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The nerds

“Töntarna” is a song by the Swedish alternative rock band Kent. It was released as the lead single from their eighth studio album Röd on October 5, 2009 as digital download.[1] Two additional remixes by Punks Jump Up and Familjen where released on Kent’s digital download store at their website on October 9, 2009 while the CD single was released on October 12, 2009.[2][3]

idiots

“Idioter” is a song by the Swedish alternative rock band Kent. It was released as the third and final single from the band’s eight studio album, Röd, digitally on March 8, 2010 and physically on March 10. The single contains a single and a demo version of “Idioter”, a remix of “Taxmannen” by Andreas Tilliander, and the song “Ensamheten” with remixes by Andrea Parker and Erase.[1]
“Idioter” peaked at number thirty-three in Sweden, the band’s lowest chart position since “Halka”, which peaked at number thirty-six in 1996.

Nothing (song)

“‘Ingenting” is a song by Swedish alternative rock band Kent from their seventh studio album, Tillbaka till samtiden. It was released as the album’s lead single on September 17, 2007 through RCA Records and Sony BMG.

This is the first new release from Kent as a quartet and the band has chosen to work with a new producer; the Dane Jon “Joshua” Schumann. The result is a brand new electro based sound and this first single contains two songs with hard and up tempo beat along with dance and club rhythms. It feels like a step towards the more broad albums like Vapen & Ammunition or Hagnesta Hill compared to the previous more low key and narrow songs on Du & jag döden and The Hjärta & Smärta EP. References to Hagnesta Hill are made in the lyrics to Ingenting and you can still hear the echoes of the two previous productions on these two single tracks although it’s mixed with a new sound in more direct songs. This maxi cd single also contains three remixes of the title track made by Italian DJ duo Alex Dolby and Santos, the Danish DJ duo Copyfokking and a third by Kent’s bassist, Martin Sköld, under the pseudonym Shieldster. The single was released September 17 but people that bought Sony Ericsson mobile phones with a special Kent-package after September 10 could download the song already on the 16th. No promo copies was sent out before the release. The single was released in Germany on September 21 through the Sony BMG subsidiary Red Ink/RoughTrade (same pressing as the Nordic release).

The video was released on September 18.

Columbus (song)

“Columbus” is a Swedish-language song by Kent. It was released as the second single from the band’s 2007 album Tillbaka till samtiden, on December 3, 2007 as digital download, and on December 3, 2007 as a four track CD single. It contains the non-album track “Tick Tack” and two additional remixes.

Track listing

“Columbus” – 4:26

“Columbus” (Krister Linder Remix) – 7:19

“Vid din sida” (By your side) (Max Graham Club Remix) – 7:11

“Tick Tack” (Tick Tock) – 4:01

Generation Ex (Kent song)

“Generation Ex” is a song by Swedish alternative rock band Kent from their seventh studio album Tillbaka till samtiden (2007). It was released as the album’s third single on April 7, 2008 as a digital download, and as a CD single on April 9, 2008. It contains a remix of “Berlin” by Simon Brenting, and the non-album bonus track “Det kanske kommer en förändring”. “Generation Ex” entered the Swedish Singles Chart on April 17, 2008 where it peaked at number nine.[1]

The female singer on “Generation Ex”, Caméla Leierth, also performs the backing vocals on the song “Vy från ett luftslott” from the same album.

Max 500

“Max 500” is a CD (single) by the band Kent. It was released in 2005. The playable side of the CD is black.

This is the first single release from the album Du & jag döden, with two extra non album tracks. The Cover and CD are an all black design by design concept agency New that also did the visual concept for the legendary white concert in the Stockholms Stadion on June 6, 2003. The case has a sticker on front with the track list and other details. The CD is black on both sides. Lisa Miskovsky sings backing vocals on Välgärningar & Illdåd.

Max 500 was an illegal nightclub in Eskilstuna in the early 1990s on the corner of Smedjegatan and Bruksgatan. The name came from an old loading crane beam sticking out of the door marked “MAX 500”

Palace & Main

“Palace & Main” is a song by Swedish rock band Kent, written by Joakim Berg and Martin Sköld. It was released on May 4, 2005, as the second single from their album Du & Jag Döden, immediately reaching the top of the Swedish chart. The song title refers to an intersection in Portland, Oregon. The single contains two B-sides: “Nihilisten” and “Alla mot alla”. The playable side of the CD is black.

The music video is a documentary filmed on a simple DV-camera by the director Adam Berg (brother of lead singer Joakim Berg). It features guitarist Harri Mänty as he travels to Las Vegas to gamble the entire video budget of 300,000 kronor (roughly 50,000 USD) on the roulette. He puts the money on black, and wins. In the end of the video he rides away in a limousine, cheering and sipping champagne. Afterwards, the profits were donated to Barncancerfonden, a fund for children with cancer.

The blind spot

“Den döda vinkeln” (translation: The blind spot, literally: The dead angle) is a 2005 single by the band Kent, from the album Du & jag döden. It was released without a B-side, which made it less popular among Kent fans. The one track single was initially intended to be a promotion single only, but the record company decided to make it an official release party.
The single was number one in Sweden and reached number five in Finland.

FF / VinterNoll2

“FF / VinterNoll2” is a single CD by the Swedish band Kent released in 2002.

