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Thursday, May 06, 2021

The Hellacopters: Grande Rock 1999 + Cream Of The Crap Vol 01 (Collected Non Album Works) 2002 + Cream Of The Crap Vol 02 (Collected Non Album Works) 2004



A rock 'n' roll band from Stockholm, Sweden, founded by Nicke Andersson.
                                                                                                                      


Initially a side project, The Hellacopters' was formed in 1994 with the original line-up consisting of Andersson (guitar & vocals), Dregen (guitar), Kenny Håkansson (bass) and Robert Eriksson (drums).

Their first album 'Supershitty To The Max' was released in June 1996, after which keyboardist Anders Lindström (aka Boba Fett) also joined the band, first as a live session musician and few years later as a a full time member. In 1997 Andersson quit in Entombed, his main band at the time, and The Hellacopters became a full-time band and the main musical outlet for Andersson.
                                                                                           

What the MC5 and Stooges were to the '60s, what Sonic's Rendezvous Band and Radio Birdman were to the '70s, and what the Celibate Rifles were to the '80s -- that's what Sweden's

Hellacopters were to the '90s.
Young, strapping, and rocking out to almost cartoon-like proportions, the Hellacopters have made quite a name for themselves in Europe and Australia. And a deal with Sub Pop had them targeting the States. The rock -- fast, extremely hard, and loud beyond reason -- has gotten the band noticed by several of their seminal influences, such as Scott Morgan, who has performed with them many times as well as collaborated on a single for the aforementioned Sub Pop label, and also the Dictators, with whom they have done several European tours.
                                                                           

Supershitty to the Max!
Releases include 1998's Super Shitty to the Max! and its 1999 follow-up, Grande Rock. The Hellacopters also teamed with Gluecifer for a 1999 split release, Respect the Rock America.
                                                                      

In 1998, after touring for their second album 'Payin' The Dues', Dregen left the group to concentrate

fully on his own band Backyard Babies. Following his departure, the band used few different session guitarists for touring and recording purposes (e.g. Chuck Pounder, Mattias Hellberg, Scott Morgan and Wayne Kramer), but didn't find a suitable replacement until in 1999, when Robert Dahlqvist joined the group. With this "final" line-up the band released four more albums and numerous singles and EP's before deciding to call it quits in 2008. Their last gig was on October 26th 2008 at Debaser Medis in Stockholm.
                                                                      

White Trash Soul appeared in early 2001, followed by the European release of High Visibility. That record wouldn't see American soil for a whole year (while it was a major-label release at home, it appeared on the independent Gearhead imprint in the States), while they garnered awards in their home country.
                                                                      

Universal opted to release the band's next full-length set, 2002's By the Grace of God, on both sides of

the ocean, while fans who were having trouble keeping up with their many singles and compilation tracks got relief with two odds-and-sods compilations, Cream of the Crap! and Cream of the Crap!, Vol. 2. Despite being filled with old-fashioned rock & roll, the band's 2005 release was titled Rock & Roll Is Dead.
                                                

Band's hiatus lasted for eight years as the original line-up made a comeback in the summer 2016 and

played two gigs to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album. In February 2017 guitarist Robert Dahlqvist died at the age of 40. Bass player Kenny Håkansson left the group in 2017 and was replaced by Sami Yaffa, who was then replaced by Dolf de Borst in 2018. The band continues to make selected performances, mainly on summer festivals, and focus on their early material as well as playing selected songs from their later discography.
                                                                                     


Studio albums

1996 - Supershitty to the Max!
1997 - Payin' the Dues
1999 - Grande Rock
2000 - High Visibility
2002 - By the Grace of God
2005 - Rock & Roll Is Dead
2008 - Head Off


    



Compilations

2002 - Cream of the Crap Vol. 1
2004 - Cream of the Crap Vol. 2
2006 - Air Raid Serenades

GRANDE ROCK  1999


                                                                                                

Grande Rock is the third album released by the Swedish rock band The Hellacopters. Due to the departure of orgianl guitarist Dregen, pianist Anders Lindstrφm stepped in to record guitars under the psedonym 'Lee Fett'. The record was released both on CD and on vinyl, the vinyl version was available in seven diffrent colors depending on which country it was sold in.

