When former Gårunt Show member Bella Linnarsson (aka Bella Ferlin) joined The T-Boones they decided to change their name to Baby Grandmothers. This psychedelic trio was one of the house bands at the famous club Filips in Stockholm and an example of their live sound can be heard on the bonus-CD included with this book. The band's only single was recorded in Finland in March 1968. Interestingly, it was produced by none other than M.A. Numminen and is one of the highly collectable singles from this period. The full nine-minute version of the A-side was finally released in 1996 on the Finnish compilation CD Love Proge. Two months later they hooked up with organist Mecki Bodemark and joined the cast for the Swedish stage version of the hippie musical "Hair" - and the resulting album, Hår. Afterwards the four joined forces as the Mark II version of Mecki Mark Men and re-recorded "Being Is More Than Life" for the Running In The Summernight album. Later, when Bodemark had left the group, (he three others continued as Kebnekajse. Baby Grandmothers should not be confused with the Olga label act Baby Py Grandmother, which was fronted by female vocalist Py Bäckman.
|1968||●||Somebody Keeps Calling My Name / Being Is More Than Life (S)||Forward GM-5||★★★★★★★★8|
Born Remi Kabaka in Lagos, Nigeria, this percussionist moved his home base to Sweden in 1969. For his second solo album he teamed up with Fläsket Brinner, Janne Schaffer, Ulf Andersson (Egba), Maffy Falay (G.L. Unit), Rune Carlsson (Kvartetten Som Sprängde) and Lukas Lindholm (Heta Linjen). At the time, Reebop was a member of UK band Traffic and would later move on to the German band Can. He also played on albums by the likes of Rolling Stones and Ginger Baker. Reebop died in Stockholm in 1982.
|1973||■||Anthony "Reebop" Kwaku Bah||Philips 6316 008||★★★★★★★★8|
Baltik was a super group project put together by producer Anders "Henkan" Henriksson and the name refered to the fact that it contained both Swedish and British participants, who had to travel across the Baltik Sea to meet. The Swedish side featured musicians from bands like Fläsket Brinner, Kebnekajse, Jason's Fleece, Opus III, Life, Atlantic Ocean and Blond alongside such unlikely people as pop singer Tomas Ledin and jazz singer Claes Jansson. The Brits were headed by John Gustafson, whose CV included stints with legendary UK bands such as The Big Three, Merseybeats, Quatermass, Hard Stuff and, later on, Roxy Music. Also participating were his fellow countrymen David Garriock (of 60's group Red Squares) and Adrian Moar, who wrote most of the lyrics. This highly ambitious English-language album features vocalists with very different styles taking turns at singing and is unique to the Swedish progressive scene. There are plenty of long instrumental passages and several tracks contains harmony leads from guitarists Bengan Dahlén and Janne Schaffer, who is playing more aggressively than usual. Some of the core musicians of this album would later move on to the jazz-rock project Ablution.
|1973||■||Smakprov från deras kommande LP (S) (promo)||CBS GRA002||★★★★★5|
Baron Bult came from Stockholm and played Swedish-language rock music. Peter Wartin was previously in a duo with Claes Nordenskiöld and their PETCLA label released this Baron Bult recording. In 1980 the band signed with major label RCA and released the single "Kent", but success eluded them.
|1979||■||75 ton stål / Gamla hjältar (S)||PETCLA S-7902||★★2|
Two days before Christmas 1977, Kung Tung and Mersmak bassist Ulf Bejerstrand came up with the idea of making a solo album. He borrowed a tape recorder and some drums, played most of the instruments himself and a few days later the recording was finished. This album and the subsequent ones were released by his own Grisbäck Productions and they all display his unorthodox approach to music: One moment accomplished jazz-rock, the next crude Swedish-language satire - but always delivered with a witty touch. His record sleeves were usually either obscene or political satire which resulted in severe distribution difficulties and getting gigs was sometimes hard. He resolved this by coming onstage unannounced when other bands left it, plugging in his guitar and playing for exactly 60 seconds and then proceeding with his trademark "rain of records", by throwing his albums into the audience. Bejerstrand also played with Kalmar legends Flodotto along with members of Ragnarök. A track from this band was included on Åt helvete med hela skiten. In the summer of 1980, the album Så går del till i Vilda Västern! was immediately withdrawn due to the obscene nature of the sleeve that depicted a woman having intercourse with a pig. The album was re-released as Krossade drömmar. Bejerstrand then decided to emigrate to Canada, but returned to Sweden soon after. He later started a large booking agency and launched his popular concept of air guitar competitions as well as making two more solo albums. He also found time to be the manager of notorious acts Eddie Meduza and Svullo.