The single actually comes with two CDs. The CD is a double A-side in gatefold cardboard picture sleeve. There are technically two covers of the album, and they are connected. The only difference being that one says FF and the other one says VinterNoll2. VinterNoll2 is also featured in the videogame Guitar Hero: World Tour.

“VinterNoll2” means “Winter 02” and FF stands for “Franska Flickan” (“The French girl”), and is a reference to French singer Nancy Danino who performs a guest appearance on the song.

Love awaits

“Kärleken väntar” (Swedish for “Love is waiting”) is a single by the band Kent in 2002. The song is the second single from the album Vapen & Ammunition. It includes the b-side “Lämnar”. The tiger theme continues on the sleeve with more photos taken by Jonas Linell. The song was covered in English as “Burn Money Burn” by Norwegian pop singer Morten Harket on his 2012 album Out of My Hands.

The others

“Dom andra” is a CD (single) by the band Kent. It was released in 2002.
This is the first CD single released from Kent’s album Vapen & Ammunition. It includes the b-side Vintervila that is a remake of a song composed before Kent had formed and the band used the name Havsänglar (Sea angels). On the sleeve is a photo of one of the Eskilstuna Zoo’s white tigers taken by Jonas Linell.

747 (song)

“747” is a Swedish-language song by rock band Kent, written by Joakim Berg. It’s the final song on their album Isola and was released as third single in 1998 with B-sides “Din skugga” and “Elever”. It’s been recorded both with Swedish and English lyrics. It quickly became a fan favorite, and for eight years, the band always ended their concerts with it.

In its album version, the song is 7 minutes and 47 seconds long, almost half of that as an instrumental outro with characteristic guitar riffs and keyboard melodies. The title is not to be found in the song, and is not a reference to the Boeing 747 airplane even though the lyrics are flight-inspired: the Swedish original, which is slightly different from the English release, describes the narrator and an unidentified second character leaving or escaping something, towards an unknown destination, on a passenger airliner. It closes with a crash scene, moving into the instrumental outro:

listening
tense & strapped in
& when panic erupts
you smile faintly
and whisper to me you
are worth dying for
but against rubber, glass & metal
a miracle means nothing at all
The cover image of the Isola album is an aircraft (in fact, a Boeing 737) which was also used as a backdrop in ensuing concerts. The album name itself is supposed to symbolize New York City, referencing “Isola” in Ed McBains crime novels.
A strange fact is that if you take the full names of each band member, and assign every letter with a number (A = 1, B = 2, C = 3 and so on) and sum it all up, you will get the number 747. The band kept on toying with the number 747: in their 1999 Hagnesta Hill album (the only other album to have an English version), the final song “Visslaren” (“Whistle Song” in the English version) also had a length of 7:47.

If you were here

“Om du var här” (“If you were here”) is a single CD by the Swedish band Kent released in 1996.

The B-side songs from the Maxi single, “Up close” and “Without Your Love” were later re-released on the B-Sides 95-00 CD.

Maxi single version of the first single from the album Isola. It contains three b-sides that is not on the album; På nära håll, the ballad Utan dina andetag and a remix of Om du var här called Unload/Reload remix made by the Swedish jazz/electro pop group Koop. The remix can ONLY be found on this maxi CD single.

The cover of this single can vary. The Maxi single has an aircraft taking off in the background as opposed to the two track single where the aircraft has been edited out. The car in the picture is a 1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon 1975 bought in 1997 and still owned by Martin Roos.

Halka (song)

“Halka” is a song by Swedish alternative rock band Kent, released on April 29, 1996 as the second single from their second studio album, Verkligen. The CD single contains the two b-sides, “Att presentera ett svin” and “Gummiband”, which were later released on the compilation B-sidor 95–00 in 2000. These two tracks were recorded, produced and mixed by Kent and Heikki Kiviaho.
The song peaked at #36 in Sweden, their lowest chart position to date.

Cream (so close, no go)

“Kräm (så nära får ingen gå)” is a song by Swedish alternative rock band Kent, released on February 9, 1996 as the lead single from their second studio album, Verkligen. The CD single contains the two b-sides, “Rödljus” and “En helt ny karriär”. These two tracks were recorded, produced and mixed by Kent and Heikki Kiviaho, and were later released on the compilation B-sidor 95–00 in 2000.
The song peaked at number four in Sweden, becoming the band’s first single to chart.

When the wind blows on the moon

“När det blåser på månen” is a single CD by the Swedish band Kent.
It’s the first single to be released by Kent. The man counting from 10 to 1 in the end of the song is the man who signed Kent’s first record deal; Per “Pöpen” Lindholm, AR at Sony BMG Sweden. The single also contains the B-side Slutsats that was recorded during a recording session at a school in Nytorp outside Stockholm. This track was also released on the B-Sidor 95-00 album in 2000. Another version of Slutsats was released as a B-side on the band Paus single Chock. Paus consist of Jocke Berg from Kent and Peter Svensson from Cardigans. Peter sings on the Paus version of Slutsats.

Som vatten

“Som vatten” is a song written by Joakim Berg and released as a single CD by the Swedish band Kent.
It’s the band’s second single. The A-side, Som vatten, is included on their debut album Kent. The B-side, Den osynlige mannen, was re-released on the album B-Sidor 95-00.

Track Listing :

Som vatten (2:53)
Den osynlige mannen (Kazoo version) (2:39)

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