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Samla Mammas Manna



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5 stars Samla mammas manna's "Klossa knapitatet" should be an excellent place to go if you want to try one Samla-record and hear them from their different sides. Klossa knapitatet which is a paraphrase of "overthrow capitalism" was released in 1974 on Silence records. As most Swedish bands from the 70s they were revolutionary but not in the way of "Knutna nävar" (a marxist-leninistic band) or "Nynningen" or "Röda kapellet". Samla mannas manna wanted to change the society but began with changing the music. So the classification rock in opposition couldn't be more right. The excellent musicians here are Coste Apetrea(guitars, vocals), Hasse Bruniusson(drums, vocals), Lasse Hollmer(piano, accordion, yoddeling, vocals), Lasse Krantz(bass, vocals) and Brynn Settels helped them with accordion on "Klossa knapitatet". Inside the record folder there is an interview with the band where you can read about their statements and relation to the music. The Swedish "progg"-wave was, if you didn't know that, extremely politic for better or worse.

I have had this record for over ten years. Me father and I collected Swedish "progg"-vinyls when I was small. Then we prefered the more political music such as "Nationalteatern" or "Dan Berglund" so this record has grown for me and it is now, when I have found my new gods in the progressive world I finally can appreciate SMM's music.

This is an extremely good record I warmly recommend. I didn't enjoy their first record "Samla mammas manna" so much, their second is better but this is perfect. "Snorungarnas symfoni" is also a masterpiece in their production but this is closer to what sound we do interconnect SMM with. I wouldn't say Klossa knapitatet involves everything, but It does almost. There are som many strong melodies here, played in a wonderful genuine way with all the instruments can do. Some tracks are more experimenting than others but all the time they are so coherent and real it's hard to not love it. "Ingenting", the starter has a nice little melody that welcomes us and "Liten dialektik" is more exploring and asking. It's like a mystery they were trying to solve. "Långt ner i ett kaninhål" has a symphonic melody and it is like a comedy or a satire of pop music. The next side starts with revolutionary "Kom lite närmare" which talks to the audience and frightens them. "Musmjölkningsmaskinen" is as absurd as its name (The mouse-milking machine) with a wild and crazy melody and "Influenser" is opposite to everything. "Klossa knapitatet" uses accordions to make its wonder and "Ramlösa kvällar" closes everything in a good way.

This is a wordless record but the instruments tell a lot. If you haven't heard Samla mammas manna this is a perfect beginning. Don't be afraid of their left wing opinions, you won't hear them. The revolution is in the music, and they have a lot in common with Frank Zappa for example. Also a plus for its different cover, a painting of Tage Åsén.

DrömmarenAdrian | 5/5 |


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