Scandinavian Indie Digest Vol.1 Issue #14



Scandinavian Indie Digest      Fri Aug 19, 1994          Volume 1 : Issue 14

There are 31 messages totalling 960 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Request for Popsicle info
  2. We're all part of a family.
  3. Ray Wunder
  4. Big News!
  5. Green info? (2)
  6. Trance Dance Festival
  7. the Bear Quartet discog v1.0
  8. Mufflon 5's big break
  9. Mufflon 5 on John Peel (3)
 10. Ray Wonder - new CD (2)
 11. Festival Reports
 12. Hultsfred Festival 94 Update
 13. whipped cream (3)
 14. Tr{stocksfestivalen (Treelodge festival) (3)
 15. The Cardigans (2)
 16. Bear Quartet (2)
 17. Forthcoming scan-indie related releases.
 18. Is anyone here?
 19. Whipped Cream, The Cardigans etc.
 20. Hultsfred-94 (2)

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Date: Fri, 27 May 94  11:42:25 EDT
From: Stephen Wood 
Subject: Request for Popsicle info

Hi all:

I got a great Popsicle tape from Kimmo and recently passed it
onto Brian Kirk who runs the Bus Stop label here in the States.
He really flipped for it and now very much wants to get in
touch with the band!  Would anyone happen to know either the
band's or their label's address?  I sure would appreciate it!

On another note:  When's the next digest?

Stephen

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Date: Fri, 27 May 1994 22:24:41 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Petter Tiilikainen 
Subject: We're all part of a family.

I bought some "scan-indie" related stuff...

A Shrine - "48k" CD EP. (WeCD ??)
Grrrrreat stuff. Even the 'hardcore' song is cool.
But the 3 other songs are wonderful!
WHoooooo... this was def. worth my 50 SEK.

"We're all part of a family" - compilation (WeCD 7?)
Good songs from A Shrine, Bear Quartet, Fireside,
The Drowners and others. Atleast some songs are
previously unreleased.. 
The Bear Quartet song 'core of presence' is kinda
cool, with an odd rythm section...
Worth the 125 SEK I paid.

Cardigans - "Rise & Shine" CD-Single
Hell! Why did I buy this s... 1 song which could
be heard many times enough for me on the radio and
1 song that stinks. I'll check out the album, but
I am not buying it without listening to it.
Well... the title track is imho good. 
NOT worth the 45 SEK I paid for it.

"There is a boy who lives on heaven hill
  - A tribute to Husker Du" CD EP (BHR009)
Popsicle, Fireside, Ledfoot (=Nomads + Entombed),
Merryland and Sator covers one Husker Du song each.
My favourites are 'Don't wanna know if you are lonely'
with Fireside and Ledfoot doing 'Girl who lives on he...'
Def. worth the 50 SEK. 

Well as you notice I make a lot of fuzz about the item
being worth the price paid. Well I think there is no
reason to paid 150 SEK for a record you only listen
to once. Or 45 for a single....

bye bye all you homerecording craftsmen :)

Petter

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Date: Sat, 28 May 94 11:54:22 MET DST
From: magnus@ling.umu.se (Magnus Astrom)
Subject: Ray Wunder

All of you poor sods who haven't got your hands on, or even heard,
this year's best debut, Ray Wunder / "Hooray!" (North of No South),
can make up by checking them up at this summer's Hultsfred Festival,
since they were booked this week. 

Magnus Aastroem

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Date: Mon, 30 May 1994 14:05:24 +0300 (EET DST)
From: Kimmo S{{skilahti 
Subject: Big News!

Hi!

Well, this news item is big only for those Popsicle fans who will be
in Southern Finland in July... :-)

In addition to their appearance on the Ilosaarirock festival in
Joensuu, they will also be playing in Tampere!!! 

Their gig is a part of a club festival called
'Transsitanssifestivaali' ('trance dance festival') - I don't know of
the other bands appearing, though.

Be there!

Kimmo

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Date: Mon, 30 May 1994 14:09:44 +0300 (EET DST)
From: Kimmo S{{skilahti 
Subject: Green info?

