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Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping
Release date:April 15, 1974
Genre: Southern Rock

"Second Helping" is a 1974 album by "Lynyrd Skynyrd". It was the band's second album, and featured its biggest hit single, "Sweet Home Alabama", an answer song to Neil Young's "Alabama" and "Southern Man".
The song reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in August 1974, and became a rock radio staple and a song you couldn't go without hearing if you lived anywhere near the south.
"Don't Ask Me No Questions" shows a close resemblance to "Gimme Three Steps" while "I Need You" is almost the perfect mix between "Tuesday's Gone" and "Simple Man". Also, "Call Me the Breeze", "Workin' for MCA", "The Ballad of Curtis Loew" and "The Needle and the Spoon" continue Skynyrd's excellence in southern rock while "Swamp Music" may be a little, well...swampy....
This was the first "Lynyrd Skynyrd" album to feature the band's trademark triple guitar attack.
Sticking with producer Al Kooper (who, after all, discovered them), the group turned out a record that replicated all the strengths of the original, but was a little tighter and a little more professional.
The album reached #12 on the Billboard album charts. It was certified Gold on 9/20/1974, Platinum and 2x Platinum on 7/21/1987 by the R.I.A.A.

  1. Sweet Home Alabama
  2. I Need You
  3. Don't Ask Me No Questions
  4. Workin' For MCA
  5. The Ballad Of Curtis Loew
  6. Swamp Music
  7. The Needle And The Spoon
  8. Call Me The Breeze

  • Ronnie Van Zant - Lead Vocals
  • Gary Rossington - Gibson Les Paul Guitar, Rhythm and Acoustic Guitar on "Sweet Home Alabama"
  • Allen Collins - Gibson Firebird Guitar
  • Ed King - Fender Stratocaster Guitar, Slide Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Bass on "I Need You"
  • Billy Powell - keyboards, piano on "Sweet Home Alabama"
  • Leon Wilkeson - Gibson Thunderbird Bass
  • Bob Burns - Drums except "I Need You"


The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers

The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
Release date:23 April 1971
Genre: Rock

"Sticky Fingers" is the ninth British and eleventh American studio album,released in April 1971.
The album was the first of the "Rolling Stones" albums to make #1 on both sides of the Atlantic and in many other countries around the globe.
It was a long time in the recording, as was alluded to on the cover – ‘and everyone else who has had the patience to sit thru this for two million hours.
It's a weary, drug-laden album (well over half the songs explicitly mention drug use, while the others merely allude to it) that never fades away, but it barely keeps afloat.
It is the band's first album of the 1970s and its first release on the band's newly-formed label, Rolling Stones Records, after having been contracted since 1963 with Decca Records in the UK and London Records in the US.
It is also Mick Taylor's first full-length appearance on a "Rolling Stones" album, and the first not to feature any contributions from founding guitarist Brian Jones.
In 2003, "Sticky Fingers" was listed as #63 on Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

  1. Brown Sugar
  2. Sway
  3. Wild Horses
  4. Can't You Hear Me Knocking
  5. You Gotta Move
  6. Bitch
  7. I Got The Blues
  8. Sister Morphine
  9. Dead Flowers
  10. Moonlight Mile

  • Mick Jagger – Lead Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Percussion
  • Keith Richards – Electric Guitar, 6 & 12 String Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • Mick Taylor – Electric, Acoustic and Slide Guitar
  • Charlie Watts – Drums
  • Bill Wyman – Bass Guitar, Electric Piano


Neil Young - Harvest

Neil Young - Harvest
Release date:February 14, 1972
Genre: Folk Rock

"Harvest" is the fourth solo album by "Neil Young", released on February 14, 1972.
It featured the London Symphony Orchestra on two tracks, while noted guests David Crosby, Graham Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Stephen Stills, and James Taylor contributed vocals.
"Heart of Gold" wrote in 1971 after he suffered a back injury that made it difficult for him to play the electric guitar, so on the "Harvest" tracks he played acoustic.
It topped the Billboard 200 album chart for two weeks, and spawned two hit singles, "Old Man", which peaked at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "Heart of Gold", which peaked at #1. It was the best-selling album of 1972.

