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With extremely prosaic lyrics and lacking instrumental skills, Torsson rose to fame something of a novelty band in the early ’80s. It is unclear how serious the band’s intentions were initially, but as they sang songs about an uneventful picnic or an agricultural fair, they were verging on poetry — of course their own unique and intentionally dull poetry. In the early ’80s Torsson’s amateurish attitude towards music and their overly gentle melodies put them in a position were they could be seen both as strange hometown relatives to punk rock, and as its opposite. They kept their popularity throughout the century, but in the ’90s, they were much less active, and while not disbanding, Torsson gave many signs of dying.

Torsson was formed in 1976 in Lund, Sweden, by a number of hobby musicians, led by guitarist and singer Åkerström. The inspiration came from classic rock & roll as well as from country rock á la Credence Clearwater Revival, but the band was also a product of the Swedish progressive rock scene in the ’70s, which stressed the do it yourself aspect of rock music. And with quite an inept band, consisting of trumpet player Lundahl, drummer Dalén, and guitarists Drejare and Svenningsson, the resulting music lay very far from the influences.


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  • Stjaernstoft

    Det är söndag, i september, plocka lingon, sådant händer.

    6 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Svardfisk

    Styrman spelar hammodorgel och båtsman är batterist!

    11 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Crimb

    Har sett detta bandet live, de är roliga!

    23 Jun 2008 Reply
  • Lurholm

    Har precis sett dom på Victoria i Malmö. Lysande! :-)))

    2 Feb 2008 Reply
  • CasinoRoyale

    Fy fan vad jag älskar torsson! Någon som ska se dom på nalen i estockholmo?

    11 Nov 2007 Reply
  • Magnoos

    Precis vad jag tänkte skriva just idag. Fett!!

    16 Sep 2007 Reply
  • antikropp

    Det är söndag i september. Plocka lingon, sådant händer.

    25 Nov 2006 Reply

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