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The Kings in Swedish Television’s noise test

“Can you get noise damaged by pop music?”

They did a fabulous version of The Fire´s “Fathers name is dad” on their one and only single from 1968. It’s something about that guitar in the chorus, playing those chords in a slight different way. It’s just beautiful and it makes you wonder if it was on purpose or if it was a accident. Kings formed in 1965 and were from the small town Hofors. They didn’t make much noise outside their parts of Sweden, but had the unofficial record in longplaying, that was twelve hours, two minutes and fifteen seconds. This clip is from Swedish television’s own noise test, and Kings is one of the bands participating. Enjoy!


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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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