|1978||■||Åt helvete med hela skiten||Grisbäck GRISLP-7801||★★★3|
|1978||■||Ett spei i röven||Grisbäck GRISLP-7803||★★2|
|1978||■||There's No Business Like Showbusiness||Grisbäck GRISLP-7804||★★2|
This ensemble was founded by former members of Narren and as the name suggests they were inspired by Italian music. Among the more prominent members were the Italian writer Carlo Barsotti, Lena Ekman, Jan Hammarlund Karin Biribakken (Södra Bergens Balalaikor) and the multi-instrumentalist Kjell Westling (Arbete & Fritid, Blå Tåget). The first LP consisted of traditional Italian music with an working class theme. At the time of the group's second recording both Ekman and Hammarlund had left the group. Bella Ciao set up a stage play about female Italian workers with material consisting of well-known tunes like "Bandiera Rossa" and "Bella Ciao" and the group's own material which was sung in both Italian and Swedish. The Barsotti's then translated Dario Fo's famous play "Mistero Buffo" into Swedish. It featured renowned actor Björn Granath in the leading role and music written by Westling. The last album was released in 1981 and is a collection of tunes written to poetry by modern Italian writers. Biribakken, Granath, Holmberg, Ödquist and Westling were also in Musikteatergruppen Ariel.
|1976||■||Om åtta timmar||MNW 67P||★★2|
|1978||■||När dagen randas||Nacksving 08-1||★1|
Arbete & Fritid's Bengt Berger and Kjell Westling recorded this album. It contains two side-long tracks of experimental jazz improvisation, featuring the unique sounds of bass clarinet, sopranino saxophone and drums. Multi-instrumentalist Westling had previously been a member of Gunder Hägg/Blå Tåget and was probably the busiest sideman of the Movement, playing on albums too numerous to mention. Berger also played with Archimedes Badkar, which he later reconstructed into The Bitter Funeral Beer Band.
|1977||■||Spelar||Ett minne för livet MILP-003||★★★★4|
Although primarily an artist, Tore Berger also sang and played clarinet with Gunder Hägg/Blå Tåget. When the band split up in 1975 he performed with Solen Skiner as a singer before embarking upon his solo career. Berger's former band members backed him on his first solo effort. Most of the material is mellow folk music with introspective lyrics. Only the strange "När vi simmar ut..." displays an experimental musical spirit. Written in 1972, it is his best track. During his art exhibitions in 1977, Berger joined his former Blå Tåget band mates Torkel Rasmusson and Leif Nylén in Stockholm Norra and they recorded an album the following year. Berger's 1980 solo album, Äntligen ensam igen, sounds similar to his début. It is housed in a great sleeve that he painted himself. Tore Berger was a wealthy man and his money helped the MNW label on several occasions.
|1976||■||Mitt hjärtas melodi||MNW 68P||★★2|
Tomas Bergh put disco beat to the left-wing anthem "l'Internationale", written in 1871 by Eugene Pottier. Bergh sang the song in Swedish, English, German, French and Russian. Also playing were Lasse Jonsson (guitar), Kjell Johansson (bass), Opa (percussion), Lisa (vocals) and Per Lindvall (drums), with arrangements by producer Anders Eljas.
|1979||■||Upp till kamp / Oh tryggare kan ingen vara (S)||Frituna FR1070||★1|
|1979||□||Upp till kamp / Oh tryggare kan ingen vara (S12)||Frituna FRDS-1||★★2|
Dan Berglund was discovered in 1974 when he performed in benefit of a harbour strike in Gothenburg. Two of the songs from the concert can be heard on the compilation album Stöd de strejkande hamnarbetarna. His début album, En järnarbetares visor, became a big hit within left-wing groups with its primitive folk tunes and straightforward lyrics about working class life in Sweden. It has been reissued several times. His next project was a theme album with music written especially for the newly translated poetry of Norweigan working class poet Rudolf Nilsen. The album was not nearly as successful as its predecessor but he returned in 1979 with a new album of his own material. The result was Den stora maskeraden, which was similar to his first album. Berglund was one of the leading artists connected with the ultra left-wing party KFML(r), but has now publicly renounced his communist beliefs.
