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Measure - Close to the madding crowd

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Ola Gränshagen Format: Album
Year: 1991
Label: Harlekin
Genre: Pop
Producer: Thomas Brekling & Measure
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Denmark was without any doubt the leading nation when it comes to melodic pop/rock on the music market in Scandinavia in the 80’s and early 90’s. MEASURE was a trio who, sadly enough, only released this one-off in 1991 on the fairly small label Harlekin.

What we’re looing at here is somewhat synth based pop, and I think of bands like NEOPOP (Sweden), STYLE (Sweden) but also some of DURAN DURAN in songs where the guitars get more freedom. Examples of the latter is “Shake it” and the magnificent opener “Face to face”. Really good stuff!

People into bands like JOHNNY HATES JAZZ will probably like MEASURE, especially in a song like “Waiting for this moment” with a slightly souly pop vibe.

Not much more to add. See this as my first attempt of starting a series of reviews of “Danish and Norwegian Treasures” – a bit like the ongoing Swedish Diamonds Series, but for Denmark and Norway. The MEASURE album is semi-rare on CD but a bit easier to track down on vinyl. Well worth getting.

According to Danish site westcoast.dk, the trio was lead singer JAN KLAUSEN, keyboard player JESPER KING and drummer/percussionist KIM JOHANSEN (the CD information does not even reveral this!). I will soon biographical information through one of the members, standby.




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