Samla Mammas Manna

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Swedish music group formed by Lars Hollmer, Hans Bruniusson, Lars Krantz and Bebben Öberg in 1970. After Bebben Öberg left the group 1971, Coste Apetrea joined them autumn 1972. 1976 Samla took a break and reformed 1977 as Zamla Mammaz Manna, now with Eino Haapala on guitar. 1978 Zamla became the swedish member of Rock In Opposition (RIO). 1980 Lars Hollmer and Eino Haapala continued as Von Zamla together with members from Albert Marcoeur's group and Univers Zero. 1990 Samla reformed, Hans Bruniusson being replaced by Tatsuya Yoshida in 2002.
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Albums

Samla Mammas Manna - Samla Mammas Manna album art Samla Mammas Manna Samla Mammas Manna (Album) Silence (3) Sweden 1971 Sell This Version
Samla Mammas Manna - Måltid album art Samla Mammas Manna Måltid (Album) Silence (3) Sweden 1973 Sell This Version
Samla Mammas Manna - Klossa Knapitatet album art Samla Mammas Manna Klossa Knapitatet (Album) Silence (3) Sweden 1974 Sell This Version
Samla Mammas Manna - Snorungarnas Symfoni album art Samla Mammas Manna, Gregory Allan FitzPatrick Samla Mammas Manna, Gregory Allan FitzPatrick - Snorungarnas Symfoni (Album) MNW Sweden 1976 Sell This Version
Samla Mammas Manna - Kaka album art Samla Mammas Manna Kaka (Album) Amigo, Krax Japan 1999 Sell This Version
Samla Mammas Manna - Dear Mamma album art Samla Mammas Manna Dear Mamma (Album) Krax, Tutinoko Japan 2002 Sell This Version
BELLE 132062 Samla Mammas Manna - Live 1975 album art Samla Mammas Manna & Ron Geesin Samla Mammas Manna & Ron Geesin - Live 1975(CD, Album) Belle Antique BELLE 132062 Japan 2013 Sell This Version

Compilations

ARC-3017 Samla Mammas Manna - Samla / Zamla Box album art Samla Mammas Manna / Zamla Mammaz Manna Samla Mammas Manna / Zamla Mammaz Manna - Samla / Zamla Box(Box, Comp + 8xCD, Album, RE) Arcàngelo, Silence (3) ARC-3017 Japan 2008 Sell This Version

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February 17, 2014
These are a group that shouldn't need any introduction to people who know the "Rock in Opposition" scene, for those who don't, the Samla's are a most adventurous and bizarre band - perhaps THE most adventurous in Europe. They started life as a kind of jazz fusion group, with lots of humour - mainly in the form of nonsensical vocals (obviously influenced by Zappa). Their music is compelling and unique. As Zamla Mammaz Manna they recorded an amazing album (double) of which the 1st LP sounds like out-takes from Faust sessions (is this where This Heat got their style?), the 2nd covers 2 styles, bizarre like a cross between Etron Fou, Zappa and the Residents, and dynamic rock improvisations overflowing with solos. They have now released a new album which should be worth checking out. Also they have appeared on Fred Frith's latest solo release GRAVITY. So there you have it; one of the best bands in Europe, and hopefully to play in this country again.
by Alan & Steve Freeman, first published in Neumusik, issue 5 (August 1981)

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