That Was Then But This Is Now (3:34)

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  • TantoTempo

    Sir, the peasants are revolting!...."Let them eat apple crumble"

    5 Jun 10:26am Reply
  • beckeb00

    My favorite song by this underrated band!!

    8 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Retro_Saiyan

    "Now" is not completely worthless, but "then" had better hair.

    13 Mar 2012 Reply
  • flickothewrist

    A very moderate band with a modicum of talent, for me, contained in this glam combo, but I must compliment Martin and his pals for producing the most impertinent line I have heard " can't complain musn't grumble help yourself to another piece of apple crumble", priceless nonsense

    31 Jan 2012 Reply
  • retroguy

    So weird hearing a vocal without an autotune enhancement. It's freakin' me out man !! (Yes, I'm kidding)

    1 Aug 2011 Reply
  • fancykatya

    This isn't one of my favourite songs by ABC, this one is fairly cheese and quite boring really. It sounds like it was just recorded for filler on an album...

    22 Mar 2011 Reply
  • rabbijim

    real guy singing

    17 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Retro_Saiyan


    22 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Atypical80

    IMO, they had a little too much cheese in their style, even for the era. Other bands did a lot better job of putting me in the same mood as Retroguy...

    24 Feb 2010 Reply
  • retroguy

    Every now and then I wish that now was then. That's not to say that I don't live in the now it's just that then seemed much better than now even though now is not a bad place to be. Thank god it only happens now and then.

    28 Jan 2010 Reply
  • kensforce

    Classic! A great track to hear live!

    12 Jan 2010 Reply
  • aryanrocksworld

    voice is good

    30 Dec 2009 Reply
  • rabbijim


    7 Aug 2009 Reply
  • toffea

    ABC = excellence

    15 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Retro_Saiyan

    Confusing, but cool.

    1 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Lesscities

    funny one,but like it!!

    26 May 2009 Reply
  • a-hacarl

    I do agree, not that this song is that bad! Beauty Stab is also a very underrated album!

    10 May 2009 Reply
  • seaweedgirle

    There are so many better ABC songs.

    28 Apr 2009 Reply
  • franjulientikaa

    super good souvenir!!!!83 84?

    20 Apr 2009 Reply
  • keithandrewwagg

    Can't complain, mustn't grumble, help yourself to another piece of apple, crumble!!" How bizarre!!

    30 Mar 2009 Reply
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