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International Harvester in Misshandlingen

Here are some fantastic clips from the Swedish cult classic Misshandlingen by Lars-Lennart Forsbergs from 1970. One of Swedens best avant-psych bands International Harvester/Harvester made the soundtrack. Making the feeling of a Kafka-like society the movie pictures even more obvious. Here is the  fantastic drone version of the old folk melody “Kristallen den fina” and three other  tunes. The actors are: Knut Pettersen, Björn Granath and Berit Persson.


Swedish Beat & Psych has no commercial purposes or aspirations. This site is merely an expression of love and admiration for the music and its creators.

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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.
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