What are the Swedish and British 1970s rock bands both named Jerusalem?

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  • 10 years ago
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    This is the Swedish Band..

    Jerusalem is a Swedish Christian rock band, founded in 1975 by Ulf Christiansson. It was one of the first bands to combine Christian lyrics hard rock.


    Official Jerusalem logo Jerusalem's message was primarily aimed at youth, with their lyrics describing the band's relationship to God in an ordinary, but radical way. The band's purpose was expressly evangelistic. Their concerts have been described as a series of revival meetings which often included altar calls and occasionally exorcisms.[1] When the band first toured in the mid-1970s in Sweden, their combination of Christian lyrics with a hard rock sound was very controversial. The band was only permitted to perform at a few churches.

    Over time, Jerusalem gained broader acceptance, and after three years of touring record companies began making offers to record the band. The Christian record company Prim signed Jerusalem, without much expectation of success. However, the band's self-titled debut album, Jerusalem, became an instant hit among Christian listeners, and within the first six months the record sold 20,000 copies, unheard of within the genre of Christian rock in Europe.[1]

    Buoyed by the response, Jerusalem toured both in Sweden and the rest of Scandinavia. The next album, Volym 2, was released in 1980. This record, which was also dubbed into an English version, exposed Jerusalem to a global audience. The band's schedule became filled with tours in Germany, France, England, Belgium, and Finland.

    In 1981 Jerusalem released their third album, Krigsman (Warrior), which became a sales success in Sweden, Europe, USA, and Canada. In the fall of 1981, Jerusalem toured the United States. European, radical Jerusalem, with their heavy hard rock, took the USA by storm.[citation needed]

    With the fourth album, Vi Kan Inte Stoppas (Can't Stop Us Now), Jerusalem changed their style to a more melodic rock sound[1] with lyrics that were not as overtly God-centered. This lost the band support amongst many Christian fans. The album, recorded in Belfast, Northern Ireland, led to another tour in the USA, where the video also was shown on MTV. Despite changes in the band's lyrical approach, the success was enormous, especially amongst non-Christian rockers.[citation needed] During the following years, Jerusalem mostly toured abroad, with their huge equipment, which weighed five tons. That was more than any other Swedish hard rock band could show at the time. Between 1983 and 1985, Jerusalem made several very successful tours in USA, which finally resulted in a live album, In His Majesty's Service - Live in USA, recorded in Shreveport and Dallas.

    In 1987, Jerusalem released Dancing on the Head of the Serpent. Reidar Paulsen played the keyboards. The record sleeve depicted an army boot trampling on a demon. This radical image proved too shocking for Swedish Christians. Some record stores banned the album,[1] while others still stocked the album, but sold the record under the counter. After this album the band took a six-year hiatus.

    In 1992, the band moved back to Gothenburg, Sweden and recorded Prophet. It ultimately became the Jerusalem album that garnered the most favourable reviews.

    Ulf Christiansson - vocals, guitar (1975–present)

    Anders Mossberg - bass (1978? - 1981?, 1996–present)

    Dan Tibell - keyboards (1975–1985, 1996–present)

    Klas Anderhell - drums (1979? - 1981, 1996–present)

    Peter Carlsohn - bass (1981–1995, 2003? - present)

    Reidar I. Paulsen - keyboards (1986? - 1995?, 2006–present)

    Michael Ulvsgärd - drums (1981–1995, 2003? - present) Past Bertil Sörensson - bass (1978?)

    Danne Gansmoe - drums (1978?

    ..and this is the British band.

    Jerusalem was an early 1970s British heavy rock band.

    The five-member band released one self-titled album worldwide in 1972 on Deram Records (UK catalogue number: SLD 6), produced by Ian Gillan of Deep Purple.[1] Jerusalem’s only other release was a 45 rpm 7 inch single, the non-album "Kamikaze Moth" backed with "Frustration" from the LP

    Although Jerusalem signed with Deram, Nick Mobbs head of the EMI Harvest label also wanted them; he later became head of A&R for EMI and was the first person to sign the Sex Pistols. Founders of the band Paul Dean and Ray Sparrow eventually split the band, and formed a three piece with Bob Cooke called Pussy, who released a single on Deram called "Feline Woman". In recent years, Jerusalem's only album has been re-issued by Universal as a Japanese CD (2005), and has also become available through many rock music websites.

    Members Lynden Williams: Vocals

    Bob Cooke: Guitar

    Bill Hinde: Guitar

    Paul Dean: Bass

    Ray Sparrow: Drums

    Source(s): WIKIPEDIA
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    4 years ago

    1970s British Bands

  • 4 years ago

    I have no idea if I can say they are greater than The Beatles (I'm a HUGE Beatles fan) or Led Zeppelin (on the grounds that I have not heard so much of theirs), however I recognize of 1 that's a minimum of as well as each: The Doors. I love Jim Morrison's voice, it is so delicate and will difference to suit such a lot of specific moods. Plus, the instrumentals are awesome (in that regard, a tiny aspect of me would admit they are greater than the Beatles).

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