GLORIOUS BANKROBBERS ABOUT TO RELEASE LIVE DVD:
March 24, 2008
The Glorious Bankrobbers will soon release a DVD of their gig from Debaser Slussen Stockholm of last year. The DVD trailer can be viewed below.
The Glorious Bankrobbers originally in the summer 1983, the first lineup was: Olle Hillborg, vocals, Jonas Pettersson and Mikael Jansson, guitars, Staffan Bjorkman, bass and Jorgen on drums. Mikael, Staffan and Jorgen left the band and the bass player Pelham and drummer Oden joined in on the first album “Glorious Bankrobbers” in 1984 (produced by the cross-eyed dude Kee Marcello).
GB toured in Sweden and a few gigs in Norway (Sardines 17 May 1987, Jeeesus!) and got a reputation of being one of Stockholm’s most explosive live acts by then. Mikael from the first lineup came back, Pelham left the band in 1987 and Lake left Front of House for the bass. The second album “Dynamite Sex Dose” was recorded spring 1989. The title song video was seen on MTV’s Headbangers ball a few times. Tours in Sweden and Norway followed, from KB Malmo up to forgotthename club in Tromso and support act with Yngwie Malmsteen at Johanneshov Ice Stadium. GB set at least 2 all-time-high-number-of-beers-sold (Cityhallen, Stockholm and Stedet, Oslo) during that time. Possibly also all-time-high-number-of-free-beers-drunk-by-the-band at Stedet Oslo (100 Ringnes in 4 hours). They also went to New York in November 1990 and made a few gigs around Manhattan/Queens/Staten Island (Cat Club, CBGBs, Spoodee Yodies, Wolf Club, Bond Street Cafe, Red Spot). A live album from the CBGB’s gig was released early 1991.
It went restless 91-92 and Olle left the band for Backstreet Girls (Norway). The rest of the band reformed together with a new singer Michael Oran under the name Mental Hippie Blood but that’s another story.
Now reunited again but without Mikael (-1 guitar) and in January 2007 they released the album “The Glorious Sound of Rock’n’Roll” containing new recorded previously released and unreleased songs. Recorded at XTC Stockholm and mixed by Chris Laney. If you have the chance to come down on a show, just do it! We promise you a heavy happy hell!
Buy the CD at www.swedmetal.com! We aint gonna rob you.
Courtesy of www.myspace.com/gloriousbankrobbers