Show Date: April 20, 1999
Show #3
Sweden part 3 - 70's, 80's and 90's

# Artist Song (click to play) Album Year CD label
1 Anglagard Jordrok Hybris 1992 Mellotronen
I hate to tease everyone with one of the greatest prog albums of all time that is out-of-print and difficult to get. I am not sure that it is possible for this album to be over-hyped.
2 Myrbein Kurt pa taket Myrornas Krig 1980 Ad Perpetuam Memoriam
Crimson and Zappa influenced band. The cd re-issue includes a nice cover of Lark's Tongues in Aspic - Part II. Vocals are a little crazy sometimes. Musea catalog compares them to Swedish bands KRALJUSANTALTEN and FLESHQUARTETEN. I have not heard of either of those bands.
3 Isildur's Bane Overtyr Sagan Om Den Irlandska Algen 1984 Svenska Unikum/Isildur Records
This is from Isildur's Bane's first album which is released on CD as a 2-fer with _Sagan Om Ringen_. These 2 releases have a Camel-esque sound. Also akin to many of the French symphonic bands of the 80's and 90's.
4 Blåkulla I Solnedgangen Blåkulla 1975 Ad Perpetuam Memoriam
Good hard rock prog with vocals in Swedish. The guitarist gives little clues that he likes Jan Akkerman, but, plays much more rock oriented.
5 Flower Kings The Melting Pot Retropolis 1996 Foxtrot Records
Retropolis is my favorite FK album. I am sure that it is partly because it is the one that I have owned the longest. The title-track from this album is one of the songs that first convinced me that prog is not dead, and fueled my new obsession of seeking out new music. All hail Roine Stolt!