The Hellacopters

Nicke Andersson – Vocals guitars
Kenny Håkansson – Bass guitar
Anders Lindström – Guitar, piano
Robert Eriksson – Drums

Additional

Matt McHellburger – Harp, vocals
Pike McWalleye – Vocals, acoustic guitar
Zquaty – Percussion
Odd De Cologne – Voice

TRAXS

 

01. Action De Grâce (2:17)
02. Alright Already Now (2:56)
03. Move Right Out of Here (2:09)
04. Welcome to Hell (5:20)
05. The Electric Index Eel (1:52)
06. Paul Stanley (2:02)
07. The Devil Stole the Beat From the Lord (3:55)
08. Dogday Mornings (3:20)
09. Venus in Force (3:00)
10. 5 vs. 7 (5:40)
11. Lonely (3:08)
12. Renvoyer (2:22)


THE HELLACOPTERS - CREAM OF THE CRAP! (COLLECTED NON ALBUM WORKS) VOLUME 1  2002


Cream of the Crap! Vol. 1 is the first of two compilation albums by Swedish rock band The


Hellacopters which contains rare singles, B-sides, EP selections, and other non-album tracks by the band. The follow-up Cream of the Crap! Vol. 2 was released two years later. You can hear the Hellacopters' blistering metal-punk-garage salvo throughout most of this collection, which features such hard rock verities as wah-wah guitar solos (e.g., "Tilt City," "Down Right Blue") and lyrics about solving your problems through drinking ("Freespeedin'").




Label: Universal ‎– 016 804-2, Polar ‎– 016 804-2, Psychout Records ‎– 016 804-2
Format: CD, Compilation
Country: Europe
Released: 2002
Genre: Rock
Style: Hard Rock, Punk, Rock & Roll

TRAXS

 



01. Thanks for Nothing (Nicke Andersson) - 2:45
B-side of the single Down Right Blue
02. Crimson Ballroom (Andersson) - 4:05
Released with punk/car magazine Gearhead Magazine #10
03. Makes It Alright (Andersson) - 2:18
Released with "Move Right Out of Here" 7' and 10' vinyl single
04. Television Addict (The Victims) - 3:00
The Victims cover, B-side of the single "Riot on the Rocks"
05. Killing Allan (The Hellacopters) - 3:48
Previously a limited edition single
06. Misanthropic High (The Hellacopters) - 3:14
Previously a limited edition single in three different colors
07. Rock Hammer (The Hellacopters) - 4:16
B-side of the single "Looking at Me"
08. 1995 (The Hellacopters) - 3:23
Previously a limited edition single in different colors
09. Gimme Shelter (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) - 4:21
The Rolling Stones cover, B-side of the single "Like No Other Man"
10. Heart of the Matter (Andersson, Kenny Håkansson) - 3:23
Released with "Move Right Out of Here" 7' and 10' vinyl single
11. Tilt City (The Hellacopters) - 1:51
B-side of the single "1995"
12. Down Right Blue (Andersson) - 4:33
Previously a limited edition vinyl single
13. I Got a Right (Iggy Pop, James Williamson) - 3:50
The Stooges cover, B-side of the single "Misanthropic High"
14. Ferrytale (The Hellacopters) - 3:33
From the EP Disappointment Blues
15. Freespeedin (The Hellacopters) - 2:59
B-side of the single "1995"
16. I Want a Lip (Tempio) - 2:54
April Stevens cover, previously a limited edition single in four different colors
17. The Creeps (Mike Ness) - 2:14
Social Distortion cover, B-side of the single "Killing Allan"
18. Lowered Pentangles (Anything at All) (Andersson) - 3:22
From the New Bomb Turks/The Hellacopters split single

