Deadsplinter Up! All Night: Does Your Mother Know

Wasn’t ABBA and their outfits fabulous? But did you know that their outfits were also a tax avoidance scheme? Part of the reason behind their use was the Swedish Tax Code. You see, in Sweden you can deduct the cost of clothing from your taxes, as long as the clothes aren’t “everyday clothes”. Bring on the glitter!

Does Your Mother Know‘ was performed in ‘Mamma Mia!‘ too:

And here’s the ‘Does Your Mother Know’ Behind The Scenes featurette from the ‘Mamma Mia!’ DVD:

Christine Baranski is fabulous too!

Enjoy the weekend and thank you for your continued support of Deadsplinter!



  1. ABBA makes me think of dancing queen and dancing. Here’s a little ditty which exhorts us all to dance:


    • Ellie, If we’re gonna dance around here then I’m gonna half to throw down some Tom Jones and Janis Joplin. Bonus: the second half of this vid features some very energetic and groovy background dancers.


      • Lots of fringe and headbands on that crowd.

        • … It’s like the dancers are there to distract you from the juxtaposition of Tom Jones next to Janis Joplin.

      • I’m pretty impressed that Tom is able to hold his own with Janis.

  2. Here’s a question your mother may be able to answer, Frank Zappa – Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?

    • This was also an awkward conversation.

      Buzzcocks – Why Can’t I Touch It?

      • speaking of awkward conversations with your mother.

      • Continuing the theme of awkward conversations with your mother, via Buzzcocks one more time (“Sneaking in the back door with dirty magazines/Now your mother wants to know ’bout all those stains on your jeans”):

        Buzzcocks – “Orgasm Addict”

        • 13 year old me loved this song. Late 40’s me still loves it. Also this one.

    • You don’t want your mother to know what you’ve been up to!

  3. Dedicated to Mike Pence who should be thinking of his mother rather than his “father”:

    • This performance is one of my favorite of “Mother” and there’s a lot of Floyd out there.

    • What about those Daddy Issues, Ivanka


  4. …as it happens my mother was partial to a bit of abba in her time…but I’m pretty sure that’s not what these boys had in mind?

    • great song. it was stuck in my head fora few weeks sometime this spring!

  5. I wish these guys had been able to make a second album.

  6. I can’t hear ABBA without thinking of Muriel’s Wedding, one of my all time favorite movies.




  7. I know I posted this “awkward” song recently, but to get this back on track:

        • …not yet I haven’t

          …but I certainly aim to now…cheers

      • i love crass…especially this song

  8. The Beatles – Your Mother Should Know

    Released on: 1967-11-27

  9. “American Mother” – Help Yourself

    And my favorite ABBA song.

    Hey Hey Helen. Amongst all their wonderful fluff, this sad song has always stood out to me.

  10. i think ill go with this one coz ive come full circle now 

    im not bothered….but the missus seems a little traumatized
    i dont think my daughter realizes you can hear everything in this house
    but then…she still hasnt figured out how it is i keep calling her out for doing shit whilst im in a different room….maybe shes not the brightest spark :p

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