Slade and Bay City Rollers have nothing on ABBA

Published September 26, 2015

Going through old British music journals you stumble across so many interesting statements of fact. Take, for instance, that old argument whether Slade and Bay City Rollers are better than ABBA. Well, I for one didn't know that it was settled more than 40 years ago, in April 1975 (when, by the way, UK interest in the Swedish quartet was supposedly nil). Don't believe me? Just read this, published on the letters page (known as The Face) in an April 1975 issue of Record Mirror.

ABBA are superior to Slade and Bay City Rollers - fact.

Other facts and review quotes gleaned from these UK music journals will be available in the revised and expanded edition of ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions, available for pre-order here:


Slade - not as good as ABBA?