Sweden was host for the 1975 Eurovision Song Contest - the symbol of everything the Movement was against. An alternative festival of non-commercial music was held simultaneously with participants from fourteen countries. The protests culminated in a massive demonstration with over 5 000 participants. Partly due to the impact of the festival, Sweden did not participate in the 1976 Eurovision Song Contest.
|1976||■||Alternativ Festival||MNW 58/59P||★★★3|
This album was recorded live in conjunction with Arbetarkonferrensen [Worker's Convention] in Stockholm in February 1974.
|1974||■||Arbetarkampen & avtalsrörelsen||Arbetarkultur AKLP01||★★★3|
This album was recorded at Kvinnofestivalen [Women's Festival| in Stockholm in August 1978. The aim was to raise money for a Women's House in Stockholm.
|1978||■||Bara brudar||Silence SRS 4651||★★2|
A collection of worker's songs, written between 1866 and 1918. Röda Lacket is a different group from the one that released an album on the Ljudspår label.
|1978||■||Befrielsens ord||A-Disc BS780222||★1|
A collection of demos submitted to radio programme "Bandet går", including the original version of "Hum hum från Humlegår'n" by Ragnar Borgedahl.
|1974||■||Blandat band||Tibet-46 BGLP1||★★★★4|
Various groups from Uppsala were recorded live specifically for this double album. Lön För Mödan later changed their name to Störningen, while Hederskompaniet included future Kaipa drummer Ingemar Bergman.
|1974||■||Bygg ett eget musikforum||Uppsala Musikforum UMFL001||★★★★4|
Studio recordings from Gothenburg jazz-rock bands recorded specifically for this album.
|1977||■||Det nyjazzte från Göteborg||Caprice CAP3006||★★2|
Various groups from Gävle recorded live on a Revox two-track specifically for this album, which was coordinated by Mora Träsk singer Leif Walter.
This EP contains recordings from Alternativfestivalen in 1975. The significally different original mix of Sillstryparn's classic title track was included on the Alternativ Festival -75 compilation, then credited as Nationalteatern/Nynningen. Sillstryparn was, of course, Nationalteatern's Ulf Dageby. The other two songs were not on the album.
|1975||■||Doin' the omoralisk Schlagerfestival (EP)||MNW 45S||★★★3|
This is the soundtrack from Roy Andersson's successful movie. The incidental music for the film was written by Björn Isfält (Xtra). Atlantic Ocean is not credited on the sleeve as only the singer on each track is mentioned, in their case Staffan Stenström.
|1970||■||En kärlekshistoria||CBS S 64043||★★★★4|
This live recording is from the second Gärdet Festival in August 1970, giving aural evidence of the birth of the Movement. Except for Träd, Gräs Och Stenar and NJA-Gruppen, none of these acts had record contracts at the time. This soon changed.
|1971||■||Festen på Gärdet||Silence SRS4603||★★★★★★★7|
This album documents live performances of local bands from the third Nordanå Festival in Skellefteå. It includes everything from jazz and traditional folk music to progressive rock. Percussionist with folk band Talmesjonga was Lennart Odeltorp, later known as Tage Dirty (Dag Vag).
|1977||■||Festen på Nordanå||Spjället MS4591||★★★★★5|
This is the sixth album from the Berfia Södern label with songs about the Vietnam war.
|1974||■||Framtiden är vår||Befria Södern BS6||★★2|
Nacksving released this compilation of tracks recorded for the celebration of their two-year anniversary as an independent record label.
This album featured songs about the fight against drugs specifically recorded for this project. The backing band featured members of Nynningen and Nationalteatern.
|1978||■||Från flykt till kamp||Nacksving 031-15||★★2|
This double album was recorded live at ABF-Forum in Karlstad in the spring of 1977. The music varies from traditional folk, to straight ahead jazz, to progressive rock.
One more album from the ABF-Forum in Karlstad. The progressive band Mantra, feautured on both volumes, included future session ace Henric Janson on guitar. They went on to record two albums and two singles in the 80's.
|1977||■||Glimtar II||A-Disc BS770416C||★1|
This EP contained music from the documentary film "Karlsvik - en by som Gud glömt" about a small Iron Works village outside Luleå. Future playwright Magnus Nilsson was the lead singer of Text & Musik.
|1977||■||Historien går igen (EP)||Manifest MEP1||★★★3|
This album of mostly progressive rock featured local bands from Gothenburg suburb Partille. Future radio personality Stefan Livh played drums in Måttbandet while Mats Jankell (Impros) went on to direct many music shows on TV. Per Boysen (Varde Ljud) became the editor for guitar magazine Fuzz and Börje Rådesjö (Akropolie) formed Packet.