Can anybody give some info about the Swedish band Green??  I saw them
live here in Tampere a couple of days ago, and they were quite amazing
with their Popsicle-type euphoric power pop!  All I know that they
have released an mini-album "Couldn't Bear To Be Special" (or
something like that) on Delicious Goldfish Records, and a single, the
name of which I don't remember.  I think I heard someone mention that
they are from Lund, is that so?

Unfortunately they played a quite short set (there were four bands
appearing on that night), but their three first songs were enough to
make me go and buy the above mentioned mini-CD.  Definitely worth the
65 Fmk!! :-)  They played the Dead Kennedys song "Let's Lynch The
Landlord" as encore - incredible version!!

Kimmo

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Date: Mon, 30 May 1994 17:52:22 +0300 (EET DST)
From: Sami Rouhento 
Subject: Trance Dance Festival

According to Kimmo:

> Their gig is a part of a club festival called
> 'Transsitanssifestivaali' ('trance dance festival') - I don't know of
> the other bands appearing, though.

Well, at least Generators have been announced. Also, and more importantly,
there just might be a possibility that Tampere's very own popundret Super
will be playing as well. And this, like anyone who knows me can tell you,
makes me so happy I can barely speak about it...

Sami

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Date: Fri, 3 Jun 1994 16:08:05 +0200
From: chief@lysator.liu.se
Subject: Re: Green

Kimmo S{{skilahti  wrote:

> Can anybody give some info about the Swedish band Green??

I know I have seen an interview or review or something in a magazine
I have somewhere around here. I'll look it up as soon as I get a chance.
In the meantime, here's the address to Green:

                        Green
                        c/o Lars Wirtén
                        Sodra Esplanaden 30E
                        223 52 Lund
                        SWEDEN

 /Erik

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Date: Thu, 9 Jun 1994 15:19:18 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Petter Tiilikainen 
Subject: the Bear Quartet discog v1.0

The Bear Quartet Discography. 
=============================
Last update: 9th of June '94.
Compiled by Petter Tiilikainen (burrito@ludd.luth.se)
Updates posted to alt.music.swedish-pop,
                  alt.music.alternative.
        mailed to the scandinavian indie list.
Also available via www from
http://father.ludd.luth.se/~burrito/

Contents:
  o Ordinary releases
  o Compilation cuts.
  o Short history of the band.


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1992 CD (WeCD 037) on [A West Side Fabrication]
"Penny Century"
	The Juiceman / Headacher / 20 / Hrrn Hrnn /
        Spoon / Bob / Private Sue / Dead Speedy /
	Tenderversion / Elvis Beach / I got the door /
	Sandi Morning / Broke
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1993 CD (WeCD 045) on [A West Side Fabrication]
"Cosy Den"
	Guilt Jazz / High Noon / Pup / Mountain /
	Gone Gone / Lude / Suits on for Sandi /
	Kept Fine / Fencecleaners / Straw / Blizzard /
	Drop me Anywhere / Memo / For I don't know /
	Is he dead is he dizzy
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1993 7" (???) on [Sticky]
"Blizzard / Headacher"
	Blizzard / Headacher
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1993 MCD (WeCD 061) on [A West Side Fabrication]
"Family Affair"
	Carsick / Big Stretch / Revisited / 
        Slope Goings / Who's knocking /
 	Left on the bank of the river / Smallest /
	Boss Dawn / Cross Yawn / Twinreciever
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1994 CD5 (WeCD 071) on [A West Side Fabrication]
"Revisited" 
	Revisited / I'm Slow / Wear that jacket /
	Hot Meal / Capital Breath
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Compilation tracks:
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1993 CD (WeCD 046) on [A West Side Fabrication]
"WEST SIDE. strikes back vol IV"

Bear Quartet track: 
'Great thing'                  (previously unreleased)
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1993 CD (RMCD 3020) on [Rainbow Music]
"Life's a joke"

Bear Quartet track:
'7th'       		       (previously unreleased)
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1994 CD (WeCD 073) on [A West Side Fabrication]
"We're all part of a family"

Bear Quartet track:
'the core of prescence'        (previously unreleased)
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Short history:
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1989:	tBQ formed in the summer in Lulea, Sweden,
 	with the line up:
	Mattias Alkberg - guitars, voice.
	Jari Haapalainen - guitars
	Johan Forsling - guitars
	Peter Nuottaniemi - bass guitar
	Mats Olsson - drums
1993:   Urban Nordh replaced Mats Olsson on drums
1993:  	Recorded a live session for John Peel's 
	radio show at BBC Radio-1, UK.

