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When I was a silly teenager I loathed and HATED Take That with all my might. When Robbie Williams split, I was very gleeful and when then Take That split I jumped for joy.

... Don't ask me why this mattered to me so much. I did know all their names and I found them all EXTREMELY cute, but I HATE AND LOATHED their music (and I would never admit I found them cute).

When "Back For Good" came out, I was so incredibly embarrassed that I actually found the song ok... so I did the mature thing and loathed it publicly. But I did admit to like their version of "How Deep is Your Love".

When they began again a few years back I did laugh at the irony that a few girls actually committed suicide when they split back in the day. But I genuinely like their new albums. And I find them 10 times more handsome now than I did back in the day.

Why am I writing about this now?

Well, I've got Magic on and they have some program going on "Robbie & Take That - Their story so far". Probably to celebrate the fact that Robbie has joined Take That again (I remember loving him from the get go when he quit... just because he quit, I think.. also he was a friend of Liam and Noel Gallager (I still do find Robbie quite awesome)).

Anyways, "How Deep is Your Love" was just on and day-um. They looked VERY VERY fine.

And to celebrate their beautiful-ness here are pictures (even though Mark's hair is quite ridiculous in some of them teehee):
























Youtube is being weird about How Deep is Your Love video, so here is link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvBzSSNUMik&feature=PlayList&p=48639BFD551F51DD&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=25


This video is recorded in Iceland :P

also LOVE this song (embedding not available)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KII1ruAfvsg&feature=related

Date: 2010-07-18 12:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hildigunnur.livejournal.com
I started reading British magazines around the time Take That made it big for the first time and soon I knew way too much about the band. At the time I was pretty ambivalent about their music. When it came to British boybands of that time, I prefered East 17 (LOL). But somehow I ended up with a great appreciation for Take That and am actually a huge fan now as I own both the albums they have done after their reunion, Gary Barlow's autobiography, a documentary about them, Take That SingStar game and so on. And I couldn't be happier about Robbie reuniting with them.

/cool story, bro.

Date: 2010-07-18 12:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vampyran.livejournal.com
Mega Cool Story :P - With capital letters even!

I haven't gone quite as far as you have :P I've only stolen their albums of the internet and listen to them a lot :P

But I have read all their wikipedia pages :P

Anything interesting in Gary's autobiography?

Date: 2010-07-18 01:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hildigunnur.livejournal.com
Well, back in '93 -'94, Take That always made it appear like they had no time for girls at all (probably wise since their fans were very cray cray) but Gary says in his autobiography that they were total sluts. I also found the chapters about Gary's life after the band broke up, interesting.

Date: 2010-07-18 01:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vampyran.livejournal.com
Haha, yeah. No one could make me believe that 5 guys in their early 20's weren't into girls hahahaha :D

Maybe I'll borrow it from you... soon and read it quickly haha :D Or I'll just... buy it :P

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