|1975||■||Hopkok||Partille Musikförening PMF501||★★★★★★6|
This promotional single contains edited samples of previously released records on the Silence label.
|1976||■||Häftigt möte i stereo (S)||Silence Zing105||★★2|
This album was recorded at communist party KFML(r)'s federation day in 1973.
|1973||■||Hör maskinernas sång||Proletärkultur PROLP273||★★★★4|
A collection of previously released tracks from MNW.
|1973||■||I ditt liv||MNW 4M||★★★3|
This album was recorded live at Kulturhuset in Stockholm by the winners of the 1979 scholarships from Rikskonserter. Stetson Cody Group from Umeå included future guitar hero Kee Marcello, at the time still known as Kjell Lövbom.
|1979||■||Jazz & rock||Caprice CAP3012||★★2|
This album was recorded live at Kulturhuset in Stockholm in October 1976. Krokus included future trombone star Nils Landgren while Sonant Space drummer Vilgot Hansson joined Samla Mammaz Manna.
|1976||■||Jazz- och rockstipendiater 1976||Caprice CAP3008||★★2|
A cross section of Swedish jazz from the 70's. It includes everything from trad-jazz to jazz-rock and even blues from Peps Persson.
|1974||■||Jazz från det svenska 70-talet||Caprice CAP2002:1-2||★★★★4|
A privately pressed folk album. Mullvadarna were people involved with Mullvadsoperan.
|1978||■||Jordljus - befria marken||Jordljus UOSLP2||★★★★4|
A protest EP against the proposed tearing down of this Stockholm building. Fläsket Brinner's contribution, "Tango", is only found here. The band Envoys also released a record on this matter and the protesters actually won. The building still stands.
|1976||■||Kräv Bryggeriet Kvar (EP)||Four Leaf FLCEP2001||★★★★4|
This album was recorded live at Gamla Riksdagshuset in Stockholm in October 1977 during Kvinnokulturfestivalen.
Levande Improviserad Musik, or LIM for short, was a Gothenburg record label owned by around 100 local musicians. As expected, the music on this album is mostly wild improvised jazz-rock. The glaring exception is Dom Smutsiga Hundarna, which performs an early version of the title track of their first album. The band Olle Bäver features drummer Ingemar Landén of 60's duo Sound Express.
|1975||■||Levande improviserad musik||LIM 75-1||★★★3|
A collection of local progressive bands recorded in Halmstad.
|1977||■||Levande musik||CHLP 7701||★★★★4|
A collection of previously released tracks from the MNW label.
|1970||■||Ljud från Waxholm||MNW 14P||★★★★4|
A protest against the cutting down of elm trees in Kungsträdgården in Stockholm. Envoys also released a single on the subject. The protesters won and the trees are still there.
|1971||■||Låt almarna leva||Metronome HLP 10.535||★★★★4|
A collection of songs from the youth-oriented TV show "Knuff", which often presented unknown bands.
|1973||■||Låtar från Knuff||MNW 1L||★★★3|
A collection of previously released tracks by artists found on various EMI labels.
|1972||■||Musik från Frihamnen||Columbia 4E048-34647||★★★3|
This double album celebrated the ten year anniversary of leading Movement label MNW. All tracks were previously released, except for the contribution from punk band KSMB.
|1979||■||Musiknätet Waxholm 10 år||MNW 100P||★★★★4|
The first release by Nacksving, Gothenburg’s leading Movement label.
|1975||■||Nacksving - Ett samlat grepp från Götet||Nacksving 031-01||★★★★4|
This album was released before the impending Swedish popular vote on nuclear power in March 1980. All songs were specifically recorded for this album. These artists campained for the no-voters. They lost.
|1979||■||Nej till kärnkraft||MNW/Silence 99P||★★2|
This privately pressed album was recorded live at Nordska Folkhögskolan in Kungälv. The recording is rather primitive and half the space is devoted to progressive band Blue Falcon.
A compilation of bands from Luleå, Piteå and Kalix in the Norrbotten area of Northern Sweden. Except for Norrlåtar's contribution, all tracks are unique to this EP. Contraband later became Euskefeuratand featured famous comedian Ronny Eriksson on vocals.
|1978||■||Norrbottensplattan volym 1 (EP)||Manifest MEP2||★★2|
More Norrbotten bands on this EP and all tracks are only found here. Snålblåstgänget featured members of Rekyl, Skottes Musikorkester and musicians on Andreas Aarflot's album. The song "Snålblåst" was written by Tomas Forssell. Pyramid is not the same band that recorded an album on the Sfinx label.
|1978||■||Norrbottensplattan volym 2 (EP)||Manifest MEP3||★★2|
A political album released by Socialdemokraterna's youth federation SSU.
