Trad Gras Och Stenar bootlegs

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I have four: Stockholm 1970, Stockhom 1972, jam with NoNeckBluesBand NYC 2003, and Malmo 2003. Does anyone know of any others?

BTW: I have posted two of these on indietorrents right now with plans to up the rest in weeks to come.

not a food, Tuesday, 14 February 2006 02:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

From what I know, those are the only ones available at this point...

trees (treesessplode), Tuesday, 14 February 2006 21:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

Gärdet 12.6.1970 is killer -- guess it's officially released? or something. hard to tell. whatever, it rocks.

tylerw, Friday, 27 May 2011 15:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

It is officially released (Subliminal Sounds) and I was listening to it this morning!:)

Marco Damiani, Friday, 27 May 2011 16:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

me too! high five! so awesome.

tylerw, Friday, 27 May 2011 16:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

One of the twins particularly enjoyed the music and danced to their version of Satisfaction - or at least he tried to. Maoist psych rock for children!

Marco Damiani, Friday, 27 May 2011 16:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

Check Mors Mors for a totally killer 26 minute Sommerlaten.

Trip Maker, Friday, 27 May 2011 16:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

Also officially released.

Trip Maker, Friday, 27 May 2011 16:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

basically everything this band has recorded is golden, imo. what i reallllly should spend more time with is the Parson Sound material. listened to the box in its entirety maybe 3-5 times after i bought it, having not heard the CD in years. time for another sesh.

one dis leads to another (ian), Friday, 27 May 2011 16:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah i haven't heard everything by a long shot, but everything i have heard is gold.

tylerw, Friday, 27 May 2011 16:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

i really like their new album from a year or two ago! it's good!

one dis leads to another (ian), Friday, 27 May 2011 16:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

i heard this band on ian's radio show and now i am listening to some seriously extended jams
this band rules

Fa la la (La Lechera), Thursday, 7 July 2011 12:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

I like two pre-Trad acts better, but yeah they are still great.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Thursday, 7 July 2011 16:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

what are those bands? i'm totally uninformed.

tylerw, Thursday, 7 July 2011 16:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

There are actually three: Parsson Sound, Harvester and International Harvester.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Thursday, 7 July 2011 16:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh! i do know a bit of int'l harvester. will have to dig up some of those releases. on a big trad gras kick lately.

tylerw, Thursday, 7 July 2011 16:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

Both int'l albums are great. The cd's have bonus tracks that are worth your while. Not sure if lp copies are available, anyway.

Trip Maker, Thursday, 7 July 2011 17:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

Oh the second album is credited to just "Harvester," by the way.

Trip Maker, Thursday, 7 July 2011 17:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

Harvester "Hemat" is a record I have been searching for for some time now! One of my most played CDs.

one dis leads to another (ian), Thursday, 7 July 2011 18:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

Can someone help me find something that is not this when I search for International Harvester?

http://www.healthtrucks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/International-Harvester.jpg

Fa la la (La Lechera), Thursday, 7 July 2011 18:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

:)))
thankee!

Fa la la (La Lechera), Thursday, 7 July 2011 18:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

it's an incredible record tbh, i think you'll love it.

one dis leads to another (ian), Thursday, 7 July 2011 18:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

yup it's truly something else

sonderangerbot, Thursday, 7 July 2011 18:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

i will report back once i listen to it!

Fa la la (La Lechera), Thursday, 7 July 2011 18:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL-1AEYyw1k

rip nyc chicken (am0n), Thursday, 7 July 2011 18:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

Being is more than life, imo

Trip Maker, Thursday, 7 July 2011 18:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

thanx amon.

tbh, that baby grandmothers record will never touch the harvester/trad gras stuff.

one dis leads to another (ian), Thursday, 7 July 2011 18:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

^real talk

Trip Maker, Thursday, 7 July 2011 18:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMvPXOdJ2w4

rip nyc chicken (am0n), Thursday, 7 July 2011 18:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

ok i love this! the combo of song/incidental noises/birds is so dreamy.

Fa la la (La Lechera), Thursday, 7 July 2011 18:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

whoa"i mourn you" is so good -- sounds like it's underwater, but it kinda reminds me of listening to unpracticed marching bands for some reason
overall, A+ thank you!!

Fa la la (La Lechera), Thursday, 7 July 2011 19:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

I am a huge Arbete och Fritid fan.
Swedish prog folk
^First (and maybe only?) ILM thread I started.

