Saturday, May 28, 2016

VA - Hålligång! 18 Cuts From The Groovy Sweden 1967-1972


The rock/pop scene in Sweden before 1967 is mostly rather crappy (as many other european countries), sure there are a bunch of great garagerock tracks from 1965-1966, but there isn't that many to be honest. Most of the bands were lousy copycats of The Hollies and Beatles, and they handled the english language laughable. But, in the late sixties the creativity blossomed and many great band and instrumentalists were born along with a groovy club scene around Stockholm and Gothenburg. This mixtape is not a try to do a fair overview over the swedish scene from those years, It's just a bunch of groovy tracks (some sung in swedish, some in english and some instrumentals), and a pile of acts and "classic" songs is not represented. But Sweden was sure a groovy place back then - så hålligång!

01. Hansson & Karlsson - Pick-up (1969)
02. Doris - Did You Give the World Some Love Today, Baby (1970)
03. Stardust International & Tayfun - As'i Es La Vida (1972)
04. Acke - I Feel (1971)
05. Slam Creepers - I Just Couldn't Get You Out Of My Mind (1967)
06. Örjan Ramberg - Balladen Om Killen (1969)
07. Tom & Mick - Surrender (1967)
08. Attractions - 5th February 1968 (1968)
09. Steampacket - Fruitseller Oldman's Song (1968)
10. Berndt Egerblahd - Lena's Theme (1970)
11. Svenska Löd Ab! - Right On - Kliv På (1971)
12. Charlie & Esdor - Dagen Är Över (1970)
13. Contact - She Is Impossible To See (1970)
14. King George Discovery - Love Emotions (1968)
15. Reco - Molly Cow Teddy Puff (1971)
16. Sound Express - Ebb & Flod (1969)
17. BIB Set - Pythagorian Child No 2; Arrival In Time (1969)
18. International Harvester - Sommarlåten (1968)

Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. Thank you, Aaron Vincent. I have alone or two CDs of Swedish bands but I don't think any of these are on them. I'll give this a listen. This could be the start of something very groovy.

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    1. Ha ha - I'll definitely think this is the start of something very groovy;-)

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