Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Songs by crazy Swedes...: Samla Mammas Manna - Tärningen & Svackorpoängen

Whenever I want some wacky, humorous music, there is a multitude of options to choose from (Zappa, Komintern, Ma Banlieu Flasque, Mr. Bungle and others).

A very good option, though, is Swedish band Samla Mammas Manna, a band which incorporated various influences into its sound (folk, jazz-rock and other vegetables) and created their own sound.

The band consisted of great musicians including drummer Hasse Bruniusson (Flower Kings) and Lars Hollmer (who passed away two years ago in December 2008).

They were part of the RIO movement and participated in the RIO Festival in London in March 1978.

They have undergone several incarnations and have related projects (Von Zamla and Zamla Mammas Manna and Ramlösa Kvällar), all worth while listening to as well.

The following youtube clip is in fact two songs from their second album, Måltid, released in 1973.
They are the 6 and 7 tracks:
6. Tärningen (3:33)
7. Svackorpoängen (3:11)

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