The Maharajas "H​-​Minor"

by MISTY LANE MUSIC

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released October 30, 2014

The Maharajas was formed in the late 90's by Jens Lindberg with the intention of playing Greek-inspired moody 60's music. After being in fuzzdriven, hard stompin..garagerockbands since the mid 80's (Crimson Shadows, Stomachmouths, Highspeed V, Blind Shag etc.) he was looking for a new take on the genre. The first Maharajas album was out in 1998, a 10" 8-track album on the Italian label Teen Sound Records called "Something moody... & groovy!" In the beginning the band saw some members come and go until drummer Anders Öberg brought Ulf Guttormsson in on bassguitar...Together with Pake on organ they released a 7" on Loser Records ("Wait & Wonder") and later on in 2001 ex-Strollers singer Mathias Lilja joined the band after Pake had left. They were now ready for their first full-length album: 13 songs recorded&mixed during 5 hectic days in the autumn of 2001 and "H-minor" saw the light late 2002 on Teen Sound Records...2004 ment a new record and also a new label. Low Impact Records (responsible for all Strollers releases) decided to sign the band and with "Unrelated Statements" the Maharajas presented a tighter and more genuine sound. Still true to the trademark of moody songs with a lot of sad harmonies, it had a lot more fuzzguitars, farfisa organs and howlin vocals than earlier recordings with the group. The album was produced by Måns P. Månsson. The record was well received especially among 60's enthusiasts but it seemed to strike a nerve with all kinds of people and was heavily rotated on the "Little Steven's Underground Garage" radio show...In 2005 the album "A Third Opinion" was released, recorded in the same tradition as always; manifesting what they love in 60's Garage/Pop/R&B and Rock'n'Roll. During summer 2006 Ricard Harryson took over the drum stool and shortly the "Weekend Sparks" EP was released on Crusher Records...As the year of 2007 turned in to 2008, a fourth full length album saw the pale Swedish winter light and named it self "In Pure Spite". And Jens was once again back in the fuzz-swamp (and sometimes off to the pub). Just recently, Jens came home from the pub, only to be sucked into the seventies... .


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In the end of the 1990's, Jens Lindberg decided it was time to start a new group, focused on playing the more moody stuff related to the 60's garage music scene. The group was named The Maharajas.

During this period Jens, and the drummer of the band, Anders Öberg got involved in a new project: The Maggots. For a while, the Maharajas ceased to exist. Together with Måns Månsson the Maggots soon released a couple of singles on various labels around Europe.

But Jens and Anders had difficulties in keeping up with Måns in his effort to make the Maggots famous. Summer of 1999, Jens and Anders left the Maggots, and took up the Maharajas once more. This time Anders introduced Ulf Guttormsson as a new friend and bass player to Jens. The trio recorded a four-song demo at the beginning of 2000. Once again foreign labels were interested in the group’s moody music. As a result, Loser Records in England released a 4-track EP during spring 2001.

2001 was also the year when Mathias Lilja, former singer/guitarist of the Strollers, joined Maharajas. With him in the band, the group was now ready for their first full-length album “H-minor”.

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MISTY LANE MUSIC Rome, Italy

Teen Sound Records, a division of MISTY LANE Rds,born in 1997 as a side-project label specialized in neo- Sixties, Garage, Beat, Psych, Mod, R'n'B, Surf, R'n'Roll acts. Label has been formed and owned by Massimo del Pozzo ever since.

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