Australian Abba impersonators and one of the first to kick-start the ongoing tribute band craze. In the early 90s they captured an unexpected upswing in the nostalgia value of the lost decade - the 70s. The band, Bjorn Voloveus, Agnetha Falstart, Benny Anderwear and Frida, have maintained an admirable press embargo on conceding that they actually are a copy band: One of the worlds greatest coincidences is the similarity between the looks, the words and the melodies of Bjorn Again and Abba. Whatever, their nearly note-perfect renditions of Fernando, Dancing Queen, The Name Of The Game, et al., has seen them cultivate a fanatical live following since their inception in 1989. Their cult status was enhanced by a Reading Festival appearance where Nirvanas Kurt Cobain was among their admirers. They responded with a live jam of Smells Like Swede Spirit. Proof of their impact, and the rediscovered pop magic of Abba, came with Erasures number 1 EP Abbaesque. Bjorn Again replied with the equally devotional Erasure-ish EP.
Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.