-- ATOMIC SWING 1st Japan Tour --
|In March 1994, it was just 1 year from debut in Sweden
for ATOMIC SWING. During the 1 year, they
already played 130 gigs over Scandinavia,
got prize and worn out in the rapid life
of rock star. In Japan, it was hard to get
their information from Sweden cause it was
before Swedish pop boom. We got just the 1st album "A Car Crash
In The Blue"(released in December
and a Japanese magazine "rockin'
But it was enough to buy the Japan
We just wanted to make sure that how
were with our own eyes and ears...
went to the tour with such mind.
They played 13 songs; 9 from 1st album, 2
new songs("Stuck On A Worn Out Rhyme"
and "Soul Free"), 2 cover songs
(The Doors"Moonlight Drive", Stones"Citadel").
The gig was about an hour but it wrapped
up all audience to queer atmosphere and entrapped
us a sensation we never felt...I can't express
it by word!! They had something differ from
British and American band like we used to
listen. It was 'Groove' exactly. The Groove of their music was more
painful and stronger than the album. It attracted
and drove crowded audience mad. Remained
an absent minded sensation like made been
drink mix juice with an aphrodisiac, which nobody knows the materials and being
addicted to it despite bad taste...
After the tour, all Japanese press wrote "Too much talk and old make up, hooray
boor!" like this but it was harmless. Because ATOMIC
SWING had something impossible to explain
illogically. But just an album and a tour
was not enough to analyze it. We automatically
paid attention to the 2nd album which would
have released in Autumn.
Incidentally, Henrik became very popular
among Japanese girls during this tour.
Niclas was differ from the album pics
we expected!!iAfter that Niclas told
an interview 'I put on weight by alcohol
for getting over the pressure, I don't
to see my pics when I went to Japan
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