Aboutmonthly listeners During a few years in the '80s, Imperiet dominated the Swedish alternative rock scene, and even though Thåström never saw it as one of his best periods, it was this imperiet singlar that cemented his fame. Starting out as an alternative band with roots in punk rock, Imperiet became known to a wider audience with their second album, Blå Himlen Blues, and soon they had become the most popular Swedish rock band.
They kept their fame the following years and released another highly successful album; but after failing to break abroad, the group started to disintegrate and in they finally broke up.
Imperiet started as Rymdimperiet, a side project to the most popular punk band in Sweden, Ebba Grön, and imperiet singlar three of its members. Rymdimperiet's single, "Vad Pojkar Vill Ha," and the self-titled EP from the next year was a development away from punk, similar to what could be heard on Ebba Grön's albums, only more marked.
When Ebba Grön broke up inRymdimperiet re-emerged as Imperiet; singer and guitarist Thåström, drummer Ljungstedt, and keyboard player Sjöholm were joined by bassist Falk from Madhouse.
Imperiet's debut single was called "Alltid Rött Alltid Rätt" and later the same year they released "Rasera," on which some of the punk heritage could still be heard in the lyrics.
InHägglund joined the band to play keyboard and saxophone, and Sjöholm switched to guitar. But he left in to form Babylon Blues.
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With some fame inherited from Ebba Grön, Imperiet got a flying start on the alternative market, and inthe release of Blå Himlen Blues meant a massive breakthrough on the mainstream market.
Imperiet ended up doing three nationwide tours that year, playing in the States for the first time and recording their first live album, 2:a Augusti Synd was released in and featured the not yet so experimental string quartet Flesh Quartet.
A single had already been released in England, and while touring Sweden, the band started to record their first full-length album in English. It was released in spring under the name Imperiet and contained translated versions of their old songs.
But in spite of imperiet singlar intensive promotion tour through Europe, the album was only a success in Sweden, and this put an end to plans for an international career. After this, Imperiet was known to be torn by internal troubles.
Hägglund left the group and Tiggarens Tal, imperiet singlar many considered Imperiet's weakest record, was recorded using session musicians. The remaining trio continued to tour inbut in the autumn they finally decided to disband what had been the most popular Swedish group of the '80s.
Rymdimperiet: [ redigera redigera wikitext ] Thåström, Gurra och Stry var alla aktiva i Ebba Grön och bildade Rymdimperiet som ett sidoprojekt. Namnet till bandet tog man från den andra Stjärnornas krig-filmen Rymdimperiet slår tillbaka. Första singeln hette "Vad pojkar vill ha", och den följdes av en EP kallad "Alltid attack". Mats Borg spelade trummor men blev ersatt på sista singeln "Felrättsnettheltfelrättsnett" av Gunnar "Gurra" Ljungstedt från Ebba Grön. Bandet hade under namnet Rymdimperiet bara en spelning, på Rågsvedsgården julen på arrangemanget "Alternativ jul".