Eldkvarn (band)

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Eldkvarn
Eldkvarn1.jpg
Background information
Origin Sweden
Genres Rock
Years active 1971–present
Associated acts Håkan Hellström
Christer Sjögren
Mauro Scocco
Peter LeMarc
Website Eldkvarn.se
Members Per "Plura" Jonsson
Carl Stefan "Carla" Jonsson
Tony Thorén
Claes von Heinje
Werner Modiggård
Past members Lage Bergström
Curt-Åke Stefan
Staffan Odenhall
Claes Carlsson
Lennart Helperin
Peter Smoliansky
Magnus Persson
Jesper Lindberg
Adrian Modiggård
Wenche Arnesen
Eva Falkeholm

Eldkvarn is a Swedish rock band formed in Norrköping in 1971, consisting of brothers Plura Jonsson (the main songwriter, singer and rhythm guitarist of the band) and Carl Jonsson (lead guitarist who also writes songs and sings). The third original member is the bass player Tony Thorén, who has produced a number of albums by Eldkvarn, as well as other artists. The band is very active and widely regarded as one of the best rock bands in Sweden, with a following in other Nordic countries as well.

Eldkvarn have had some ups and downs in their career, highlights being the beginning of the 1980s, then the late 1980s with "Himmelska dagar" and "Kungarna från Broadway", and - maybe above all - the period from "Limbo" (1999) to this day. The last period is by many Swedish music critics[who?] considered to be the best in the band's career.

In all, the band have made more than 20 full-length LP and CDs.

Band members[edit]

  • Plura Jonsson - lead vocals, guitar
  • Carla Jonsson - lead guitar, vocals
  • Tony Thorén - bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Werner Modiggård - drums, backing vocals
  • Claes von Heijne - keyboard

Former members[edit]

  • Staffan Odenhall - saxophone (1974)
  • Curt-Åke Stefan - guitar and keyboard (1974–79)
  • Wenche Arnesen - vocals (1975–79)
  • Liten Falkeholm - xylofon, keyboard, vocals (1975–79)
  • Lage Bergström - drums (1974–78)
  • Claes Carlsson - saxophone, keyboard (1979–84)
  • Lennart Helperin - trumpet (1982–84)
  • Fredric "Fralle" Holmquist - (1984–86)
  • Peter Smoliansky - drums (1985–92)
  • Magnus Persson - drums (1993–94)

Discography[edit]

  • 1976: En lång het weekend
  • 1978: Pantad och såld
  • 1979: Pojkar, pojkar, pojkar
  • 1980: Musik för miljonärer
  • 1981: Genom ljuva livet
  • 1983: Tuff lust
  • 1984: Barbariets eleganter
  • 1984: Ny klubb
  • 1986: Utanför lagen
  • 1987: Himmelska dagar
  • 1988: Kungarna från Broadway
  • 1989: Karusellkvällar
  • 1991: Legender ur den Svarta hatten
  • 1993: Pluralism
  • 1994: Sånger från Nedergården
  • 1997: Lyckliga tider
  • 1999: Limbo
  • 2001: Död stjärna
  • 2002: Brott lönar sig alltid
  • 2005: Atlantis
  • 2007: Svart blogg
  • 2008: Hunger hotell
  • 2011: De berömdas aveny

Compilations[edit]

  • 1988: Vägen från Peking
  • 1991: Den långa färden 71-91
  • 1997: Det gamla landet
  • 2000: Eldkvarns bästa 2000
  • 2004: Diamanter
  • 2008: Klassiker
  • 2011: Stans bästa band: 1971-2011 - De första 40 Åren
  • 2011: Den goda skörden" Eldkvarn 1971 - 2011 - (10 CD Box)

Live albums[edit]

  • 1994: Tempel av alkohol
  • 1989: Cirkus Broadway
  • 2000: Kärlekens törst
  • 2006: Kärlekens låga
  • 2007: Svart gig
  • 2010: Kärlekens väg

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