The Scandinavian Indie

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Vol.98 #17

February 15th, 1998

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Today's Topics: Re: stone roses etc Re: VB: Jari at K? information Re: information Scandie & Baltic Pop Lecture Series Re: Scandie & Baltic Pop Lecture Series Re: Scandie & Baltic Pop Lecture Series Re: Scandie & Baltic Pop Lecture Series Mejeriet Re: Mejeriet Re: Scandie & Baltic Pop Lecture Series Re: Mejeriet Re: AW: rumble! collectors. Re: collectors. Re: collectors. Re: collectors. Re: collectors. Re: collectors. Foo on the radio (tonight?) Re: Foo on the radio (tonight?) Stacks live review Administrivia: To unsubscribe from the Scandinavian Indie Digest mailing list: * send e-mail to: scan-indie-d-request@lysator.liu.se * with the Subject: unsubscribe To post to the Scandinavian Indie mailing list: * use the address: scan-indie@lysator.liu.se Digest back issues can be found in the [SID] section at the Scan-Indie website: http://www.lysator.liu.se/~chief/scan.html () Please take care not to include the entire digest in your () reply, only the message(s) you are replying to. ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 17:27:12 +0100 (MET) From: Jens Agren Subject: Re: stone roses etc >>> I want to sell "this is your bloody valentine" by my bloody valentine. >>> the second pressing. 300 SEK. >> >> Why do anyone ever want to sell this!!! ;) > > have you heard it? I shouldn't say this cause I want to sell it but... > it sounds like shit. but I guess a fanatic doesn't really care how it sounds. > I have most of the other things they've done and I'll never sell them. Hehe! I've heard things from it, yes. I forwarded it to the My bloody Valentine mailinglist so let's hope some fanatic wants it. Kevin Shield's Primal Scream remix is out on monday, for just one week. Order it if you haven't already. It's quite tuff (as we say in Swedish). //Jens ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 17:51:24 +0100 From: Erik Soderstrom Subject: Re: VB: Jari at K? At 09:23 1998-02-13 +0100, John Boqvist wrote: > Yes, Jari solo, but he's only playing records. He usually does that once a > week.(At K that is... :) ) Aah, and here I am in my complete and total ignorance of what's going on at "K"... ;) //Erik ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 12:46:37 EST From: Cardigans1@aol.com Subject: information could someone send me information on how to unsubscribe, i'm going away for a bit so i want to unsubscribe so that i don't come back with 1000 messages in my box. thanks jason ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 18:57:58 +0100 From: Erik Soderstrom Subject: Re: information At 12:46 1998-02-13 EST, Cardigans1@aol.com wrote: > could someone send me information on how to unsubscribe, i'm going away for a > bit so i want to unsubscribe so that i don't come back with 1000 messages in > my box. thanks > > jason Just send e-mail to the request address with the subject "help" or "info" and you'll get the list "FAQ" (sort of). Ie: Email: scan-indie-request@lysator.liu.se Subject: help (and leave the body of the message empty) //Erik ------------------------------ Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 13:00:56 -0800 From: xander@sirius.com Subject: Scandie & Baltic Pop Lecture Series I'm still having trouble believing it myself, but I've just been booked into an afternoon lecture or presentation of sorts for the Scandinavian department at UC Berkeley. More as a result of having met one of the profs at a party last summer than on the basis of any academic record of my own. Being as it's a Friday afternoon date (and may indeed be followed by a bit wine and other treats), hopefully they won't mind if the presentation is a bit on the more fluffy side than the intellectual. Basically, I think that I will be playing a bunch of musical samples for the faculty and students, and I may even finally get to watch my copy of Bob Hund's Ett Fall & En Losning video (not having a TV myself, let alone something which will play tapes in PAL format - but universities are well equipped in these respects). All of which I will try to spice up by covering a bit of the following topics: * the Vibrafon/eggstone phenomenon, and the unforeseen consequences (if I got the story right) of raising cash for construction expenses by selling off the digital half of studio equipment... * the AHK/RSB/bedroom pop axis, and the fact that truly "wimpy" pop is far more appreciated outside of Scandinavia than within (as opposed to more "alternative", eg rock stuff). * the general fact that Scandie pop is far more successful abroad than