|1975||■||En järnarbetares visor||Proletärkultur PROLP575||★★★3|
|1977||■||Dan Berglund sjunger Rudolf Nilsen||Proletärkultur PROLP177||★★2|
|1979||■||Den stora rnaskeraden||Proletärkultur PROLP279||★★2|
Marie Bergman represented Sweden twice in the Eurovision Song Contest as a member of Family Four. She went solo in 1974 chosinga totally different musical path. "Ingen kommer undan politiken" from her second album, Närma mej, is an undisputed classic. She is generally regarded as one of the most important female artists in Swedish rock and is still going strong, as always with partner Lasse Englund by her side.
|1974||●||Sånger / Villiga Ville (S)||Metronome J27.167||★1|
|1974||■||Mitt ansikte||Metronome MLP15.544||★1|
|1974||●||Farmareflickan / Färger (S)||Metronome J27.174||★1|
|1974||○||Feelings / Move (S)||Metronome J27.181||★1|
|1974||■||Feelings / Move (S) (Italian release)||Zafiro OOX-304||★★2|
|1977||■||Närma mej||Metronome MLP15.610||★1|
Multi-instrumentalist Sten Bergman had been a founding member of the bands Quints, Atlantic Ocean and Fläsket Brinner. He released his solo album Lyckohjulet on Metronome's collectable subsidiary label Gump. Playing on the album is his former Fläsket Brinner band mates, guitarist Bengan Dahlén and bassist Per Bruun, as well as guitarist and keyboardist Christer Bjernelind (Archimedes Badkar) and drummer Thomas Mera Gartz. (Träd, Gräs Och Stenar). This album is far less experimental than Bergman's earlier music. It was produced by Metronome label head Anders Burman, who previously produced Pugh and Bernt Staf among others.
This jazz-rock band was formed in Stockholm in 1972 and later lived six months together on a farm in Bohuslän. Their instrumental album was a test recording for the newly built Forsa Ljud studio in Hälsingland. Tommy Adolfsson was also in Archimedes Badkar while Jonas Lindgren went on to join Fläskkvartetten. Later member Tommy Cassemar became an in-demand session player.
|1975||■||Berits Halsband||Forsaljud FOL LP1||★★★★★5|
This band was formed in Osby in the mid-60's as BIB Rhythm & Blues Set by singer and guitarist Ingvar Björnson. The band made several line-up changes and also changed their musical direction. In January 1970 the three remaining members released the album It Wasn't Meant To Happen, a pleasing mix of psychedelic and progressive music featuring long tracks sung in English. It is dominated by a swirling organ and sounds quite similar to Kvartetten Som Sprängde, although much more psychedelic. Soon after the recording, Roland Gärdh quit. BIB Set tried a few new drummers without success, so the band split up. Björnson got a solo deal with Metronome in 1984, naming his backing band BIB Set. It featured none of the musicians from the Toniton album.
|1970||■||It Wasn't Meant To Happen||Toniton LP101||★★★★★★★★★★10|
Swedish 60's pop sensation Tages went to London to record their sixth studio album in the spring of 1969. The album's release was then delayed about six months. When it finally arrived, Anders Töpel and Danne Larsson had both left the group to do mandatory military service. With the Tages name deemed unfit for the international career they were still aming for, the band's name was now changed to Blond. The album features high-quality psychedelic pop with great production, interwoven vocal harmonies and lush string arrangements played by The London Symphony Orchestra. Lagerberg and producer Anders "Henkan" Henriksson wrote the songs while Englishman Adrian Moar, who had moved to Sweden in 1967, helped put the finishing touches on the lyrics. During the sessions they chanced upon Anders Nordh, who had just left King George Discovery. He contributed lead guitar to the heavy "Six White Horses". Along with new guitarist Björn Linder, Nordh is pictured on the cover of the US version of the album, but Anders Nordh was never really a member of the band - he didn't play any gigs with them - and went on to form Life. Instead former Tages roadie, and Anders Töpel's younger brother, Björn Töpel, joined on guitar and Mats Landahl came in on organ. The new band's first task was to provide backing on singles by Pillow, James and Örjan. Success eluded Blond, clearly lost somewhere between pop and the Movement, and the band split up in the summer of 1970. The second line-up's only release as Blond, the single "Lost Child", was actually released a few months after the break-up. Göran Lagerberg went on to play with Sommarfilosoferna, Heta Linjen, Kebnekajse, Egba and much later Grymlings. Björn Linder became a studio musician and was also in the short-lived supergroup Marsfolket. Lasse Svensson, younger brother of Swedish mega star Lill-Babs, later started a highly successful company producing Swedish language versions of children's programmes for TV.
|1969||■||I Wake Up And Call / The Girl I Once Had (S)||Fontana 271.281 TF||★★★★★5|
|1969||■||I Wake Up And Call / (I Will Bring You) Flowers In The Morning (S) (Dutch release)||Fontana 262.023 TF||★★★★★5|
|1969||■||I Wake Up And Call / (I Will Bring You) Flowers In The Morning (S) (Norwegian release)||Fontana 262.023 TF||★★★★4|
|1969||■||The Lilac Years / Six White Horses (S)||Fontana 271.282 TF||★★★★★5|
|1969||■||The Lilac Years||Fontana 881.015 TY||★★★★★★6|
|1969||■||The Lilac Years (UK release)||Fontana STL 5515||★★★★★★★★8|
|1969||■||The Lilac Years (New Zealand release)||Fontana TY 881015||★★★★★★★7|
|1969||■||Blond (US release)||Fontana SRF 67607||★★★★★5|
|1969||■||Deep Inside My Heart / I Will Bring You Flowers In The Morning (S) (US release)||Fontana F 1673||★★★★4|
|1969||●||I Wake Up And Call / I Will Bring You Flowers In The Morning (S) (UK release)||Fontana TF 1040||★★★★4|
|1969||●||Tomo El Omnibus [I Pick Up The Bus] / Seis Caballos Blandos [Six White Horses] (S) (Argentinian release)||Philips 6089001||★★★★★5|
|1970||■||Lost Child / How Can I Pray When I Don't Believe (S)||Fontana 6089.002||★★★★★★6|
A blues-rock band from Södertälje, formed out of the ashes of Telge Blues. Their main connection to the Movement was that Mistlur released the album. The song "Jägaren" is sung in Swedish, but the rest is regular blues in English. Blue Fire would later evolve into Chicago Express, one of the biggest bands on the Swedish blues scene.
|1978||■||Blue Fire||Mistlur MLR-1||★★★3|
This band from Södertälje released their only album through Katrineholms Musikbolag. Considered a classic among fans of heavy rock, the album consists of long lead guitar workouts with rumbling bass lines and heavy drumming, all performed with a driven energy seldom experienced in those days in Sweden. There are also interpretations of Beethoven's "Für Elise" and the traditional Swedish folk song "Trettondagsmarschen". The singles contain non-LP tracks. Katrineholm's hippie duo Charlie & Esdor briefly joined in 1972, but are not on any of the records.
|1970||■||Honkytonk Blues / Killing Floor (S)||Efel SE12||★★★★★★6|
|1970||■||Midnight Rambler / The Band (S)||Efel SE16||★★★★★★6|
|1974||■||Rock Machine||KMB 740103||★★★★★★★★★9|
|1974||■||Proud To Be / One Night (S)||KMB 7407||★★★★★5|
This Göteborg outfit began playing together in 1971. With next to no production experience, the band took two Revox tape recorders to a summerhouse to record the album. It was released in one thousand copies and self-distributed. The music varies from folk-rock to garage and the Swedish-language lyrics are left-wing. The single was more reggae sounding.
|1975||■||Blå Schäfer||Blå Schäfer skivor VOV 001||★★★★4|
|1979||■||Sysselsättningen / Dom är rädda (S)||Sista Bussen SB102||★★★3|
|1979||■||Sysselsättningen / Dom är rädda (S) (Sleeve variation)||Sista Bussen SB102||★★2|
When Movement pioneers Gunder Hägg changed their name to Blå Tåget in 1972, the band took a turn in musical direction since the members had been improving as musicians. Many of the songs now had a more serious tone and the production was better overall. Still highly original, the double LP Brustna hjärtans hotell is generally considered a classic of the Movement. The track "Den ena handen vet vad den andra gör", written by Nylén, later took a life of its own. Re-recorded in 1980 by punkband Ebba Grön as "Staten och kapitalet", it was voted the number one song in Swedish rock history in a poll by Swedish radio in 2000. Blå Tåget recorded the slightly disappointing Slowfox before disbanding in 1975. Tore Bergerand Torkel Rasmusson went on to record solo albums and then teamed up with Leif Nylén in Stockholm Norra. Multi-instrumentalist Kjell Westling was also in Arbete & Fritid, Spjärnsvallet and numerous others. The late Mats G Bengtsson joined Knäckebröderna and also played the part of "Hilding" in the classic TV-series "Tårtan". It was co-written by Carl Johan de Geer, who was also in Elektriska Linden. A short-lived Blå Tåget reunion in 1981 resulted in a live album and the band reformed proper in 1999 releasing the album Moderna Material, featuring all new material and one further album in 2004.