  1. Out On The Weekend
  2. Harvest
  3. A Man Needs A Maid
  4. Heart Of Gold
  5. Are You Ready For The Country?
  6. Old Man
  7. There's A World
  8. Alabama
  9. The Needle And The Damage Done
  10. Words (Between The Lines Of Age)

  • Neil Young - Guitar, Piano, Harmonica, Vocal
  • Ben Keith - Pedal Steel Guitar
  • Jack Nitzsche - Piano, Slide Guitar
  • Tim Drummond - Bass
  • Kenny Buttrey - Drums
  • John Harris - Piano
  • Teddy Irwin - Guitar
  • James McMahon - Piano
  • James Taylor - Banjo-Guitar, Backing Vocal
  • David Crosby, Graham Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Stephen Stills - Backing Vocals


Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick

Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick
Release date:10 March 1972
Genre: Progressive Rock

"Thick As A Brick" is a concept album, and the fifth studio album, by the English Progressive Rock band "Jethro Tull".
Its lyrics are built around a poem written by a fictitious boy, "Gerald Bostock" a.k.a. "Little Milton" (Ian Anderson himself). The album featured only one song, lasting nearly 45 minutes.
"Thick As A brick" is a phrase meaning stubbornly dumb, as one's head is so thick that no new thoughts can enter it. The song starts with Ian Anderson expressing his low expectations for his target ("I may make you feel but I can't make you think") before singing about class structures, conformity, and the rigid moralistic beliefs of the establishment that perpetuates it.
The song follows a young boy who sees two career paths: soldier and artist. He chooses the life of a soldier, just like his father. We see him assimilate into the society he once rebelled against, becoming just like his dad.
To accommodate the album on LP vinyl and cassette, the seamless track was split on both sides of the record.
The original LP was the best-sounding, best-engineered record Tull had ever released, easily capturing the shifting dynamics between the soft all-acoustic passages and the electric rock crescendos surrounding them.
It reached #1 on the US Billboard Pop Albums chart.

  1. Thick As A Brick (Part I)
  2. Thick As A Brick (Part II)

  • Ian Anderson – Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Flute, Violin, Trumpet
  • Martin Barre – Electric Guitar, Lute
  • John Evan – Piano, Organ, Harpsichord
  • Jeffrey Hammond (as "Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond") - Bass Guitar, Vocals
  • Barriemore Barlow – Drums, Percussion, Timpani
  • David Palmer – Brass And string Arrangements


Wishbone Ash - Argus

Wishbone Ash - Argus
Release date:April 28, 1972
Genre: Hard Rock

"Argus" is the third album by the Rock band "Wishbone Ash". It is the most popular "Wishbone Ash" album and widely considered the greatest by fans and reviewers.
It was named "Album of the Year" in the 1972 year-end issue of Sounds magazine. The album features a blend of progressive rock, folk, and hard rock, and is considered a landmark album in the progression of twin-lead guitar harmonization later adopted by bands such as "Thin Lizzy" and "Iron Maiden".
The sound engineer on "Argus" was Martin Birch, who also worked with "Deep Purple", later with "Iron Maiden" and other hard rock / heavy metal bands.
The album be recorded on 16 track tape (previous two were on 8 track).
John Tout of "Renaissance" played organ on Throw Down The Sword.
The bulk of the melodies and lyrics were provided by bassist / lead vocalist Martin Turner, although all members contributed to the song arrangements.
With the success of "Argus", the band also became one of the most popular live attractions of the day.

  1. Time Was
  2. Sometime World
  3. Blowin' Free
  4. The King Will Come
  5. Leaf And Stream
  6. Warrior
  7. Throw Down The Sword

  • Martin Turner – Bass, Vocals
  • Andy Powell – Guitar, Vocals
  • Ted Turner – Guitar, Vocals
  • Steve Upton – Drums
  • John Tout - Organ on "Throw Down The Sword"

Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard

Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard
Release date:July 1974
Genre: Blues Rock

"461 Ocean Boulevard" is Eric Clapton's second studio solo album, arriving after his side project of Derek and the Dominos and a long struggle with heroin addiction.
Although there are some new reggae influences, the album doesn't sound all that different from the rock, pop, blues, country, and R&B amalgam of Eric Clapton. However, "461 Ocean Boulevard" is a tighter, more focused outing that enables Clapton to stretch out instrumentally.
The album shies away from the rich sonorities and lyrical, flowing lines that made Clapton an unhappy superstar. So determined is he to break from his past that frequently he plays dobro instead of guitar.
In 2003, the album was ranked #409 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

  1. Motherless Children
  2. Give Me Strength
  3. Willie And The Hand Jive
  4. Get Ready
  5. I Shot The Sheriff
  6. I Can't Hold Out
  7. Please Be With Me
  8. Let It Grow
  9. Steady Rollin' Man
  10. Mainline Florida

  • Eric Clapton – Vocals, Guitar, Dobro
  • Yvonne Elliman – Vocals
  • Dick Simms – Keyboards
  • George Terry – Guitar, Vocals
  • Carl Radle – Bass
  • Jamie Oldaker – Drums, Percussion
  • Al Jackson, Jr. – Drums on "Give Me Strength"
  • Albhy Galuten – Synthesizer, Piano, Clavichord
  • Tom Bernfield – Background Vocals
  • Marcy Levy – Harmonica, Background Vocals


Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmos Factory

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmos Factory
Release date:July 25, 1970
Genre: Rock