at home. (Is NONS still losing money within Sweden?) (Look at all the Scandinavian bands whose records only come out on non-Scandie labels) (And what about Hideki Kaji and Jenka as potential Scandinavian artists?). * the woes of being a Scandie band with a female singer when all the critics and record companies abroad are just looking for the next Cardigans. * the state of musical scenes outside Sweden, eg, traditional expectations of only hearing death-metal, goth and industrial from Finland, plus some sweet Estonian surprises. * and maybe: the age old question, to sing in English or not to sing in English? * and, of course, lots of music from at least some of the following and probably a lot of others: Hideki Kaji, Eggstone, Bob Hund, Komeda, RSB/AHK, Cessna, Super, Pansies, Bizarre, Doktor Kosmos, Cinnamon, Jay-Jay Johansen, etc. Suggestions for other topics and discussion of the ones I've already mentioned would be a great help. Any input would be welcome! Send mail to the mailing lists or directly to me as you feel appropriate. Thanks. I'll also try to put together a list of resources for folks who want to look into this music on their own. I'm not sure if I should limit this to information about the Scan-Indie Mailing list and webpages, and maybe a referral to Roundabout Mailorder as a good US source of Scandinavian pop. Any other suggestions will be welcome. For those who would like to attend (or know when my deadlines are), the talk will be Friday, February 27th at 4 PM in Room 6415 of Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley Campus. academically yours, Alexander ................................................................ Radio Khartoum tel: ++1 510/420.0468 722 Alcatraz Ave. www.algonet.se/~elegans/radiok/ No. 106 xander@sirius.com Oakland CA 94609 USA ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 14 Feb 1998 06:08:26 +0100 From: Erik Soderstrom Subject: Re: Scandie & Baltic Pop Lecture Series At 13:00 1998-02-13 -0800, xander@sirius.com wrote: [snip] Well well well. ;) First of all, congrats to getting to do this! Will this event be recorded/saved somewhere? I'd love to be able to watch it on the web if at all possible, for example? > * the AHK/RSB/bedroom pop axis, and the fact that truly "wimpy" pop is far > more appreciated outside of Scandinavia than within (as opposed to more > "alternative", eg rock stuff). I'm not sure it has to do with appreciation as much as it has to do with the fact that the stuff AHK/RSB etc. have released is really hard to get here. I'm not even sure whether the bedroom/wimp-pop bands we're talking about here have ever either a) contacted a swedish record company/label or b) even wanted/wants to be signed to a label at all. If you want to be a success in Sweden, you'll need good distribution. Good distribution is only available to those with a good record contract. And you can't get a record contract if you don't try or want to. Most of the bedroom/ wimp-pop bands I know about don't want to be signed. They want to be able to release whatever they feel like, when they feel like it, and in the format they feel like releasing it in. This is nothing record the bigger companies/labels put their money behind - so your only resort is the smaller ones. And with that comes little or no distribution at all. Which in turn means you have to _know_ about these bands from the start, where they happened to release something, and when they released it, to be able to get hold of it. I mean, I first heard of RSB from Kimmo in Finland a few years back. Then suddenly I see the name pop up here and there on the net, and I believe it was Stephen (list member from Arlington, US - right?) who sent me a pretty complete set of tapes with RSB songs. That's how I got to know about the existence of the band, and get hold of some of their music. It's a lot easier to turn on the TV to see a Cloudberry Jam ad, walk down to the local record store and pick up a Cardigans, or even Seven Mary Three record, or go to a Komeda or Beck gig. No record contract, no distribution, no (well, almost in the case of RSB as far as I know) live performances, no ads or attempts to inform anyone about the band/releases (I tried to get hold of some RSB stuff directly from the band - through regular mail and e-mail, but never even got a reply) - leads to the fact that almost no one knows about the band. How can anyone appreciate something that one does not even know about? For example, how many US bands are there you have never heard about, do you think? Not that _I_ am complaining - I'm all _for_ bands going at it this way. I'd rather see every artist and band release stuff when