Pink Champagne

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Pink Champagne (first named Kasern 9) was a Swedish feminist punk band in the 1980s.[1] It consisted of four women, Stina Berge (drums), Ann Carlberger (vocals), Karin Jansson (guitar) and Gunilla Welin (bass).[2][3] Kajsa Grytt was briefly a member.[4] They released two full-length albums,[1] Vackra pojke! (Beautiful Boy!, 1981) and Kärlek eller ingenting (Love or Nothing, 1983),[3] before breaking up in 1984.[2]

Karin Jansson and Ann Carlberger went to Australia in 1987. Jansson dated and became the domestic partner of Steve Kilbey of The Church and co-wrote their hit song "Under the Milky Way". With Kilbey, she became mother to twin daughters Elektra and Miranda (born 1991 in Sydney) who now perform as Say Lou Lou. Jansson and Kilbey also formed the band Curious (Yellow) on Red Eye Records. Jansson now[when?] runs a yoga studio in Stockholm after successfully beating a brain tumour.

Carlberger wrote the melody for the song "Youth Worshipper" which appears on The Church's Heyday album.[5] She dated Marty Willson-Piper, the guitarist of The Church, with whom she had a daughter, Signe (born 1989 in Stockholm).[3] Together they recorded the single "Black in Sunshine" which features the B-side "Change Your Mind", and the album Hidden Treasures in 1990 which contains "Change Your Mind". Carlberger also provided backing vocals for Willson-Piper's 1988 solo album Rhyme. She and Willson-Piper split in the early 1990s. Carlberger is married and has a son. She is now[when?] the manager of the Science Fiction Bookstore in Gamla Stan in Stockholm.

Stina Berge started writing children's books and released a solo album in 2008.[1][6] Kajsa Grytt became a leading member of Tant Strul.[4]

The albums were released under the MNW label.[7]

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  1. ^ a b c Tidholm, Po (2008-09-03). "Stina Berge"Stina & kärleken"" (in Swedish). Dagens Nyheter. Retrieved 2008-12-31. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Pink Champagne". Spirit of Rock webzine. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  3. ^ a b c "Pink Champagne, MySpace site". Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  4. ^ a b Thunberg, Karin (26 March 2006). "Fängslande spår" (in Swedish). Svenska Dagbladet. Retrieved 2008-12-31. Bandet Pink Champagne kom först. (Pink Champagne came first) 
  5. ^ Robert Dean Lurie. No Certainty Attached: Steve Kilbey and the Church. Portland OR: Verse Chorus Press, 2009, p.150-51.
  6. ^ Thulin, Lars (12 December 2008). "Punkränderna går aldrig ur" (in Swedish). Trelleborgs Allehanda. Retrieved 2008-12-31. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Pink Champagne Discography". Discogs. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 

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