One of best recordings from the swedish beat era was actually done in West Germany in 1966. Cherry Stones from Stockholm had been touring in Germany for a while and the group was joined by the brittish musicians Bob Weston, Andy Mowbray and John Sze. The later one playing the astonishing powerful rhythm. “The Thing’s She Says”, originally by The In Crowd, came as the B-side to the more melancholic “What’s The Matter Baby”. Click the article to the left to read (in Swedish) about how the band created a more rapid sound. Enjoy this freakbeat masterpiece!
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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