Monday, 13 February 2012

Ebba Grön

Ebba Grön was a Swedish punk/rock band. The band was formed in 1977 by Joakim Thåström (Pimme), Gunnar Ljungstedt (Gurra) and Lennart Eriksson (Fjodor), all from Rågsved, a suburb of Stockholm, Sweden. Their debut album, We’re Only in it for the Drugs, was released in 1978. After their second album Kärlek & Uppror (“Love & Revolt”) in 1981, Anders Sjöholm (Stry Terrarie) joined them. Their third album, released in 1982 and simply named Ebba Grön, also became their last; the band never recovered after Fjodor went to jail for four months for refusing to do military service, and the group disbanded in 1983. The three remaining members went on to form the group Rymdimperiet, which soon became the influential rock band Imperiet.
“Ebba Grön” was a code name the Swedish police used in an operation against a terrorist group (a part of the German Red Army Faction), planning to kidnap the Minister for Immigration, Anna-Greta Leijon, in 1976.
Their probably most famous and most played song is "Staten och Kapitalet" (“The State and the Capital”, roughly translated) and is a song purely and very directly critical towards the Swedish politics and politicians of the time, or maybe unjust politicians in general. The song is actually a cover of Blå Tåget’s "Den ena handen vet vad den andra gör" (“The one hand knows what the other hand is doing”).

We're Only in It for the Drugs (1979)

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Kärlek & Uppror (1981)

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Ebba Grön (1982)

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1978-1982 (1987)

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Live (1998)

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6 singles

Antirock 7" (1978)
Mona Tumbas Slim Club/Tyst För Fan 7" (1978)
Vad ska du bli?/Häng Gud 7" (1979)
Staten & kapitalet/Ung & kåt 7" (1980)
Det Är Inte Snön Som Faller/Nu Släckas Tusen Människoliv 7" (split w/Anders F Rönnblom, 1980)
Scheisse 7" (1981)

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Unknown said...

Bro, please, please, re-up, all Rapidshare links are dead :'(, please, please, I Love this band from the very second I've heard their lyrics and melodies.

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