"Cosmo's Factory" is the fifth studio album by American rock band "Creedence Clearwater Revival", released by Fantasy Records in July 1970 and released as Fantasy 8402, the same month as the single release of "Lookin' out My Back Door" b/w "Long As I Can See the Light".
In August 1970, "Creedence Clearwater Revival" started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart.
The name of the album comes from the warehouse in Berkeley where the band rehearse. Band leader John Fogerty was so insistent on practicing (nearly every day) that drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford began referring to the place as "the factory".
This album published in US as LP record and 8-track cartridge in 1970.
"Cosmo’s Factory" was ranked #265 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

  1. Ramble Tamble
  2. Before You Accuse Me
  3. Travelin' Band
  4. Ooby Dooby
  5. Lookin' Out My Back Door
  6. Run Through The Jungle
  7. Up Around The Bend
  8. My Baby Left Me
  9. Who'll Stop The Rain
  10. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
  11. Long As I Can See The Light

  • Doug Clifford – Drums
  • Stu Cook – Bass
  • John Fogerty – Lead Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, Harmonica, Vocals
  • Tom Fogerty – Rhythm Guitar


Aerosmith - Toys In The Attiс

Aerosmith - Toys In The Attiс
Release date:April 8, 1975
Genre: Hard Rock

"Toys In The Attic" is the third album by the "Aerosmith",released in April 1975.
The album found the band working to maintain its rock audience while making another bid for the crossover success that, to that point, had continued to flit just out of reach.
The album's first single release, "Sweet Emotion", was released a month later on May 19th and "Walk This Way" was later released on August 28th in the same year.
"Toys In The Attic" is their second-most commercially successful studio album, with eight million copies sold in the United States alone, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.
The album was ranked #229 on Rolling Stone '​s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

  1. Toys In The Attic
  2. Uncle Salty
  3. Adam's Apple
  4. Walk This Way
  5. Big Ten Inch Record
  6. Sweet Emotion
  7. No More No More
  8. Round And Round
  9. You See Me Crying

  • Steven Tyler – Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Harmonica, Percussion
  • Joe Perry – Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • Brad Whitford – Guitar
  • Tom Hamilton – Bass, Rhythm Guitar On "Uncle Salty"
  • Joey Kramer – Drums, Percussion
  • Uncredited Guitarist - Solos Include "Adam's Apple" And "Walk This Way"
  • Scott Cushnie – Piano On "Big Ten Inch Record" And "No More No More"
  • Jay Messina – Bass Marimba On "Sweet Emotion"


The Doors ‎– Strange Days

The Doors ‎– Strange Days
Release date:September 25, 1967
Genre: Psychedelic Rock

"Strange Days" was the second album released by "The Doors". The album consists of songs that were written in 1965-1966, but did not make it onto their debut album, such as "Moonlight Drive", which was one of the first songs written by Jim Morrison.
The song was recorded in 1965 (demo) and 1966 (intended for their first album). In 1967 a final version was recorded and released on this album.
"Strange Days" contains some of The Doors' most psychedelic songs. It includes songs such as "Strange Days", "People Are Strange", "Love Me Two Times" and "When the Music's Over".
The album reached #3 in the US in November 1967, while "The Doors'" debut was still sitting in the top ten over ten months since its release.
Despite its success, the album's producer Paul Rothchild considered it a commercial failure: "We all thought it was the best album. Significantly, it was also the one with the weakest sales. We were confident it was going to be bigger than anything The Beatles had done. But there was no single. The record died on us.
"People Are Strange" reached #12 on the US chart, and "Love Me Two Times" followed, going to #25, thus proving the band's staying power after the runaway success of their debut.
In the UK, they had yet to score a big hit single, and "Strange Days" became one of two Doors studio albums not to chart, despite subsequent strong sales. The album has sold over 9 million copies to date.

  1. Strange Days
  2. You're Lost Little Girl
  3. Love Me Two Times
  4. Unhappy Girl
  5. Horse Latitudes
  6. Moonlight Drive
  7. People Are Strange
  8. My Eyes Have Seen You
  9. I Can't See Your Face In My Mind
  10. When The Music's Over

  • Jim Morrison – Vocals, Percussion, Moog synthesizer on track 1
  • Ray Manzarek – Vox Continental Organ, Fender Rhodes Piano Bass on tracks 4 and 10, Harpsichord on track 3, Backwards Piano on track 4, Marimba on track 9
  • Robby Krieger – Guitar
  • John Densmore – Drums
  • Douglas Lubahn – Bass Guitar on tracks 1–3, 6–9


Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells A Story (US Edition)

Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells A Story (US Edition)
Release date:1971
Genre: Rock

"Every Picture Tells A Story" is the third album by Rod Stewart, released in the middle of 1971.
It became Stewart's most critically acclaimed album, and became the standard by which all of his subsequent albums were judged.
It reached the number-one position in both the UK (for six weeks) and the U.S. (four weeks) at the same time that "Maggie May" was topping the singles charts in both territories, making Stewart the first artist to achieve such a feat.
It has often been voted among the best British albums of all time.
The album was ranked number 172 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

