Yuletide Grooves #5: Swedish Xmas Throwdown
I found this odd little gem over at Jil Igen, a Swedish Christmas music blog. There, I learned that this Thore Skogman character was quite the celeb in Sweden and has written over a thousand songs. However, what intrigued me about this album wasn't really the music - I don't know Swedish, so it all sounds fairly nodescript. It was the glorious cover.
What the hell is going on here? This is perhaps the strangest album cover I've seen in a long, long time. The title of the LP translates to "knock on the door". Take a listen to the title track.
Download the song here.
According to Wikipedia, "Fröken Fräken" (literally: Miss Freckle) was his biggest hit. Hmmm. Different strokes for different folks, I guess. Well, before I go, I'd like to leave you with one more piece of Christmas in Sweden. God Jul!