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Thursday, 17 November 2022

First Band on the Moon


2022 Charity Shop Purchases #73 - The Cardigans - First Band on the Moon

After yesterday's assault on the senses I was in the mood for something more pleasant. And who better to provide the goods than the Cardigans those Swedish purveyors of faultless pop songs?

I picked up Life their second album from 1995 and Gran Turismo their fourth from a St Andrews charity shop way back in 2015. I'd picked up nothing by them since until our recent visit to Ballantrae.

First Band on the Moon from 1996 on the Stockholm Mercury label was their third album neatly plugging the gap between the two above, That is now half of their total output on the shelves with Nina Persson also making a further appearance with A Camp

Lovefool was a world wide hit  single (number one in New Zealand no less!)  probably partly in part due to to its appearance on the soundtrack of the film Romeo and Juliet. Its success raised their profile outside Sweden with the album selling in the region of 2.5 million copies worldwide. It also  received a solid 8 out of 10 from most of the critics.

Nothing startling just very pleasant pop tunes for cardigan wearing season.

The Cardigans - Been It

The Cardigans - Lovefool


  1. I think your other readers will appreciate today's music much more than yesterday's. I've got Super Extra Gravity, which I think I have played twice

  2. Ah...the album that bridged the period between Scandi-Twee and the harder-edged stuff that brought the chart hits.

    If anyone wants a long(ish) read of one fan's take on the band, then feel free to go here (no apols for the shameless plug!!!)

  3. A regularly played album in the shop back in the day. Lovefool really is a great pop song.

  4. I seem to have once had First Band In The Moon but then got rid to charity just burning 3 tracks: Step On Me, Losers and the Sabbath 'cover' Iron Man. Lovefool never did anything for me. Whenever I see their albs in the racks these days (invariably cheap) I always feel I should snap them up. Enjoyed reading that shameless plug from newvinyvillain. I can't let any mention of Nina Persson pass tho' without mentioning how much I love her (A Camp's) Love Has Left The Room.