Alright. Haven't checked in for a while as we've been doing shows and I'm writing the next 35th anniversary album. We a great time with Surfin' Lungs and ANC4 at our annual Power Pop Extravaganza event, as well as finnishing the city event in our hometown Kramfors and at Scala Tetaern in Stockholm. Latest show was with my Rockabilly outfit at a weekend festival and MAN what outstanding cars I saw there! Up next is two shows in Sweden - Oct 26 in Gothenburg (with APA - a new Scooter Punk band) and Nov 30 in Helsingborg (with our pals Love Dolls). See you there!
After a number of shows, both solo and with Psychotic Youth, time has come to announce our latest record "Straight from the garage"! Back in 2012 we tried to revive our roots by playing 60s garage punk again. I wrote a whole album which never was released. Some tracks ended up on our 2017 and 2019 albums (Good life, Kingdom to be found etc) but the rest was tucked away - until Bruno at Dangerhouse asked if we had any recordings left over. So here you have it!
Did a solo gig last night with rockabilly-backgrounds. Place was packed and I enjoyed every minute of it!
The new album is getting overwhelming reviews and how do I comment words like these from Lord Rutledge of LouderAndFaster "Jörgen Westman belongs to the masters class of power pop songwriting, and it is a treat to hear him still at the top of his game." I bow my head in gratitude.
Saturday nights releaseparty in our hometown drew a full crewd. And it was great to see all old familiar faces again! Gunnar sat in on his Vox organ and made the night complete!
Friday nights premiere on stage at Folk Å Rock/Malmoe with the new songs went excellent. The crowd gave us highest points after the show and we couldn't be happier!.
The new album is here! The LP will be available starting January 27th and can be ordered through online stores along with the Japanese CD (incl 1 bonus track). Release party will be twice - Malmoe and Gothenburg (see Upcoming events to the left).
The upcoming album is ready! The LP will contain 14 songs and the CD (Japan) will contain 15 songs. The wonderful albim cover is done by Niklas Wrångberg - famous for his covers with Sonic Surf City etc. Cowabunga!
9 tracks recorded and 9 to go. The upcoming album will be the best yet! Also we are pleased to be on the Yum Yums tripple-cd (!!!) tribute out in October.
Sold out yesterdays venue as we celibrated our 10th anniversary breaking up the band (!) THE BUCKSHOTS.
For the second time (or year) I've been given the opportunity to do the POWER POP EXTRAVAGANZA at Swedens biggest amusement park Liseberg. Last year I invited my idol Paul Collins and the awsome american/spanish band Kurt baker Combo. This year I will do another sweep of the best bands around with Norways THE YUM YUMS and the Swedish legends SONIC SURF CITY! And my own band PSYCHOTIC YOUTH as usual :) The date is May 26th!
Today is my 52nd birthday and I'm stuck with a cold that won't go away. But I've started to write new songs for the next Psychotic Youth album so all is not bad. Also - we (The Buckshots) will do a couple of shows celebrating our demise 10 years ago! These things always ends up badly and I guess this will too :) Stay tuned.
2017 has been a great year for myself and Psychotic Youth, with festivals in Spain, Germany and Sweden. Now we're getting ready for 2018 and start off in Norway with a gig along our old pals The Yum Yums. We have a new line-up, or "new" is the wrong word - Kent and Anders is back from the very original line-up (1985) on drums and bass! Then we have another Spain trip along with a short tour of Sweden with Duncan Reid and the Big Heads a.m.o. My 50's band Red West & Hot Rhythm will also re-activate itself this spring. So HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE and let's hope to meet in 2018!
When you get to share a bill with our bands personal heroes and the main reason why you do this sordeed deed - to me it's a milestone. Next gig we share the bill with Redd Kross and Lime Spiders. Can't express enough how much they've ment to me and the guys in the band.
Felt extremely nice to play at the TSOMD Pop Up Festival in Hultsfred/Sweden after our summerleave. Now we look forward to the Purple Weekend Festival in Léon/Spain in December, followed by a trip to Norway and then back to Spain after New Years. In Norway we will re-unite with our original drummer Kent who will join the band once more (left us in 1995) as our present drummer Tommy is moving away from town, but will be stand by if needed. So that makes 2 bass players, 2 drummers, 2 guitarist and 1 organ player alternating the band line up. It's like a big collective of people! In December I'm planning to start composing new songs that hopefully will be good enough for a new album in 2018. Cheers!
Here's an article about my background by a local paper in my childhood area Från Nyadal till Göteborg. Sorry - it's in Swedish.
What a line up in Gothenburg! PAUL COLLINS, KURT BAKER COMBO, PSYCHOTIC YOUTH and MORTEN from the Yum Yums. We had a great time on and off the stage and you can also se what I'm talking about on YouTube where you can find several videos with perfect sound!
Helgoland is like nothing else... maybe Iceland in the summer. But that means unique and the Butterfahrt Festival is also unique as more than 500 people contributes a shit load of cash as supoorters to keep this festival going. More than 1000 poeple in the audience gave us a memory of a lifetime this weekend. Thank you!
Thanks to everyone who made the Germany-tour a success. Sandra from Billig Booking Agency and all our old friends that showed up like Per, Abel and Axel! Also nice to see so many Scandinavians at our shows abroad We'll be back soon.
Yesterday night we did the long awaited release show for the new album and signed CD and LP. We also recorded both sound and video of the event which you can find to the right on this page. Next show is in Berlin/Germany on March 2nd, followed by Hamburg and Wermerlskichen. See you all there!
The new album is out! Reviews are coming in and the sky's the limit. Our spring is filled with concert dates in Scandinavia, Germany, Holland and Spain. The new album can also be found on Spotify and all other platforms as well as CDBaby for download and psychical copies in record stores all over the world. CD is released by Waterslide/Target Earth label (Japan) and the vinyl LP is released by Screaming Apple label (Germany). Now go and listen!
We did 2 shows last week. First off was the gig with our buddys SATOR in our hometown of Gothenburg. Then we went down to the south and did a show at Folk Å Rock in Malmö. 2 great shows and the crowd was more than great! Next up is a leave from Psychotic Yout as I will concentrate on Xmas shows as Red West & Hot Rhythm. Watch out!
After last weekend playing at the Wurlitzer in Madrid/Spain with The Boys the band went back to work with the new upcoming album "The Voice of Summer". Now it's being mixed by the brilliant Christian Jacobsen (Yum Yums) in Moss/Norway and will hit the stores in January. Cd will be out on the Japanese label Waterslide and the vinyl on German label Scxreaming Apple.
Good show Friday at the anual Uddevallakalaset (stage managed by famous Jack Baymoore). Called in my buddy Anders Gustafsson on drums as Tommy is in Spain on vacation. Nice all-age crowd.
Expectations was high on Psychotic Youth as they entered the stage at Pustervik in their hometown of Gothenburg on May 19th. Old fans, new fans and old members lined up to perform songs from the 30 year old vault, including Kent Norberg from Sator doing lead vocals on his own song Good Times Are Gone which Psychotic recorde back in 1989. The show went great and the bar was raised.
After 24 years we finally returned to Linköping, on the east side of Sweden. Great audience, both old fans and new faces, who had a good wipe out. Now we're looking forward to meet our Gothenburg fans on May 19th. Gonna be a blast!
5 shows in 5 days was the exhausting schedule, but our boys came through with honors. See photos in our Gallery section.
A lifelong dream has come true as Red West released an original album with 16 Chrstmas tunes. Performed by himself and his wife and their back up band Hot Rhythm.
30 tracks that covers 30 years of legendary power-pop-surf-punk-garage from Scandinavias finest!