This record has the oh-so-classic story behind it that we all know so well, but I’ll tell it anyway. In 1977 a popular Swedish musician goes to London and sees the Sex Pistols perform which makes him wanna play punk. He writes a few songs in that direction on his own, but don’t record anything. Later the same year he goes to Iceland on vacation, but instead of traveling around on the island he gets an offer to go into a studio and record a few tunes. He accepts the offer and records the song Ode to Johnny Rotten, and at the same time he changes his moniker from Harpo to Zeppo.
When he gets back to Sweden he spends hours and hours on writing the lyrics to I’m so bored, and when he’s finally done he records that song as well. He starts his own label and in January 1978 he releases his only record as Zeppo & the Zepp-Zepps. Probably without too much trouble the record gets distributed by EMI and therefore sells quite well. Many years later it turns out that the record was the second punk record ever released in Sweden, but by then Harpo/ Zeppo has given up on music and is breeding horses, who occasionally kicks him in the head, instead.
If you’re like us here at kbdrecords, just press stop after 2 minutes and you won’t have to hear the chorus until your ears fall off.
Ode to Johnny Rotten.mp3
I’m so bored.mp3