fredag 7 juli 2017

SWEDISH GRAFFITI SLPD-2563 (-75) MONO + STEREO SWEDEN

A Swedish response to the US "American Graffiti" soundtrack. Here a 2LP containing 32 cuts recorded between 1961-69 with some of the best, or at least most successful, domestic period singles. Apart from the expected by bands like Tages, Hep Stars, Spotnicks, Ola & The Janglers, Shanes, Jerry Williams and Mascots, there's also stuff by today lesser know acts as Suzie, The Lee Kings, Gonks, Fabulous Four, Jackpots, Shakers, Caretakers, Slamcreepers...and more. Since almost impossible to find every original 45 as they were it feels rewarding getting them in one place. Larger part having the original mono mixes, a couple with corresponding album stereo versions. Audio is of all over excellent quality. You should think it'd only appeal to Scandinavian baby boomers who grew up with this music and there's a lot here to embrace and reminsce by for us. But as it is a catchy blend of inventive and melodic, garage or well produced, sung in English and containing a fair share of oddities, I guess it can please any music lover regardless of denomination. Favorite tracks - The Lee Kings "Stop The Music" and "L.O.D.", Tages "So Many Girls" and "Every Raindrop Means A Lot", Mascots "A Sad Boy", Ola & The Janglers "Alex Is The Man" and Hep Stars "Cadillac". Only issued in Sweden. 1990 2xCD on Sonet (SLPDCD-2563) came with same tracking. First vinyl had label as shown here and laminated fold/out cover. (SCÄ*) (CCÖ*) (SÄM*)

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