This is Attractions with their song “Laugh” in Lasse Hallströms TV film “Skratt” (Laugh). This was broadcasted in the television show Kram in 1968 with upcoming actors like Brasse Brännström and Magnus Härenstam. Attractions, formely known as The Sleepstones, released two singles in 1968 before they split up. Band memebers where Ted Åström, Janne Schaffer, Per Sahlberg, Dennis Wilhelmsson and Jan Ersson, Attractions had the mixture between beat and psych, and was a great hint of what was about to happen in the Swedish music scene. If you want to discover more songs with the Attractions, don’t miss the excellent instrumental “5th February 1968” from their first single on Columbia.
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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