  1. Every Picture Tells A Story
  2. Seems Like A Long Time
  3. That's All Right
  4. Tomorrow Is Such A Long Time
  5. Maggie May
  6. Mandolin Wind
  7. (I Know) I'm Losing You
  8. Reason To Believe

  • Ronnie Wood - Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Bass
  • Sam Mitchell - Slide Guitar
  • Martin Quittenton - Acoustic Guitar
  • Micky Waller - Drums
  • Pete Sears - Piano
  • Ian McLagan - Organ
  • Danny Thompson - Bass
  • Andy Pyle - Bass
  • Dick Powell - Violin
  • Maggie Bell - "Vocal Abrasives" on the title track
  • Madeline Bell & friends (Mateus Rose, John Baldry) - "Vocal Abrasives" on "Seems Like A Long Time"
  • Lindsay Raymond Jackson ("the mandolin player in Lindisfarne") - Mandolin
  • Kenney Jones - Drums on "(I Know) I'm Losing You"
  • Ronnie Lane - Bass on "(I Know) I'm Losing You"


America - America (U.S. Edition)

America - America (U.S. Edition)
Release date:1971
Genre: Rock

In 1971 "America" released their debut album "America" . The album was initially released without "A Horse With No Name," which had not yet been recorded. When "Horse" became a worldwide hit in early 1972, the album was re-released with that track.
The album went to #1 on the Billboard album chart in the US and stayed there for 5 weeks. It produced two hit singles, "A Horse With No Name" spent three weeks at #1 on the Billboard singles chart in 1972 (it peaked at number 3 on the Adult Contemporary chart), and "I Need You" hit #9 on the Billboard singles chart and #7 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
Several other songs received radio airplay on FM stations playing album tracks, including "Sandman" (long rumored in the US Navy to be about the VQ-2 air squadron formerly based in Rota, Spain) and "Three Roses".
The album was certified platinum by the RIAA for sales in excess of 1 million units in the US.

  1. Riverside
  2. Sandman
  3. Three Roses
  4. Children
  5. A Horse With No Name
  6. Here
  7. I Need You
  8. Rainy Day
  9. Never Found The Time
  10. Clarice
  11. Donkey Jaw
  12. Pigeon Song

  • Gerry Beckley – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Chimes, Piano
  • Dewey Bunnell – Vocals, Guitars
  • Dan Peek – Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Bass
  • Dave Atwood - Drums
  • Ray Cooper - Percussion
  • Kim Haworth - Drums
  • David Lindley - Electric Guitar


Made In Sweden

"Made In Sweden" is a tribute to Swedish Rock scene of the 60's and 70's.
The late 60's was a time of protest and possibility. In the footsteps of social and political upheaval followed a cultural revolution that breathed new life into the music scene throughout the Western World. Music took many different forms and barriers between genres were largely ignored.
It was a visionary and utopian way of making music, progressive both in theory and practice.
At the time Western ideology took a beating as a result of liberation struggles throughout the world and, most importantly, the Vietnam War.
In Sweden, these forces were consolidated in many ways, sharing common cultural expressions. More often than not, their outlet was that of a musical nature.
International Harvester, Gunder Hägg and bands of that ilk took the first stumbling steps in I he late 60’s, but they initially played mostly for the intellectual and cultural crowd.
In May 1970, a two day festival was organized at "Lilia Teatern" in Lund. It was the first of its kind. Featured acts were Träd, Gräs och Stenar, Gunder Hägg, Peps Persson and an early incarnation of Nationalteatern.
It was "part picnic, part demonstration," as Gunder Hägg drummer Leif Nylén would later remember.
However, the actual breakthrough was the first Gärdet Festival, held between June 12th-14th, 1970.
Artists and bands came from all over Sweden to perform. For organizers, acts and audience alike, it came as a considerable surprise that many of the performers expressed political awareness through their music.
Festival organisers included Bo Anders Persson (Träd Gräs Och Stenar) and Sten Bergman (Atlantic Ocean). Troubles with authorities led the intended location to be moved several times.
In the end, the festival was held without the necessary permissions, leaving Bergman to be charged with holding an illegal gathering. He was later fined in court.
The creative climate also spawned the first two substantial "alternative" record labels in Sweden, "MNW" and "Silence".
The new alternative scene eventually became known as the Progressive Music Movement - in Swedish most often abbrivated as progg. The term "progg" really had nothing in common with the prog rock of UK bands like Yes, ELP and Genesis, where the music was complex and played by highly skilled musicians.
Many of the Swedish progg bands, on the other hand, were only mediocre musicians at best and encouraged the audience to play along by including chord sheets and lyrics with their albums. Instead, progressive came to mean the content of the lyrics.
These typically had a strong left-wing slant, focusing on topics like social revolution or the negative effects of capitalism.
We know that some artists are out of "Made In Sweden" but soon we will be back with them.
I want to thank http://esp.paullee.ru/, http://musikon.se/, http://www.progg.se about the information that we collected.


