Scandinavian Indie Digest Vol.2 Issue #01



Scandinavian Indie Digest      Fri Feb 10, 1995          Volume 2 : Issue 01

There are 32 messages totalling 1024 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. E-mail addresses
  2. NON-SCAN-INDIE: Cranes (2)
  3. Record stores in Umea?
  4. LYR: Popsicle
  5. my intro (3)
  6. cop shoot cop
  7. WWW Festival Pages
  8. Sticky Records
  9. SALT Live
 10. Cloudberry Jam? (4)
 11. 22-Pistepirkko
 12. Whale on? (2)
 13. Popsicle address?
 14. A West Side Fabrication Discography v1.4
 15. New The Bear Quartet (3)
 16. Cloudberry Jam/Candy Darling/Soon LIVE! (2)
 17. Gigs in Stockholm this weekend (3)
 18. Rock d'Amour gigs
 19. New Releases (TBQ & Cardigans)
 20. North Of No South address

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Date: Sat, 17 Dec 1994 17:28:45 +0100
From: chief@lysator.liu.se
Subject: E-mail addresses

Does someone on this fine list know if the magazines ULTRA and
SLITZ have e-mail addresses? If someone knows, could you please
post them?

Thanks!
 /Erik

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Date: Sat, 17 Dec 1994 17:33:21 +0100
From: chief@lysator.liu.se
Subject: NON-SCAN-INDIE: Cranes

Well, I just have to brag a bit about the Cranes gig in Stockholm that I
went to this tuesday. They played 17 songs, two extra numbers and it
was a fantastic gig. Last year when they played here with Slowdive they
played 16 songs, so I had to ask Steve after the show if they would play
18 songs when they play here next year (they're already booked!) - and
he said - why not? :)

The reasons for writing this on the Scan-Indie list are two:

1) Hi to Ludde who I met there (again). What did you think?
   Sorry that it took some time before I recognized you. Though you
   had problems with that yourself. :)

2) I got to meet the band after the gig - and even got to chat with
   Alison Shaw. (I had to brag about it) :)

 //Erik

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Date: Sun, 18 Dec 94 12:57:59 +0100
From: bds@ipp-garching.mpg.de (Bruce Scott TK)
Subject: Re: NON-SCAN-INDIE: Cranes

Chief,

You were lucky to get that Cranes gig up there; count yer blessings :-)

Look at their tour schedule for Nov/Dec.  Then put it on a map of Europe.
There is a big hole in that distribution, and it's centered on Munich.  Oh
well, maybe they'll come through sometime before they've metamorphosised
beyond recognition.

In consolation, so to speak, we got Killing Joke down here on the 16th.
This was a very, very good show, which well combined the old and new sounds
from them, which are quite different.  I recommend them if you get the
chance. 

-- 
Gruss,
Dr Bruce Scott                             The deadliest bullshit is
Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik       odorless and transparent
bds@ipp-garching.mpg.de                               -- W Gibson

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Date: Fri, 6 Jan 1995 09:49:37 +0200 (EET)
From: Kimmo S{{skilahti 
Subject: Record stores in Umea?

Happy New Year to everybodyy!!

Does anyone have any idea if there are good record stores in Umea,
Sweden?? Preferably one that has lots of West Side Fabrication
available! A friend of mine is going there for some reason or another
and I'm trying to persuade her to get a couple of good CD's for me...

Thanks, tack, merci, kiitos.

Kimmo

-- 
Kimmo Saaskilahti  * "Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole"
  trkisa@uta.fi    * - Jonathan Richman

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Date: Sat, 7 Jan 1995 17:37:17 +0100 (MET)
From: "Tomas Rendalen" 
Subject: LYR: Popsicle

Oh boy it's difficult to hear what they're singing in this song. Some of the
words I have written, are only written as I think it sounds. I know these
words might make you smile. But then help me!
/Tomas

Popsicle: Power Ballad #4

[???] it's after houres
summer on my
mind and flowers
in the air
the bird keep singing
a melody in my
head is ringing
endlessly
I have a glass
of orange juice 
the moments passing 
and memories to
and if I had to tell you
what I'm 
thinking of would 
this words be enough

A fowerdress[?]
a summersmile
a few small words
and everything
a woodenfloor
a shared bruzzel[?]
everything
an orangetree
a fowerdress[?]
a summersmile
and everything 
a little while
a summersmile  [x5]

the smell of stars
cigarettes is gone as
disappered 'em yet
an shared tree 
is glessaning[?]
inside of me 
I'm listening
it's beautiful
I see you smile
I see you dress
the treeses[?] of your
handcaress
and if I had to tell you
what I'm thinking of 
would this words be enough