MP3 @ 320 Size: 143 MB
Flac  Size: 457 MB

THE HELLACOPTERS - CREAM OF THE CRAP! (COLLECTED NON ALBUM WORKS) VOLUME 2  2004

                                                                                 


Cream of the Crap!, Vol. 2 is their second collection of single sides, covers, compilation contributions,

and collaborations with likeminded rock demons, and it cranks with abandon from first track to last. While the Hellacopters show excellent taste by covering the likes of Love, the Dictators, the Dead Boys, and the Misfits, their originals punch every bit as hard, and cuts like "Geekstreak," "(It's Not A) Long Way Down," and "Lowdown" would have earned an honored place on the albums of most self-respecting hard rock bands.  

Label: Universal ‎– 981 319-8, Polar, Psychout Records 981 319-8
Format: CD, Compilation
Country: Sweden
Released: 25 Feb 2004
Genre: Rock
Style: Hard Rock, Punk, Rock & Roll

TRAXS

                                                                                          


01. I Only Got the Shakes (The Hellacopters) - 1:19
B-side of the single "Dirty Women"
02. A House Is Not a Motel (Arthur Lee) - 2:48
Love cover, released on split single with Powder Monkeys
03. Geekstreak (Nicke Andersson) - 3:31
From the EP Geekstreak
04. Another Place (The Hellacopters) - 4:30
B-side of the limited edition single "What Are You"
05. Slow Down (Take a Look) (Scott Morgan) - 3:44
Sonic's Rendezvous Band cover, performed with Scott Morgan
06. Holiday Cramps (The Hellacopters) - 3:12
B-side of the single "The Devil Stole the Beat from the Lord"
07. Lowdown (The Hellacopters) - 2:00
B-side of the limited edition single "What Are You"
08. Be Not Content (The Hellacopters) - 3:11
B-side of the single "The Devil Stole the Beat from the Lord"
09. 16 with a Bullet (Scott Morgan) - 2:38
Performed with Scott Morgan
10. Times Are Low (The Hellacopters) - 2:45
From the limited edition "Rock & Roll Jihad"
11. Low Down Shakin' Chills (Vahleberg, Östlund, Carlsson, Johnsson) - 4:19
B-side of the "(Gotta Get Some Action) Now!"
12. (It's Not a) Long Way Down (The Hellacopters) - 3:57
From the vinyl single
13. Time to Fall (Deniz Tek) - 3:09
From the various artists album Flattery: A Tribute to Radio Birdman
14. What Are You (The Hellacopters) - 1:24
From the single "Whate Are You"
15. Ain't Nothin' to Do (Stiv Bators, Cheetah Chrome) - 2:40
B-side of the single "Soulseller", Dead Boys cover
16. Kick This One Slow (The Hellacopters) - 4:42
From the 10" Split with Gluecifer: "Respect The Rock"
17.    Bullet (Glenn Danzig) - 1:34
From the various artists album Hell on Earth: A Tribute to the Misfits
18. A Cross for Cain - 2:42
B-side of the single "Toys and Flavors"
19. All American Man (Stanley, Delaney) - 3:54
From Frank Wants You to Join the 1996 Punk Rock 'N' Roll Horrorshow
20. Ghoul School (The Hellacopters) - 2:39
B-side of the "(Gotta Get Some Action) Now!"
21. Master Race Rock (Andy Shernoff) - 4:04
The Dictators cover, from the split single with Powder Monkeys
22. Dirty Women (Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward, Ozzy Osbourne) - 2:19
Black Sabbath cover, from a vinyl single


MP3 @ 320 Size: 159 MB

Flac  Size: 502 MB


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2 comments:

  1. thanks! wow, heard about them but never heard them.
    kick out the jams...

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  2. Many thanks for The Hellacopters in FLAC. A great garage group!

    ReplyDelete