Mr.Brown - Mellan Tre Ögon

Mr.Brown - Mellan Tre Ögon
Release date:1977
Genre: Progressive Rock

On a vacation trip to Mallorca the teenage boys Håkan Andersson and Bo Carlberg enjoyed a local cover band performance in a pub. As this was in 1972 the band played some Carlos Santana songs, and this has a profound impact on these young men, and they immediately formed a band upon their return to Sweden. Andersson and Carlberg both played the guitar and back  in Älmhult, Robert Svensson (Bass) and Kjell Johansson (Drums) joined them for full band jam sessions.
The band was influenced by the more-symphonic bands of the time such as Genesis, Camel, Jethro Tull and even fellow countrymen Kaipa.
In 1977 "Mr.Brown" released their sole album "Mellan Tre Ögon". The album is made up of eight tracks, three of which are instrumental compositions. One of those coming with lyrical content, "Tornet", features only slow synthesizer passages in the instrumental department.

  1. Suicide
  2. Recall The Future
  3. Resan Till Ixtlan
  4. Universe
  5. Kharma 74
  6. Liv I Stad Utan Liv
  7. Tornet
  8. I'll Arise

  • Håkan Andersson - Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Mandoline, Vocals
  • Bo Carlberg - Acoustic and Electric Guitars
  • Lars Meding - Electric Guitar
  • Anders Nilsson - Piano, Hammond B3 Organ, Logan Strings, Arp Synthesizers, Bells, Tabla
  • Jan Peter Stråhle - Flute
  • Robert Svensson - Bass
  • Kjell Johansson - Drums


Råg I Ryggen - Råg I Ryggen

Råg I Ryggen - Råg I Ryggen
Release date:1975
Genre: Progressive Rock

"Råg I Ryggen" was a Swedish Heavy Progressive Rock band formed in the Stockholm suburb Bromma in 1971,and after some line-up changes did their first gig three years later.
The group explored a brand of music highly influenced by acts like "Uriah Heep" and "Deep Purple", yet also incorporating musical elements by more sophisticated outfits like "Jethro Tull" at times.
In 1975 they released their sole album "Råg I Ryggen". Four of the songs have Swedish lyrics, the remaining three are English. Of particular interest are the tracks "Sanningsserum" and "Det kan väl inte vara farligt", which perfectly display the band's raw progressive style.
"Råg I Ryggen" they did one of the best progressive albums from Sweden and is much sought after by collectors as well as fans.
Warnerbring and Sandberg left the band in early 1976 and were replaced by Lantz and Edgren, but the band did not last long.

  1. Det Kan Väl Inte Vara Farligt
  2. You Know It Ain't Easy
  3. Spångaforsens Brus
  4. Jan Banan
  5. Naked Man
  6. Queen Of Darkness
  7. Sanningsserum

  • Jonas Warnerbring - Vocals, Flute
  • Björn Nyström - Guitar
  • Jan Aggemyr - Guitar
  • Christer Sjöborg - Organ, Synthesizer
  • Björn Aggemyr - Bass
  • Peter Sandberg - Drums


Solid Ground ‎– Made In Rock

Solid Ground ‎– Made In Rock
Release date:1976
Genre:Hard Rock

"Solid Ground" was a legendary Swedish Hard Rock band formed in Stockholm in 1974.
In 1975 the band played a lot of gigs around the Stockhholm area, and also some places outside Stockholm. They also recorded their first single record, with the two tracks “Tell me” and “My song”.
In 1976 they released their sole album "Made In Rock" that was notable for the great guitar work of Björn Uhr. The album's best track is probably its longest, "Solid Ground" itself, which, coincidentally, also features its only Mellotron work (player unknown), with a repeating strings chord sequence under the lengthy guitar duet at the song's conclusion.

  1. Saturday Rae (Handrock)
  2. Just Tell Me
  3. This Bloody Town
  4. Mata Hari
  5. Oh Lord
  6. Tombstone Kiss
  7. Rock'n Roller
  8. 16 Track
  9. Solid Ground

  • Björn Uhr - Electric Guitar, Vocals
  • Peter Eklund - Bass
  • Gösta Hjelmqvist - Guitar, Vocals
  • Anders Berge - Drums, Percussion


Rockvattnä - Rockvattnä

Rockvattnä - Rockvattnä
Release date:1979
Genre: Progressive Rock

"Rockvattnä" was a Swedish group formed in Dorotea in the north of Sweden. They played heavy blues rock with highly political Swedish-language lyrics.
They released in 1979 their sole album "Rockvattnä". The album recorded at the Civic Hall in Dorotea from December 2, 1978 - August 7, 1979.
There is their version of "Gärdebylåten", a traditional folk melody made famous by the legendary Hjort Anders Olsson (1865-1952).