A fowerdress[?]
a summersmile
a few small words
and everything
a woodenfloor
a shared bruzzel[?]
everything
an orangetree
a fowerdress[?]
a summersmile
and everything 
a little while
a summersmile  [x9]

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Date: Thu, 12 Jan 1995 00:13:50 +0100
From: Fredrik Blom 
Subject: my intro

okej, let's get this thing running!

upon getting incouraged to submit a message about myself, all i can do is write
one. 

my name is fredrik blom, i study at chalmers (the civilengineering-branch) in 
gothenburg. on my spare time i participate in chalmers' own rock-festival -
CHALMERSROCK, this year as the head of media with the staff. 

i also work as the stagemanager at the "teaterladan" [ :-) ] at the 
hultsfredfestival (the stage where all the great new bands played in 94:dub war,
elastica, ignite, verve, auteurs, cop shoot cop, slapshot, LPC, refused etc.).

my personal taste in music includes both pop and harder stuff. a short list of 
top-bands might today look just the one below but tomorrow quite different...

oasis, smashing pumpkins, stereo mc's, levellers, buffalo tom, faith no more,  
quicksand, urge overkill, dog eat dog, blur, juliana hatfield, weezer, pwei 
and my following of the mighty beastie boys verges on the insane...

so where are the scandinavian bands you all scream while preparing a flameblast.
of course i like some swedish bands (wannadies, sator (the new cd is fantastic),
popsicle, mary beats jane, clawfinger (ok, half-norwegian), brainpool, girlsmen,
mindjive, misery loves co., etc.) but they're almost all pretty established and
- get the point - swedish. 

this is really why i got on the list - there must be (to me) unknown bands out 
there whitch i would dig and i'd like to find them all out.

one secundary objective on my being on this list might just be getting some new 
cool talent to play at chalmersrock 95. maybe chsrock has not been known for 
giving new talent a proper place on the festival, but that may well be in the 
days of old now... if you want to get a band on our show, mail me directly and
not on the list with some info and contactable pointers. the event is taking 
place at the sixth of may 1995 not more than 25 metres away from where i write
this (i.e. the chalmers "betonggaarden").

hope there are some recipients out there for my not so short letter and sorry if
i was somewhat out of focus...

see you all soon

blom


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Date: Thu, 12 Jan 95 09:56:13 +0100
From: Marten.Sahlen@eua.ericsson.se (Marten Sahlen)
Subject: Re: my intro

> From: Fredrik Blom 
> 
> i also work as the stagemanager at the "teaterladan" [ :-) ] at the 
> hultsfredfestival (the stage where all the great new bands played in 94:dub 
> war, elastica, ignite, verve, auteurs, cop shoot cop, slapshot, LPC, 
> refused etc.).

Allright, so you're the one to blame for Cop Shoot Cop having to finish off
halfway through their gig, just because ORO's pathetic show dragged on and on.
The whole thing was handled pretty bad, don't you think?

BTW, to call Elastica great is to stretch the definition a little bit. But
Verve certainly were incredible.

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Date: Thu, 12 Jan 1995 13:44:04 +0200 (EET)
From: Sami Rouhento 
Subject: Re: my intro

> a short list of top-bands might today look just the one below but 
> tomorrow quite different...
> 
> oasis, smashing pumpkins, stereo mc's, levellers, buffalo tom, 
> faith no more, quicksand, urge overkill, dog eat dog, blur 
                                           ^^^^^^^^^^^
just reminded me of a great band from tampere called dog eat dog
as well... sadly they are no more. where do great pop bands go when
they cease to exist..?

sami, feeling absent-minded

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Date: Thu, 12 Jan 1995 19:59:10 +0100
From: Fredrik Blom 
Subject: cop shoot cop

okej i was a sitting duck for that csc-debacle. i can though tell you all who
saw the show that if i could have them conclude their set i would have. police-
permits about curfew-time were on the line and the decision about cutting them 
off was taken over my head (i.e the festival officials). i can also tell you 
that there is not one more annoying man alive than that henrik wallgren from 
oro, he is so incredibly pretentious it could make you blow chunks. but all in
all it was handled really unprofessional, i must admit.

i have already gotten a couple of band-suggestions for chalmersrock and i want 
more, keep mailing me outside the list about that though.

bye all
blom


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Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 13:54:42 +0100
From: chief@lysator.liu.se
Subject: WWW Festival Pages

'lo there,
I've just added two festival pages to the Scandinavian Indie
WWW home page (http://www.lysator.liu.se/~chief/scan.html) -
Roskilde and Venue (both in Denmark) (see under "favourite
links").

