Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Lonely Boys - The Lonely Boys - 1996

The Lonely Boys was from the beginning the name of a novel written by the Swedish writer Mats Olsson. The story was about a young rhythm'n pop band located in the south of Sweden circa 1965. Mats asked me and a mutual friend Nisse Hellberg if the two of us could provide a soundtrack for this book, writing and recording what could in fact be The Lonely Boys' debut album.
What a wonderful idea. A soundtrack to a book. It must be a first.
Nisse and I formed The Lonely Boys together with some friends and recorded the album in 6 days and nights. "Did we have a ball! All of the 14 songs are originals except Jagger/Richards' "So Much In Love". The Rolling Stones never recorded it but The Inmates did. And now The Lonely Boys.
To get the sound we wanted we used only equipment from the era; reverbs, echo chambers, amplifiers, guitars, microphones. Everything in our power was done to make the record "for real".


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Anonymous said...

Hello Curty Ray .You have a wonderful blog.The best Powerpop and Americana music. Would it be possible if you are so kind to upload some of the discography of the great Freedy Johnston?. I would really appreciate it
Thank you very much and best regards, Ed


Hey! Fantastic one! I used to listen a lot to this albun when i was a teenager... always loved "keep the radio on" anda "flowers on the moon"! Thanks!
Francis Bacon

Anonymous said...

love your blog! is there any chance you can post the runarounds "waiting for the hurricane" that was on your first "who are these guys?" They are my favorite 2 tracks you have posted from the series, and i cannot locate the cd domestically. regards.

Ricard BCN said...

One of my top 3 blogs! Thanks!

Jon said...

Many, many thanks for posting this! I thought the band's name sounded familiar, but you left off the author of the quote - Per Gessle of Roxette! Per has always championed Roxette as a powerpop band, but they never seem to pop up on any of the usual blogs...probably b/c most remember them from their ballads. Still, with all the chiming Rickenbackers and catchy songs that he writes, I'm glad to see Per getting a mention on PPO!

-Jon from RI

DJ Useo said...

You guys sound excellent.The songs clicked with me & the performances shine.An instant classic.
Many thanks.


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