The Love Me Nots New Web Site

Added 14/6/2011

Dear LMN fans,

 

Just a quick note to let you know The Love Me Nots have a shiny brand new website :

http://thelovemenots.webege.com/

It is still being tweaked on, but it is fully operational !

 

Have a go & enjoy !

@+/bis bald/bye/saludos (listening to Cheap Knockoff, track  n° 6 from The demon And The Devotee)

Guillaume / Rockandrockets

PS : buy music, or bye-bye-music !

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Dee Rangers - Down in the playground

Added 23/5/2011

 

Garage Powerpop on the Rocks !


That's a bit short to describe Dee Rangers, from Stockholm, Sweden, but that elaborated cocktail has to be served chilled & loud on your turntables before you're the one who gets hot listening to their foot-stomping headbangers.

 

Dee Rangers are :

Johnny Elfström – bass

Nicke Öhman – organ, lead guitar

Per Nyström – vox, guitar

Ulf (Uffe) Pettersson – Drums

 

Dee Rangers won't bother you with their bio on their website, but as some music explorers might be interested, here are a few words about the band, as Johnny greatly helped me on that quest, for only scarce info can be found. Here's their story as it was kindly brought to me :

 

Dee Rangers started out in 1995 with the members above. Each of them had played in different bands before, e.g. Johnny & Ulf played in The Maryland Cookies (Swedish 80s garage band with several records out). They started out playing lots of Kinks, Sonics and Link Wray covers among original songs.

 

Just before the recording of the first Estrus EP, Per (singer) was replaced by Mike Eriksson ( ex-singer in Maryland Cookies) and stayed in the group on the first 5 singles + the 2 first albums (1996-2003).

The music during this time was 95% songs by Johnny & Nicke & Ulf.

 

The Pretty Ugly Beat” (2003) was recorded in London at the Toe-Rag Studio. The band had a great time there and also had Don Craine (Downliners Sect) in the studio, and he did a guest apparence on marraccas, tambourine and backing vocals. We also had Parsley The Lion (ex-Solarflares) playing all organ-parts on this album.

 

After that album, Mike was replaced by Per (original singer). Parsley also joined the band fulltime on organ.

And this was the start of the real Dee Rangers !

 

In 2004 they recorded "Back from the Past, Bollocks to the Future", a kind of best of album + some new songs in Montana, Stockholm. This album was only sold at shows.

 

In the years of 2004-2007 Dee Rangers toured Europe several times, mostly Spain and Germany, but also Paris, played festivals as Primitive in Rotterdam, and Festival Beat in Italy. They recorded 2 albums in Gijon in Spain together with Jorge from Dr Explosion at his studio "Circo Perotti". During this years the band members lived in 3 countries (Per in Madrid, Parsley in London and the rest of Dee Rangers in Stockholm).

All guys flew in to Stockholm for rehearsals every other month, or met on tour (which worked surprisingly well).

 

In 2007 Parsley said goodbye and they were now back to the real original 4 Dee Rangers guys.

 

In 2009 they released a new single "Upside Down/ Down and Out" on the Bootleg Booze label and Nicke moved to Cambodia with his girlfriend (they are back now).

Eventhough, Nick came back several times to rehearse and play gigs AND record the new album, "Down In The Playground" during 2010. Their latest album was recorded by friend Måns Månsson (Crimson Shadows, The Maggotts) and was released in February 2011.

 

Since 2009 the focus has been on songwriting, as Johnny explains, and the band has moved slightly from the garage into powerpop. Although Dee Rangers recently released “Down In The Playground” they already have enough material for another new album !

 

So all the guys are back in Stockholm now and are as always ready to conquer the world!!

 

Dee Rangers are playing the 99th Floor in Landet, Stockholm tonight and are heading to Spain as front band for a 3 day festival in Logrono (La Rioja / in northern Spain) in June.

 

Thank you Johnny !

For the bio and also for helping me getting to know more of your music ;)

 

Links include :

http://www.deerangers.com/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dee-Rangers/112879428769490

http://www.soundflat.de/shop/shop.cfm?art=DEE%20RANGERS&CFID=120858498&CFTOKEN=16713108

http://garagepunk.ning.com/profile/deerangers

http://www.myspace.com/deerangers

 

Now you are ready to listen to Dee Rangers !

 

@+/bye/bis bald/saludos (listening to Dee Rangers, Powerslam III, track n°7 from Down In The Playground, which cover has a taste ot The Ramones' Hey Ho, Let's Go – Anthology)

Guillaume / Rockandrockets

PS : Buy music, or bye-bye music !

PS 2 : Have no fears, open your ears...

