Most of my ranting regarding the importance of Ebba can be found in the post of their second 7″ here. Once again a yawn for the swedes but since my statistics for the blogs shows me that mere 6% is from the best country in the world, Ebba needs to be exposed to other than the arians.
So I went to a three days Punk show from the 1-3 of April here in Stockholm to celebrate the past. Golden oldies like Warheads(good), Bizex-B(terrible, sorry Sluggo), P-Nissarna(second half of the set was good but the singer where terrible), Problem(amazing old men and the only band that I saw that felt genuine and real), Cathy and the Heat(yawn), Stoodes(tried to recreate their show from the past which meant they played one chord for 20 minutes before I left) and Bitch Boys(yawn, too slow and the guitarist tried to show us he knowadays knows how to play solo in every song). I missed Vem bryr sig?, The Imps, Kitchen and the Plastic Spoons(which I know shall be great still), Skams and Ravjunk. The second day they showed some punk documentaries among them “Ebba the Movie” which I’ve sean 10 times already and didn’t plan to see but as soon as it started to roll I was stuck once again. A fantastic documentary portraying the three strong and highly interesting characters making up one of Swedens best punk bands. Then one of our radio channels sent a 2 hour documentary about Ebba which leads me to believe that this was a sign that another Ebba record needs to be posted.
Still to this day singer and guitarist Joakim Thastrom thinks that the a-side Vad ska du bli? is the best song he’ve ever written. I tend to agree. I never get tired of it. I can spin it anytime and it’s just fantastic from a to b. The lyrics of Ebba(and the music too of course) is what separates them from many of their contemporaries. And that the band still gets new fans every year who thinks the lyrics still speaks to them sez something about the quality.
The b-side might be one of their most controversial songs(together with Skjut en snut/Shoot a Cop): Hang Gud(Hang God) immortalized in “Ebba the Movie” when performed in Johannes Kyrkan here in Stockholm complete with church organ. The director of Ebba the movie Johan Donner was at the show and explained how the scene came to be but I wont tell you :). So vad ska du bli?