they want, where they want and even on flexi discs if that's what they want. But then we'd all be pretty much in the dark finding any of it. _Unless_ we already _know_ about it. Ever since I learned about RSB, Club 8, Siesta, Sunday, Mind The Gap and a load of other great bands and smaller record labels and mailorders, I have kept my eyes open. And that's one of the reasons this mailing list started - to spread the word about bands, records and places where to find good music. Well.. hmm, I really lost myself there I think. > * the general fact that Scandie pop is far more successful abroad than at > home. (Is NONS still losing money within Sweden?) (Look at all the > Scandinavian bands whose records only come out on non-Scandie labels) The truth is that there are only about 8 million people living in Sweden, and good sales (aka "success") here means (when it comes to somewhat known bands) about 3-5.000 copies, and .. hmm, well I don't know, over 25.000 copies when it comes to "known" bands? And those bands who make it outside the border, Cardigans, Ace of Base, Roxette, Eggstone, whatever - even the "lesser known" ones who make it in Japan, are just a drop in the ocean. For every Swedish band you can name, there are about 100 more you have never heard of. So to say that Scandie pop is more successful abroad than home is just not true. The deal is - the Scandie pop you see and hear, which is what manages to jump over the borders (because companies/labels think they can succeed outside the country - which is still pretty rare) is a lot more successful abroad because - hell, almost every country in the world anyone is exporting music to is bigger than Sweden. If the population of Sweden was .. say, 300-400 million, I'd say these bands would be as "successful" as they are in, say for example, the US. And for the extremely lesser known bands who are "far more successful" abroad - I believe I have explained this above (in the AHK/RSB part) where I suspect a rating of "successful" among 8 million people, where about 1% have ever heard of the bands, would mean say.. 50-100 copies sold? And I believe these bands are also the ones you refer to when you say "Look at all these bands whose records only come out on non- Scandie labels" - ie. RSB, Club 8, AHK, Cessna (etc.) because I really can't name more than perhaps 10 bands I know release records on non-Scandie labels only. And 10 bands is about 1/10th of the amount of bands in, for example, the small town of Eskilstuna (in Sweden) alone. > * the woes of being a Scandie band with a female singer when all the > critics and record companies abroad are just looking for the next > Cardigans. Oh, I hope this is not true. For the sake of the bands who do have a female singer and do get a chance to try their wings outside Scandinavia. Umm, well, Souls (hey, they played a Souls video on Alternative Nation this week!) is pretty "known" in the US, aren't they? I know they have (had, okay okay) a deal with the same label as Bush, or something, at least. Cecilia is pretty un-Nina... he he. > * and, of course, lots of music from at least some of the following and > probably a lot of others: > Hideki Kaji, Eggstone, Bob Hund, Komeda, RSB/AHK, Cessna, Super, Pansies, > Bizarre, Doktor Kosmos, Cinnamon, Jay-Jay Johansen, etc. All good bands/artists in my ears. But to be a messerschmidt after all of this too... ;) It's "Jay-Jay Johansson" //Erik (yes, it was a pain writing all this with my left hand, and it took me three hours) ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 14 Feb 1998 09:27:17 +0100 From: Chris Forsberg Subject: Re: Scandie & Baltic Pop Lecture Series Erik Soderstrom wrote: > Oh, I hope this is not true. For the sake of the bands who do have > a female singer and do get a chance to try their wings outside > Scandinavia. Umm, well, Souls (hey, they played a Souls video on > Alternative Nation this week!) is pretty "known" in the US, aren't > they? No, can't say they are. To tell you the honest truth, even *the Cardigans* are not THAT well-known here. I mean, "Lovefool" got played to death on a lot of radio stations, but I know people who don't even know whose song that is, ie - a huge amount of people in this country may like an individual song by a band, but at the same time, not even know (or care) who the hell the song is by. It's all because of the way songs are marketed to the radio stations by the record companies over here right now, it's almost like they are TRYING to churn out an endless supply of one-hit-wonders. But back to Souls: I consider myself more aware of different bands on the national and international scene than the average music