Traste & Superstararna – Pengar/Traktor 7″

Give it up for some timeless farmer punk and sing along to their anthem Pengar. Then flip your mp3 player over, put on your finest vest and clogs, put lots of Brylcreme in your hair, roll down the windows in your Impala 59 and cruise around to the sweet 50’s influenced Traktor for over 5 minutes. I know Peter does it as often as possible as he can’t get enough of long songs about tractors.

TSS were huge in their hometown and according to the Encyclopedia of Swedish Punk (that I will refer to in every upcoming post by the way) they could easily draw 800 people to a show there! Very impressive I must say.

The band did a surprisingly good LP as well and a great power pop ep before they split up in 1983, and for those of you who wants to hear more without spending any money on the original releases you can pick up the brilliantly titled compilation Du din javla sopa from Massproduktion. Now head over to their myspace site for some more info on these proud province punks.

Country: Sweden
Year: 1979
Label: Mesrock
Format: 7″



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19,170 Responses to Traste & Superstararna – Pengar/Traktor 7″

  1. Jay Thurston says:

    Could they have been the Swedish Sha Na Na??? Hahahaha…

  2. Not my regular username says:

    Did you see The Dark Knight?

  3. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Amazing single with great lyrics. Learn swedish NOW!

  4. RATOSECO says:

    Great! I only heard them before on the Ny våg 78-82 CD compilation.
    By the way, I’d love to know Swedish, is a pretty language.

  5. Pär says:

    this makes me feel proud beeing a Hälsing!

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  7. Jay Thurston says:

    I go on vacation for a week, come back to find that no one has posted a new record. I am back now, so get the records playing. Hahahaha.

  8. Ulf S says:

    Oh my God! That´s me on that sleeve!

  9. behjan says:

    Is it true ANNA from the first single is no more with us ?

  10. Absolutely brilliant. Superb.
    I´ve seen them live back in the 80´s (and Traste´s second band, Traste Lindéns Kvintett were excellent as well).
    The album is a top record. I recommend it. A bit hard to get though.
    The singer, Mats Lindén, interviewed me once on behalf of the local radio station, Radio Gävleborg.
    His father used to draw “Staffan’s Stollar” in Expressen, a Swedish daily “evening” paper.

  11. Vaeringjar says:

    I love this EP but it is clearly for me! I am not fond of vests but I sometimes wear clogs (as an amateur self-vasectomist, I am a sort of a doctor and deserve to wear foot-wear popular with the American medical profession), every morning I generate my own “Brylcreme” (at least I did after my testicles healed, though sometimes it lands in the hair of my better half), live in a hick town in New England (there is no other kind) and ride around town on a two-wheeled version of a 1959 Impala (a ’50s-era Norwegian Svithun, which is heavy as a tractor). Thanks for the post, comrade!

  12. Nathan G says:

    So these guys could not decide if they were raggare or punx? In any case, side A is a ripper!!

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