Gyllene Tider - Moderna Tider (1981)
10 favourite albums in 10 days #vinylchallenge. I was consecutively nominated by the three mighty vinyl kahunas @bjornlinnerud, @aresauren and @markjnunn and have for some reason decided to focus my efforts on albums released in my formative years from 1980 and 1985.
Day 4. In the Spring of ‘81 there were no bigger band in Norway and Sweden than Gyllene Tider. Heavily influenced by the powerpop of Nick Lowe’s Rockpile, these guys made uptempo hits in Swedish about teenage love and partying on the Swedish West Coast. The singer and main songwriter Mr Per Gessle later found international fame as the guy in Roxette, but I much prefer his early days as chronicler of teenage struggles and small town life. In fact, there are times (usually after a few glasses of white wine too many on a beautiful Scandinavian Summer night) that I am willing to swear that this is the best album ever made. This one goes out to @sigurlaughauksd who knows what I’m talking about🍷