For the Swedes visiting this blog this will be a big yawn. Everybody in Sweden knows Ebba Gron. They where and still is HUGE. Their importance on the swedish punk and rock scene can not be underestimated. Though spliting up and reforming as Imperiet in the early 80’s most people will hold their early career as their high light. At least I do. The purpose of this post is of course to get other then the Swedes to learn about Ebba Gron and their greatness. Unlike other bands that went mass popular I never grew tired of Ebba mainly cause they where true to their spirit and managed to write catchy as hell songs with superb lyrics.
Joamin Thastrom the singer is the obvious focal point but to me Fjodor(Bass) and Gurra(Drums) played and equal and just as important part of the band. This became very obvious if you’ve seen the great documentary “Ebba – The Movie”. Three strong characters. And I just loved the way they look as a kid. They where THE most important punk band in Sweden yet they looked like your average joe. That can be said about many of the early punk bands in Sweden unlike the poser scene that took place in the 80’s. Gurra the drummer was an obvious fave of mine cause he looked old and was starting to loose his hair though he must’ve been in his early 20’s. I don’t know what it was that made me favorise the oldies in bands. Like the bass player in Americas The Inbred for example. I just thought it was cool.
Much can be said about Ebba Gron and I don’t know where to start or where to end. They’re still just as great listening to after all these years and they’ve refuse to reform even though they’ve been offered millions. Joakim Thastrom the singer is still going strong and still sounds good to great on and off. Here’s Ebba’s second 7inch. A masterpiece that have stood the test of time.