Dundertåget

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Dundertåget
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Dundertåget in 2010
Background information
Also known asThunder Express
Origin Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Rock, garage rock, hard rock, blues rock, power pop
Years active2004 – 2011
Labels Razzia Records
Associated acts The Hellacopters, Death Breath, The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Stefan Sundström, Hello Saferide, Nationalteatern, Diamond Dogs, I Are Droid
Website Dundertåget.se
Past members Robert Dahlqvist
Robert Pehrsson
Jens Lagergren
Jesper Karlsson

Dundertåget, originally known as Thunder Express, was a Swedish rock band formed in 2004 by Robert Dahlqvist. They released a total of four albums before disbanding in 2011.

Contents

History

The band was formed by Dahlqvist in 2004 as a side project to highlight his lead guitar and lead vocal skills, and for performing when his full-time band The Hellacopters were on break. [1] The band was originally named Thunder Express, after a song by MC5. [2] They were influenced by that band plus The Rolling Stones, Cheap Trick, The Faces, and ZZ Top. [3] The band also included guitarist Robert Pehrsson, bassist Jens Lagergren, and drummer Jesper Karlsson. [2]

Originally performing in English, Thunder Express released the albums We Play for Pleasure in 2004 [4] and Republic Disgrace in 2007. [5] In 2008 they decided to switch to their native Swedish for titles and lyrics, and changed their name to Dundertåget (a rough translation of "Thunder Express"). [1]

Under their new name they released the album Skaffa ny Frisyr in 2009, [6] which earned the band a Grammis nomination for Best Rock Act of the Year. [7] Their fourth overall album Dom Feta Åren är Förbi was released in 2010, featuring a guest appearance by singer Nina Ramsby. [8] Dundertåget disbanded in 2011, with Dahlqvist and Pehrsson moving to other projects associated with The Hellacopters. Dahlqvist also released some solo material shortly before his death in 2017. [9]

Members

Discography

as Thunder Express

as Dundertåget

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