PS 3 : as released on GRGPNK Hideout

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Rockandrockets 5 Stars of Rock Week 20 charts

Added 23/5/2011

Dear Music Lovers from around the world,

I hope you have had sufficient time to enjoy last week's charts ; that new round is on my tab :

This week @

# 1 (UK) Miles Kane - Inhaler, track n° 7 from Colour Of The Trap @ Sony Music

# 2 (SE) Dee Rangers - She's Gone, track n° 12 from Down In The Playground @ Sucker's Choice Records

# 3 (UK) The Vaccines - post Break-Up Sex, track n° 7 from What Did You Expect from The Vaccines @ Columbia

# 4 (DE) The Magnificent Brotherhood - Lifetime, track n° 3 from The Magnificent Brotherhodd @ Magnificent Music

# 5 (SE) The Angry Breed - Danger Ahead 66, track n° 7 from Songs The Hideout Taught Us / The Best Of The GaragePunk Hideout @ GRGPNK Records

As your thirst for more music is not yet satisfied (like mine, will it ever be sometime ?), please find a couple extras to pour into your ears.

# 6 (USA) The Omens - Make It Last, track n° 7 from Send Black Flowers @ Hipsville Records

# 7 (UK) The Rolling Stones - Street Fighting Man, track n° 11 from Through The Past Darkly @ ABKCO Records

 

Enjoy !

@+/bis bald/bye/saludos (listening to this weeks # 8 (UK) The Creation - Making Time, from We Are Paintermen @ Repertoire Records)

Guillaume / Rockandrockets

PS : Buy music, or bye-bye music !

PS 2 : 2nd almost simultaneous release on Bloguez + rockandrockets @ GRGPNK to reach more music explorers

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Rockandrockets 5 Stars of Rock week 19 Charts

Added 14/5/2011

Dear Rock'n'Rollers,

 

this is the 1rst simultaneous release of my weekly charts both on Bloguez & on GRGPNK.

Hopefully it will help get in touch with more music lovers from around the world ! Let's hope you'll enjoy it.

 

# 1 (FR/DE) Curlee Wurlee! - Riot, track n° 5 from Oui Oui @ Soundflat Records

# 2 (USA) The Love Me Nots - Demons, track n° 3 from The Demons and The Devotee @ Atomic A Go Go / Bad Reputation / Project Infinity Records

# 3 (SE) Dee Rangers - Shake Your Ass, track n° 9 from Backs to the Past, Bollocks to the Future @ ELK Records

# 4 (UK) Thee Vicars - The Beat, track n° 7 from Psychotic Beat! @ Dirty Water Records

# 5 (UK) The Vaccines - If You Wanna, from What Did You Expect From The Vaccines ? @ Columbia

 

Just in case that is not enough to please your ears, here we go again :

# 6 (USA) The Blakes - Vampire, track n° 9 from S/T @ Light In The Attic

# 7 (UK) Editors - Papillon, track n° 3 from In This Light And On THis Evening @ Kitchenware Records

Have no fears, open your ears & Enjoy !

@+/bis bald/bye/saludos (listening to # 8 (USA) Zwan - Ride A Black Swan, track n° 7 from Mary Star Of The Sea)

Guillaume / Rockandrockets

PS : Buy Music, or Bye-bye Music !

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Rockandrockets 5 Stars of Rock week 17 Charts

Added 4/5/2011

Dear music lovers from around the world,

Please find this week 17 long awaited charts :

# 1 (USA) The Omens - She's Just Fine, track n°4 from Send Back Flowers @ Hipsville Records

# 2 (USA) Woolly Bandits - Devil On My Back, track n°3 from Woman Of Mass Destruction (out of stock)

# 3 (UK) Thee Vicars - They Lied To You, track n° 11 from Back On The Streets @ Dirty Water Records

# 4 (DE) Cool Jerks - Mädchen, Mädchen, track n° 4 from This Is It @ Soundflat Records

# 5 (DE) The Magnificent Brotherhood - All Because Of You, track n° 3 from Dope Idiots @ World Of Sound

More bands are pushing at the gates of this week music programme :

# 6 (USA) Sonic Youth - Teen Age Riot, track n° 1 from Screaming Fields Of Sonic Love @ Geffen Records

# 7 (USA) The Living Blue - State OF Affairs, track n°1 from Fire, Blood, Water @ Boxson

# 8 (ES) Los Immediatos - The Kids Have Come Back, track n°8 from S/T LP @ For Monsters Records

# 9 (USA) The Absolutes - She's Alright With Me, track n°4 from S/T EP @ self produced record !


That is it, come on & open your ears, have no fears & enjoy this weeks exploration !

@+/bis bald/bye/un saludo (listening to # 10 (DE) The Satellitters - Lost In Time, track n° 7 from Outta Here @ Soundflat Records)

Guillaume / Rockandrockets

PS : Buy music, or bye-bye music

PS 2: my friend Rose is on the illustration with Christa, pic taken last Saturday in L.A. after Wooly Bandits + The Odd Squad gig ;)

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