Sunday, January 24, 2010

Opgang 2 »Kender du Janne?«




This album is the reason I started this blog. It is really a rocking album. It is sung in Danish by young adolescents who are elaborating at detailed length about what its like to be unemployed in the early eighties. Their lyrics are full of details that are usually left out of normal pop-like songs. If you are reading this text in English, you are probably more likely to appreciate the tight wooly-sweater clad music teacher style of guitar playing, the tight drumming and all that nice analog tone of sound of being young and on welfare. I found this at the library and decided to re-record it onto the world.

Opgang 2 (meaning roughtly Entrance 2) was a hang-out place where young people could pursue all kinds of activities. Faced with unemployment and meaningless they went on to write and record and album of songs about their experiences. We should all be grateful they did.

I came across the album while one day hanging out at the library. I was waiting for the librarian to bring me a book that was stashed away in storage. Threwn across a keyboard at one of the citizens use computers was a pamphlet about youths and unemployment in the 80s. Having been both young (4 y.o.) and umemployed in the eighties I could immediately relate and picked up the pamphlet. One of the chapters was about this record. The last sentence of the chapter about Opgang 2 read: "The record about Janne never sold a lot as it was released during a boom of christmas records."

Let that serve as a hint of advice to all releasers of records.

Download option 1: http://ifile.it/63y1est/Opgang_2-_Kender_du_Janne_%281978%29.zip
Download option 2: http://sharebee.com/93cb1af7

1 comment:

  1. Williaaam hvordan får jeg downloadet -Janne albumset,,,det er mig umuligt

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