    1. Skogsarbetarideologi
    2. Mummel Vid Myren
    3. I Väntan På Betong
    4. Jag Bär Min Smärta Med Heder
    5. Sista Valsen
    6. Lasses Fik
    7. Avsked
    8. Hamburgerfunk
    9. I Timmerskogen
    10. Kom Loss!
    11. Gärdebylåten

    • Henry Forsén - Drums
    • Bengt Mikaelsson - Bass
    • Jögge Sundqvist - Guitar, Flute, Vocals
    • Anders Söderström - Guitar


    Motvind - Jo Jo Ja Ja

    Motvind - Jo Jo Ja Ja
    Release date:1977
    Genre: Rock

    "Motvind" is a Swedish Rock band that was formed in Gothenburg in 1974. Juris Salmins started the band in 1974 and was its only constant factor.
    The group's first touchdown was Göran Ekstrand (vocals), Juris Salmins (guitar), Krister Jakobsson (bass), Staffan Dahl (keyboards) and Janne Johansson (drums).
    The band played Heavy Rock with left-wing Swedish-language lyrics.
    In 1977 "Motvind" was on tour most of the year but relased their second album "Jo Jo Ja Ja" .
    Olle Nyberg arrived on the keyboard, and the original singer Göran Ekstrand left the band to join "Nationalteatern".

    1. Jo Jo, Ja Ja
    2. Gunnar
    3. Arbetslös
    4. Paddan
    5. Rudolf E Stark
    6. Lära För Livet
    7. Konsumboogie
    8. Lena
    9. Göteborg
    10. Fredagsrock

    • Göran Ekstrand - Lead Vocals
    • Juris Salmins - Guitar, Vocals
    • Jan Brynstedt - Guitar, Vocals
    • Olle Nyberg - Keyboards, Vocals
    • Krister Jacobsson - Bass
    • Leif Mårtensson - Drums


    Gandalf ‎– Gandalf

    Gandalf ‎– Gandalf
    Release date:1977
    Genre: Progressive Rock

    "Gandalf" was a Swedish Progressive Rock band formed in Uppsala in 1976.
    In 1977 released their debut album "Gandalf". It was pressed in five hundred copies and distributed privately, since a deal with the Oktober label fell through due to the fact that the song "Plastisk Svensson" was considered anti-working class. The primitively recorded album contains Progressive Rock with prominent guitars and features political lyrics in both Swedish and English.

    1. Plastic Svensson
    2. Morgondimman
    3. Verkligheten
    4. Betygsterror
    5. Den Vita Snön
    6. Miljöförstöring
    7. Värderingar Om Skolan
    8. Balladen Om Fyristorg
    9. The Spoon

    • Johan von Feilitzen - Guitar, Vocals, Piano
    • Mats Ågren - Guitar, Vocals, Piano
    • Michael Schlömer - Flute
    • Lars Linell - Bass
    • Per Åke Persson - Drums


    Taste Of Blues ‎– Schizofrenia

    Taste Of Blues ‎– Schizofrenia
    Release date:1969
    Genre: Psychedelic Rock

    "Taste Of Blues" was formed in Malmö in 1967 by Anders Stridsberg (vocals), Rolf Fredenberg (guitar), Claes Ericsson (keyboards, violin), Robert Möller (bass) and Patrick Erixson (drums).
    Anders Stridsberg was a big fan of "Paul Butterfield", "John Mayall" and "Cream".
    In 1969 released their debut album "Schizofrenia". Prior to recording this album the band had gained a good reputation as they played gigs constantly throughout Scandanavia, including opening for "Frank Zappa and the Mothers" as well as the "Jefferson Airplane" in the summer of 1969.
    During the band recorded their album American singer Don Washington replaced Stridsberg.
    The psychedelic title track takes up the entire first side of the album and features creative guitar work from Rolf Fredenberg. The other highlight is the more structured "Another Man's Mind".
    The band broke up soon after the album’s release and Claes Ericsson and Patrik Erixson went on to form "Asoka".

