The Most, formed in 1966, came from Katrineholm and recorded one single for Nashville in 1967 with “This is our family” and “Rag doll”. The A-side was written by Steampacket’s front man Mikael Ramel. It’s a great composition with similarities with The Who. The Most was pretty well known locals and did a lot of gigs in the middle of Sweden. They made success at a local pop contest that was supported by famous acts like Mascots and Steampacket. Maybe it was then they laid the ground for the Ramel/Most collaboration. The band also tried their luck abroad with a short tour in Germany. But the lack of money made them rapidly to go back home, just as many other Swedish bands at this time, for example Ramels own Steampacket (Read more about it here). This soundclip was made possible by the former Most guitarist and vocalist Bo Gylfe who kindly lent out his own copy. A song that has been in the shadows for too long, enjoy this rare release!
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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