Now there must be other pages for music festivals as well
or am I wrong here? If you know of one/several/many - please
let me know so I can add them to our page!

Thanks,
 /Erik
 Scandinavian Indie & uXu Mailing List owner.
 scan-indie-request@lysator.liu.se - to (un)subscribe
 uxu-info-request@lysator.liu.se - to (un)subscribe

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Date: Thu, 26 Jan 1995 21:07:52 +0100
From: chief@lysator.liu.se
Subject: Sticky Records

Forwarded from the IndiePop Mailing List:
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Date: 18 Jan 95 11:52:33 GMT
From: Jon Sticky (ECO3JPC@best.novell.leeds.ac.uk)
Re: Swedish pop

A COMMUNICATION FROM STICKY RECORDS...

Hi, seeing as the topic of swedish pop has come up, i thought i`d
take the opportunity for a shameless plug. We`ve just released a 7"
pic. disk featuring 4 damn fine swedish bands- THE BEAR QUARTET,
BLITHE, PUFFIN and A SHRINE. It`s the first in our around the world
with sticky series. It`s also the most beautiful looking record
i`ve seen in my life. The next destination is the UK and is gonna
feature Boyracer (probably another song about boys), Heck, Cornershop
and a surprise band who i`m not sure i`m allowed to announce yet.

Well...back to the subject of Sweden, we also distribute a
compilation cassette featuring 8 bands from the god like A WESTSIDE
FABRICATION label. I think we`re the only place that has these now.

Coming up within the next 6 weeks is a new split single featuring
SUNSHINE who are from stockholm...that`s in sweden for the
geographically-challenged

well thats about all i guess. If you want any more info about prices
or our other releases mail me... sorry to anyone who gets bugged by
adverts on the net

Take a chance on a brand new dance...jon xxx

oh no i'm stuck in the real world where there's people.

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Date: Sat, 28 Jan 1995 14:45:24 +0100
From: chief@lysator.liu.se
Subject: SALT Live

                                   S A L T

                    Live at Herrg}r'n, Link|ping, Sweden
                         When: february 2nd, 22.00+
                  Fee: 40 Skr (members free) + student id

   Played at Hultsfredsfestivalen 1994: "the rumours about the greatness
   of Salt (ex God Damn Carneval) has spread around the circuits of rock
   in Stockholm during the past two years. They call their music, somewhat
   defensive, indierock, because this is something a lot better than P J
   Harvey."

   Records out (that I know of): Artist : Salt        Title: Salt
                                 Type   : CD Single   Year : 1995
                                 Label  : MVG         CD#  : MVGCDS 26
                                 Tracks : 4           Rated: 4- (out of 5)
                                 Track listing: Honour Me (3:57)
                                                Trust (3:52)
                                                A Play (3:14)
                                                Good God (4:04)

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Date: Sat, 28 Jan 1995 20:22:47 +0200 (EET)
From: Kimmo S{{skilahti 
Subject: Cloudberry Jam?

Hi!

The Swedish band Cloudberry Jam will be playing here
in Tampere in a couple of weeks' time.  I would appreciate 
your views and opinions about what I can expect from
their music and stage appearance etc. whatever...
I've heard some songs by them, and I seem to remember that
they were 'interesting' to say the least.

Also, I've been told that Send No Flowers have split up, is 
this so?

Kimmo

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Date: Sat, 28 Jan 1995 20:46:12 +0100
From: chief@lysator.liu.se
Subject: 22-Pistepirkko

Some articles and reviews from swedish papers regarding 22-Pistepirkko -

 * Expressen, Friday january 13th
 * Record Reviews - ROCK

 22-Pistepirkko: "Rumble city, lala land". Score: 3 out of 5.

 Ingenious fins, who aren't characterized by contour. On the contrary, they
 are mixing wildly: chewing-gum garage rock from the 60's with a comical
 plastic tune in their organ, nasty funky Stones-rock with loads of maracas
 behind the guitar riffs plus a few stifled blues tracks, like if the sound
 comes from a rat hole somewhere under the floor. Ticklishly ingenious.

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 * Dagens Nyheter, Wednesday january 11th
 * Record Reviews

 22-Pistepirkko: "Rumble City, LaLa Land" (Spirit/Sonet)

 Title: Odd band invents hit after hit.
 Picture: Esa Haverinen, Asko Ker{nen and Hannu-Paavo Ker{nen standing
          outside by a traffic light. One of them is hanging from it.
 Picture text: The best band in Finland. The trio in 22-Pistepirkko have
               made twelve improbable hits - all in different styles.