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Date: Fri, 10 Jun 1994 11:39:29 +0100 (BST)
From: Robert Cumming 
Subject: Mufflon 5's big break

hej/terve,

Mufflon 5 are in session tonight on John Peel's programme
on BBC Radio 1 in the UK.  This is their first time, and
(if what someone said here earlier is correct) they're
the third Swedish band to record a Peel session.  The
show runs from 22h to 01h BST (21h to 00h GMT) and with
a decent AM radio you might be able to pick it up outside
the UK on 1053 or 1089 kHz.

So who'll be the next Nordic band to cross over?

Robert, who'll be making the reverse journey in 7 weeks' 
        time...

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vi har v{l mer {n s} gemensamt                                        Robert
annars vore hela livet ensamt                         rjc@mail.ast.cam.ac.uk
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Date: Mon, 13 Jun 1994 16:15:58 +0100 (BST)
From: Robert Cumming 
Subject: Mufflon 5 on John Peel

Well, sorry for misleading you all -- M5 were on Saturday's Peel
programme, not Friday's...  Anyway, I heard three of the tracks they
played, 'Grosseater', 'Almagest' and 'Freewheeler'.  They sounded better
than I remembered from listening to their last CD in a record shop in
Stockholm, but man, do they sound like Pavement!  The similarity was
really quite remarkable.  Is all their stuff quite that Pavementy? 
Maybe someone can comment.

Peel mentioned that Mufflon 5 were playing a festival at Skellefte}
in August (he even had a tape of someone pronouncing it properly).
Which one is this?

bfn, Robert

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Date: Thu, 16 Jun 94 17:06:26 MET DST
From: magnus@ling.umu.se (Magnus Astrom)
Subject: Re: Mufflon 5 on John Peel

> Peel mentioned that Mufflon 5 were playing a festival at Skellefte}
> in August (he even had a tape of someone pronouncing it properly).
> Which one is this?
> 
> bfn, Robert
 
That would be "Tr{stocksfestivalen" in Skellefte}, 22-23 July (not August,
as stated). The festival features more or less all bands currently signed
to the West Side Fabrication label (such as Bear Quartet, Blithe, Puffin,
Stardog, Mufflon 5, A Shrine, This Spacious Mind, ... etc etc), and a number
of other bands, including Ray Wonder, Shredhead, and I think, the home-comers
This Perfect Day and Wannadies... and more.

Magnus Aastroem

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Date: Thu, 16 Jun 94 17:10:23 MET DST
From: magnus@ling.umu.se (Magnus Astrom)
Subject: Ray Wonder - new CD

Hi all,

Those of you who have found your way to Ray Wonder's CD "Hooray!" might
be glad to hear that they have just recorded material for a 6-song CD,
"Superwonder" to be released on North of No South (NONS) in September.

Magnus

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Date: Wed, 29 Jun 1994 12:54:30 +0200
From: chief@lysator.liu.se
Subject: Re: Ray Wonder - new CD

magnus@ling.umu.se (Magnus Astrom) wrote:

> Those of you who have found your way to Ray Wonder's CD "Hooray!" might
> be glad to hear that they have just recorded material for a 6-song CD,
> "Superwonder" to be released on North of No South (NONS) in September.

Could anyone write a review of "Hooray!"? I haven't heard _anything_
with Ray Wonder, but with such recommendations, I'd like reviews
and opinions!

 /Erik

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Date: Wed, 29 Jun 1994 12:54:09 +0200
From: chief@lysator.liu.se
Subject: Re: Mufflon 5 on John Peel

magnus@ling.umu.se (Magnus Astrom) wrote:
 
> That would be "Tr{stocksfestivalen" in Skellefte}, 22-23 July (not August,
> as stated). The festival features more or less all bands currently signed
> to the West Side Fabrication label (such as Bear Quartet, Blithe, Puffin,
> Stardog, Mufflon 5, A Shrine, This Spacious Mind, ... etc etc), and a number
> of other bands, including Ray Wonder, Shredhead, and I think, the home-comers
> This Perfect Day and Wannadies... and more.