A collection of local bands from Gävle and Sandviken. Recorded and released by members of Mora Träsk. Special mention must be made of the progressive instrumental groups Gubbe and Sirban.
|1978||■||Nä, nu Gävlar!||Mora Träsk MTM5||★★★★4|
This political album was recorded live at Gamla Riksdagshuset in the aftermath of a spy scandal surrounding IB and features both music and spoken word.
|1974||■||Om IB på Gamla Riksdagshuset||MNW 2L||★★2|
A collection of local bands from Nässjö.
|1978||■||Railroad - blues, rock & jazz||MFP001||★★2|
This album was recorded live at Mässhallarna in Älvsjö on May 1st, 1974. A special curiousity for fans of Peps Persson is that Peps Blodsband played 50's rock'n'roll behind Anders Linder (Kapten Zoom). Another notable performance was Hoola Bandoola Band doing their classic "Keops pyramid".
|1974||■||Röd 1:a maj-fest||Oktober OSLP504||★★★3|
This album was recorded live at Konserthuset in Stockholm during Easter 1978. The occasion was the 75 year anniversary of VPK youth federation Kommunistisk Ungdom. Mikael Wiehe & Kabaréorkestern performed Chico Lindval's progressive instrumental "Högt till tak", only found on this album.
|1978||■||Samlade krafter||Avanti AVLP05||★★2|
This 4-LP box celebrates the 50th anniversary of music industry organisation SKAP, short for Svenska Kompositörer Av Populärmusik (The Swedish Society of Popular-music Composers, Lyricists and Arrangers). The four discs were subtitled "Swedish Popular Hits", "Swedish Evergreens", "The Progressive-music Movement in Sweden" and "Swedish Jazz". All selections were previously released, except for some straight ahead jazz on the second disc. The box was never officially released, only sent out to the industry in Sweden and abroad.
|1976||■||SKAP Golden Anniversary Album||Phono Suecia PS5-8||★★★★★5|
This album was recorded live in November 1975 at Kulturhuset in Stockholm as a protest against fascism in Spain. The album features both acoustic music and spoken word.
This album was recorded live at Marx-Engelshuset in Gothenburg and marked the début of singer Dan Berglund.
|1974||■||Stöd de strejkande hamnarbetarna||Proletärkultur PR0LP474||★★★3|
A political album released by Socialdemokraterna's youth federation SSU.
|1975||■||Så här är det||SSU 001||★1|
This album followed the two Befria Södern albums about the Vietnam war, previously released by Freedom Singers. All tracks were highly political folksongs recorded specifically for this album.
|1971||■||Till det kämpande Vietnam||Befria Södern BS3||★★2|
More rock and jazz from Rikskonserter's Caprice label.
A highly political album of socialist folk songs.
|1972||■||Upp trälar||Oktober OSLP503||★★2|
A collection of Gotland artists recorded live at Musikcafé Borgen in Visby in January 1974. All acts performed acoustic folk, except for political progressive band Tranz. Anders Peedu was the former lead singer of 60's band The Friends, while Di Sma Undar Jordi had a giant hit in 1985 with "Snabbköpskassörsken".
|1974||■||Vad gör egentligen algerna på vintern?||Scam LPS-L001||★★★★4|
A protest against unemployment featuring local bands from Umeå recorded live in October 1978. The A-side featured rock bands, including impressive performances of "Efter elva år i slcolan" by Rikets Affärer and "Spring Lasse Spring" by Steve Roper Band. The B-side features traditional folk music.
|1979||■||Vi har rätt till jobb||Slå Tillbaka STLP01-79||★1|
The inclusions on this anti-nuclear album was recorded specifically for this project in April 1975. Dansh band Røde Mor's contribution featured Nynningen's Totta Näslund on vocals.
|1975||■||Vi kan leva utan kärnkraft||Silence SRS4630||★★2|
Fria Proteatern was recorded live in front of 4 000 people in Stockholm on May 3rd 1975 celebrating the end of the Vitenam war. The other contributions were recorded by pupils at the SÄMUS music teacher school in Gothenburg.
|1975||■||Vietnam Kambodja befriade (EP)||Befria Södern BS7||★★★3|
One more album by the united FNL-groups about the Vietnam war. The music was political folk with "Roten till det onda" by Folkets Musik showing some folk psych moves.
|1972||■||Vietnam är nära||Befria Södern BS4||★★2|
This album was recorded on September 27th 1975 at Folkets Hus in Stockholm during the opening of political party Socialdemokraterna's 26th congress. It features both music and spoken word, with lyrics by jazz musician Bernt Rosengren (G.L. Unit).
|1975||■||Vårt vapen heter solidaritet||SAP 27975||★1|