 Traditional rock usually wants to sound big and thick. Traditional rock-
 singers usually wants to sound hard and dangerous. Traditional rock is
 more than often very predictable. 22-Pistepirkko is not a traditional
 rock trio. In spite of starting from old blues, rockabilly and garage rock,
 in spite of their, with pleasure, use of sizzling fuzz-guitars, Shadows-
 trembles and old pipe-organs.

 Everything they do comes out as odd in some way. The singer H-P Ker{nen
 sings with a light, thin voice that can't scare a fly. The band changes
 style between every song - and are capable of some hard rumbles - but still
 it always sounds somewhat thin. Sometimes it's acoustic blues on whisper-
 volume with scarce slide-pickings and David Lynch atmosphere. Which slips
 towards the Orient before it ends. Sometimes, they have found the world's
 smallest drum machine and plastic synthesizer. Sometimes it's just the
 balance of the sound-picture that is somewhat peculiar.

 The strangest thing though, is that the music that comes out is so compact.
 Never only eccentric for just being eccentric. Somehow these strange
 arrangements lifts up one obvious chorus after the other, and make them
 more distinct than a more conventional setting would have.
 
 "Rumble City, LaLa Land" is twelve improbable hits with a common denominator
 called ingeniousness. 22-Pistepirkko is Finland's most excellent rock band.

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 //Erik

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Date: Tue, 31 Jan 1995 14:14:56 +0100
From: chief@lysator.liu.se
Subject: Cloudberry Jam

Did this message get through? They're changing mail server here at lysator
and I got a huge bounce on this following message, so I send it again:

Forwarded message:
>From: Kimmo S{{skilahti 
>Subject: Cloudberry Jam?
>To: scan-indie@lysator.liu.se
>Date: Sat, 28 Jan 1995 20:22:47 +0200 (EET)
>
>Hi!
>
>The Swedish band Cloudberry Jam will be playing here
>in Tampere in a couple of weeks' time.  I would appreciate 
>your views and opinions about what I can expect from
>their music and stage appearance etc. whatever...
>I've heard some songs by them, and I seem to remember that
>they were 'interesting' to say the least.
>
>Also, I've been told that Send No Flowers have split up, is 
>this so?
>
>Kimmo
>
>-- 
>Kimmo Saaskilahti  * "Once I was in love, now it seems that time
>  trkisa@uta.fi    *  is better spent searching than in finding
>                   *  but no one seems to know"
>                   * - Neil Young

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Date: Wed, 1 Feb 1995 02:50:11 +0100
From: chief@lysator.liu.se
Subject: Re: Cloudberry Jam

Kimmo S{{skilahti  wrote:

> The Swedish band Cloudberry Jam will be playing here in Tampere in a
> couple of weeks' time.  I would appreciate your views and opinions about
> what I can expect from their music and stage appearance etc. whatever...
> I've heard some songs by them, and I seem to remember that they were
> 'interesting' to say the least.

Interesting enough, they don't sound like they used to these days. Forget
about the 'la la la' EP. Forget about those early demo tapes they made.
Really. Listen somewhat to their album 'the art of being cool', but not
too much. The last time they played here, november 17th last year, I
thought I was listening to Cardigans. I can't describe their 'new' sound
better than that I think (anyone disagree with me?). The stage appearance
is also very similar to Cardigans. Jennie usually stands holding the mike
and holder in both hands singing into it, and the rest of the band works
for the sound (esp. Jorgen Warnstrom) lets his guitar have it (in some of
the songs anyway). He looks more like he would've enjoyed playing hard
rock more than what he's playing. Heh heh. Well, that could differ though.
It's just the feeling I got last time I saw them. They played a few old
songs that time, though I doubt they do that when they're playing outside
Linkoping (let me know, Kimmo!)

Here's a small "news article" the local paper 'Corren' had about them
last friday:

"Cloudberry to Japan"
 The Linkoping-group Cloudberry Jam with lead singer Jennie Medin might
 just become the new idols of japanese youths. Cloudberry Jam has worked
 together with Eggstone and Ray Wonder on a compilation album that has
 quickly sold 15.000 ex in Japan. Their album The art of being cool have
 been a good seller and this spring they're a part of another compilation
 album. In february, the band returns to the studio to record the follow-up
 album which will be out in the stores this spring. The album will also
 be released in Japan; the japanese record company are planning to make
 Cloudberry Jam's glamourous (sp?) soulpop a best seller.

There's also a picture of Jennie Medin with the text: "Jennie Medin, singer,
and the rest of Cloudberry Jam are aiming at Japan."

Hope the info helps somewhat,

 //Erik

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Date: Wed, 1 Feb 1995 12:25:11 +0100
From: chemih@sun.leeds.ac.uk
Subject: Whale on?

hi guy's!