    1. Schizofrenia
    2. A Touch Of Sunshine
    3. On The Road To Nidaros
    4. Another Kind Of Love
    5. Another Man's Mind
    6. What Kind Of Love Is That

    • Rolf Fredenberg - Guitar
    • Claes Ericsson - Keyboards, Violin
    • Robert Möller - Bass
    • Patrik Erixson - Drums
    • Don Washington - Vocals


    Shaggy - Lessons For Beginners

    Shaggy - Lessons For Beginners 
    Release date:1975
    Genre: Hard Rock

    "Shaggy" was formed by Thomas Ryan, Fidde Rognås, Thomas Engström and Jan Fretman in Gothenburg in 1973 and had a British keyboardist and an Austrian drummer.
    Later that year drummer Kurt Kästner joined.
    The band influenced by Deep Purple, Uriah Heep and Lucifer's Friend. They played an energetic progressive rock as well stand comparison with their role models but also with Swedish Blåkulla, Solid Ground and Rhapsody.
    In 1975 they released their first and only album "Lessons For Beginners"  recorded at "Tal & Ton" studios in Gothenburg. Their album features English-language hard rock with some progressive moves. High points on "Lessons For Beginners" include "No Strings" and the instrumental title track, which is their version of "In The Hall Of The Mountain King", composed by Edvard Grieg 100 years earlier. The UK band Nazareth once showed an interest in recording the song "Destination Nowhere", but "Shaggy" objected.
    Later that year the opened for British rockglam band The Sweet at Scandinavium in Gothenburg in front of 5000 people.
    In 1978 "Shaggy" split up, Ryan moved back to England and Rognås joined hard rock band "Rhapsody". Thomas Engström went on to publish the book "Stora Dansbandsboken 1963-2003".

    1. Destination Nowhere
    2. Vengeance
    3. Bitch
    4. No Strings
    5. Lessons For Beginners
    6. On The Road
    7. Nobody Cares
    8. I Can Feel
    9. Brink Of Nowhere

    • Thomas Engström - Lead Vocals 
    • Jan Fretman - Bass, Vocals 
    • Jan "Fidde" Rognås - Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar 
    • Kurt Kastner - Drums 
    • Thomas J. Ryan - Organ, Keyboards, Backing Vocals

    Panta Rei ‎– Panta Rei

    Panta Rei ‎– Panta Rei
    Release date:1973
    Genre: Psychedelic Rock

    "Panta Rei" was a Swedish Psychedelic Rock band formed in Uppsala around 1970 by guitarist Thomas Arnesen.
    The line-up was Arnessen, Trolin, Östman and the Wihma brothers.
    In 1973 released their debut sole album "Panta Rei". Guesting on the album were jazzers Gunnar Lindqvist (flute) and Göran Freese (saxophone), who both previously played in G.L. Unit.
    The result was one of the most impressive progressive albums ever recorded in Sweden. The arrangements display great variety and flair with the flutes, guitars, maracas, timbales, harmonica, and remarkable percussion. An amazing combination of trippy blissed-out guitar raves, complex compositions, and consciousness-expanding improvisation, centered around the band's solid playing and Thomas Arnesen's terrific, searing guitar leads.
    The psychedelic rock music with English lyrics and long delightfully hokey instrumental parts - and the cover of the naked man and the cats - has made the disc into a sought after collector's items.
    "Panta Rei" was a great live act and did several sessions for Swedish radio. In 1974 the band changed its name to "Allting Flyter" (Everything Floats) which was a Swedish translation of their latin name.

    1. Five Steps
    2. White Bells
    3. Five O'Clock Freak
    4. The Knight
    5. The Turk

    • Thomas Arnesen - Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion
    • Leif Östman - Guitar, Percussion
    • Cary Wihma - Bass Guitar, Percussion
    • Georg Trolin - Percussion, Vocals
    • Tomo Wihma - Drums


    Trettioåriga Kriget ‎– Trettioåriga Kriget

    Trettioåriga Kriget ‎– Trettioåriga Kriget
    Release date: August 1974
    Genre: Progressive Rock

    "Trettioåriga Kriget"  was a Swedish Progressive Rock band, formed in Saltsjöbaden, a seaside resort southeast of Stockholm in 1970.
    They were at the time all around seventeen and still in high school. The schools mainhall was in the beginning used as the rehearsalroom. This first lineup of the band was a sixpiece with two drummers! It included Stefan Fredin (bass guitar, vocals), Pocke Öhrström (guitar, vocals), Dag Lundquist (drums), Olle Thörnvall (harmonica, guitar), Dag Kronlund (piano) and Johan Gullberg (drums).
    In 1971 Pocke, Johan and Dag K. left and Robert joined on vocals and guitar. In 1972 Olle quit playing harmonica to concentrate on the lyrics, leaving the band to concist only of Stefan, Dag and Robert. They decided they needed a good guitarplayer and started to audition some guitarists. Through these auditions they found Christer who joined the band in summer 1972.
    In august 1974 released their debut album "Trettioåriga Kriget".  The album was an instant classic and is often considered as the first Swedsih Heavy Rock album.
    They also now started to tour extensively in Sweden and also did several live performances on national Swedish radio.

