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.