Any news about Whale? Weren't they due to release an album last year some time?

cheers! martin

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Date: Wed, 1 Feb 1995 07:14:15 -0500 (EST)
From: Sill 
Subject: Re: Cloudberry Jam

So what about the group Big Fish?  I heard so much hype this summer and 
now they have a new album out and I am wondering how it is being 
received.  Does anyone know these guys - what they do when they're not 
being "rock stars?"  
Jen

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Date: Thu, 2 Feb 1995 14:50:43 +0100
From: Fredrik Blom 
Subject: Re: Whale on?

hello all

i happen to know something about whale. a single is due out in march, and the 
album is postponed to the end of may. but watch out for a tour in the near 
future!!!!

bye f blom

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Date: Wed, 8 Feb 1995 20:17:30 +0200 (EET)
From: Kimmo S{{skilahti 
Subject: Popsicle address?

Hi!

Does anyone happen to know the address to Popsicle? Stephen Wood, a
net.friend of mine would like to contact the band directly.

The address of their current record label could help as well.

in a question mood,

Kimmo

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Date: Thu, 9 Feb 1995 20:56:19 +0100
From: chief@lysator.liu.se
Subject: A West Side Fabrication Discography v1.4

A WEST SIDE FABRICATION                                      v1.4  09-Feb-95
Label discography                                    by chief@lysator.liu.se
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Catalog#  Form  Year Group/Artist            Title

We 001    MC    86   West European Politics  God's Name In Vain
We 002    7"    87   West European Politics  Delirium Is A Disease Of The Night
We 003    MC    87   Compilation             Musikfabriken
We 004    MC    87   This Perfect Day        Christ, Marx, Wood and Wei
We 005    7"    88   West European Politics  Dej Vu
We 006    7"    88   Genre Happy             Hit The Happiness
We 007    7"    88   This Perfect Day        Songs About Love And Affection
We 008    7"    89   Tekman                  Welcome
We 009    7"    89   Wannadies               The Beast Cures The Lover
We 010    LP    89   West European Politics  Slugging For...
We 011    7"    89   West European Politics  Women
WeTS 012  TS    92   T-shirt                 Popmusic Ruins Your Brain
We 013    LP    90   Compilation             From A Northern Place
We 014    7"    90   This Perfect Day        Balcony Love
We 015    7"    90   Livingstone             Half A Lifetime
We 016    7"    90   Mary*Go*Round           Plays Golden Hits
We 017    MP    90   Holger Danske           Holger Danske
We 018    7"    90   The Waiting Rain        Sail
We 019    7"    90   Mindre Modiga Mn       Tysta Mn
We 020    7"    91   The Boom Band           Osynlig Vn
We 021    LP    91   Compilation             A West Side Fabrication Vol 2
We 022    7"    91   Holger Danske           Water From The Moon
We 023    7"    91   This Perfect Day        Postcard Summers
We 024    7"    91   Tins & Cans             Mission
We 025    7"    91   Send No Flowers         Learning French
We 026    7"    91   Mindre Modiga Mn       Vackra Ann
We 027    LP    91   Tins & Cans             Trancemission
WeCD 027  CD    91   Tins & Cans             Trancemission
We 028    LP    91   Mindre Modiga Mn       Lgnerna Och Sanningen
WeCD 028  CD    91   Mindre Modiga Mn       Lgnerna Och Sanningen
We 029    MC    91   Popsicle                Popsicle
WeCD 030  CD    92   Compilation             This Is A West Side Fabrication
WeCD 031  CD    92   Compilation             15 Songs To The Spring
We 032    LP    92   Cod Lovers              Pretty Things
WeCD 032  CD    92   Cod Lovers              Pretty Things
WeCD 033  CD    92   Popsicle                Template
WeCD 034  CD    92   Mindre Modiga Mn       Snlla Mamma
We 035    7"    92   The Bugs                Bumble Bee
WeCD 036  CD    92   The Waiting Rain        Another Mental Earthquake
WeCD 037  CD    92   The Bear Quartet        Penny Century
WeCD 038  CD    92   Blithe                  Pagan Rituals Under A Midnight Sun
WeCD 039  CD5   93   Holger Danske           I Am Here
WeCD 040  CD5   93   Mindre Modiga Mn       Lyckligare D
WeCD 041  CD    93   Stardog                 Champions
WeCD 042  CD    93   Pleasurehouse           Marseille
WeCD 043  CD    93   Holger Danske           Hank vs Hank
WeCD 044  CD    93   Mindre Modiga Mn       Kgedalen
WeCD 045  CD    93   The Bear Quartet        Cosy Den
WeCD 046  CD    93   Compilation             West Side Strikes Back Vol IV
WeCD 047  CD5   93   Stardog                 The Godrats EP
WeCD 048  CD5   93   Holger Danske           Pitch Vs Frequenzy EP
WeCD 049  CD5   93   Mindre Modiga Mn       Sa Dom P Radion
WeCD 050  CD5   93   Hardy Nilsson           1973/Hon Som Gr Bredvid
WeTS 051  TS    93   West Side Fabrication   Got A Cooler Sounding Name
WeTS 052  TS    93   The Bear Quartet        Cosy Den
WeTS 053  TS    93   A Shrine                Friendly Friends
WePO 054  PO    93   Stardog                 Stardog
WePO 055  PO    93   Compilation             Got A Cooler Sounding Name
WeCD 056  CD5   93   A Shrine                Glace
WeCD 057  CD    93   Blithe                  Head Is Mighty
WeCD 058  CD5   93   Hardy Nilsson           Popsng/Din Match
WeCD 059  CD    93   Mufflon 5               Boca Juniors
WeCD 060  CD5   93   Fireside                Softboy
WeCD 061  CD    93   The Bear Quartet        Family Affair
WeCD 062  CD    93   Puffin                  Carnivore
WeCD 063  CD5   93   Blue                    Popsong EP
WeCD 064  CD    93   Hardy Nilsson           r Det Vrt Det?
WePO 065  PO    93   Compilation             Never Trust A Teenage Popstar
WeMC 066  MC    93   Compilation             NS West Side
WeCD 067  CD5   93   Carpe Wade              Porch Light
WeCD 068  CD5   --   Hardy Nilsson           Gud I Mikrofon EP
WeCD 069  CD5   94   Puffin                  Medium Cool EP
WeCD 070  CD    94   Carpe Wade              Full Circle
WeCD 071  CD5   94   The Bear Quartet        Revisited EP
WeCD 072  CD5   94   Fireside                Jupiter
WeCD 073  CD    94   Compilation             We're All Part Of A Family
WeCD 074  CD5   94   A Shrine                48k
WeCD 075  CD    94   Fireside                Fantastic Four
WeTS 076  TS    94   Compilation             We're All Part Of A Family
WeCD 077  CD5   94   Carpe Wade              Snow
WeCD 078  CD    94   A Shrine                Hansel
WeCD 079  CD    94   Stardog                 Stardog
WeCD 080  CD5   94   Popundret               Popundret
WeTS 081  TS    94   Compilation             We Are The Family
WeCD 082  CD    94   Penniless People of B.. Mould
WeCD 083  CD5   94   Blue                    Calling
WeCD 084  CD    94   Compilation             Making New Friends
WeCD 085  CDMP  94   Blissfull               Greatest
WeCD 086  CD    94   Blue                    Sitting On The Sofa
WeCD 087  CD    94   Puffin                  Soundtrack
WeCD 088  CD    94   Mufflon 5               6:am Mantra
WeCD 089  CD5   95   The Bear Quartet        It Only Takes A Flashlight To C..

