The Mopeds

The Mopeds

In the beginning of the nineties Jens Lindgård and Petter Lindgård played horns in a number of local bands around Malmö. In 94 Jens and Petter took up guitar and drums and started to play pop songs together with David, who Petter had met at a jazz school. After some time an eight track demo was recorded and in the early spring of 96 the Mopeds were signed to the new label Vibrafon.

Following releases were the three track singles "Life's too short to hurry" and "Kid is alright" and in early 98 their classic first album: "The hills are alive with the sound of mopeds". The album was also released in Japan, where Lizard got radio rotation.

In the spring of year 2000 the bridge between Sweden and Denmark was ready and during the fall that same year Crunchy Frog and the Mopeds started making plans for a new release. The first Moped CD to leave the Copenhagen pop centre was "Steppin' on fire", followed by the 2001 album "the Land of the three". The single "Dina Tried Her Silverbow" got a video made by the danish duo "Spild af tid". The video was not played at MTV because of too much sex, drugs, alcohol and Strobolights. They had to recut it 4 times then MTV played it after 9 pm. After this record it took 4 years to finish a new one. During this time the mopeds built a new studio and started to work more seriously as producers and engineers for other artists.

Jens and Petter are well known session musicians and horn arrangers. Their horn section, Hello Bobbadee Horns, can be heard on recordings with bob hund, the Cardigans, Eggstone, Tom Jones, Roxette, Ulf Lundell, st Etienne, and many more.

David is exept from the mopeds playing and developing the art of freeform jazz. He also have recorded and mixed jazz records with Plunge, Mattias Carlsson abossa electrica, Miriam Aïda and others.


The Mopeds Discography Tracks


vibrcd 23 The Mopeds Hände Hoch(CD, Album) Vibrafon Records vibrcd 23 Sweden 1997 Sell This Version
The Mopeds The Hills Are Alive With The Sounds Of Mopeds (Album) Vibrafon Records Japan 1998 Sell This Version
frog 022-2 The Mopeds The Land Of The Three(CD, Album) Crunchy Frog frog 022-2 Scandinavia 2001 Sell This Version
The Mopeds Fortissimo (Album) Crunchy Frog Japan 2005 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

VIBRCD 37 The Mopeds Kid Is Alright(CD, Single) Vibrafon Records VIBRCD 37 Sweden 1997 Sell This Version
VIBRCD35 The Mopeds Life's Too Short To Hurry(CD, Single) Vibrafon Records VIBRCD35 Sweden 1997 Sell This Version
The Mopeds Celebrate The Herring (EP) Vibrafon Records Japan 1998 Sell This Version
VIBRCD54 The Mopeds She Went Boom(CD, Single) Vibrafon Records VIBRCD54 Sweden 1998 Sell This Version
FROG 020-2 The Mopeds Steppin' On Fire(CD, Single) Crunchy Frog FROG 020-2 Sweden 2001 Sell This Version
PROMOFROG 040-1 The Mopeds Television Time(CDr, Single, Promo) Crunchy Frog PROMOFROG 040-1 Denmark 2005 Sell This Version
LiTe760 The Mopeds Loverman EP(7", EP) Little Teddy Recordings LiTe760 Germany 2006 Sell This Version

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