Magnus,
this sounds like a _great_ festival, which I guess I'll be attending (I'm
heading that way around that time! What luck!) I guess you know a lot more
than me about the festival though, and I was just wondering if you might
post some information about it to the list? Like Where it is (in Skellefte}),
what kind of place it is (ie. what tent-size should one bring), ticket prices,
availability of tickets, when (at what time) it starts on the 22nd and so on.
Is there a complete list of groups performing? Any chance we'll see a list
for who's playing each day? (Loads of questions, I know.)

I'd also like to hear your opinion on the new-ish A Shrine full-length
album?

 /Erik

 P.S. Loved the track on the West Side compilation btw. D.S.
 P.S.S. A Shrine is playing live on the radio (P3) right now. It's the
        "lunch program" 'Under Solen' broadcasting from Umea today.
        They'll be appearing later tonight as well in the program
        'Signal' (P3, 17:00 - 19:00 I think) they just said. D.S.S.

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Date: Fri, 1 Jul 1994 08:58:09 +0200
From: chief@lysator.liu.se
Subject: Festival Reports

Let's see some Festival Reports from you people out there, who have had
the luck to be able to go to some of the ones that have been held!
Here's the ones I know about:

RAJ RAJ (K|ping, Sweden) 17-18 June
MJ[LENROCK (Ljungby, Sweden) 18 June
LYCKLIG MELLAN (Emmaboda, Sweden) 18 June
VINDELNS MUSIKFESTIVAL (Vindeln, Sweden) 18 June
ALINGS]SROCKEN (Alings}s, Sweden) 18 June
MIDTFYNS FESTIVAL (Denmark) 22-26 June

and if people are at ROSKILDE right now, but have access to the net
anyway - post! ( :) )

Upcoming Festivals:

RUISROCK ([bo, Finland) 9-10 July
ROCK TORHOUT (Belgium) 2 July
ROCK WERCHTER (Belgium) 3 July

 (that I know of)

 /Erik

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Date: Fri, 1 Jul 1994 08:51:17 +0200
From: chief@lysator.liu.se
Subject: Hultsfred Festival 94 Update

Latest playlist for Hultsfred 94 (Sweden) 11-14 August:

Midnight Oil, Biohazard, Primal Scream, Lloyd Cole, Blur, Terrorvision,
De Lyckliga Kompisarna, B-Thong, Big Fish, Meshugga, Garmarna, Lucky
People Center, Moby, Die Totenhosen, Auteurs, Echobelly, Elastica,
Oyster Band, Cop Shoot Cop, Sort Sol, Fl{skkvartetten, Staffan Hellstrand,
Popsicle, Stakka Bo, Eggstone, Brainpool, Girlsmen, Bob Hund, Sick
Things International, Refused, ORO, Charta 77, Anywhen, Two Sheds,
Sober, Tuk Tuk Rally, Mary Beats Jane, Earth Crisis, Slapshot, Sator,
White Flag, Clawfinger, Quicksand, Prodigy, Oasis, Bo Kaspers Orkester,
Lisa Ekdahl, Camerata Roman, Verve, Fistfunk, Loudon Wainwright III,
Peter Wahlbeck, SPOCK, Latin Kings, Problem, Greasy Saddles, Vapour Trail,
Cardigans.

Price: 550 SEK (in advance)
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Also: The organizers (who are in Roskilde right now) said yesterday
      when interviewed on the radio that there were a couple of names
      still waiting for an "ok", and that they would probably announce
      them by next week.

Magnus: You said Ray Wonder would play at Hultsfred as well? Do you
        have more names to be added to the list above?

 /Erik

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Date: Fri Jul 22 9:11:32 PDT 1994
From: pstopfo@atss.calstatela.edu
Subject: whipped cream

I was wondering If anybody could help me with some whipped cream info.
I heard they had a new album out, but I can't find it anywhere at all.

