Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Renhjärta - Glitt-Glitt (1971)

Lasse Hoflund (vocals, guitar), Stenne Moberg (guitar), Ulf Wallander (saxophone), Cary Wihma (bass), Tjomple Johansson (drums)

This progressive band from Uppsala recorded one highly sought after album of self-penned instrumental tracks. There are also four covers sung in English, including a version of "My Friend" by Jimi Hendrix. The album was released on California label, home to fellow Uppsala band San Michael's. Cary Wihma went on to join Panta Rei, while Ulf Wallander was later in
Ramlösa Kvällar and Arbete & Fritid. Taken from Tobias Petterson's & Ulf Henningsson's "The Encyclopedia of Swedish Progressive Music 1967-1979" (c) 2007 Premium Publishing More details about the book here (sold out)

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zakynthiusrockius said...

PabC said...

Not a great album. Worth a listen, but not a 'keeper.'

Jörg said...

Hmm...never heard of fellow Swedes Renhjärta ("Reindeer heart"), thanks though!

The university city of Uppsala (1,5 hrs northwest of Stockholm) was somewhat the epicentre of the musically progressive movement here in Sweden circa 1970, whereas the bands from the southernmost university city of Lund (1,5 hrs from Copenhagen, Denmark), as well as Göteborg on the westcoast, were more politically progressive (ie. leftists).

The ones who openly refused to support any of the many communist offsprings were often seen as traitors by die-hard communists (who often fought each other...), and particularly in the working-class city of Göteborg (Gothenburg), the much publisized conflicts were loud and and full of accusations back then, and it all involved not only musicians, but also actors/acting students and artists/art students, as well as journalists. Yeah, those were the days...; -)

Anyway, if you still miss Svenska Löd AB!, I just found a link to their ultrarare 'Hörselmat' ("Hearing meal') that actually works: