Not my rip but once again by request. Most of you may be familiar with "Thor's Hammer" from Keflavík/Iceland, famous for a great freakbeat E.P. they released in Great Britain in 1966 and finally compiled on the superb Big Beat release "From Keflavik... With Love". In Iceland they'd always use the name "Hljómar" and under that moniker they put out this longplayer. Seven of the twelve tracks are competent covers sung in their icelandic language. The remaining five originals are pretty worthwile too. A nice pop-sike record that will appeal fans of that genre. They continued recording two more albums in 1968 and 1974, the latter rather inferior.
- Heyrðu mig góða
- Sveitapiltsins draumur
- Þú og ég
- Æsandi fögur
- Þú ein
- Einn á ferð
- Um hvað hugsar einmana snót
- Gef mér síðasta dans
Gunnar Þórðarson (vcls, lead gtr) [ABCDEFGHI]
Erlingur Björnsson (rhythm gtr, vcls) [ABCDEFGH]
Rúnar Júlíusson (bs, vcls) [ABCDEFGHI]
Eggert Kristinsson (drms) [ABC]
Einar Júlíussin (vcls) [A]
Kristinn Hermannson (vcls) [B]
Engilbert Jensen (drms) [DF]
Pétur Östlund (drms) [E]
Patricia Gail Owens (vcls) [G]
Gunnar Jökull Hákonarson (drms) [GH]
Björgvin Halldórsson (vcls) [I]
Birgir Hrafnsson (gtr) [I]
1. (F) Hljólmar (SG hljómplötur SG-013) 1967
2. (G) Hljólmar (SG-hljómplötur SG-018) 1968
3. (I) Hljólmar '74 (Hljólmar 002 LP) 1974
1. (E) Fyrsti kossinn/Bláu augun þín
(SG-hljómplötur SG-503) 1965
2. (E) A memory/Once (Parlophone DB 565) 1966
3. (F) Show me you like me/Stay (Columbia 44348) 1967
4. (H) Let It Flow/Slamat Djalan Mas (Hljómar 001) 1974
[3. as Thor's Hammer]
1. (E) Ertu með?/Kvöld við Keflavík/Ef hún er nálægt
mér/Minningin um þig (SG-hljómplötur SG-506) 1965
2. (E) Umbarumbamba: My life/Better days/I don’t care/
The big beat country dance (Parlophone CGEP-62) 1966
3. (H) Þú varst mín/Bara við tvö/Vertu ekki hrædd/
Kvöld eftir kvöld (SG-hljómplötur SG-528) 1968
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Sunday, March 30, 2008
Posted by Buffalo Billycan at 10:50 AM
Labels: 1967, Hljómar, Iceland, Pop, Psychedelic
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Hey man, do you have those Dunwich Records CDs that have been outta print for years??? no one seems to have these!!
Great music from Iceland!!!!! Thanks.
Takk fyrir, ma ekki finnast utlendis.
This is Hljómar firt LP. They released another one a year later. then they split. They Reformed in 1974 and made an LP and again few years ago when the reformed once more and recorded two cd´s wich are not very good.
Good stuff! Thanks much!
Thank you for sharing this! I am Icelandic so this is very nice to hear :)
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