In 2002 JJ and me parked in his kitchen to write some material for a possible Spellbound comeback. There was nothing wrong with the creativity or the ambition while composing, still I had my doubts. JJ:s calender was full of Glenn Hughes and Joe Lynn Turner. The rest of us had small children and on top of that loads of gigs. I was busy with The Flower Kings (of course) that was very active back then as well as playing in a couple of different coverbands. Nevertheless after a handful of "kitchen sessions" we ended up with 10 songs. Thomsson, Ola, JJ and me met played through the material and recorded it in a VERY simple way. However, 3 of those songs (I have no idea why we chose those 3) ended up on a demo produced by none other than Petrus Königsson.
By coincidence (thinking of the 30 year anniversary) I got asked by longtime fan (that's the way she see herself) Naoko Shibuya (longtime friend, that's the way I see her after all these years) why you can't find the songs from this demo on Youtube or reverbnation or whatever. She was "upset" because she thought the songs were too good to not be heard. After some correspondence, she's now put some of them up on Youtube for you to listen to. I'd say this is as far from polite as you can get. It's as far from editing on your computer as you can get. I mean it's crazy, I seem to never get too old to like this kind of classic hardrock riffing. It's rough, it's raw, it rocks and it swings with the punch and drive of 4 guys who's like racehorses on steroids. The "everything in your face mix" made by Petrus Königsson.
Hope to see you at Alllstar in Uppsala on September 6th, to celebrate 30 years since the release of Spellbounds debut album "Breaking the spell". Ticket links and more info later on.
【SPELLBOUND - My Poor Brain】http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esOLmzmOlgI&feature=youtu.be