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ARTIST
TITLE
Trúbrot
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SHAD 125CD SHAD 125CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/6/2010

Trúbrot was the first super-group ever founded in Iceland. It was created in May 1969 when leading members of Hljómar (trans. "Sounds") and Flowers set out to create the finest Icelandic rock group of all time. Guitarist and composer Gunnar Thórgarson, bass player and singer Rúnar Júlíusson and lead vocalist Shady Owens of Hljómar had been plotting this for some months, along with organist Karl Sighvatsson and drummer Gunnar Jökull Hákonarson of Flowers, before the band's genesis was announced publicly. These were troubled times, and Trúbrot had countless hurdles to overcome before the band eventually fell apart early in 1973. After the debut album was released in December 1969 by EMI, the vocalist Shady Owens announced that she was quitting. Trúbrot recorded 3 more albums after that which will be released on Shadoks, too. Tony Branwell of Apple Records said that Trúbrot were one of the two best bands he had seen perform on stage in the preceding six months. Really cool underground album full of musical ideas and well-crafted music, including beautiful male & female vocals. The music should appeal to listeners of UK bands such as Blossom Toes and Billy Nichols -- totally catchy underground with a touch of pop. Includes a 12-page booklet, and six bonus tracks.