Or if someone knows where to write to the band...

thanks in advance
pat in lala land

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Date: Mon Jul 25 9:05:55 PDT 1994
From: pstopfo@atss.calstatela.edu
Subject: whipped cream

I was wondering If anybody could help me with some whipped cream info.
I heard they had a new album out, but I can't find it anywhere at all.

Or if someone knows where to write to the band...

thanks in advance
pat in lala land

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Date: Tue, 26 Jul 1994 16:29:59 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Petter Tiilikainen 
Subject: Tr{stocksfestivalen (Treelodge festival)

If anyone cares for it I can tell you guys about the 'trastocksfestivalen'.
Bands who played were Puffin, Mufflon 5, Bear Quartet, Fireside, Breach
No fun at all, This perfect day, Nuclear45, Refused, Teddybears, Randy etc.
etc. And it was all for free.. 

Petter

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Date: Tue, 26 Jul 1994 17:59:53 +0300 (EET DST)
From: Sami Rouhento 
Subject: Re: Tr{stocksfestivalen (Treelodge festival)

> If anyone cares for it I can tell you guys about
> the 'trastocksfestivalen'.
> 
> Petter

Sure, sure, yes, c'mon, what are you waiting for?!:)

Sami

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Date: Sat, 30 Jul 94  13:36:38 EDT
From: Stephen Wood 
Subject: The Cardigans

Greetings:

A friend sent me a CD single of "Rise & Shine" by The Cardigans
last week.  It's really quite fine pop in a Sundays sort 'o
way.  Could someone tell me if they have anything else out
on the Trampolene label or anywhere else... I'm hooked.

Oh, I was able to track down a copy of the Estonian underground
tape on Sally Cinnamon in the last month or so.  It's really
quite interesting and I'd like to thank the list folk who
pointed it out and gave me advice on tracking it down.  Thanks.

I've enjoyed the concert reviews that have been posted to the
list... could we have more of them please!?

Stephen

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Date: Fri, 29 Jul 94 20:10:10 +0200
From: Christian Bartholdsson   
Subject: Bear Quartet

>the Bear Quartet on the way. I spoke to their singer, mr Matti Alkberg, and
>he told me they've recorded around 90 min. of demos, and they were going to
>release a full-lenght album sometime around christmas.

Does that mean that Jari has been able to stay sober for as long as 24 hours?
Fascinating.  ;-)

- chris@minsk.docs.uu.se

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Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 18:11:52 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Petter Tiilikainen 
Subject: Forthcoming scan-indie related releases.

the Bear Quartet on the way. I spoke to their singer, mr Matti Alkberg, and
he told me they've recorded around 90 min. of demos, and they were going to
release a full-lenght album sometime around christmas.

There will also be a follow-up to their uk debut 7" single (headacher/
blizzard) on Sticky.

This time it will be a split between A Shrine, Blithe, Puffin and tBQ. tBQ's
song on the 12" (?) will be Capital Breath.

Petter. 

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Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 18:17:10 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Petter Tiilikainen 
Subject: Re: Tr{stocksfestivalen (Treelodge festival) (fwd)

According to burrito:

About the tree lodge festival (tr{stocksfestivalen)
held in Skellefte}, Sweden 22-23/7.

Artists performing:

Puffin, Breach, Refused, Teddybears, A Shrine, 
No fun at all, Ray Wonder, the Bear Quartet, Blithe,
Fireside, Reach, Ahimsa, This perfect day, Carpe Wade, 
Mufflon 5, the Spacious Mind, Reach, Millencolin, 
Randy, Landlords, Faceless, Nuclear45 etc. etc.


Friday the 22nd:
----------------
I missed:
A Shrine and No fun at All... 
(The festival was 130 km from my home, and I and my two
 friends went a little bit too late...)

I also only heard one song from Blithe, due to reasons
I would like ... ehh well I was drunk.

Ray Wonder was excellent, I bought their cd for 100 sek,
from the singer. (Henrik something). He approached me 
as I was wearing a Sebadoh t-shirt, and he likes them
too. 

