Swedish Protest Music
It has been brought to my attention from liberal Swedish readers that my selection of Swedish music was lacking. So to rectify that, here are three classics, from the mid 80s and forward.
First out, anti-establishment prog group Ebba Grön with "Mamma pappa barn" or Mother, Father, Child. Later they became the establishment, due to their local success . . .
And then we have something different: Imperiet or "The Empire" in English with "Blå Himlen Blues" or "Blue Heaven Blues." I know, I know, you may think that they look like people lost from a gay bar in San Francisco, but I think they resemble Russian sailors singing a very longing Russian folk song. That's it. It is gooooooooood. Oh, the hat is actually from the Salvation Army. Pay close attention and you'll see.
And I'll end the music with Ebba Grön & Eldkvarn featuring "Flyktsoda Live." By the way, to be "left" in Sweden or any European country is very, very different from being "left" in the U.S. But, of course, you don't have to be anything to like good music with a local touch . . .