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 RatingReleases
1984 Outburst 2
1987 Hardware 1
1991 Sonically Speaking 1
1994 Powerstrip 1
1996 The Cold Hard Facts of Life 1
1999 Big Sound 2000 1
2001 Up-Tight 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1994 Showdown! (1981-1993) 1
2002 Showdown 2: The 90's 1
2006 Nomadic Dementia: The Best Of The First 25 Years 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1999 I'm Gone / Ain't Dead Yet 1
2000 The King of Night Train 1

Unspecified type

Year Title RatingReleases
1989 All Wrecked Up 1
Better World 1

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