(West Side together with Telegram Records:)

WeT 1     CD    93   A Shrine                Li & Friends
WeT 2     CD    93   Blue                    Blue

(West Side under the JAZZ BEAT label:)

JB 01     CD5   93   SUSS von AHN            River Of Love
JB 02     CD5   94   SUSS von AHN            Bet I Would Fall In Love Again
JB 03     

(West Side under the BUFFEL label:)

BUF.S 01  CD5   94   Garp                    Faller En, Faller Alla... EP
BUF.  02  CD    94   Garp                    Tillten Frn 16
BUF.S 03  CD5   94   Mindre Modiga Mn       Till Dom Som Har Frlorat Allt
BUF.S 04  CD5   94   Hardy Nilsson           Hela Hjrtat Mitt
BUF.  05  CD    94   Hardy Nilsson           Att Ha Och Inte Ha
BUF.S 06  CD5   94   Mindre Modiga Mn       D r Bilen Bra
BUF.  07  CD    94   Mindre Modiga Mn       Utan Att Rodna

(West Side under the SPEECH label:)

SP.S  01  CD5   94   Boolteens               Perfect Smile

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Date: Thu, 9 Feb 1995 20:55:40 +0100
From: chief@lysator.liu.se
Subject: New The Bear Quartet

I just picked up The Bear Quartet's new EP, which (for me) was a surprise.
Didn't someone say they would take a break, to write some film music or
something like that? On the inlay card, it says that the song "It only takes
a flashlight to create a monster" is taken from the CD "Everybody Else". A new
full-lengther from TBQ? Out when?! Well, a new EP is out and here's a small
personal review:

Artist: THE BEAR QUARTET
Record: It Only Takes a Flashlight To Create a Monster EP
Info  : WeCD 089 1995
Label : A West Side Fabrication

Tracks: It Only Takes a Flashlight To Create a Monster
        The Last Ball
        Signal Box
        The Dream
        Roads Home

A silent and slow EP all together, though it's a beauty. For TBQ fans it's
a new direction (I feel). Acoustic guitars fills the air in "Roads Home"
only backed by a closet drum-beat. For others, it might be a new favourite,
though I wouldn't recommend the earlier albums and EPs to them. "The Dream"
is a 38 second plump electronic piano, which makes you wonder what happened
to the electric guitar fanatics TBQ once were. "Signal Box" is yet another
slow tune, with one-string-guitar riffs mostly throughout the whole song.
Some pieces of blues enters in the middle. And it ends just like you would
imagine a danceband (Swedish country) would. "The Last Ball" is a 45 second
synthesizer tone - handclaps - song. Imaginative to say the least. That
leaves "It Only Takes a Flashlight To Create a Monster", which is a beauty.
Acoustic guitars, trumpets, violins, and it sounds fantastic. In a way, sort
of like I would imagine Bob Hund in english somewhat. But it's stricter than
that. It's a beautiful song anyway, and worth the price for the EP.

My own personal rating (of 5): 3+ (average)

 //Erik

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Date: Fri, 10 Feb 1995 03:18:04 +0200 (EET)
From: Kimmo S{{skilahti 
Subject: Re: New Bear Quartet

* I just picked up The Bear Quartet's new EP, which (for me) was a surprise.

You don't say!!

* Didn't someone say they would take a break, to write some film music or
* something like that?

Yes, that's what I remember also... but this is good news, I mean this
is GOOD NEWS!!!!!!!!!

* On the inlay card, it says that the song "It only takes
* a flashlight to create a monster" is taken from the CD "Everybody Else". A new
* full-lengther from TBQ?

If this is true, it's even B E T T E R   N E W S !!!!

Thanks for the info and review, Erik - the new EP surely seems to be
quite interesting one...!

Kimmo

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Date: Thu, 9 Feb 95  21:29:13 EST
From: Stephen Wood 
Subject: New The Bear Quartet

Wow, this release sounds like a must have!  Now I know what to trade
Kimmo for next!  Thanks for another inspired and enlightening review!

Best,
Stephen

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Date: Fri, 10 Feb 1995 03:35:34 +0200 (EET)
From: Kimmo S{{skilahti 
Subject: Cloudberry Jam/Candy Darling/Soon LIVE!

Hello, Scansters!

It's 3:20 am and I have just returned from the best live gig in
months, namely Cloudberry Jam, Candy Darling and Soon here in Tampere!

The only thing that prevented the night to be a perfect one was that
the club was not more than about half full, even less when the first
band, Soon began their set.  I hadn't seen them for a while and they
had progressed a lot meanwhile.  I might say that some of their songs
were a bit 'rockier' than their previous ones. Anyway, I might be
wrong, but I'm looking for their forthcoming EP, due out in March.

Next to hit the stage were Candy Darling.  I had been told that they
were supposed to sound a bit like Pixies, which was a bit worrying for
me (as I am a huge Pixies fan). But, to my great surprise, they
sounded quite a lot like them, but not like a Pixies rip-off
fortunately.  Imagine the poppiest Pixies songs sung by Black Francis
without any screaming whatsoever, and you are quite close to Candy
Darling's sound.  They had an incredible amount of songs that would be
international pop hits in a perfect world!  Also, the vocalist/bass
player was the definition of 'cool' if I ever saw one on stage...

The last band of the night were Cloudberry Jam.  Erik S. said in his
posting earlier that they sound a bit like Cardigans, and I really
can't disagree (though I'm not an expert on Cardigans' music).  Great
stuff, and their stage appearance was quite pleasant - especially the
guitar player who played the Rickenbacker couldn't stay still for more
than a second at a time... :-)

I also talked briefly with their singer Jennie after the set (she
told me to say hello to Calle Jershed in Goteborg, so here you go :-)
She also said that they will start recording a full-lenght album very
soon (next week?)...my memory is a bit hazy.  Unfortunately they
didn't have nay of their records to sell with them :-(

I also asked if Jennie knew our listmaster Erik Soderstrom, but she
didn't think so... :-)

To sum up, it was a great night of different styles in pop music, and
I hope the Swedish bands will continue to play a few gigs every now
and then over here!

I could write more, but I'm going to go to sleep now...