listener here in the States, for sure. And to this day the only place I've ever even heard mention of Souls is on the scan-indie list. I'd say to most people here, they are next-to-unknown. Same with Cloudberry Jam, Popsicle, almost all of the bigger Swedish bands that get mentioned on here. Chris ------------------------------ Date: Sat, 14 Feb 1998 16:02:05 -0800 From: xander@sirius.com Subject: Re: Scandie & Baltic Pop Lecture Series > Well well well. ;) First of all, congrats to getting to do this! Will > this event be recorded/saved somewhere? I'd love to be able to watch > it on the web if at all possible, for example? um, right, well if Kimmo has his way, there will a course in the fall entitled: "Scan-Indie - theory and practise". >> * the AHK/RSB/bedroom pop axis, and the fact that truly "wimpy" pop is far >> more appreciated outside of Scandinavia than within (as opposed to more >> "alternative", eg rock stuff). > > I'm not sure it has to do with appreciation as much as it has to do with > the fact that the stuff AHK/RSB etc. have released is really hard to get > here. good point. the question had come to my mind as someone on the list pointed mentioned being surprised to discover Club 8 (or was it RSB?), as listed in the poll results from the (international? eskimo?, what shall we call it) indiepop list, when said listee really didn't know anything about them, and it seemed that Scan-indie doesn't discuss that side of the indie spectrum too often. question: are these bands not marketing themselves to the home market because the home market isn't likely to be interested, or is the home market not interested because it isn't aware? or should we just be talking about the japanese market, which i have heard is very orriented toward small, exclusive scenes? (though i don't know this from first hand experience). (i'm tempted to mention here that i grow more and more inclined to reject the traditional record store as a place to find interesting music, or maybe i mean to say, as a place to sell unknown music. it seems like without someway to make the titles known to the buying public, there is very little chance that a record will sell of the racks of a store - unless there is someone in the store who will recommend said record. which is why i love the small mail-orders, as they have a specialized catalogue and clientele, and the clientele isn't limited to the customers that you can pick from one specific town). > I'm not even sure whether the bedroom/wimp-pop bands we're talking > about here have ever either a) contacted a swedish record company/label > or b) even wanted/wants to be signed to a label at all. If you want to > be a success in Sweden, you'll need good distribution. Good distribution > is only available to those with a good record contract. And you can't > get a record contract if you don't try or want to. Most of the bedroom/ > wimp-pop bands I know about don't want to be signed. talking totally out of turn here, and probably without merit, but i just got the rumor that Club 8 are in search of a bigger label than Siesta. though of course, what you are saying about some bands not wanting to sell records probably applies to Cessna. ;) (btw, Kimmo promissed to post a follow-up to this thread). but on the other hand, there are bands like CÚleste, and Chocolate Barry who seem to me to be far more interested in courting overseas labels than in finding something at home. Of course, there was the 7" by CÚleste's forerunner (mary go round) on AWSF, but that seems to all. I guess i can't think of very many releases from lighter indiepop bands from Scandinavian labels. > I believe it was Stephen (list member from Arlington, US - right?) where has stephen gone, btw? > No record contract, no distribution, no (well, almost in the case > of RSB as far as I know) live performances, no ads or attempts to > inform anyone about the band/releases well there was an invitation looking for pen pals in the at least one of the grimsby fishmarket zines. >> * the general fact that Scandie pop is far more successful abroad than at >> home. (Is NONS still losing money within Sweden?) (Look at all the >> Scandinavian bands whose records only come out on non-Scandie labels) > > The truth is that there are only about 8 million people living in Sweden, > and good sales (aka "success") here means (when it comes to somewhat known > bands) about 3-5.000 copies, and .. hmm, well I don't know, over 25.000 > copies when it comes to "known" bands? And those bands who make it outside > the border, Cardigans, Ace of Base, Roxette, Eggstone, whatever - even the > "lesser known" ones who make it in Japan, are just a