HIDDEN CHARMS Hidden Charms mini lp 1985
How Do You Know? / I Guess I'm Fallin' In Love / Tip Of My Tongue / The Witch / Why Did You Leave Me? / Shotgun Rider / Girl After Girl / Take Your Clothes Off.
An Authentic production from the deep south of Sweden
Hidden Charms: P. Hägred: vocals, guitars / M. Gustavsson: vocals, guitars / T. Holst: bass / P. Norrman & Sticky Bomb: drums.
Special Thanks to 4-Eyed Thomas
Dedicated To Sky Saxon
The Hidden charms were another garage band of the mid 80's from Malmö in the South of Sweden. They have recorded two lp's: "Hidden Charms" (1985): a solid first lp of pure punk/rock/garage & "History" (1986) a more oriented powerpop album.You can also find the band on a few compilations that contributed to the succes of this nordic garage wave: "A Real Cool Time" (1985), "Raw Cuts - Vol 2 Swedish Beat" (1986), "What A Nice Way To Turn Seventeen" (1986), "Blast From The Hip To The Heart" (1986). Their influences: Little Walter, Them, Link Wray, Alex Chilton, Lyres, Sonics( they covered "The Witch" on the first lp), Roky Erickson & the Cramps for the first lp!
"...Hidden Charms idea of some fun is a shotgun wedding between blistering teen pop and wild rockabilly. They prove their point on a lovable unreleased remake of "Where The Rio De Rosa Flows" and a version of "The Witch" from their first mini album..." liner notes of "Raw Cuts - Vol 2 Swedish Beat"
"The Band took their name from a Howlin' Wolf song also recorded by Link Wray, which says a lot about their musical roots. Inspired by the madmen of rock & roll - from Jerry Lee Lewis to Mono Man - and forever in love with the teen bands of the 60's..." Liner notes from the lp "A Real Cool Time (Distorded Sounds From The North)" which contains an out-take track "Please Give Me Something" from the sessions which led to their first mini-album on Box Records.
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You can find "History" the second Hidden Charms album here, on the excellent Wilfully Obscure blog!