Kimmo

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Date: Fri, 10 Feb 1995 09:34:48 +0000 (GMT)
From: HM Cambridge 
Subject: Gigs in Stockholm this weekend

Hi 
just a quick request. Are there any gigs worth going to this weekend in
Stockholm as I am there from Saturday to Wednesday. Could you reply quickly
please as I leave tomorrow. Thanks.
'H'

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Date: Fri, 10 Feb 95 12:28:08 +0100
From: Marten.Sahlen@eua.ericsson.se (Marten Sahlen)
Subject: Re: Gigs in Stockholm this weekend

> Hi 
> just a quick request. Are there any gigs worth going to this weekend
> in Stockholm as I am there from Saturday to Wednesday.
> Could you reply quickly please as I leave tomorrow. Thanks.
> 'H'

OK, here's a gig guide for Stockholm:

Friday: 	Bobsleigh + Stevepops (indie-pop, at Studion)
Saturday: 	Tiamat (death metal, at Studion)
Monday:		Nils Lofgren (well, you know..., at Gino)
Monday:		Traste Lindens Kvartett (folk punk (??), at Studion)
Monday:		Chaos UK + English Dogs (punk, at Cafe 44)
Tuesday:	Traste Lindens Kvartett (folk punk (??), at Studion)
Wednesday:	Wayne Kramer (former MC5 guitarist gone solo, at Gino)

That's it. Maybe not so much of interest, but what do I know? If you need
addresses to any of the venues mentioned above you can contact me.

Cheers, Marten

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Date: Fri, 10 Feb 1995 13:41:59 +0200 (EET)
From: Kimmo S{{skilahti 
Subject: Re: Cloudberry Jam/Candy Darling/Soon LIVE! (fwd)

Here's a message from Sami - it was meant for the whole list, but he
mistakenly sent it to me instead, thanks to the usual post-pop
extravaganza state of mind and body... :-)

Kimmo
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According to Sami Rouhento:

Kimmo wrote, nocturnally:

> Next to hit the stage were Candy Darling. [...] 
> They had an incredible amount of songs that would be
> international pop hits in a perfect world!  Also, the vocalist/bass
> player was the definition of 'cool' if I ever saw one on stage...

Ain't that the truth! Why won't anyone pay for them to make a record?
What's the matter with the labels in this country?!

> The last band of the night were Cloudberry Jam. [...] Unfortunately 
> they didn't have nay of their records to sell with them :-(

But they told us to write to the North of No South label directly.
Anyone have the address handy? Thanks.

Sami

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Date: Fri, 10 Feb 95 12:54:56 +0100
From: ludde@kore.lk.se (Ludvig Borgne)
Subject: Gigs in Stockholm this weekend

>   just a quick request. Are there any gigs worth going to this weekend in
>   Stockholm as I am there from Saturday to Wednesday.

I don't think there's anything interesting this weekend, but on Tuesday two
of Swedens most interesting new bands - Honey Is Cool and Yvonne- are playing
at Gino. Could be worth checking out.

/Ludde

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Date: Fri, 10 Feb 1995 17:26:00 +0100
From: chief@lysator.liu.se
Subject: Rock d'Amour gigs

Rock d'Amour (Linkoping, Sweden) has just sent out a preliminary list of gigs
at Skylten (Linkoping) for the period 10 february -> 26 april 1995:

 10/2  Rockkarusell (new bands in the area compete, first price:
                     release a CD single)
 25/2  The Bear Quartet (SWE)
  4/3  Member party (band(s) not yet decided)
 17/3  Rockkarusell
 25/3  Cardigans (SWE) (Members only)
 26/4  Salad (UK)

Membership:  75 SKr (below 18 years)
            100 SKr (over 18 years)
PostGiro: 57 85 57 - 1
    Name: Rock d'Amour
 (include year of birth on the message-part)

 //Erik

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Date: Fri, 10 Feb 1995 17:26:28 +0100
From: chief@lysator.liu.se
Subject: New Releases (TBQ & Cardigans)

I just got some information about new releases from Cardigans and
The Bear Quartet. Apparently TBQ's new full-length CD will be out
in about two weeks and Cardigans' new will be out on the 8th of march,
which is said to be even better than "Emmerdale".

Good news indeed!

 //Erik

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Date: Fri, 10 Feb 1995 17:31:23 +0100
From: chief@lysator.liu.se
Subject: North Of No South address

Here's the address for the North of No South label:

North of No South
Sofiehemsv{gen 45
907 38 Ume}
SWEDEN
(tel: +46-(0)90130899

---- Cloudberry Jam ----

Hrrm... I'll give Jennie a spanking when I see her the next time.
Not knowing me.. hrrrm.. :) Though I don't think I've mentioned
my whole name to her anyway.

Their new full-length CD will be out this spring by the way.

 //Erik


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