drop in the ocean. For > every Swedish band you can name, there are about 100 more you have never > heard of. well, this kinda brings us back to what i was starting to say about traditional record stores not being the best way to market (some) music. because even if there are 250 million people in america, there's still the problem the x number of potential Club 8 fans are spread out over a huge area, and the likelihood that one of them is actually going to discover the record in the store (assuming the customer doesn't know anything about it in advance) is pretty slim. though i do have those fantasies about japanese stores catering more to, and fostering, numerous clique-y scenes. i'd be happy to hear from anyone who can tell me how true or untrue this notion is. >> * the woes of being a Scandie band with a female singer when all the >> critics and record companies abroad are just looking for the next >> Cardigans. > > Oh, I hope this is not true. For the sake of the bands who do have > a female singer and do get a chance to try their wings outside > Scandinavia. Umm, well, Souls (hey, they played a Souls video on > Alternative Nation this week!) is pretty "known" in the US, aren't > they? I know they have (had, okay okay) a deal with the same label > as Bush, or something, at least. Cecilia is pretty un-Nina... he he. Cinnamon & Super have both definitely suffered from critics trying to lump them as Cardigan-alikes, though (aside from the 1st Super single, which did seem a bit Cardiganesque to me), i think that the comparison isn't particularly useful and had more to do with the critics wanting to show that they had some knowledge of the Swedish (Scandinavian) scene. The worst was seeing Komeda get trashed by a local paper a year or so ago where the reviewer had couldn't resist saying that in contrast, the Cardigans were good. Still wondering what the relevance of that comparison was, other than the country of origin. >> Bizarre, Doktor Kosmos, Cinnamon, Jay-Jay Johansen, etc. > > All good bands/artists in my ears. Well, actually, I was only going to mention Doktor K because I thought Minty Fresh were being pretty bold to license him over here. Not to disparage the good Dr., but surely MF weren't expecting another Cardigans with him, were they? > But to be a messerschmidt after all of this too... ;) It's > "Jay-Jay Johansson" well that was sloppy of me. Actually, it's Jay-Jay Johanson. And Jan Johansson. any difference in pronounciation? and, btw, is the -sen suffix more typical of Danish? i always get that mixed up. still looking for more topics and discussion to help me fill out my little presentation. and wondering when everyone is going to start discussing the new Hideki Kaji album (which i've been listening to for 3 days now - this time it's entirely recorded in Sweden, and virtually every track features members of the tambourine club) though i know the problem is availability. but i'll be curious to know how offensive or funny folks on the list find the excessive number of photos would-be swedish beauty pagent contestants all dolled up in matching platinum blonde wigs. maybe i should send erik some scans for the webpages? thanks, alexander .Radio Khartoum. http://www.algonet.se/~elegans/radiok/ ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 15 Feb 98 05:12 +0100 From: "Asva" Subject: Mejeriet Hi! anyone could help me? I really need Lund's Mejeriet phone number. Btw, that's "Shelter"'s tour dates: -------------------------------------------------------------------------- February 19, 1998 Mejeriet Lund, Sweden -------------------------------------------------------------------------- February 20, 1998 Studion Stockholm, Sweden -------------------------------------------------------------------------- thanks in advance, Asva ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 15 Feb 1998 09:42:08 +0200 From: ig@mindless.com Subject: Re: Mejeriet > Hi! > anyone could help me? > I really need Lund's Mejeriet phone number. hi - 046-12 38 11 is their phone number. see you there j.nilsson ------------------------------ Date: 15 Feb 1998 11:12:16 +0100 From: Robert Cumming Subject: Re: Scandie & Baltic Pop Lecture Series What a lovely job to get! If I was in your shoes, I'd want to take up a kind of different tack to the ones you've suggested... How much is nordic indie music influenced by music from the US and the UK, and how much comes from the indigenous tradition? I seriously doubt whether many scandie bands would admit to being influenced by the local pop environment, but I bet they all are to different degrees. I think it's interesting to hear bands like Loosegoats and Fireside and