The Nomads (Swedish garage rock band)

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The Nomads are a Swedish garage punk band founded in 1981 by Hans Östlund, Nick Vahlberg, Joakim Tärnström and Ed Johnson. Today, Östlund and Vahlberg are the only members left of the original line-up.

The band plays music influenced by the MC5, The Stooges, Roky Erikson, The Cramps, The Ramones, New York Dolls and other early garage rock and punk bands. The Nomads have been an influential band in the Scandinavian garage rock and punk scenes, inspiring bands such as The Hives, Hellacopters, Gluecifer, and many others.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Where the Wolf Bane Blooms The Nomads 1
1984 Outburst The Nomads 2
1984 Temptation Pays Double The Nomads 1
1987 Hardware The Nomads 2
1989 All Wrecked Up The Nomads 1
1991 Sonically Speaking The Nomads 1
1994 Powerstrip The Nomads 1
1994 powerstrip The Nomads 1
1996 r&r (raw and rare) The Nomads 1
1996 The Cold Hard Facts of Life The Nomads 1
1999 Big Sound 2000 The Nomads 2
2001 Up‐Tight The Nomads 2
2012 Solna The Nomads 4

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Showdown! (1981–1993) The Nomads 1
2002 Showdown 2: The 90’s The Nomads 2
2006 Nomadic Dementia: The Best of the First 25 Years The Nomads 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Made in Japan (Recorded in Sweden) The Nomads 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 I’m Gone / Ain’t Dead Yet The Nomads 1
2000 The King of Night Train The Nomads featuring Joey Ramone & Handsome Dick Manitoba 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Loaded Deluxe EP The Nomads 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Better World The Nomads 1

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