After that I went to see some synth-electro-body-industrial
-something-music with my two other friends, and I guess they
were ok, (Faceless and Nuclear45). They had a stroboscope 
so it was kinda hypnotic.

Fireside. Yeah Yeah Yeah. It was good, it was excellent.
They played many of their top hits, including their
brilliant cover of Husker Du's "Don't wanna know if you
are lonely". (They ended the show with this one,....)
They're a lot better and noisier live than on record.

I saw some silly straight edge hardcore shit aswell
but I'd rather not mention them.

Saturday:
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First performance I saw on sat. was Randy, a 
ska/hc/punk band from Hortlax, Pite}.
They were ok.

The Bear Quartet came next, and according to
their singer this was their 1st and only performance
this year.
It was great, they played songs from their
latest EP for the 1st time live (atleast to my
knowledge). I might remember it wrong, but I do think
they played a new song or two.
Matti Alkberg was in a very charismatic and 'clowny' 
mood, and he spoke a lot with the audience. In the
end of the show they made a lot of noise, it was fun. ;)

Landlords. A mix between Ministry and Pantera. Not
interesting IMHO. 

Carpe Wade's performance was broadcasted live on the
swedish radio (P3). Carpe Wade is grunge with a singer
who's got a Eddie Vedder/STP-Weiland/Chris-Soundgarden
complex of the 3rd degree. Carpe Wade is a waste of
time IMHO.

I went to see Mufflon 5 instead. It was great. It
was good. It was brilliant. They had a lot of
problems during the soundcheck, and it wasn't 
really promising, but it turned out great. 
Matti Alkberg did improvised backing vocals on
'freewheeling' (Mufflon's radio hit) and also
entertained us with his ecstatic dancing.
The audience were also brilliant, there was a great
athmosphere, and the band thanked us a lot. 
La La Lucky me!   Yeah I was tripping on clouds 
after this performance.

Teddybears. Well, they play fast, they play
thight. So what.

Puffin. Eeeeeexcellent. Brilllllliant. Spleeeeeendid.
Miiiiindblooooowing. Yeah... They ended with Cooky.
It was great. During one of the songs, a lot of people
got up on the stage and jumped around after being convinced
by Matti Alkberg (Yeah, again his funny dancing.)
The atmosphere among the audience was even better than
Mufflon 5, and I must say it was really grrrrrrrreat!

After that I went to sleep and on the way to the tent,
I saw 1 min. of This Perfect Day. I was too tired to
even care. It was in the middle of some dinosaurish
guitar solo. I guess that was kinda cool. But...
[I need to sleep, why won't you let me - Pavement]

There were no entrance fee, and what can I say?
It was great!

Petter. (Still smiling a lot, one week after the event)

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Date: Sun, 31 Jul 1994 06:00:41 -0700 (PDT)
From: vilexile 
Subject: Is anyone here?

I am not getting any mail from this list.
Has anyone here heard of The Flesh Quartet?
I'm also looking for a Stina Nordenstam single called Another Story Girl, 
or a track listing thereto.
Thanx.

Keep talking.
 einexile

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Date: Sun, 31 Jul 1994 15:02:30 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Petter Tiilikainen 
Subject: Re: The Cardigans

I think the Cardigans have released a cd called 'emerdale' or something.
This is all I know about this group.

Concert Reviews... yeah, well I will visit the Hultsfred festival in mid-
august, I can review the shows that are scan-indie related.

Petter

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Date: Mon, 1 Aug 94 10:37:27 +0200
From: markt@damek.kth.se
Subject: Re: Bear Quartet

Dear list members,

Can someone help an ignorant Aussie? I have heard about the bear quartet,
and the other day I saw a bunch of their records in a shop (unfortunately
they were too busy for me to have a listen). What I would like to know is
where are they coming from, style-wise? Quiet? Noisy? Guitar? Electronic?
Techno? Medieval lute music? I have heard plenty of praise, but no clues
as to what they sound like. Can somebody give me a hint?

mark

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Date: Wed, 3 Aug 94 16:37:55 +0200
From: ludde@kore.lk.se (Ludvig Borgne)
Subject: Whipped Cream, The Cardigans etc.

