Radio Anthrocide was pleased as punch to provide what DJ Timothy feels is a superb overview of the remarkable permutations of the Swedish Rock scene in the late 1960's and early 70's. Certainly, they had things covered: Improv Drone Psych (Parson Sound), Straight-up catchy Pop sounds (Blonde), super-fat Hendrix-esque power Psych (Freddy Lindquist and Mecki Mark Men), the truly bizarre (the International Harvester family of bands, including the great Arbete Och Fritid) and superbly esoteric knob-pulling Electronic exegeses (the great Ralph Lundsten and Ragnar Grippe). As I got down to the last few days and put the final set-list together, I realized...Sweden really is the baddest hard-rocking country on the planet. Listen to RA#11 and you'll see what I mean.
Also contributions from Nordic Neighbors Finland (the outstanding Elonkorjuu, here very live and splendidly sloppy and w/ a remarkably aggressive guitar solo from Jukka Syrenius) as well as Junipher Greene and Ruphus from Norway and the splendidly all-out Proggish sounds of keyboard legend Sven Grunberg of Estonia. This was a fun show to do and I trust you'll find it to your listening pleasure; you'll also get to hear some played-rarely-outside-of-Sweden "Progg" (note second "G") from Leftist Scandi-moonbats Nationalteatern. A really good short film on that movement (which still stirs passions for and against in Swedish 70's Rock circles) can be found here and is well-worth your time. At any rate, that's the catchiest song about Jack The Ripper I've ever heard; even if it is somehwere between Neil Diamond and Stealers Wheel. Enjoy the show and check in next week for RA#12, which will be all about Progressive Rock. - TKR
Setlist For Radio Anthrocide#11 Swedish Progressive and Psychedelia
1) November- "Sista Resan" / "Men Mitt Hjarta Ska Vara Gjort Av Sten"
2) Asoka- "Psykofoni For Ekogitarr Och Poporkester" / "Ataraxia"
3) International Harvester- "There Is No Other Place"
4) Aunt Mary- "Listen To The Music"
5) Baby Grandmothers- "Somebody Keeps Calling My Name"
6) Saga (Christer Stalbrandt)- "Djavulens Lappar"
7) Mecki Mark Men- "Future On The Road"
8) Panta Rei- "Five O'Clock Freak"
9) Mess (Sven Grunberg)- "Tiik"
10) Blonde- "Six White Horses"
11) Elonkorjuu- "The Ocean Song" (live from Finnish television)
12) Nationalteatern- "Jack The Ripper"
13) Freddy Lindquist- "How Nice"
14) Junipher Greene- "A Spectre Is Haunting The Peninsula"
15) Ruphus- "Still Alive"
16) Vatten- "Du Kampar"
17) Ralph Lundsten and The Andromeda All-Stars- "Horrorscope"
18) Nya Ljudbolaget- "Continuum Prometheus"
19) Algarnas Tradgard- "Interstellar Cruise"
20) Ragnar Grippe- "Capriccio"
21) Anna Sjalv Tredje- "Den Barbariska Sondangen"
22) Arbete Och Fritid- "Petrokemi Det Kan Man Inte Bada I"
23) Trad Gras Och Stenar- "Klangbron"
24) Parson Sound- "India (Slight Return)"
25) Sound Express- "Ebb Och Flod"