onsdag 19 mars 2008

VA - 37 Minuter I Stockholms City LP 1982

As requested, heres the 37 Minuter i sthlm city compilation released in 1982 on the infamous Stranded Rekords. This shows some of the more wave-oriented acts on the Stranded label, most famous for bringing Lustans Lakejer to a swedish public. Zzzang Thumb does two great pop tracks, a quite large band with, among others, the two twins Idde & Irma Schultz, later to have solocareers in the 90s (boring, ofcourse), Iodine Jupiter (from Kitchen and the PS etc.) and Latte Kronlund, which i think were the mastermind of the group. They play a funky take on new wave with almost nonsense-lyrics about military actions. They also released three singles, a 12" and a quite brilliant LP produced by John McGeoch from Magazine! Helikoptern only released one single besides the track on this comp. Standard new wave pop in the same vein as Reporter, also presented here. And then Kitchen & the Plastic Spoons, who dont need any introduction. They play their best track ever, Filmen, with Iodine Jupiter on vocals and its just fantastic. Silhuetterna is also an unknown new waveband, a bit charming but bordering on the standard take on wave. Demian D is an interesting figure, he released a single, also on Stranded, and then changed his stagename and musical output to a more traditional songwriter-take. He now performs as Lars Demian and has become quite famous thorough the country. Mockba Music were Tom Wolgers of Lustans Lakejers' soloproject. the track presented here is a charming instrumental track from his first single. its good but the rest of his recordings are endlessly dull. Finally, Tango, were Iodine Jupiter and Johan Vävare, the stockholm super-producer, doing a song about a modern city cowboy. iodines voice is very different and i find it very interesting. all in all a great compilation, showing what was going on in stockholm at the time of its release.

6 kommentarer:

Texas Instruments sa...

Thanks - Another brilliant post and always, a brilliant blog!

(But hey, Idde & Irma aren't twins.)

soundhead sa...

thanks, this is great.

Toxxy sa...

Yeah! Great post, thx a lot :-)

Jan Sundström sa...

Gammalt livefoto på Latte Kronlund här! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=669331&id=564164689#pid=703848

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