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    Various Artists : Jobcentre Rejects Vol 4 - Ultra Rare FWOSHM 1978-1983
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    Mercy – State Of Shock
    Stitch – Devil’s Deal
    Greensleeves - Fire
    Ironside – The Ironside
    Highbrow – A Loser
    Turbo – Asfaltsrock
    Quix – Speed
    Trazer – Street Fighter
    Silver Mountain – Axeman & The Virgin
    Squetters – Heavy Water
    Paradize – Caress Of Steel
    Behemoth – Deathwings



    What springs to mind when pondering Swedish heavy metal? A Nordic mish-mash conjuring up a black-death-Viking metal wall of sound? Doom metallers Candlemass? Soft rockers Europe? Guitar titan Yngwie Malmsteen? The history and mythology fixated Amon Amarth? Maybe even the tempestuous jazzer Mats Gustafsson’s metal-informed attack? Unless you’re a Swedish collector or a very deep-digging non-Swede, whatever does come to mind is unlikely to be Greensleeves, Squetters or Trazer, three of the stars of Jobcentre Rejects Vol. 4: Ultra-Rare FWOSHM 1978–1983. The title’s acronym stands for the First Wave Of Swedish Heavy Metal.
    The previous Jobcentre Rejects volumes scrutinised The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and its marginalia. Volume four is cut from the same cloth but puts Sweden under the musical microscope. As eye-opening as it is enjoyable, the vital story told here is one which has not been told before.
    In the UK, before the pervasive producer-driven dance-pop boom, ABBA came to define how Swedish music was seen in terms of mainstream success. Poppy. Hyper-poppy. Where the stylised Army Of Lovers and Roxette would do just fine, thank you. Standing apart, Robyn was and is a delightful Swedish export. Earlier, the edgy Leather Nun only got so far. In the Eighties, Sweden’s Sixties-informed garage band boom was never going to be as cool as California’s Paisley Underground.
    Of course these are generalisations and, however it was seen, Sweden was always on the ball musically. Rock ’n roll hit hard in the Fifties, The Shadows inspired hordes of instrumental bands and there were world-class beat, mod and psychedelic groups aplenty. Also, a rich seam of often wonderful schlager-pop thrived. In the period ABBA was on the rise, the prog scene confirmed Sweden was home to innumerable idiosyncratic, original and wonderful musicians. Punk arrived and, in 1978, Ebba Grön, New Bondage, The Rude Kids and Skabb issued their first singles. In parallel, other bands headed down the path signposted metal. This is what Jobcentre Rejects Vol. 4 celebrates.
    Also lauded is a form of regionalism. Highbrow were from Stockholm. Otherwise, only Malmö’s Silver Mountain were from a major conurbation. The bands here mostly came from beyond the orbit of the capitol city. The trends which ebbed and flowed in Sweden’s national hub were side-stepped – whether by accident or design. This is the sound of small-town Sweden. Finally – and belatedly – it is honoured.

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    Great compilation. It was featured on Swedish news television recently :)
    Got the limited gold edition from the Kickstarter pledge.

    This is the labels Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/jobcentrerejects
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    Blimey, that's the fastest reply to a post i've ever experienced! (hehe)
    Nice to see these olde bands getting a little late-in-the-day respect & celebration.
    How long til we see hipsters wearing Highbrow shirts & claiming to have been a Stitch fan since the 80s?
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    Trending hipsters will always come around.... I only appreciate people who only cares about this music by heart.

    Hoping that all these records wont rise up in price too much, I doubt it since it was more popular within the scene like 5years ago.
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