THE KWYET KINGS Cherrypie cd/lp 1995
Candygirl / Walk You Home / Second Thoughts / When You're On Your Own / Twisting My Nerves / Makes Me Feel Alright / If She Is Gone / Hidden Charms / Don't Wanna Be In Love / The One I Want / So High So Low / Tell Me.
Recorded By & Mixed By Å. Knudsen.
The Kwyet Kings: Arne Thelin: vocals /Knut Schreiner: guitar / Pål Andreassen: guitar / Kåre Pedersen: bass / Otto Gamst: drums.
The Kwyet Kings were one of the handful of bands fronted by Arne Thelin, who has been busy since the late-eighties as lead singer for The Cosmic Dropouts and his subsequent band The Lust-O-Rama, who have been hailed by many as the 'Thee Kings of Euro-Garage'. Since day one he had been running his own label "That's Entertainment Records!", that left behind quite an impressive output of more than two dozen 7" and CD releases of Norwegian bands.
In 1992, after a dispute with his bandmates in the Lust-O-Rama, Arne left, while the remaining members continued with new singer Alex Rosen under the name The Highrollers - however, Thelin went on as lead vocalist with two new-formed outfits, the rather Ramones styled Bittersweets plus The Kwyet Kings, that delivered a critically acclaimed blend of garage rock and power pop.

Back then the Kwyet Kings had Knut 'Euroboy' Schreiner on guitar, Kåre 'Travolta' Pedersen (from Kåre And The Cavemen / The Abusers) on bass, plus Otto Gamst (from The Cutbacks) on the drums and Pål Andreassen (ex-Cosmic Dropouts) on second guitar. Between 1993 and 1995 this line-up recorded numerous singles and released two full-length albums 'Firebeat' and 'Cherrypie' on Screaming Apple / That's Entertainment. When Arne Thelin located to Thailand to work in tele engineering - and Knut quit to take upon full-time employment in Turbonegro - the band paused for a while, and released a late third album "Been Where?Done What?" on Dionysus Records in 1999 with a new line-up.In 2000, Dionysus Records released a last album "The Singles 'n' Shit!", a good compilation of the Kwyet Kings' singles. Source

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THE KWYET KINGS: "Cherrypie" lp/cd, 1995, Screaming Apple Records

"From Norway, The Kwyet Kings play power-pop with a beefy sound sure to stick in your head for days! Irresistible choruses, strong guitar chords, and melodic lead solos with simple but strong bass and drums..."

A.M. a dit…

Wonderful band, fabulous post! Thank you very much, MR!

Anonyme a dit…

je rentre pour ecouter ca alors
c'est bien parceque c'est toi


Anonyme a dit…


excellent !


spinaltap50 a dit…

Thanks very much for this post. I have a couple of Kwyet Kings CDs, but have never heard this one. Any chance of a repost of Arne Thelin's "Second Thoughts"? That collection is impossibly hard to find, and there is much on it that I have never heard.

Anonyme a dit…

Thanks so much for this post and for introducing me to the Kwyet Kings!