Monday, May 14, 2007

Space Age Love Song

From the land of blondes and Bergman movies, here's a 1962 clip of The Spotnicks, the Swedish instro-band that can credibly claim to be the oldest extant rock group in the world, performing The Rocket Man.

Eat your heart out, Elton.

Incidentally, I suspect the Spotnicks were a huge influence on the transplendent Laika and the Cosmonauts, who, of course, are somewhat younger and the greatest musical export from Finland since Sibelius.

If you've never heard their "Amazing Colossal Band" CD, get thee over to Amazon and order it forthwith.

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