Hounds with “Summertown” in the program “Pop – en jättegrej mellan öronen: morgontankar innan tunnelbanan börjar gå” (Pop – a big deal between the ears: morning thoughts before the subway opens). Directed by Lasse Hallström. Broadcasted in Swedish television 1968-05-01, 18.30-19.00. The song “Summertown” was released the same year on Portrait Of My Love / Summertown (Gazell, C-216) and on the compilation EP Juke Box (JSEP-5580). Below is an article from Dagens Nyheter from July 6, 1967. Hounds on tour!
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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