Sunday, 16 December 2018

Trettioåriga Kriget - Kaledoniska Orogenesen

Sunday, time for a classic.

"Kaledoniska Orogenesen" is a tune made by the progressive rock band TRETTIOÅRIGA KRIGET (Thirty Years War). The band was formed 1970, Saltsjöbaden, a seaside resort southeast of Stockholm, Sweden.

They were at the time all around seventeen and still in high school. The schools main hall was in the beginning used as the rehearsal room. This first lineup of the band was a six piece with two drummers! It included Stefan Fredin- bass guitar, vocals, Pocke Öhrström- guitar, vocals, Dag Lundquist- drums, Olle Thörnvall- harmonica, guitar, Dag Kronlund- piano and Johan Gullberg- drums. In 1971 Pocke, Johan and Dag K. left and Robert joined on vocals and guitar. In 1972 Olle quit playing harmonica to concentrate on the lyrics, leaving the band to consist only of Stefan, Dag and Robert. They decided they needed a good guitar player and started to audition some guitarists. Through these auditions they found Christer who joined the band in summer 1972. The band rehearsed intensively for a year and a half and developed a style of their own quite unlike the main trend in Swedish rock during the Seventies.

Early 1974 they got a record deal. Also at that time they got a new rehearsal room in Saltsjöbaden. An old underground disco which they called “Grunden”. There they would remain for a long time….An album was recorded that summer and released in august 1974. The album was named only “TRETTIOÅRIGA KRIGET”. The musical talent and originality of the group was duly recognized in the reviews. The album was an instant classic and is often considered as the first Swedish heavy rock album. They also now started to tour extensively in Sweden and also did several live performances on national Swedish radio.

Today's tune "Kaledoniska Orogenesen" is taken from their self titled 1974 album, enjoy this far out Sunday piece.

More info @

Official Trettioåriga Kriget Web

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