Samla Mammas Manna / Lars Hollmer
I see that I wrote about Lars Hollmer and Samla Mammas Manna in both 2004 and 2006. But lately, I found a few S.M.M. CD’s – so I have really been listening lately.
CD SAMLA MAMMAS MANNA SILENCE SW
SRSCD 3603 1970 14 TRKS (2 x bonus tracks) ('01 issue)
LP SAMLA MAMMAS MANNA SILENCE SW
SRS 4604 1971 12 TRKS
CD MALTID SILENCE SW
SRSCD 3604 1973 12 TRKS (3 x bonus tracks) ('91 issue)
LP MALTID SILENCE SW
SRS 4621 1973 9 TRKS
LP KLOSSA KNAPITATET SILENCE SW
SRS 4627 1974 9 TRKS
CD KLOSSA KNAPITATET SILENCE SW
SRSCD 3617 1974 9 TRKS ('95 issue)
LP SNORUNGARNAS SYMFONI MNW
MNW 70P 1976 4 TRKS Gregory Allan Fitzpatrick
LPx2 FOR ALDRE NYBEGYNNARE / SCHLAGENS MYSTIK (as VON ZAMLA) SILENCE SW
SRS 4640 1977 18 TRKS with poster
7" LOJONET AV LJUGA (as VON ZAMLA) LOVE
SLS 1 1979 2 TRKS with pic sleeve
LP FAMILESPRICKOR (as VON ZAMLA) SILENCE SW
SRS 4662 1980 8 TRKS
CD FAMILESPRICKOR (as VON ZAMLA) SILENCE SW
SRSCD 3612 1980 8 TRKS ('93 issue)
CD ZAMLARANAMMA (as VON ZAMLA) RESOURCE SWE
RESCD 511 1982 9 TRKS
CD 1983 (as VON ZAMLA) CUNIEFORM
RUNE 121 1999 13 TRKS Live '83 – excellent sound!
Lars Hollmer was the keyboard / accordion player for Samla Mammas Manna (and it’s various permutations, Von Zamla etc.), but he passed away in 2008. I bought the S.M.M. albums in the 70’s, but…there was so much stuff back then, they didn’t have the impact they maybe should’ve. It was Hollmer’s solo album “Fran Natt Idag” (1983?) that really got me to listen. I played that LP to death – and now I can’t locate a CD of it in the new century!
There are also a few more S.M.M. CD’s I’m looking for – Swedish CD’s are notoriously difficult to come by in the western U.S. – and expensive. I will likely be mail-ordering the double CD “FOR ALDRE NYBEGYNNARE / SCHLAGENS MYSTIK” from Cunieform… but I would really like to find some of the ones that I have never seen or heard. Maybe next time I go back to
Samla Mammas Manna were part of “Rock in Opposition”, a musical political movement in the late 70’s, early 80’s in
Tak for the music, Mr. Lars Hollmer (1948 – 2008).
p.s. I think I'll get the box set from Cunieform / Wayside...