Bo Johan Renck

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Johan Renck
Johan Renck 2013.jpg
Born (1966-12-05) 5 December 1966 (age 47)
Uppsala, Sweden
Other names Stakka Bo
Occupation Film director, music video director, musician
Years active 1991–present
Website
www.johanrenck.com[1]

Bo Johan Renck (born 5 December 1966, Uppsala) is a Swedish director of music videos, TV and film. He is an occasional recording artist using the moniker Stakka Bo.

Biography[edit]

Music[edit]

Stakka Bo scored a hit single in 1993/1994 with the song "Here We Go". It peaked at #13 in the UK Singles Chart.[2] The song appears in an episode of the animated television series Beavis and Butt-Head. In the episode, Beavis states he thinks "Ace of Base sucks." "Here We Go" is also featured in the feature films Prêt-à-porter, Never Been Kissed, Alien Autopsy[3] and in the video game UEFA Euro 2004.

Music videos[edit]

He has directed music videos for a number of artists including Madonna's "Hung Up" and "Nothing Really Matters", Kylie Minogue's "Love at First Sight", All Saints' "Black Coffee", Robyn's "Handle Me", Robbie Williams's "Tripping" and "She's Madonna", The Libertines' "What Became of the Likely Lads", Suede's "She's in Fashion", New Order's "Crystal" and "Krafty", Beyoncé's "Me, Myself and I", Chris Cornell's "Can't Change Me", The Knife's "Pass This On", Fever Ray's "Seven" and Bat for Lashes' "Daniel".[4] In 2012 he directed the music video "Blue Velvet" for Lana Del Rey which was also used for the commercial campaign by H&M, as well as the music video for "Wild" by Beach House.

Movies[edit]

Renck directed three episodes of AMC television drama Breaking Bad and one episode of The Walking Dead.[5] Renck's first feature film, Downloading Nancy, 2008 premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on 21 January 2008 in Park City, Utah.[6] In addition, Renck directed a fashion art film called Decadent Control for Imagine Fashion, which premiered in March 2011. It featured fashion from Agent Provocateur and H&M and starred Roberto Cavalli, Eva Herzigová, Kirsty Hume and Brad Kroenig.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1993 – Supermarket
  • 1995 – The Great Blondino
  • 2001 – Jr.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
SWE NOR NED BEL
(FLA)
GER
[7]
AUT SWI IRE UK
[8]
US Alter.
[9]
1991 "We Got The Atmosphere" (with E-Type) singles only
1992 "Numania 1" (with E-Type)
1993 "Here We Go" 4 10 23 45 15 6 7 8 13 20 Supermarket
"Down The Drain" 24 64
"Living It Up" 38
1994 "On Your Knees"
"We"
1995 "Great Blondino" 15 The Great Blondino
1996 "Softroom" 54
"We Vie" (with Titiyo, Fleshquartet & Nåid) 10 Jr.
2001 "Mute" 20
"Killer" 34
"Love Of A Woman"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johan Renck. Johan Renck. Retrieved on 2012-04-26.
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 523. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ Videography at mvdbase.com
  4. ^ CNN interview with Johan Renck
  5. ^ "Another Director Named – Johan Renck Will Tackle The Walking Dead". DreadCentral. 
  6. ^ 2008 Sundance article on Downloading Nancy
  7. ^ "Stakka Bo - German Chart". charts.de. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  8. ^ "Official Charts Company: Stakka Bo". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  9. ^ "Stakka Bo - US Alternative Songs". billboard.com. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 

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