Trip Maker, Thursday, 7 July 2011 19:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

listened to international harvester tonight and it is totally hypnotic
love

Fa la la (La Lechera), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 03:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

I binged on them after this thread revive.
Gonna bring Parson Sound to the radio show tomorrow night.
Check that one out, for real. It's got a cool radio session medley of It's Only Love->I Mourn You->Sov Gott Rose Marie.
And two more hours of unbelievably great Swedish power drone psych wizardry.

That Swedish Prog Folk thread is totally not the only ILM thread I've started lol

Trip Maker, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 04:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

I have no idea what took me so long, but I finally heard the Parson Sound s/t album. LOVE. I'll just repost what I said 7 mo ago:

ok i love this! the combo of song/incidental noises/birds is so dreamy.

― Fa la la (La Lechera), Thursday, July 7, 2011 1:51 PM (7 months ago) Bookmark

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Sunday, 12 February 2012 18:40 (six years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp6ldaGVjEY

RudolfHitlerFtw (Hungry4Ass), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 03:39 (six years ago) Permalink

best track on their final lp imo.

one dis leads to another (ian), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 01:00 (six years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnQgKjdwc9A

Trip Maker, Saturday, 3 March 2012 20:03 (six years ago) Permalink

i am listening to this ^^ right now in order to drown out my coworker's conversation. it's working!

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 19:27 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

fuck, awful news. thomas mera gartz, the drummer from pärson sound and träd, gräs och stenar has died, just a couple of days ago. apparently he fell ill and was rushed to the hospital but died the following day, just like that. RIP.

sonderangerbot, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:28 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh, that's sad. RIP.

I just found this and it's really good -- long instrumental solo in the middle-end, as I had hoped. anyone heard his solo stuff? I never have (until today). kinda reminds me of bill fay?!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukobdt7J-jM

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:34 (six years ago) Permalink

aww damn. RIP. guy was a monster drummer.

tylerw, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:47 (six years ago) Permalink

Seconded

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:55 (six years ago) Permalink

RIP.

C.C. Sabbathian of the Doom York Yankees (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 04:35 (six years ago) Permalink

RIP, time to play the Parson Sound box

sleeve, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 04:51 (six years ago) Permalink

shit i loved his drumming. he was the best part of seeing them live, very fluid.

am0n, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 19:33 (six years ago) Permalink

his solo album was posted to mutant sounds apparently
i can't check to see if the link still works b/c i am at work, but http://mutant-sounds.blogspot.com/2007/05/thomas-mera-gartz-sngerlp1976sweden.html

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 19:42 (six years ago) Permalink

neat!

tylerw, Friday, 19 February 2016 23:21 (two years ago) Permalink

Been making my way through the box for several days, off and on--so far (heard about 3/4), about an hour's worth really grabbed me, but the rest either starts well, then loses the momentum, or fades out too soon, or seems utterly predictable, in that jam band way, from any era--or just seems inconsequential, at least to non-specialist ears (that nevertheless have listened to lots and lots of jams, in my case). But I'll keep listening; it ain't painful (I've heard much, much worse).

dow, Friday, 19 February 2016 23:33 (two years ago) Permalink

^ i thought i was the only one

nerve_pylon, Friday, 19 February 2016 23:40 (two years ago) Permalink

cool, I can't afford that thing anyway

the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Saturday, 20 February 2016 01:00 (two years ago) Permalink

http://battellemedia.com/images/fox03f.jpg

the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Saturday, 20 February 2016 01:01 (two years ago) Permalink

cd version much more affordable, like $32 w shipping

adam, Saturday, 20 February 2016 01:12 (two years ago) Permalink

Is there anything on the box as good as this? Because this is all I've ever wanted / needed by *Trad Gras:

www.discogs.com/Träd-Gräs-Och-Stenar-Live-1972/release/1090659

*(International Harvester and Parson Sound is another matter)

Wimmels, Saturday, 20 February 2016 02:35 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

i just bought the 3CD set from mexican summer/archive for 20 bucks. i felt like that was the nice price. the two 2-album sets are almost 30 each and the box is like 80 bucks. viva CD!

scott seward, Friday, 8 April 2016 15:20 (two years ago) Permalink

with u my man

the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Friday, 8 April 2016 15:20 (two years ago) Permalink

huzzah for cheap compact discs! can't wait to grab this one.

tylerw, Friday, 8 April 2016 15:21 (two years ago) Permalink

mine is in "the post" as the european shipping confirmation email said

adam, Friday, 8 April 2016 15:37 (two years ago) Permalink

I guess CD version has like 30 minutes less of music than the LPs/mp3s, but otherwise CD is a steal.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Saturday, 9 April 2016 17:01 (two years ago) Permalink

I guess CD version has like 30 minutes less of music than the LPs/mp3s, but otherwise CD is a steal.