|1972||■||Brustna hjärtans hotell||MNW 32P||★★★3|
Blåeld was a large band that recorded one single that was self-distributed. It features well-played rock with Swedish-language vocals.
|1979||■||Hur står det till / Regnuppehåll (S)||G GMPS7902||★★2|
Formed in 1971 as Kendal, this five-man band from Göteborg released its sole, eponymous album in 1975. The symphonic sound is similar to the early recordings of Kaipa and the band was obviously influenced by bands such as Genesis and Yes with a flowing yet aggressive sound. Standout tracks are "Maskinsång" and "Erinran", both furious progressive pieces with great guitar excursions. The highly collectible album was released by the Anette label, run by the dance band Cool Candys. One thousand copies were pressed and sold out almost immediately. It was re-issued on CD in 1997 and included bonus tracks recorded in 1974, featuring original bassist Steinar Arnasson, who had left the band prior to the recording of the album and joined the band Iceland. Blåkulla broke up when Bo Ferm left at the end of 1975. Råstam and Olsson then joined Text & Musik while Öhberg and Lindegren recorded pop music as Kaj Kristall. Hannes Råstam then played with Björn Afzclius and Rolf Wikström for many years before changing gears to become an acclaimed investigative reporter on Swedish TV. He has twice won "Stora Journalistpriset", the most prestigeous award for journalists in Sweden.
Stry Terrarie (real name Anders Sjöholm) was the leader of punk pioneers Kriminella Gitarrer from Klippan. He shifted musical gears for this short-lived psychedelic band in the style of International Harvester and early Pink Floyd. The twelve minute improvisation "Diggar ditt hal" was recorded live in Lund. It was divided into two parts for the single release. Stry Terrarie and Mikael Vestergren then formed Garbochock with Terrarie eventually joining Ebba Grön.
|1979||■||Diggar ditt hål (del 1) / Diggar ditt hål (del 2) (S)||Heartwork HW09||★★★★4|
This Stockholm-based singer/songwriter had personal lyrics instead of political that were sung in Swedish with simple folk rock backing. He was discovered in 1974 after he sent a tape to the radio show "Bandet går". That led to his inclusion on the Blandat Band compilation as well as the release of his solo album Hum, hum från Humlegårn. The title track instantly became a minor hit with extended airplay. The album sold almost twenty thousand copies and made much money for the label Musiklaget. His later recordings were in the same vein but did not sell as well. "Hum, Hum från Humlegårn" was again a hit in 2003. This time in a cover version by Lars Winnerbäck.
|1974||■||Hum, hum från Humlegårn||Musiklaget MLLP-4||★★★3|
|1976||■||Sagan om verkliglieten||Musiklaget MLLP-7||★★2|
|1979||■||Mullvaden / Fula kulor i pungen (S)||Musiklaget MLS-5||★★★3|
Tommy "Slim" Borgudd started his career in 1966 as the drummer for Öland 60's band Lea Riders Group. Then followed Made In Sweden and Solar Plexus. All three bands included bassist Bosse Häggström and the pair wrote all the songs for Borgudd's solo album. It featured funky jazz-rock with English lyrics sung by former bandmate Tommy Körberg, Björn Skifs (Marsfolket) and rock'n'roll singer Jerry Williams. Also playing on the album were prominent musicians like Jojje Wadenius, Janne Schaffer, Björn J:son Lindh, the Egba duo of Ulf Andersson and Göran Lagerberg, as well as Cary Sharaff el Din and Bosse Hallgren from Häggstöm's current band Wasa Express. Borgudd was by now focusing on his racing career, which included a stint in Formula 1 and won him many titles in truck racing.
|1976||■||Funky Formula||Four Leaf FLC5011||★★★★4|
Robert Broberg is one of Sweden's best-loved entertainers. He started his long and illustrious carrer with Robans Skiffle Group in 1958 and had a string of hits as a Swedish language singer/songwriter in the 60's. He was also host to many shows on TV and radio. In 1971 he turned his back on his successful formula and released the more introspective En typisk rund lp med hål i mitten, which was actually his sixth album. It paved the way for Jag längtar efter mej själv which he recorded himself at home. This was a very experimental affair, both musically and lyrically, but still with that witty touch. For his next album, the more political Vem är det som bromsar och vern är det som skjuter på?, he called in the services of Hoola Bandoola Band members Peter Clemmedson and Arne Franck. After a four year lay-off, he recorded the English language Tolv sånger på amerikanska with the help of former Egba members Jan Tolf, Stefan Brolund and Claes Wang. He then created his "Zero" persona and regained the favour of the public, which has stayed with him into the new Millennium.