This list is awfully quiet, isn't it?

Anyway, this is my first post to this list, so Hi! everyone...

Someone asked about Whipped Cream's new album, and my only advice about that one
is AVOID! For some obscure reason they've decided to make a heavy metal album,
and it's really really bad.

The Cardigans debut album, "Emerdale", is, on the other hand, pretty nice.
The production is a bit too polished, and many of the songs are a bit
too nice and easy (and boring...), but "Sick, tired and homeless" and
the Black Sabbath cover are both excellent.

I visited the Roskilde festival last month, but didn't really see that many
Scandinavian bands. How Do I were REALLY disappointing. I really love thier -91
album, Submarine (very My Bloody Valentine-ish), but they seem to have changed
direction totally with the new album.

/Ludde

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Ludvig Borgne, Logikkonsult NP AB, ludde@lk.se

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Date: Wed Aug 3 12:17:54 PDT 1994
From: pstopfo@atss.calstatela.edu
Subject: whipped cream

I was wondering If anybody could help me with some whipped cream info.
I heard they had a new album out, but I can't find it anywhere at all.

Or if someone knows where to write to the band...

thanks in advance
pat in lala land

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Date: Thu, 18 Aug 94 17:00:20 +0200
From: Marten.Sahlen@eua.ericsson.se (Marten Sahlen)
Subject: Hultsfred-94

So did anyone on the list, besides me, go to the festival? This was my fourth
trip to Hultsfred (88, 89, and 91 before) and probably the best of them.
I haven't really paid attention to all the Swedish indie bands that have emerged
in the last few years, so this was a great opportunity to check them out.
Some impressions:

Eggstone. Well, seemed to be nice guys, but oh how boring. It was very annoying
to get the sun straight into the eyes when watching them, too. 

Brainpool. My God, what's all the fuss about? This has to be the worst, most
pubescent band I've ever seen. Can't the singer do anything about that voice?
By signing them, Gessle gave the final evidence that he lost touch with reality.

Bob Hund. Simply great. Everything I've heard about them was true, and more than
so. Obviously you don't have to write lyrics in English to be a successful
indie band in Sweden.

Cardigans. Seemed to get a lot of inspiration from Everything But The Girl. I
suppose this is mood music, but I found it extremly boring. Not my cup of tea.

Yvonne. Gloomy young men, shirts and ties, no talk between the songs. Heh, a 
fresh breeze from the early 80's. As an old Joy Division fan I couldn't help 
but liking this. Ian Curtis' spirit was lingering in the room. Is there a JD
revival ongoing? Both Therapy and NIN doing JD covers, and now Yvonne play 
their sort of outdated music. I want more of this.

Fl{skkvartetten are great as long as they do their instrumental pieces, or 
even when Freddie Wadling sings. But when that rap-man came on I had to leave.

Salt, which used to be God Damn Carnival. I thought I could spot some Pixies'
influences here. Pretty good actually, and nice to see a girl fronting two guys.

I checked out a few songs with Ray Wonder, but I don't now. Quite uninteresting
IMHO.

Meshuggah. Pretty good death metal with jazz influences. Better then Entombed.

Bazooka. The Swedish equivalent to L7 and Babes In Toyland. They are good, but
would be even better with some dynamics. Most of the material sound the same.

The best Swedish act along with Yvonne and Bob Hund was Refused, an amazing 
hardcore combo from Umeň that preached a straightedge living. "It's not your 
fault that you get drunk, it's society's fault". Ha ha ha. Brilliant. Young,
loud, and snotty. It is always a plus in my book when the entire band dives
into the crowd after the gig.

Why does Sator have to come back every year and pester the festival? They
haven't done anything worth the money since they skipped Codex from their name.

If we extend the view to entire Scandinavia, which is what this list is about I
guess, there are a few more bands to mention. Kumikameli, some pranksters from
Finland, are a lot of fun to watch, but the music is pretty anonymous hard rock.
Then, the best Scandinavia had to offer, the enormous Danish band Sort Sol. Pity
they had to play outdoors, they should have played in Teaterladan. Even though
I've seen them better before they're still mountain-moving.

