Meanwhile, Per Gessle will present some of his favorite songs on the Hitradio Ö3 show “Freundeskreis” (“Circle of Friends”), April 22. This is Gessle's playlist:
- The Kinks - Till The End Of The Day
- Balloon Farm - A Question Of Temperature
- Tom Petty - Free Fallin’
- Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love
- Simon & Garfunkel - The Only Living Boy In New York
- Wreckless Eric - The Whole Wide World
1) Annie - Chewing Gum
2) Scritti Politti - Perfect Way
4) The Walker Brothers – No Regrets
Christoffer Lundquist - Junk Musik
5) The Libertines – Up The Bracket
6) Paul Weller – Here’s The Good News
God has bad teeth, a hairy back, a large moustache, a growing baldness and his name is Freddie Mercury. The way he struts across the stage in minimal tennis shorts and bare feet (the locker room-outfit), showcasing every imaginable gay cliché in front of a ten thousand-headed ultra straight, beer-gulping, denim-clad audience and actually gets away with it must have done more for The Gay Lib Front than however many Rainbow Parades and Jonas Gardells you can think of. I could go on forever about his godlike genius but I won’t. “Don’t Stop Me Now” is one of Queens finest moments and it makes me want to dance on the bar, order pints of vodka for everybody and grow a big fat black moustache.
The Devil has a silk smooth voice, fancy clothes and is rumoured to have a thing not only for underage girls but also for a certain type of “lovemaking” that includes the kind of bodily fluids that most sensible people have agreed to flush down the toilet. His name is R. Kelly and though I am neither a friend of illegal sexual antics nor modern R’n'B, I was completely blown away when I heard his epic “In The Closet”. Twelve parts, each one accompanied by an ambitious story-video, is the ultimate proof that insanity and genius walk hand in hand. The suite is 38 minutes long and a well-deserved smack in the face to me and everyone else who think that The Who’s “Tommy” is the peak of epic pop music. Slip into your silky robe, pour a Dry Martini, listen to Closet Pt 1 and you will surely realise that it’s never too late to find at least a little sympathy for the Devil.
David Birde - Junk Musik
Mr Z and Mrs Knowles are crazy in love. I am too.
10) The KLF - 3 A.M. Eternal
3 AM Eternal. KLF is gonna rock us, they say. They do.
Jens Jansson - Junk Musik
11) Skatalites – ”Skalloween”
12) Supergrass – ”St. Petersburg”
13) World Party – ”Here Comes The Future”
14) Klaatu - Calling occupants of interplanetary craft
This song is totally stupid from beginning to end, but it’s actually a great wake up song. I don’t know anything about this band, but I really like this…
15) Teenage Fanclub - Verisimilitude
Jens Jansson - Junk Musik
16) Buddy Holly – Everyday
17) Charles Trenet - ”La Mer”
You’ve probably heard this one before, sung in English by Bobby Darin (or even Robbie Williams). This is the French original. Performed in true dramatic style with rolling “R”s and everything by the one and only Charles Trenet. My school boy French has it’s obvious shortcomings so I can’t make a detailed account for the lyrics. But…it’s something to do with The Sea and Life, cause it’s starts out with a whispered “La Mer” and ends with a grand “La Vie”. That’s good enough for any song, any morning.