    1. Kaledoniska Orogenesen
    2. Röster Från Minus Till Plus
    3. Fjärilsattityder
    4. Mina Löjen
    5. Ur Djupen
    6. Handlingens Skugga

    • Stefan Fredin - Bass Guitar 
    • Dag Lundquist - Drums, Percussion, Mellotron
    • Robert Zima - Vocals, Electric Guitar
    • Christer Åkerberg - Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar


    Neon Rose - A Dream Of Glory And Pride

    Neon Rose - A Dream Of Glory And Pride
    Release date:1974
    Genre: Hard Rock

    "Neon Rose" was a Hard Rock band from Stockholm formed in 1970 by vocalist Roger Holegard and guitarist Gunnar Hallin,and split in 1975.
    The band inspired by "Iron Butterfly", "Emerson, Lake And Palmer" and "Deep Purple".
    In 1974 released their debut album "A Dream Of Glory And Pride". The album received a mixed reception.
    On March 18  1974 was the first big gig opening for "Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show" at the Stockholm Concert Hall. A gig that was traumatic and after the gig said Stanley Larsson resigned from "Neon Rose".

    1. Sensation
    2. A Picture Of Me
    3. Love Rock
    4. Primo
    5. Let's Go And Get That Boy
    6. Julia's Dream
    7. A Dream Of Glory And Pride

      • Benno Mengarelli - Bass, Vocals
      • Stanley Larsson - Drums
      • Roger Holegård - Guitar, Lead Vocals
      • Piero Mengarelli - Guitar
      • Gunnar Hallin - Guitar


      Midsommar - Belsebub Är Lös...

      Midsommar - Belsebub Är Lös...
      Release date:1971
      Genre: Progressiv Rock

      "Midsommar" was a Swedish Progressive Rock band, with touches, similar to "Nature", "November", "San Michaels", "Epizootic" and "Nebulosa". The band were among the earliest rock bands to use Swedish lyrics.
      In 1971 released their debut album "Belsebub Är Lös… " that was interesting musically, with more intrusive solo guitar, saxophone riffs and background hammond.

      1. Belsebub Är Lös
      2. På En Strand
      3. Drömmens Värld
      4. Jag Vill...
      5. Midsommar
      6. Staden
      7. Fantomen
      8. Till Morsan

      • Weyne Peterson - Vocals, Percussion
      • Lennart Andren - Vocals, Guitar
      • Dan Pihl - Organ, Piano
      • Reg Ward - Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute, Percussion
      • Hans Olsson - Vocals, Bass
      • Peder Sundahl - Drums


      Epizootic ‎– Daybreak

      Epizootic ‎– Daybreak
      Release date:1976
      Genre:  Progressive Rock

      "Epizootic" was a Swedish Progressive Rock band formed in Gothenburg in the middle of 70's.
      In 1976 their released the sole album "Daybreak".The album consists ten songs where are sung in English. What the album lacks in production is more than compensated for by the music and the sheer energy of the performance. It delivers some really nice fuzz guitar and delightfully complex song structures with a basement feel to it. The inclusion of flutes and synthesizers give the production a psychedelic flair. Sometimes the band veers toward acid rock but its sound also owes just as much to 70's hard rock. Ericson and Fischer would later move on to heavy metal pioneers "EF Band".

      1. Epizootic
      2. Sunset Emotion
      3. Eye Ball
      4. Fantacy
      5. Daybreak
      6. What Mercy Is This
      7. Indian Reservation
      8. Pictures Of All Ordinary Lives
      9. Pluto
      10. Sinbad

      • Pär Ericsson – Vocals, Bass, Flute, Glockenspiel
      • Bengt Fischer – Guitar
      • Lars Liljegren – Piano, Synthesizers, Vocals
      • Lars Johansson – Drums, Percussion


      Kebnekajse ‎– Resa Mot Okänt Mål

      Kebnekajse ‎– Resa Mot Okänt Mål
      Release date:1971
      Genre: Progressive Rock

      "Kebnekajse" is the highest mountain in Sweden, but in the 70s was best known as Sweden's highest bands. The band formed by guitarist Kenny Håkansson in Stockholm in 1971 and influenced by both traditional Swedish folk music and African music.
      Hakansson was a famous studio guitarist already from the 60's,having played next to Bo Hansson, Leonard Cohen and Michael Ramel.
      In 1971 their released debut album "Resa Mot Okänt Mål". It was supposed to be a solo album, but during filming, he took part of the band "Homo Sapiens" and so arose Kebnekajse. This is not the folk they later became known, but more psychedelic rock.
      The sound is astonishing good at the time, and hold your attention for the full 39 minutes, that's the important thing.

      1. Tänk På Livet
      2. Frestelser I Stan
      3. Orientens Express
      4. Resa Mot Okänt Mål
      5. Jag Älskar Sommaren, Solen Och Varma Vindar
      6. Förberedelser Till Fest
      7. Kommunisera!

      • Bella Linnarsson - Bass
      • Pelle Ekman - Drums
      • Rolf Scherrer - Guitar
      • Kenny Håkansson - Guitar, Vocals
      • Homo Sapiens Choir (Choir) – Gunnar Andersson, Mats Glenngård, Pelle Lindström, Tomas Netzler