|Who are The Lonely Boys?
The Lonely Boys was from the beginning the name of a novel written by the Swedish writer Mats Olsson.
The story was about a young rhythm'n
pop band located in the south of Sweden circa
1965. Mats asked me and a mutual friend Nisse
Hellberg if the two of us could provide a
soundtrack for this book, writing and recording what
could in fact be The Lonely Boys' debut
Nisse and I formed The Lonely Boys together with some friends and recorded the album in 6 days and nights. Did we have a ball! All of the 14 songs are originals except Jagger/Richards' "So Much In Love". The Rolling Stones never recorded it but The Inmates did. And now The Lonely Boys.
To get the sound we wanted we used only equipment from the era; reverbs, echo chambers, amplifiers, guitars, microphones. Everything in our power was done to make the record "for real".
The debut album by a Swedish rhythm'n pop band 1965.
Nisse can usually be found in the rhythm'n blues combo Wilmer X.
And myself is paying the rent with money made from Roxette records.
We plan it to stay that way.
Per Gessle, Roxette
Holst) - bass