The Nomads: Five Years Ahead of My Time (1983)

 |   |  <1 min read

The Nomads: Five Years Ahead of My Time (1983)

Formed in 1981 (and still going today with two original members) Sweden's Nomads were considered garage punks and this track appears on a collection entitled A Real Cool Time Revisited; Swedish punk, pop and garage-rock 1982-1989.

But on the evidence of this song they might well have been around in the late Sixties because they sound closer to a Sonics/Stooges take on psychedelic rock of the kind that Blues Magoos, Electric Prunes and others were making.

An inspiration for bands like Hellacopters and the Hives (also from Sweden), here they do a very good line in teenage anger'n'disillusionment with a great hook.

This compilation was available at the Abba/Swedish Music Hall of Fame and Elsewhere will feature more of it soon.

It's a ripping collection.

For more oddities, one-offs or songs with an interesting backstory check the massive back-catalogue at From the Vaults.

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   From the Vaults articles index

John Lennon, Child of Nature (1968)

John Lennon, Child of Nature (1968)

Give them credit, the Beatles were always incredibly productive and even on their holidays -- like the six weeks that Lennon and Harrison spent in Rishikesh with the Maharishi -- they were... > Read more

The Incredible String Band: No Sleep Blues (1967)

The Incredible String Band: No Sleep Blues (1967)

In a recent interview with Elsewhere the great producer Joe Boyd spoke about the Incredible String Band whom he had worked with -- until they got into Scientology and then things went rather odd in... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

THE NEW SOUNDS OF AOTEAROA: The finalists for the Maioha Awards at the 2013 Apra Silver Scroll

THE NEW SOUNDS OF AOTEAROA: The finalists for the Maioha Awards at the 2013 Apra Silver Scroll

New Zealand's annual APRA Silver Scroll awards, held this year at Vector Arena in Auckland on Tuesday October 15, acknowledge the strength and diversity of New Zealand songwriters, but also include... > Read more

The Heptones: Sweet Talking (Studio One)

The Heptones: Sweet Talking (Studio One)

Produced by the legendary Clement Dodd and fronted by the sweet voice of Leroy Sibbles, the Heptones were one of the great Jamaican vocal trios who brought in soulful harmonies borrowed from 50s... > Read more