Unfortunately I missed Popsicle (I prefered the Japanese taiko drummers) but I 
heard they did a great performance. I wanted to see Nomads and Girlsmen too,
but wasn't able to due to collisions.

Best in the festival?? Well, ask me and I'll say Krupps and Verve. Runner-ups
were Biohazard, Echobelly, and Cop Shoot Cop. 

Both Blur, Primal Scream, and Oasis were let-downs. Elastica are hyped up
one-hit wonders. Back to the rehearsing room, girls. Auteurs are better on 
album than live. They should have traded stages with Sort Sol.

Only one concluding note. After having stayed on that battlefield called camping
on my previous festivals, it was so nice to stay at a youth hostel this time.
Just imagine, sleeping in a real bed all night, without having to be woken up
at 6 AM by the guy in the next tent who thinks he's the new Jimi Hendrix.

Next year's the 10th anniversary! Be there or miss it!

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Date: Fri, 19 Aug 1994 11:33:20 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Petter Tiilikainen 
Subject: Re: Hultsfred-94

> So did anyone on the list, besides me, go to the festival? This was my fourth
> trip to Hultsfred (88, 89, and 91 before) and probably the best of them.

Yup, I went, for the second time. (I was there last year too)
Well, I think last year (93) was slightly better than this year.

> Eggstone. Well, seemed to be nice guys, but oh how boring. It was very
> annoying to get the sun straight into the eyes when watching them, too. 

I missed them, thanks to 'SJ' (swedish train co.)
Seems like it was no loss.

> Brainpool. My God, what's all the fuss about? This has to be the worst, most
> pubescent band I've ever seen. Can't the singer do anything about that voice?
> By signing them, Gessle gave the final evidence that he lost touch with
> reality.

Thanks god, I did not hear one single note from them.

> Bob Hund. Simply great. Everything I've heard about them was true, and more
> than so. Obviously you don't have to write lyrics in English to be a
> successful indie band in Sweden.

Jag skulle kunna saga att jag inte hittar hem, men det gor jag, tror jag.
This was the 1st time I saw Bob Hund live. They rule the universe of
geeky rock bands. They are the best. 
If you saw some nerd with a sebadoh t-shirt and a pair of nike shorts
in 'the pit' that was me. (I was 'surfing' on the crowd once too....
woooo radical and cool eh? *grin* )

> Cardigans. Seemed to get a lot of inspiration from Everything But The Girl. I
> suppose this is mood music, but I found it extremly boring. Not my cup of tea.

Yup, I patiently listened to almost the whole set. It was booooooooring.
This is elevator music. (Except from two songs, 'rise and shine','sickntired')

> The best Swedish act along with Yvonne and Bob Hund was Refused, an amazing 
> hardcore combo from Umeň that preached a straightedge living. "It's not your 
> fault that you get drunk, it's society's fault". Ha ha ha. Brilliant. Young,
> loud, and snotty. It is always a plus in my book when the entire band dives
> into the crowd after the gig.

Yuk! Refused suck. They use hardcore as an excuse to play heavy metal.
I hate the singer and his lame ass attitude... 'Hi, we're Refused, and
we're the background music to your party'
Prrrrrrrt. 

Nah.... I saw swedish pop hardcore band 'No fun at all', and it was
very good, they were performing on the smallest stage, and that added
a lot to the intesity. They played a lot from their latest record
'No straight angles' and not so much from their previous mcd 'vision'.

I also saw 'Fireside' for the second time this year, this performance
was good, but not as good as the one at 'trastocksfestivalen' in
Skelleftea earlier this summer.
They ended with a cover of Husker Du's "Don't wanna know if you are 
lonely" (as 'usual')

> Why does Sator have to come back every year and pester the festival? They
> haven't done anything worth the money since they skipped Codex from their
> name.

Good thing I missed them.

Die Krupps, Bob Hund, the Prodigy, Moby, No Fun At All
and Cop Shoot were among my favourites.

BTW, for you who saw the commercial for the festival on
MTV, where the hell did QUICKSAND go????? 

Petter

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Petter Tiilikainen, 
 burrito@ludd.luth.se,   http://www.ludd.luth.se/~burrito/
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