Note that this is merely collections released on vinyl

Package Of Sound
(Radio Mistluren, PRO 501, 1966)

For this compilation the participating bands recorded their songs for free and the record was sold in benifit of desabled children. It contains Plommons, Mods, Beachers, Gonks, Flippers, Science Poption and more. An early release that came with a beautiful picture sleeve.  See tracklist

Zingotoppen: Finalmelodier I 1967 Års Popbandstävling
(Record-Materiel, RM 2512, 1967)

Zingotoppen 1967 was a pop band competition arranged by the Swedish brewery company Apotekarnes. This record contains songs from the ten pop bands that came all the way to the final. They where selected from 376 bands that participated from start. Every song is presented by the famous pop DJ Claes Dieden (who also presented Hansson & Karlsson on their “P Som I Pop” sinle). In the jury was: Edgard Agermo, Claes Dieden, Kjell E. Genberg, Anders henriksson and Peter Himmelstrand. All songs are recorded at Dike Audiotron. See tracklist

Popligan: För FN Och Flykting-67
(Sveriges Radio, PRH 5003, 1967 )

A record in favor for a campaign called Flykting-67 (Refugee-67)for refugees. The songs are specially composed for this record and donated by the groups. Some of the songs only appeared on this compilation, others could be found on later band releases . See tracklist

Festen På Gärdet
(Silence Records, SRS 4603, 1971)

This dubbel LP was recorded at the second festival at Gärdet, Stockholm, August 1970. Which was the spawn of the new left-wing, free spirited music movement in Sweden. Träd, Gräs och Stenar plays “Gör som du vill”, maybe one of their worst performances released. But their is some really great stuff here like Fläsket Brinner, Samla Mammas Manna, Charlie & Esdor, Det Europeiska Missnöjets Grunder and Handgjort. Released in a fold-out cover on psychedelic splash vinyl. See tracklist

Swedish Graffiti
(Sonet, SLPD-2563, 1975)

Perhaps the most insipid of all the collections presented here. Comes with a terrible cover and the standard hits from the Swedish chart “Tio-i-topp”. Includes bands like Hep Stars, Tages, Macots, Lee Kings, Ola & The Janglers, Hounds and more. See tracklist.

Du Skulle Vart Me´: En Tillbakablick På De Svenska Popåren
(EMI Svenska AB, 7C138-35694/5M, 1979)

With liner notes by Leif Berggren.  See tracklist

Searchin’ For Shakes: Swedish Beat 1965-68
(Amigo, AMLP 1984)

Compiled by Lennart Persson and Ulf Lindqvist with artwork by Richard Torell. Sometimes mistankely sad to be a compilation with the only good songs from the Swedish 60s. Of course it’s great songs, but here at Swedish Beat & Psych we know there was so much more! Also released on CD 1999. See tracklist

Pebbles Vol.20: The Continent Lashes Back! Garage, Beat & Psych Rarities: Sweden Pt. 2
(AIP Records, AIP 10044, 1988)

Pebbles, Volume 20 is a compilation album among the LPs in the Pebbles series. It is one of the 10 albums in the sub-series The Continent Lashes Back and is sub-titled European Garage Rock, Part 4: Sweden. This is number one out of three Pebbles releases that feature music by Swedish bands. See tracklist

Pebbles Vol.26: The Continent Lashes Back! Garage, Beat & Psych Rarities: Sweden Pt. 2
(AIP Records, AIP 10044, 1988)

Pebbles, Volume 26 is a compilation album among the LPs in the Pebbles series. It is one of the 10 albums in the sub-series The Continent Lashes Back and is sub-titled Sweden: Pt 2. This is number two out of three Pebbles releases that feature music by Swedish bands. See tracklist

Pebbles Vol.28: The Continent Lashes Back! Garage, Beat & Psych Rarities: Sweden Pt. 3
(AIP Records, AIP 10046, 1988)

Pebbles, Volume 28 is a compilation album among the LPs in the Pebbles series. It is one of the 10 albums in the sub-series The Continent Lashes Back and is sub-titled Sweden: Pt 3. This is number three out of three Pebbles releases that feature music by Swedish bands.  See tracklist

Swedish Beat Vol. 1 14 Boss-cuts From The 60’s
(Rainbow Music, RMLP 2020, 1990)

Girlsboys, Outsiders, T-Boones, Wizards, Guy And The Turks and many more.  See tracklist

Who Will Buy These Wonderful Evils Vol.I
(Dolores Recordings – DOL 127, 2005)

“A smorgosbord of sizzling Swedish rock, pop psych meatballs!” Some real classic beat songs on this one like very hard to find Trolls “Alone”, Shakers “Who will buy (these wonderful evils)” and Fabulous Four with the fuzzy roadkiller “438 S Michigan Avenue”. Comes in clear red vinyl, beautiful! Also released on CD. See tracklist

Who Will Buy These Wonderful Evils Vol.II
(Dolores Recordings – DOL 141, 2005)

More psych over this volym. Contains great songs with Cheers, String Tones, Kings, Attractions and Zoom for example. Unfortunately didn’t Members Blues Band fit on the vinyl, but they are on the CD. Comes in clear green vinyl, awesome! See tracklist

Who Will Buy These Wonderful Evils Vol.III
(Dolores Recordings – DOL 127, 2006)

This is the psych volym. Contains such fine and rare acts like Drugs, East-West, The Junk’s And The Angels and Atlantic Ocean. fabulous sounds from Dolores Records! See tracklist


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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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