So Saturday night, we're watching our recording of that night's Top Of The Pops 2 Disco Special, and I'm about to fall asleep for the third time. So I turn off the tv.
Betty is disappointed as she's more awake than me and Steve Wright's just started showing the video to ABBA's Summer Night City.
But not even the beautiful Benny & Bjorn can keep me awake and we go to bed.
So Sunday night, we watch the video. B&B's stunningness doesn't diminish over the years and this is one of the highlights of the show, yes even better than Disco Duck. Betty says to me "I bet you were one of those people who did everything the NME told you to do and bought the Junior Giscombe and Linx 12 inchers. Adrian Thrills was your God."
Yes, of course, I was young and easily influenced, after all it was only a matter of a few years before that I'd seen Genesis live! Besides, those Junior and Linx songs hold up pretty well.
Sunday night is a night of fitful sleep. One dream is memorable.
I am watching the video to Summer Night City. As the band sing the following...
When the night comes with the action
I just know it's time to go
Can't resist the strange attraction
From that giant dynamo
...I see Agnetha cycling onstage for all she's worth. She's sweating like Olivia Newton John in the Physical video. Yes, she wears a headband. She's cycling because she's powering the band's instruments by means of a giant dynamo.
Go, Agnetha! Go, girl!
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