Yeah, I was wondering about this - the publicist sent me the full digital package, but it would have been a 4CD set for sure if everything was available physically.

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Saturday, 9 April 2016 17:14 (two years ago) Permalink

Yeah it's a little bummer that CD loses out on the 17 minute version of "The Last Time", but nearly four hours seems like plenty of music to me.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Saturday, 9 April 2016 17:34 (two years ago) Permalink

does the LP set have split tracks (i.e spread over 2 sides) like the Parson Sound 3LP?

the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Saturday, 9 April 2016 17:37 (two years ago) Permalink

It does.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Saturday, 9 April 2016 18:31 (two years ago) Permalink

thanks, I hate that

the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Saturday, 9 April 2016 18:37 (two years ago) Permalink

Did that extended Last Time already appear as bonus material on a previous version of Mors Mors? Cos I think I have at least one extended version of it. Not sure where my cd is though.

Stevolende, Saturday, 9 April 2016 18:47 (two years ago) Permalink

i think the 3CD thing will be plenty of jammage for me.

scott seward, Saturday, 9 April 2016 19:08 (two years ago) Permalink

apologies if this has been covered already but is the sound better on the CDs?

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Saturday, 9 April 2016 19:50 (two years ago) Permalink

The remastering of the old albums definitely improves the sound where it's possible to improve it - however, some of the recordings are barely above bootleg quality, and always were, so you get what you were gonna get there.

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Saturday, 9 April 2016 19:59 (two years ago) Permalink

True. Sound quality of the promo digital is very reasonable considering the sources. Music quality, like I said upthread: less could def be more. But it's good to be able to choose your own keepers and sell the originals (not xpost $80-worth good though; jeez)

dow, Saturday, 9 April 2016 21:53 (two years ago) Permalink

i know totally sane people who absolutely WORSHIP these people. a lot of freaky musicians i know, for instance.

scott seward, Saturday, 9 April 2016 22:04 (two years ago) Permalink

thanks, this is what i expected
however, some of the recordings are barely above bootleg quality, and always were, so you get what you were gonna get there.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Sunday, 10 April 2016 01:40 (two years ago) Permalink

xpost Scott (but also applies to sound quality discussion) No doubt, and everybody should enjoy as much of it (and a lot of other things)as they can, for as long as they can. (PS: by "the originals," I meant purchases, not trying to do anything with the promo downloads)

dow, Sunday, 10 April 2016 01:43 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

this 3CD thing is packed with so many jams.

tylerw, Tuesday, 17 May 2016 20:02 (two years ago) Permalink

i know i already asked about the sound quality but

can someone who has heard these CDs tell me specifically if the drums are more audible?
i like to play along with this band sometimes and usually when i play with a recording, i can easily hear distinctions between what i'm playing and what is on the recording* but with their songs (and international harvester in partic) i can't. either i am the second coming of thomas 'mera' gartz (extremely unlikely) or the drums are barely audible

*first, i am not that good and second, sometimes i like to play a differently accented beat

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 17 May 2016 20:25 (two years ago) Permalink

i'm about 2/3 through and the drums are definitely audible. sound quality is better than i expected, really! seriously it is great -- definitely worth the $20.

tylerw, Tuesday, 17 May 2016 20:27 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah, the CDs sounded good to me. i'm glad they had the option. get a little bummed when there is no normal option and only some extra-deluxe thing.

scott seward, Tuesday, 17 May 2016 20:30 (two years ago) Permalink

ok thank you
sold!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 17 May 2016 20:30 (two years ago) Permalink

vinyl box is sold out, i think. but the cd set and the individual albums still available.

scott seward, Tuesday, 17 May 2016 20:35 (two years ago) Permalink

CD set is better for driving purposes

tylerw, Tuesday, 17 May 2016 20:36 (two years ago) Permalink

and as noted, like $60 cheaper

tylerw, Tuesday, 17 May 2016 20:36 (two years ago) Permalink

a thousand boxed sets. that's impressive. they are already going for more than retail online.

