is a London
-based British tribute band
songs in the stripped down punk
style of the Ramones
, a style of pop punk
they dubbed discopunk
and claim to have invented. They formed in 1996 and took their name in 1999. They have released three albums .
<!--SUMMARIZED FROM THEIR WEBSITE, WHICH COULD BE IN PART PLAYFULLY BOGUS. TO BE VERIFIED ELSEWHERE-->Gabba was informally formed in 1996 - cached in 2000 at Archive.org
by Stig Honda, alleged "professor at the Osaka Rock 'n' Roll High School
", who enrolled five students from all over the world to fuse the disco pop of Abba and the punk rock of the Ramones, creating "disco-punk
In 1999, the band took its name of "GABBA, The Discopunk Sensation". The name is an acrostic
on the members' nicknames, echoing both the Ramones' "Gabba Gabba Hey" and the name of Abba.
Their second recording and official debut album
, the CD Leave Stockholm
(1999), was produced by Stigma Records (UK)<!--THE UK ONE IS POSSIBLY STIG+SMEGMA'S OWN LABEL, THERE ARE HOMONYMS IN AUSTRALIA AND THE US--> and sub-distributed by Rough Trade Records
According to a band statement , " GABBA release their complex 3rd album, the Spanish language "Tijuana Dance". However, the album was banned and withdrawn from sale after just 1 week for being "Anti-Establishment", due to some confusion over Bee......