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Monday, 19 December 2011

Post 398 - Bjorn Again - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town / Little Drummer Boy

Björn Again was created in 1988 in Melbourne, by Rod Leissle and John Tyrell. After the first Björn Again show at a small pub in Melbourne called The Tote Hotel on May 6 1989 the show's popularity increased quickly, which took it Australia-wide then overseas to international acclaim. Björn Again has also occasionally covered songs by other artists. When Erasure produced an EP of ABBA covers called Abba-esque, Björn Again responded with an EP of covers of Erasure songs done in the style of ABBA, called Erasure-ish. The EP included the songs 'Stop!' and 'A Little Respect' that achieved Number 25 on the UK charts in September 1992. In August 2009 the band covered Metallica's 'Enter Sandman' during their set at the Sonisphere Festival in tribute to the headlining act. Here to download is their Christmas single from 1992 released on Polydor records "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" b/w "Little Drummer Boy" (861 189 2). ABBA's Benny Andersson was quoted as saying in 1999, "BJÖRN AGAIN are the closest you can get to seeing ABBA. ABBA will never reform!"

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