|1971||■||En typisk rund lp med hål i mitten||Pling & Plong PLP2||★1|
|1971||●||Good Morning / How Do You Feel-mjölk idag / Woulle wou man change e vieux (S)||Pling & Plong P4||★★2|
|1971||■||Ingen bh under blusen kom å lek me' mej / Verona (S)||Pling & Plong P5||★★2|
|1972||■||Jag letar efter mej själv||Pling & Plong PLP3||★★★3|
|1974||■||Vem är det som bromsar och vem är det som skjuter på?||RKOB LP1||★1|
|1978||■||Tolv sånger på amerikanska||RKOB LP2||★1|
|1979||■||I Wanna Be A Machine / I Love Things (S) (UK release)||Spartan Records SPAR1||★★★3|
The late guitarist Tommy Broman began his career as a teenager in Telefon Paisa, a band which later turned into Levande Livet. The instrumental Efter midnatt delivers mostly funky jazz-rock with all the typical hallmarks of Björn J:son Lindh, who co-produced the album with Bo Anders Larsson (Scorpion). Broman's Hendrix-influenced playing naturally comes to the fore on this record, especially on the hard rocking "Morning Dew". Another highlight is "Skottland", where Janne Bandel (Atlantic Ocean) shines on wha-wha violin. Also playing on the album were Peter Sahlin (bass) and Rolf Alex (drums), with guest appearances from Peter Lundblad (Figaro) and Panta Rei's George Trolin, who had drawn the portrait on the cover. Tommy Broman also appeared on four albums by Tom Zacharias, including the notorious Belinda albums.
|1976||●||Cha cha ā la Broman / Sailing (S)||YTF 10311||★★2|
|1976||■||Efter midnatt||YTF 50310||★★★3|
The free theatre group Bruksteatern collaborated with collegues Oktober for a joint production of Berthold Brecht's play Modern [Die Mutter] in 1974. Two years later they recorded an album on their own about Israeli oppression in Palestine. The acoustic music was written by Anders Lindström. Also playing on the album are Björn J:son Lindh on flute and Mats Glenngård on violin. The late guitarist "Fjellis" Fjellström would move on to become a respected sideman for Thomas Wiehe, Raj Montana Band, Mikael Wiehe, Björn Afzelius and Peps Persson.
|1974||■||Modern *||Oktober OSLP507||★1|
|1976||■||Palestina mitt blod min väg... mitt land||Bruksskivor BRULP1||★1|
This band was put together by radio personality Kjell Alinge, who wanted to record rock versions of classics from the 30's and 40's. The people he involved for the project were no less than poet Thomas Tidholm (International Harvester and Hot Boys), Mats G Bengtsson (Gunder Hägg/Blå Tåget), Ove Karlsson (Arbete & Fritid), Sigge Kranz (Archimedes Badkar) as well as the Kung Tung trio of Svensson, Åborg and Wiegert. It was a studio project - the band never performed live - recorded during the summer of 1979. The result is pleasing with lots of brass instruments. Tidholm's interpretations are good and his special voice added a new dimension to the old songs, as well as the self-penned "Alaskavisan".
|1979||■||Säg det i toner||Musiklaget MLLP-12||★★★★4|
Budkavlen began playing in 1973 and mainly performed traditional songs. The band's sole album contains sixteen well produced songs from the turn of the 19th century. Their apperance on the 1978 Befrielsens ord compilation also featured Anders Linder (Kapten Zoom, Elektriska Linden) and Jörgen Johansson.
The core musicians on this project were former Fruit members Rolf Hammarlund and Rolf Johansson along with Christer Palmquist. They brought in a bunch of friends to help record the album on a two-track recorder. The sessions took place nightly one week at Dramatiska Institutet with the help of a friend who studied there. The album is good and sounds similar to Anders Nordh's previous band Life, but is more laid-back. The lyrics are political and sung in Swedish. Nordh also played with Trolls, King George Discovery, Blond, and Figaro, and does nice things here, too. Rolf Hammarlund later went on to produce music shows for radio and TV.
|1975||■||... till den sträng som brast, än att aldrig spänna en båge||Musiklaget MLLP-6||★★★★★5|