Sunday, October 05, 2008

Pop Mavericks: Namelosers

Some homework for anyone going to see Rolling Like A Stone at the Barbican on Tuesday. Two songs by Sweden’s Namelosers – a radio station had a competition to rename them from the Beachers, following legal threats from the more-established Beachers; “Namelosers” was the winning entry.

First up is Land Of 1000 Dances (1965) and then Do-Ao (1966). Even if you’re not going to see the film, if you’re a fan of the frenzied attack of mid-60s British mod then these songs will suit you down to the ground.










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3 comments:

brogues said...

That's my favourite version of "Land...". Great post! Kris introduced me to them last year and ever since their name has cropped up with increasing frequency. Just saw The Namelosers cited as a main influence on The Branded's myspace page...

Anonymous said...

Actually....I was the drummer on " Do Ao"!

P.o. Alm

FireEscape said...

Brilliant! Thanks for dropping by. I enjoyed the film.