be really hard pushed to identify them as Swedish, and on the other hand bob hund and (at least initially) the Cardigans, who don't fit into The International Standard Of The Moment. My fave example is of course Aknestik, who make no bones about being influenced by Finnish schlager as much as by U2 and rock'n'roll and punk. The local pop environment here is not the same as it is in the US and the UK, and that's a pervasive influence that probably works as strongly for the folks who choose _not_ to listen to the radio and concentrate on the import catalogues as it does for folks who keep as much of an eye on Sven-Ingvars and Mauro Scocco as on Superchunk and Pavement... Robert, aka Haukipudas's first musical tourist ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 15 Feb 1998 11:27:59 +0100 (MET) From: Jens Agren Subject: Re: Mejeriet Try www.kulturmejeriet.se. You'll find it there. //Jens ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 15 Feb 1998 12:34:45 +0200 (EET) From: "timo riitamaa." Subject: Re: AW: rumble! Jan wrote: > What about gig-going?! > >> 21/2 HONEY IS COOL + SODASPLASH > > See you there Tornado?! Blah, i was too concentrated on being under the influence of several vodka limes, hot shots and various other alcoholic beverages... and besides you had that big fucking truck leaking gas and getting ready to blow up a few blocks of Stockholm, effectively making my attempts to use the metro quite hard. timo. ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 15 Feb 1998 12:34:47 +0200 (EET) From: "timo riitamaa." Subject: collectors. mats wrote: > anyone interested in buying the first stone roses > 12" single "so young"? > my drummer want to sell his copy. > he wants about 700 SEK for it. Woohoo!!! the world would be a significantly less fun place if not for people who're willing to pay prices like this small round slabs of vinyl! Does this mean i could finance me a new technics turntable by selling a copy of Belle&Sebastian's first 7"? timo. ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 15 Feb 1998 14:22:48 +0100 (MET) From: Petter Tiilikainen Subject: Re: collectors. According to timo riitamaa.: > Woohoo!!! the world would be a significantly less fun place if not for > people who're willing to pay prices like this small round slabs of vinyl! The world would be a lot less fun if you didn't find *expensive* records for a tiny fraction of the value at junkmarkets and record conventions. Bought the Remains self titled record for 1/4th of the value recently, and a couple of years ago i found original pressings of Wire "Pink Flag" and Real Kids "s/t" for 10 SEK (1.5$) each. Doesn't beat finding some rare $700 psyche album for 50 cents though, which a friend did overseas. I don't remember which band it was, but some of that stuff just gets ridiculously expensive. It'd be fun to read if any people here have done any great finds. Petter ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 15 Feb 1998 15:15:18 +0100 From: j.sundstrom@ekuc.se (Jan Sundstrom) Subject: Re: collectors. > It'd be fun to read if any people here have done any great finds. Umm, well. I bought a Kraftwerk collection from a guy a few years ago. 50 or so records, paid 3000 SEK. OK, Scan Indie is not the place to brag about KW, but that lot contained some of the most famous bootlegs they made: Computerwelt 3LP (est. 1500 SEK) T-BON 2LP (est. 500 SEK) a few of those early compilations (250-600 SEK ea) and several japanese pressings (200-350 SEK ea). ($1=8 SEK) OK, but let's talk scan-indie. I wonder if there is an opinion of what scan records are most rare/collectible/expensive. I know the first Eggstone 7 inches are pretty rare, and then I come to think of Reeperbahn, all vinyl used to be really expensive until they released them on CD. The Singles album still fetch 800 SEK, i believe. Kent's early CD singles are up at 250 SEK each nowadays too. There must be lot's of more examples!? What else is new? Jan ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 15 Feb 1998 15:34:19 +0100 (MET) From: Jens Agren Subject: Re: collectors. > OK, but let's talk scan-indie. I wonder if there is an opinion of what > scan records are most rare/collectible/expensive. > I know the first Eggstone 7 inches are pretty rare, and then I come to > think of Reeperbahn, all vinyl used to be really expensive until they > released them on CD. The Singles album still fetch 800 SEK, i believe. > Kent's early CD singles are up at 250 SEK each nowadays too. > There must be lot's of more examples!? I've got 2(!) copies of Eggstones first single 'Bubblebed'. Anyone know of how much one is is worth. I've also got one copy of