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TimH
10-21-2009, 01:17 AM
Abba
Roxette
Ace of base
Beck


Do they hold special meaning for only those of scandinavian descent?

Popeye
10-21-2009, 07:01 AM
no no no

it's all about swedish rock band album covers

http://www.skivhyllan.com/kultur/gertjonnys.jpg

Paul Pless
10-21-2009, 07:07 AM
Beck swedish ???

He's from Los Angelos; and he's a jewish scientologist, that seems pretty anti scandinavian.:D (maybe that's where its at)

Popeye
10-21-2009, 07:17 AM
there's 'jeff beck' and 'beck beer'

you can drink one while listening to the other

Mrleft8
10-21-2009, 07:56 AM
Focus.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
10-21-2009, 07:58 AM
Focus.

Dutch?

George.
10-21-2009, 08:01 AM
Abba
Roxette


Rock?

Mrleft8
10-21-2009, 08:01 AM
Dutch.....Swedish.....Finnish......Norwegian...... Danish......Whatever.... :rolleyes: :D

Popeye
10-21-2009, 08:29 AM
the swedish chef does a good chicken

herrrre . chik in chik in chik in

mizzenman
10-21-2009, 09:09 AM
No, the names sound completely wonky to me.

'The Hives' on the other hand, is a natural name for a band

brad9798
10-21-2009, 09:11 AM
I always tended to lean towards the UK (Irish and English) ... and the good ol' American rock bands.

That being said, everyone you mentioned produced songs that I like!

:)

TimH
10-21-2009, 09:55 AM
swedish ???

He's from Los Angelos; and he's a jewish scientologist, that seems pretty anti scandinavian.:D (maybe that's where its at)

That was a test :D

TimH
10-21-2009, 10:04 AM
NORDIC ROX (http://www.sirius.com/nordicrox)

I have listened to this a few times. It is pretty good.

Flying Orca
10-21-2009, 03:16 PM
the swedish chef does a good chicken

I'm told the Swedish chef was created as a parody of my friend Steve's dad.

On the subject of Swedish rock, Tim, I'd say you're not listening to the right stuff. Try some Dungen.

Captain Blight
10-21-2009, 03:52 PM
N-Metal is kinda awesome. If you like metal, which I sorta do, sometimes.

Flying Orca
10-21-2009, 03:54 PM
Can't be weirder than Sigur Rs.

Michael Beckman
10-21-2009, 05:38 PM
Lisa Miskovsky (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N7bhasHCIs)

purri
10-21-2009, 05:51 PM
Bjork.

seanz
10-21-2009, 05:58 PM
Lordi

BarnacleGrim
10-21-2009, 05:59 PM
Bjork.


Lordi

Not even Scandinavian.

Swedish artists have done much better in other genres. Abba and the likes are much more popular worldwide, though.

seanz
10-21-2009, 06:06 PM
Not even Scandinavian.


:D:D
TimH started it with Beck.


Hellacopters.

Happy now?
:)

BarnacleGrim
10-21-2009, 06:20 PM
Cornelis Vreeswijk:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVVPHWy3X1o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCzco3JcPL8

Monica Zetterlund:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1p08cqRgQ0

Evert Taube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz8YX1U6VXw

TimH
10-21-2009, 07:11 PM
Listening to ABBA Gold right now. What a great sound. And brings back memories from the 70's :)

StevenBauer
10-21-2009, 11:05 PM
If we're considering Scandinavians in general I really like Tina Dico: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbs_iw2ZNJE
www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_pM3UP6sYI

Steven

Flying Orca
10-22-2009, 12:23 PM
The thing with Abba is that for the most part it's incredibly well-crafted pop. The bass player was often compared to Paul McCartney for his ability to write brilliant arrangements, and like McCartney his bass lines are practically a primer on how to play pop-rock bass. It's fluffy, but it's surprisingly well-made fluff.

(Thought I'd add an example: listen to the bass line in "Mama Mia", it's great.)

Flying Orca
10-22-2009, 01:29 PM
I have all three Nordic Roots compilations, among other stuff, so I'm well acquainted with the delightfully quirky fiddle tunes of Sweden.

TimH
10-22-2009, 04:25 PM
Found out yesterday that Marie Fredriksson is half of Roxette -- whose work I do not know


Not quite as good as ABBA, but well done. They were really popular in the late 80's early 90's.

Roxette - Listen to youre heart (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sJPUTTfNbg)

Roxette - Spending my (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrD1hjjex5Y&feature=related)Time

The Look - Roxette (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_QGyLqQ2CI&feature=related)

ROXETTE-PAINT (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFDf83mDV0s)

Roxette - Dressed For Success (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkxj5xVLyj0)

Captain Blight
10-22-2009, 04:53 PM
They're from Finland (as evidenced by the sui generis weirdness quotient) but Apocalyptica (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JjQGt7WjK0) kicks a whole lotta ass.

PatCox
10-22-2009, 09:06 PM
There are lots of new Swedish rockbands these days, there seems to be some kind of small phenomenon going on with Swedish garage rock bands, one of the Sirius channels actually has a regular weekend 3 hours show devoted to scandinavian garage rock. This is a strange thing.

Chip-skiff
10-23-2009, 12:05 AM
Been listening to Lykke Li

http://runrides.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c4d6253ef010536c297ce970b-800wi

and Robyn

http://www.trashmenagerie.com/images/Robyn/Robyn-004.gif

Svensk electro-tease-pop. Fun stuff.

Anna Ternheim is a real talent.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_tGgQgbpxH0Y/R7yLuZcSrDI/AAAAAAAAAVU/PzyLXTYWDUc/s400/1242939460_l.jpg

Here's Anna in colour:

http://www.merchworld.se/banners/annaternheim/annaternheim300x200.png

What sort of merchandise might be official? Gee whiz!

Rock bands? Mmmmmm. Try Iceland.

TimH
10-23-2009, 12:19 AM
one of the Sirius channels actually has a regular weekend 3 hours show devoted to scandinavian garage rock. This is a strange thing.

See post 14.

When I look at the Swedish women thay look strangely familiar. Its a strange familiarity. My moms side is Swedish.

PatCox
10-23-2009, 09:17 PM
This Ida Maria, I don't know if she is swedish, I know its some scandinavian country, I truly believe this is the best thing, in the post-punk vein, I have seen in years, and is the single best punk rock song by a woman of all time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naQSB1Ozyds

Has anyone seen this woman? She is a force.

PatCox
10-23-2009, 09:20 PM
Here is another, I love this woman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd1vZv6j27s&feature=channel

PatCox
10-23-2009, 09:25 PM
God, look at this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHFKspVnc7A&feature=related

peter radclyffe
10-23-2009, 10:17 PM
thanks Pat isnt she great,
how about the Cardigans