Svettens Soner – Fahlmans Fik 7″



When I was searching for some info about Svettens Söner one of the hits was a video by the shitty band Undrop which made no sense to me at all until I took a look at their myspace site and realized that Staffan, the drummer from Svettens Söner was now playing drums in Undrop! That means that two of the three members went on to become major rock stars as the bass player Pelle Ossler later on played with Wilmer X (together with people from Kriminella Gitarrer, but don’t get excited as Wilmer X plays ordinary boring rock). And speaking of Wilmer X I saw one of their early 7inches labeled as “rare swe kbd punk” at Taang records in San Diego. Very amusing, but very wrong as I explained to the nice guy behind the counter before I spent my last money on Dils and Suicide Squad records.

As far as I can remember this was one of the first (more) obscure Swedish punk records I found, so it has a special place in my collection and I’ve played so many times it’s ridiculous. None the less I recently discovered that there’s a girl who sings lead on Harifran. I don’t know how I’ve managed to miss that as she’s listed as singer on that song on the sleeve, but it might be that southern accent that makes everyone sound the same.

Check out the awesome photos of the band playing at what looks like an office with all the folders behind them! And check out the drummer doing his best Johnny Rotten impression while sneering at the camera and giving the photographer two fingers. Pretty unusual as most Swedish bands never looked that much like punks.

Country: Sweden
Year: 1981
Label: Svett
Format: 7″
Songs:
Harifran.mp3
Fahlmans fik.mp3
Dom ager mig.mp3
Min egen vag.mp3
Boppers fy skam.mp3

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8 Responses to Svettens Soner – Fahlmans Fik 7″

  1. Jay Thurston says:

    This is a fucking classic record. I see why you played the shit out of it…incredible. I want one.

  2. Senap says:

    Bought this piece of wax in Malmoe whan I was down there in ’81 playing football in Limhamn (punky name btw, “the Glue harbour”)
    The receipt of a Duke guitar on the cover made me buy one of those crappy guitars myself but mine got the more humane price of 250 SEK. And sounded like a true Crass-guitar.
    I liked this EP better then but it’s still OK.

  3. Martin says:

    Haha, the Glue harbor! Never thought of that before. Btw, it was nice to finally meet you the other week Senap.

  4. Does “Fik” mean what I think it means?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Fik = Slang for café…

  6. Martin says:

    Yes Eric, fik means just what you think it means, as I assume that you think it’s a place where you enjoy a good cup of fika http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fika

  7. fil cooling says:

    the sons of sweat…what a name!

  8. Svegis says:

    The girl-singer is Eva a sister to the brothers who plays guitar and bass. The Jonny Rotten copy is Staffan an x-skateboard hero too…

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