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    Posted: December 10 2008 at 02:05
I was wondering if anyone had heard these guys and what they thought about PA addition? J-R influences for sure with the late Pekka Pohjola on bass.
 
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2008 at 10:44
They should definitely be here. I haven't heard the earlier albums (from what I gather, they were more psych-tinged), but "Where Do We Begin" should pretty much justify their presence alone.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2008 at 11:04
I'll post this in JR team thread.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2008 at 11:06
I'd heard of these guys before, and checked out a few of the youtube vids.  It's rather surprising that there have been no other suggestion topics for the band, especially if, as was asserted on that webpage, that there were "probably the first exponents of progressive rock in Sweden."  Considering that the great Pekka Pohjola was involved makes it rather more surprising.  Looks like it would be a fair addition to Jazz-Rock.  There are similarities to Blood, Sweat and Tears.

It's a jazzy, jammy, bluesy, and funky band.

The band is mentioned here, CLICK, (a book description about Swedish Prog)

Quote Early pioneers like International Harvester, Made In Sweden, Hansson & Karlsson and Mecki Mark Men paved the way for renowned acts like November, Träd, Gräs & Stenar, Hoola Bandoola Band, Blå Tåget, Nationalteatern and Kebnekajse, as well as the mavericks of Knutna Nävar and Rävjunk.


http://www.progressor.net/review/made_in_sweden_1970.html
http://rateyourmusic.com/artist/made_in_sweden
http://www.undomondo.com/2007/06/made-in-sweden-snakes-in-a-hole/
http://www.babyblaue-seiten.de/index.php?bandId=1881&content=band&left=genre&genre=15


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2008 at 11:18
^ Pohjola only appeared on the "Where Do We Begin" album, I think. It wasn't all that great, if memory serves me well, but progressive, yes.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2008 at 11:29
Jimbo: You're right about that, and I've noted that it's thought by others to be the least good album (and though jazzy, quite mainstream/ poppish I have read)
Pohjola then went on to The Group (as you know, of course, having prepared the addition).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2008 at 16:15
I strongly support the addition


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2008 at 19:07
I have somewhere on my PC an album from a band called Made In Sweden, and the album name is Made in England released in 1970, i dont really know if Pekka Pohjola features there and i actually dont know if that is the band you are suggesting, but i remeber there was some jazz and a bit of prog there, i think i should give it a new listen.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 10 2008 at 19:33
I got Made in England.
Pekka is not on this one.Another great bass player Bosse Haggstrom ,who later ended up in Wasa Express.
George Wadenius moved to the states after their split and ended up playing guitar for Blood Sweat and Tears.
MIS did tour in England with Colosseum,andTony Reeves from that band produced this effort.
Yes I would say jazz rock along the lines of Tasavallan Presidentti,is not that far off.
So is this a fit.?I would say so,according to this album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 11 2008 at 09:47

^^

Thanks, i listened to the album yesterday and yeah, i would suggest their addition as well

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 12 2008 at 10:38
edit: nevermind.

Edited by NaturalScience - December 12 2008 at 10:41
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 29 2009 at 12:42
So, are any team evaluate this band?


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 29 2009 at 12:47
^The Jazz Rock/Fusion team will, as NaturalScience noted.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 29 2009 at 18:01
GREAT.
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