scott seward, Tuesday, 17 May 2016 20:38 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah the CD box is amazing, sounds great, total jams, highly recommended

the 'major tom guy' (sleeve), Wednesday, 18 May 2016 04:13 (two years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

Well I didn't expect this but just announced:

http://forcedexposure.com/Catalog/trad-gras-och-stenar-tack-for-kaffet-thanks-for-the-coffee-cd/SUBL.119CD.html

The long-awaited new album from the legendary pioneers of transcendental psychedelic rock music and DIY culture in general. Tack För Kaffet (Thanks For The Coffee) is a tribute to the deceased band members and dearest friends Torbjörn Abelli and Thomas Mera Gartz. It becomes something of a farewell show for the old Träd, Gräs Och Stenar because all the old and new members, including founder Bo Anders, Torbjörn and Mera, and Reine Fiske (Dungen, The Amazing), are all contributing to this album. The sounds were captured on tape in their music workshop in the countryside and consists mainly of improvised moments where the sounds travels beyond time and space, something that has been TGS hallmark over the years. Perhaps there's a form of melancholy over some of the album, much depending on how cruelly and suddenly Mera and Torbjörn passed away, but also on a little lighter and crazier whim. Everything is recorded live so there are no euphemistic circumstances, rather everything is pared down, bared bone drones, sounds traveling in the magical improvised unknown with no makeup, just as life can be when the feeling has control. A manifestation of improvised timelessly organic music and free creation. Real life!

Ned Raggett, Friday, 7 April 2017 15:51 (one year ago) Permalink

hell yeah

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 7 April 2017 18:32 (one year ago) Permalink

Wow, I'm quoted in the PR email (from my AMG review of their last album, from 2009).

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Friday, 7 April 2017 18:44 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

guess what
i played three versions of "all along the watchtower" (dylan, hendrix, these guys) for my students and which one did they like the best? this one!! they said it sounded "like it was supposed to" (dirgey?) and one student wisely noted, after i told her what the band's name translated to, that it sounded "earthy"

even the 20 year old liked it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmrql7Zhg-c

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 12:49 (seven months ago) Permalink

the kids are alright

ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 13:12 (seven months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

uh i just saw this in my "early warnings" email from my trusty local weekly and now i wonder who their new drummer will be?! are they really touring the USA?!

Träd Gräs och Stenar, Endless Boogie
When: Thu., Oct. 4, 9 p.m.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 00:07 (five months ago) Permalink

plying nyc too.

i fuckin caved and bought the international harvester box which is v spendy but also v awesome

adam, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 20:45 (five months ago) Permalink

is that box on CD yet?

sleeve, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 20:51 (five months ago) Permalink

current version of the band features Jakob Sjöholm, Reine Fiske (of Dungen fame), and Sigge Krantz on bass and Hanna Österberg on drums.

tylerw, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 21:22 (five months ago) Permalink

iiiiiiiiinteresting
i already put it on my calendar, who am i kidding

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 21:23 (five months ago) Permalink

yeah i'm sure it'll be a blast, even if it's not exactly OG TGOS. and endless boogie for god's sake! which band will be able to ride one riff for the longest!!!???

tylerw, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 21:26 (five months ago) Permalink

will i get a seat at the show that is the question

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 21:29 (five months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

So, saw Trad Gras (and Endless Boogie) Friday night, both opening for Ryley Walker, good night all around. To answer tylerw's question just above, Endless Boogie did two songs...but one was very long. So there's your answer!

Anyway, seeing Trad Gras was kinda like seeing faUSt earlier this summer -- it may be down to one last original member, but it was a way of capturing the spirit and keeping it going, as Reine Fiske said briefly towards the end of the set, and Sigge's presence is its own continuity at this point. Would have been great if I could have seen them in earlier years of the reunion but I was awfully glad to see this, the performances were strong and I was very much in the mood. Glad to have caught them.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 16:44 (one month ago) Permalink

have been listening to the new record traden a lot last month or so. it's excellent! "tamburan".... mmm. getting excited to see them later this week!

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Wednesday, 26 September 2018 05:06 (one month ago) Permalink

man, they were really great last night. everyone locked into this beautiful, fluid sound. loved it.

thought their current drummer hanna was particularly good. her heavy, lumbering playing driving things forward. perfectly complimented the rest of the band.

(⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Saturday, 29 September 2018 21:33 (one month ago) Permalink


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