Rare 1983 compilaton album
During some autumn evenings in 1982 more than 3000 rock bites gathered at Träffen in Nyköping. The arrangement was a collaboration between Södermanlands Nyheter, Kulturforum and Folkets Hus in Nyköping. Following a call in the Södermanlands Nyheter magazine, 24 rock bands showed up where a jury selected 15 of them for the rock nights at Träffen. After the performances it was up to the crowd to chose their 6 favourites. These 6 bands got a chance to record two tracks each at Studio Svängrummet in Nyköping during January and February of 1983 and the final result is on this album, SN Rocken 1982.
Pop’s Pioneers were from Nyköping. The group said that they wanted to entertain the audience with its modern rock music. Their texts had no message but were mostly about private thoughts.
Kofot were a band from Oxelösund that described their music as varied melodic rock
Advice were from Nyköping and they were influenced by America melodic rock acts like Foreigner and Journey. They won the competition and could record four tracks. Two ended up on this compilation while the other two Eyes and Shadow Attack was released as a private pressed vinyl single. The band folded within just a year and Anders Fästader moved to Stockholm, changed name to Nilsson, and joined Great King Rat. Guitarist Stefan Larsson was in the initial line-up of Treat.
Another band from Nyköping. This time a band who performs their own music in Swedish. The band says that the texts often lack messages and consist mostly of words about feelings and thoughts.
Panik from Oxelösund opens with a decent rock track while the second track has more reggae rhythms. The group believed that the texts, in Swedish, were important and therefore they usually had a political meaning.
Pimps Army from Oxelösund wanted to defined their music as 60s-inspired pop with lyrics in English.
1. Popens Pionjärer -Rädd Att Dö
2. Popens Pionjärer -I Mina Händer
3. Kofot -Too Many Faces
4. Kofot -The Spirit Of Music
5. Advice -Heartache
6. Advice -The Song Plays On
7. Bixby Beat -Min Hand
8. Bixby Beat -Leka Med Eld
9. Panik -Dom Lever
10. Panik -Du Lever Än
11. Pimps Army -Gloria
12. Pimps Army -In The Bottom Of Paradise