the first pressong of 'Shooting Time' vinyl single. It has 'Shooting Time' printed in black instead of red, wich was inteded. Any worth? //Jens ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 15 Feb 1998 15:35:31 +0100 From: j.sundstrom@ekuc.se (Jan Sundstrom) Subject: Re: collectors. scan-indie@lysator.liu.se,Internet writes: >> OK, but let's talk scan-indie. I wonder if there is an opinion of what >> scan records are most rare/collectible/expensive. >> I know the first Eggstone 7 inches are pretty rare, >> >> There must be lot's of more examples!? > > I've got 2(!) copies of Eggstones first single 'Bubblebed'. Anyone know > of how much one is is worth. > > I've also got one copy of the first pressong of 'Shooting Time' vinyl > single. It has 'Shooting Time' printed in black instead of red, wich was > inteded. Any worth? OOPS! There is a 60's artwork of a beach/tropical landscape? I've only ever seen it once, at Petsounds (don't know which variant it was). I think they charged 150 SEK, but that must have been 3-4 years ago. The other one I don't know about. Jan ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 15 Feb 1998 16:35:51 +0100 From: Erik Soderstrom Subject: Re: collectors. At 15:15 1998-02-15 +0100, Jan Sundstrom wrote: > I bought a Kraftwerk collection from a guy a few years ago. 50 or so > records, paid 3000 SEK. OK, Scan Indie is not the place to brag about > KW, Talking about Kraftwerk - you all know they're going to play at this year's Roskilde Festival, right? And what a lovely festival it will be too. Beautiful weather, just the right temperature. The beer right in the shadow so it's perfectly cold when you need one. Mmmmm. Ha ha! This will of course never happen, but Kraftwerk, Beastie Boys, Garbage, Mogwai, Spiritualized, Jon Spencer and Rocket From the Crypt will make it a helluva festival anyway. ;) //Erik ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 15 Feb 1998 16:59:13 +0100 From: j.sundstrom@ekuc.se (Jan Sundstrom) Subject: Foo on the radio (tonight?) Maybe Erik listed this, but maybe not: Danish radio station Verdensmusik P3 DR announced that they will play a live hour of the Foo Fighters on Monday, February 15th. (nicked from http://bracket.tierranet.com/foo/index.html) Someone messed up the dates but any danes on the list: check out if it's correct. Jan ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 15 Feb 1998 17:18:00 +0100 From: Erik Soderstrom Subject: Re: Foo on the radio (tonight?) At 16:59 1998-02-15 +0100, Jan Sundstrom wrote: > Maybe Erik listed this, but maybe not: > Danish radio station Verdensmusik P3 DR announced that they will play > a live hour of the Foo Fighters on Monday, February 15th. > (nicked from http://bracket.tierranet.com/foo/index.html) > > Someone messed up the dates but any danes on the list: check out if > it's correct. That is something I've been looking for - a listing of live concerts broadcasted on the Danish radio. I've searched through all of DR's website, but there's simply no schedule there. No listings. Anyone from Denmark with help/info on this? //Erik ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 15 Feb 1998 19:12:32 +0100 From: "Micke Rehnstrom" Subject: Stacks live review STACKS from Stockholm may be a new band for some of you to check out. At least they impressed on me when they played at Herrgarn this week. Kind of like POPSICLE around "Abstinence" but with Pija Niemi of SINDY KILLS ME on vocals instead of Mattsson/Norberg. The POPSICLE comparison can be argued but I found the fresh breeze pop tunes with a melancholy touch in them to be quite similar. Very catchy pop tunes but not, in contrast to many other pop bands today, 110% predictable. The Pija Niemi comparison can also be argued but it would not be so wise to protest against that, because Pija Niemi _is_ the vocalist in STACKS. Quite a change of direction for her! And she was the biggest problem this night. Her screaming voice is not exactly beautiful but that would be no problem if it wasnt for the fact that she sings darn loud too - sometimes my face looked as it usually does when I hear nails against a blackboard. She wouldnt have needed a microphone, she would have been easily heard without it. But I loved most of the music and I will probably look for their new ep next time I enter a record store (has anyone heard it, btw?). Up next week at Herrgarn is more catchy pop with not-so-beautiful vocals: THE MOPEDS ;) /Micke, starting to warm up for the Belarus game ------------------------------ End of Scandinavian Indie Digest Vol.98 #17 ********************************************
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