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ARTIST
TITLE
Undir Áhrifum
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SHAD 131CD SHAD 131CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/7/2011

In 1969, Trúbrot was the first super-group ever founded in Iceland, comprised of members of Flowers and Hljómar. After their debut album with vocalist Shady Owens, this second album was released in 1970 without Shady on vocals. After a last concert in Iceland with the original line-up, they invited Led Zeppelin to hang out and became friends with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. When Jimmy and Robert returned to their hotel at four o'clock in the morning, they were amazed to discover that the sun was still shining bright. The sight of the midnight sun, the snow capped glaciers and the Icelandic geysers apparently inspired them to write "Immigrant Song" for the third Led Zeppelin album. Trúbrot was very much influenced by the electric music of Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young, Led Zeppelin and Keith Emerson. Trúbrot went to London to have Orange amplifiers custom-made for the band and to Copenhagen to record Undir Áhrifum at the Wifoss Studio. The album became one of the best albums of 1970. Really amazing male English vocals, great arrangements, guitars and organ, couched in the best kind of psychedelic/progressive rock, strongly influenced by the British Underground. Trúbrot recorded two more albums which will be released on Shadoks, too. Tony Branwell of Apple Records said that this band was one of the two best that he had ever seen perform on stage. Members include: Gunnar Pordarson (guitarist and composer), Rúnari Júlíussoni (bass player and singer), Magnús Kjartansson (organist) and Ólafur Gardarsson (drummer).