Home Rock Music In footage: The bands, followers and mayhem of the ’80s Swedish Råpunk motion

In footage: The bands, followers and mayhem of the ’80s Swedish Råpunk motion

In footage: The bands, followers and mayhem of the ’80s Swedish Råpunk motion


Råpunk – Swedish for uncooked punk’ – was the apt title given to the nation’s punk and hardcore motion within the 1980s, which birthed underground heroes like Anti-Cimex, Mob 47 and Totalitär. A DIY affair, and with music typically much more aggressive than British bands like Discharge, G.B.H. and The Exploited, although small its enormous affect will be discovered throughout the underground scenes that got here after. Not least in future generations of Swedish bands like Refused and Raised Fist, in addition to within the nation’s demise metallic outfits like Entombed and At The Gates. Certainly, future Arch Enemy/Carcass guitarist Michael Amott earned his spurs taking part in guitar within the hardcore band Disaccord.

Råpunk can also be the title of the brand new e book chronicling the scene by David Andersson, a member of the band Id, and editor of the punk zine Bubble-Unhealthy. Gathering collectively a historical past of the music, an exhaustive take a look at its bands and their releases, plus an unimaginable wealth of pictures, it’s a lovingly-compiled, beyond-detailed doc, with a foreword by former Napalm Demise and Cathedral singer Lee Dorrian, who was among the many small group of UK punks to convey Råpunk artists to Britain.

To rejoice its launch this month, right here David shares a choice of photographs from the e book that celebrates an oft-overlooked, however sensible, nook of punk historical past…

Svart sno live 1987 credit Helena Johnson

Above: Svart Snö at Ultrahuset, Handen, 1987.
Photograph: Helena Johnson

Svart Snö was one of many higher uncooked punk bands who shaped int the late-’80s. Ultrahuset was an unimaginable venue. It was an autonomous free zone the place punks and weirdos alike would congregate. Just about each Swedish uncooked punk band through the second half of the 80s performed there.”

DISACCORD 1987 credit Anna Lindberg

Above: Disaccord in Växjö, 1987, with a younger Mike Amott, far left.
Anna Lindberg

Disaccord by no means launched any vinyl data through the 1980s however had been well-known for his or her extremely fierce and highly effective dwell gigs.”

Anti Cimex live 1984 credit Sebastian Todor

Above: Anti-Cimex, Sprängkullen, Gothenburg, 1984.
Photograph: Sebastian Todor

Anti-Cimex singer Tomas Jonsson’s stage antics had been actually fairly extrovert and violent, typically confronting the viewers.”

Mob 47 Christer Chrille Lindholm 1984 credit Jan Jutila

Above: A very younger Christer Chrille’ Lindholm of MOB 47 at Ultrahuset, Handen, 1984.
Photograph: Jan Jutila

Mob 47 had been one of the influential and internationally identified Swedish uncooked punk/hardcore bands from the 80s. They’re nonetheless lively right this moment.”

Totalitar live 1988 credit Helena Johnson

Above: Lars-Anders Lanchy’ Orre and Per Olof Frimodig of Totalitär at Ultrahuset, Handen, 1988.
Photograph: Helena Johnson

Totalitär stood out from the remainder of the Swedish uncooked punk scene so far as their look’ goes. They wore regular’ garments or 60s freak beat-style hairdos and garments. Nonetheless, their music was as fierce as any nice Swedish uncooked punk band goes.”

SOUND OF DISASTER live 1985 credit Patrik Jonsson

Above: Sound Of Catastrophe (S.O.D. – to not be confused with the hardcore thrash band out NYC), at rehearsal in Mjölby, 1985.
Photograph: Patrik Jonsson

The county of Östergötland housed a variety of nice bands. S.O.D. was considered one of them, as uncooked and intense as they get.”

Black Flag crowd 1984 credit Jan Jutila

Above: Crowd throughout Black Flag gig at Ultrahuset, Handen, 1984.
Photograph: Jan Jutila

Black Flag performed to a packed room of a capability of 100 individuals, leaving one other 400 exterior attempting to observe the present by peeking by the home windows.”

SVART PARAD Tomas Tompa Andersson 1986 credit Fabian Hansson Bernstone

Above: Tomas Tompa’ Andersson of Svart Parad, Strängnäs, 1986.
Photograph: Fabian Hansson Bernstone

Svart Parad was one of many fiercest uncooked punk bands out of Sweden. Their heavy and uncooked type was actually distinctive.”

Existenz 1983 credit Ronny Lindblad

Above: Existenz in Helsingborg, 1983.
Photograph: Ronny Lindblad

Even younger uncooked punks acquired to eat. This picture was the template for the drawing that ended up on Existenz’ 12-inch, Let’s Get Drunk Earlier than It’s Too Late.”

Punks in Hultsfred 1988 credit Helena Johnson

Above: Punks in Hultsfred, 1988.
Photograph: Helena Johnson

Two worlds collide. Mainstream Swedish tradition versus the counter tradition.”

Råpunk – The Beginning Of Swedish Hardcore 1981 – 89 is out now by way of No Good

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Posted on October twelfth 2023, 4:00p.m.



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