Great ideas that never happened – “The wrecking crew”Bra idéer som aldrig blev av – “The wrecking crew”

A few days agao, I found an old interview with Anders Johansson (one of Sweden’s most common name, yes, but this was the drummer who’ve played with e.g. Yngwie Malmsteen and Hammerfall), published by HardRadio.com.

Except a very detailed description of what really happened when Yngwie first said the now classic quote “You released the fuckin’ fury!”, there is a short explenation of what John Sykes John Sykes had on his mind back then:

“One morning he just called. I used to play in his band Blue Murder for a short while, so we know each other pretty good. Anyhow, he had an idea about starting a band with me and my brother and I thought it sounded like a great idea and asked him to evolve on it a little.

He wasn’t interested in writing any songs – he said “Who cares about songs? We should just play any tunes we can come to think of and then tour and just wreck everything that comes in our way and we should call the band The Wrecking Crew and just go at it, break shit and let it all out!” I thought he was wasted or something, but he was very persistent regarding this so I realized he was serious.”

And don’t really know what there could be more to say about that? It would probably have been a very intresting band to read about, but for the sake of this planet, I guess it’s good that it never happened. Hittade häromdagen en gammal intervju med Anders Johansson (ja, det är väl ett av Sveriges absolut vanligaste namn, men jag pratar såklart om trummisen som spelat med bl a Yngwie Malmsteen och Hammerfall), som publicerats av HardRadio.com.

Förutom att man får en ganska detaljerad redogörelse för vad som egentligen hände på det där planet där Yngwie myntade det numera klassiska uttrycket “You released the fuckin’ fury!”, finns en kort förklaring på vad John Sykes hade i kikaren vid ungefär samma tid:

“One morning he just called. I used to play in his band Blue Murder for a short while, so we know each other pretty good. Anyhow, he had an idea about starting a band with me and my brother and I thought it sounded like a great idea and asked him to evolve on it a little.

He wasn’t interested in writing any songs – he said “Who cares about songs? We should just play any tunes we can come to think of and then tour and just wreck everything that comes in our way and we should call the band The Wrecking Crew and just go at it, break shit and let it all out!” I thought he was wasted or something, but he was very persistent regarding this so I realized he was serious.”

Vad kan man egentligen säga mer om det här? Det hade nog varit ett fascinerande band att läsa om, även om det rent samhällsekonomiskt förmodligen är bäst att det stannar kvar på idé-stadiet.

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