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SWEDISH EROTICA was a Swedish rock band founded in 1985 and disbanded in 1996 . The same members also played in the 90's in the cover band Double Trouble. Former members of Swedish Erotica have played with the likes of Yngwie Malmsteen
Yngwie Malmsteen
, TNT , Vinnie Vincent
Vinnie Vincent
, Treat , Black Ingvars , Shotgun Messiah , John Norum
John Norum
, Talisman and King Diamond .

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 1.1 Prehistory * 1.2 Formation and early career * 1.3 Record deal and debut album * 1.4 Member replacement and cover bands * 1.5 Second album and split * 1.6 Recent events - the third album

* 2 Discography * 3 Members at dissolution * 4 Former members * 5 References

HISTORY

PREHISTORY

The band was started in 1986 under the name "Swedish Beauty" by the members Magnus Axx (Axelsson, guitar), Ken "Ulf" Sandin (bass), Dag Ingebrigtsen, a former vocalist of the Norwegian band TNT , Dan Stomberg a former guitarist in Madison , and drummer Magnus Nybratt. This line-up recorded a song that ended up on a Norwegian compilation album before Nybratt and Stomberg left the band. They were replaced by Anders Allhage on guitar, best known as Andy La Rocque , guitarist of King Diamond since 1985 and who also played briefly with Death and Megadeth , and Jamie Borger from Treat on drums. This line-up was not able to secure a record deal but Magnus Axx did not give up, changed the band name and hired new musicians.

FORMATION AND EARLY CAREER

Swedish Erotica formed in 1987 with members Magnus Axx and Morgan Le Fay (Morgan Jensen) on guitar together with bassist Johnny D'Fox (Jonas Tångström) and drummer BC Strike (Bjarne Johansson). First singer was Göran Edman , a former member of Madison who sang on two of their albums, and for a brief period in 1985 Edman fronted Vinnie Vincent Invasion between Robert Fleischmann and Mark Slaughter. Edman soon left the band to sing in former Europe guitarist John Norum
John Norum
's solo project, where he sang on the album Total Control (1987). Later,Edman sang for Yngwie Malmsteen
Yngwie Malmsteen
and on the early demos with former Malmsteen bassist Marcel Jacob
Marcel Jacob
's band Talisman . Edman was replaced by an old friend of BC Strike, Tony Niva from the bands Vanessa and Traci Goes Crazy .

RECORD DEAL AND DEBUT ALBUM

After living in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
in 1988, where they hung out with among others Kee Marcello
Kee Marcello
and Stevie Nicks and met with several record companies, eventually Swedish Erotica were signed to Virgin Records thanks to A&R representative Donna Simmons . Towards the end of the year the band recorded demos in Tuff Studios with several different singers, including Mats Levén
Mats Levén
. In early 1989 the band recorded a demo in Norway with producer Ole Evenrude
Ole Evenrude
. Levén contributed background vocals, and was asked by Evenrude about why he was not the lead singer of the band. Levén told me that he had declined the offer last year but was now actually interested in fronting the band. Swedish Erotica released their first single Downtown with Niva the same year. Cooperation with Niva did not work out, and soon he was replaced by Levén.

The debut album "Swedish Erotica" came out in 1989 with Levén singing and former frontman Tony Niva featured on background vocals. Videos for the album's first two singles "R'n'R City" and "Young Wild & Free" were filmed and the videos played on MTV. Thanks to this the band got more attention than many other artists signed by Virgin Scandinavia. Second single, "Wild Young "Love on the Line" (4:19); "We're Wild, Young and Free" (4:43); "Hollywood Dreams" (4:26); "Love Hunger" (5:01) Side B: "Love Me or Leave Me" (4:27); "Downtown" (3:55); "She Drives Me Crazy" (3:31); "Loaded Gun" ( 3:59); "Rip It Off" (4:24); "Break the Walls" (4:38).

* "Blindman's Justice" ( 1995 ) – now with Anders Moller (also Black-Ingvar ) on vocals. Track listing: "White Sister"; "Heaven, Hell or Hollywood"; "Blindman's Justice"; Too Good to Be True"; "King of Pain"; "Blue Movies"; "Back in the Saddle"; "Sweetest of Sins"; "Rough Enough"; "Show a Little Lace"; "Satisfied". * "Too Daze Gone ..."; ( 2005 ) – set list: "Down 2 Bizniz"; "Skin On Skin"; "Fire With Fire"; "Too Daze Gone"; " Muscle In Motion"; "Show a Little slip"; "Blue Movies"; "Terri"; "Break The Walls" (1987); "Roll Away the Stone" (1987); "Can You Stand The Heat" (1988); "Terri" (1987); "Goodbye to Romance" (1986); "Open Arms" (1986 ); "Love On The Line" (1986); "Loaded gun". * Swedish Erotica Remaster (August 2007 ) – remastered re-release of first album with a number of different versions of the more old songs. Track listing: "Rock and Roll City"; "Love On The Line"; "We're Wild, Young And Free"; "Hollywood Dreams"; "Love Hunger"; "Love Me Or Leave Me"; "Downtown"; "She Drives Me Crazy"; "Loaded Gun"; "Rip It Off"; "Break The Walls"; "Hollywood Dreams" (Acoustic Version); "Downtown" (Toni Niva Version); "Rock and Roll City" (Deep Hannover mix); "Loaded Rap" (Rap Version Of "Loaded Gun").

MEMBERS AT DISSOLUTION

* Magnus Axx (guitar, 1985–1996) * Anders Möller (vocals, 1990–96) * BC Strike (Bjarne Johansson) (drums, 1989–93, 1995–96) * Morgan Le Fay (Morgan Jensen) (guitar, 1988–96) * Ulf Ken (Ken Sandin) (bass, 1985–88, 1993–96)

FORMER MEMBERS

* Andy La Rocque Anders Allhage (guitar, 1985) * Jamie Borger (drums, 1985–88, 1993–94) * Dag Ingebrigtsen (vocals, 1985–88) * Dennis Nybratt (drums, 1985) * Dan Stomberg (guitar, 1985–86) * Tony Niva (vocals, 1988–1989) * Goran Edman (vocals, 1988) * Jonas Tångström "Johnny D. Fox" (bass, 1988–1990) * Terry Barajas (bass, 1990–92) * Mats Levén
Mats Levén
"Matthew S. Leven" (vocals, 1989–90)

REFERENCES

* ^ "SWEDISH EROTICA Melodic Hard Rock". melodic-hardrock.com. Retrieved 2017-08-26. * ^ "SWEDISH EROTICA Melodic Hard Rock". melodic-hardrock.com. Retrieved 2017-08-26. * ^ "Morgan Jensen". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-08-26.

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