This post is for those who have ears for the Swedish language. In 1995 the radio journalist Bengt Eriksson made a documentary about The Friends covering the bands history and in many ways sad fate. Here we can hear lead vocalist Anders T Peedu, the drummer Thomas “Tolvan” Skogsberg, the mother to the Skogsberg brothers, manager Silas Bäckström and producer Bill Öhrström giving their perspective about the band. It’s a well spent hour which mixes interviews with music and documentary recordings. For example a clip from the famous performance at Hylands Hörna in Swedish television where the host asks questions about the drummer Thomas’ young age and long hair. Det passerade och rann förbi was originally broadcasted November 19, 1995.
This is Swedish Beat & Psych
Discover the music that hit the people of Sweden in the 1960s. It was coming from the ground, just like the name of the Lee Kings’ song, and it could be raw, explosive and damn good. Other times naive, childish and inferior copies of the British beat. It seems that every kid in the 1960′s was standing and beating on the guitar in a garage. Pretending to be Beatles or Stones, with a few exceptions that found their inspiration elsewhere. The lucky ones made a record deal and got out on the road to perform in clubs and stages all over this elongated country. So came the Summer of love and the music turned wilder, beat became psychedelic. This site tries to cover some of the beat and psych era in Sweden between 1964 – 1972. Writing and collecting what is possible. Almost like the beat fans did in scrapbooks full of admiraton, love and affection. Do you have something to contribute? Don’t hesitate to contact me.
Swedish Beat & Psych
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