem for younger moms. Definitely at closing time at our native pub, younger ladies typically sang ‘Thank You For The Music’, and I sang it and was very grateful for the music!
“However I used to be like, what is that this phenomenon? That is earlier than their musicals and every little thing. What is going on on with ABBA?”
Hearken to Bono and The Edge once more in BBC Radio 2’s Piano Room on BBC Sounds and the BBC iPlayer.