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How A Cheesy 90s Pop Group Took Nazism Straight To The Top Of The Charts

They wrote some of the catchiest pop/dance songs of the 90s, taking America by storm just like fellow Swedes ABBA did decades earlier, and little did we know their music contained a dark messages inspired by Nazi ideology.

They are Ace Of Base, the seemingly harmless Swedish electronic dance group whose catchy hits "The Sign", "All That She Wants" and "Don't Turn Around" are earworms that will haunt us for the rest of our lives.

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Ace Of Base may not seem like the sort to spread Nazi inspired propaganda, and this theory may seem like the ravings of a crackpot conspiracist, which the alleger, Cracked's Adam Tod Brown, will readily admit.

But consider this- Ace Of Base founder Ulf Ekberg was once part of the Neo-Nazi punk band Commit Suiside, and he named the group after the Nazi's Keroman submarine facility, sometimes referred to as "the base of the aces".

Read How A 90s Pop Band Secretly Sold Nazism To America at Cracked (contains NSFW language)


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Pattern recognition is a powerful survival tool, but sometimes we see meaningful patterns in meaningless noise. That's when people start to see connections where there aren't any and see conspiracy's. Instead reading this, I will look up some videos from Ace Of Base. Thanks for reminding me! :)
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Even if the theory is plausible (which it is not), Ace of Base was still a great 90s europop group; and this brown skinned asian guy will still have a place in his heart for The Sign (sigh, oh my youth, why have you left me?).

Argh, talk about earworms, the song is stuck! And here I am clicking on the mp3 file. XD
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This was not worth linking to. The theory does indeed seem like the ravings of a crackpot conspiracist, and Brown's feverish deconstruction of the band's name is the prime example of that. There's no evidence that the submarine facility was the inspiration for the name, other than a verbal similarity to a sometimes-nickname, which could very easily be a coincidence and would in any event be an extremely inaccessible way of referencing Nazi ideology.

To anyone who hasn't read it yet, don't bother unless you want to see how conspiracy theorists and crazy people can connect a random series of dots and convince themselves its a clear picture of nefarious intent.
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