The band with 1000 dances: Namelosers

Namelosers was the band with the fiercest and richest sound of all the Swedish 60s groups. There is nothing like it at all! Listen to this live recording, made for Swedish Radio in 1965, and you will understand what I’m talking about. It is as if the guitarist Johnny Andersson tries to get the amps to explode right there on stage when he strikes out the first chord in the Chris Kenner’s smash-hit “Land Of A 1000 Dances”. At the same time as the singer Tommy Hansson roars out the classic “Na na na na” like his life was depending on it. This is a true classic.

Their first release was an EP on Viking Records. At this time the band was playing under the name The Beatchers, but some kids from Göteborg (Gothenburg) had allready pantented the name Beachers. So pretty soon a new EP and a single was out, now on Columbia and with the new name; Namelosers. Which was made up by a thirteen year-old girl in a radio contest that attempted to help the band with a new name. And what a name! “Land Of A 1000 Dances” (Columbia, 1965) was Namelosers last explosion before the group disbanded.

See Namelosers discography


1 Response to “The band with 1000 dances: Namelosers”

  1. 1 gudmundson February 13, 2012 at 7:58 am

    OT: This has nothing to do with the Namelosers, but might still be something for your readers. I uploaded a great Swedish piece the other year, but didn’t have much good visual material to go with the song. I used the one picture i found. Anyhow, here’s Daddy Rollin Stone with Horanges from Siljansnäs, Leksand:

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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.
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