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Eddie Meduza

Eddie Meduza (real name Errol Leonard Norstedt) (June 17 1948January 16 2002) was a Swedish composer and musician working mainly in the rockabilly genre. Many of his songs were about alcohol, women, and cars, quite often with obscene lyrics. Sometimes they were also politically oriented, many aimed at the Swedish social democrats. He was also a popular performer of Raggare music. Norstedt's other identity was the far more vulgar E. Hitler. In this guise he generally recorded more sexually explicit material.

He is remembered now mostly for his more explicit work, but many of his songs are very ironic and some contain clever, albeit unpolished, social commentary. Norstedt also recorded serious rockabilly songs with a distinct 1950s flavour in his own studio, called Studio Ronka (ronka referring to runka, which is Swedish slang for masturbation). He played most of the instruments himself. He often got bad reviews from the press, notably Expressen journalist Mats Olsson, to which Norstedt replied by writing even more offensive songs, such as Kuken står på Mats Olsson (Mats Olsson's got a hard-on). He reportedly said that no matter what he did it was never good enough for the critics.

Despite this he was considered an accomplished musician and songwriter, in particular by Swedish record company executive Bert Karlsson who, with mixed results, tried to foster that talent in Norstedt. He never had a major breakthrough and this is commonly attributed to his increasingly obscene songwriting. According to himself, he developed alcoholism in the late 1970s during periods of intensive touring. After collapsing on his way to a show he changed his lifestyle completely. He sobered up and started working out. However, despite his efforts the years of alcohol abuse eventually took their toll and he died in his home. He is survived by his wife and children.

Discography

Albums

  • 1975 - Errol
  • 1979 - Eddie Meduza & The Roaring Cadillacs
  • 1980 - Garagetaper
  • 1981 - Gasen I Botten
  • 1982 - För Jaevle Braa!
  • 1982 - 21 Värsta !!!
  • 1983 - Dåren E Lös
  • 1984 - West A Fool Away
  • 1985 - Ain't Got No Cadillac
  • 1986 - Collection (2 LP)
  • 1989 - Dom Dåraktigaste Dumheterna Digitalt (Röven 1)
  • 1989 - Dom Dåraktigaste Dumheterna Digitalt (Röven 2)
  • 1990 - På begäran
  • 1990 - You Ain't My Friend
  • 1991 - Collection (CD)
  • 1995 - Harley Davidson
  • 1997 - Silver Wheels
  • 1998 - Värsting Hits
  • 1999 - Väg 13
  • 1999 - Dance Mix
  • 1999 - Alla Tiders Fyllekalas Vol. 1
  • 1999 - Alla Tiders Fyllekalas Vol. 2
  • 1999 - Alla Tiders Fyllekalas Vol. 3
  • 2000 - Alla Tiders Fyllekalas Vol. 4
  • 2000 - Alla Tiders Fyllekalas Vol. 5
  • 2000 - Alla Tiders Fyllekalas Vol. 6
  • 2001 - Scoop
  • 2001 - Alla Tiders Fyllekalas Vol. 7
  • 2001 - Alla Tiders Fyllekalas Vol. 8
  • 2001 - Alla Tiders Fyllekalas Vol. 9
  • 2002 - Just Like An Eagle
  • 2002 - Alla Tiders Fyllekalas Vol. 10
  • 2002 - Alla Tiders Fyllekalas Vol. 11
  • 2002 - Alla Tiders Fyllekalas Vol. 12
  • 2003 - Live(s)! CD+DVD
  • 2003 - 100% Eddie Meduza
  • 2003 - Live(s)! CD
  • 2004 - Rock'n Rebel
  • 2005 - Alla Tiders Fyllekalas Vol. 13
  • 2005 - Alla Tiders Fyllekalas Vol. 14
  • 2005 - Alla Tiders Fyllekalas Vol. 15
  • 2005 - Alla Tiders Fyllekalas Vol. 16
  • 2005 - Raggare
  • 2006 - Dragspelsrock
  • 2006 - Dubbelidioterna

Singles

  • 1975 - Tretton År / Här Hemma
  • 1978 - Punkjävlar / Oh What A Cadillac
  • 1979 - Yea Yea Yea / Honey B
  • 1979 - Såssialdemokraterna / Norwegian Boogie / Roll Over Beethoven
  • 1981 - Volvo / 34:an
  • 1981 - Gasen I Botten / Mera Brännvin
  • 1982 - Han Eller Jag, Vem Ska Du Ha / Tonight
  • 1982 - Jätteparty I Kväll / Tonight
  • 1982 - Jätteparty I Kväll / Han Eller Jag, Vem Ska Du Ha
  • 1982 - Sverige / Stupid Cupid
  • 1983 - Fruntimmer Ska En Ha...
  • 1983 - Fruntimmer Ska En Ha... / Han Eller Jag, Vem Ska Du Ha?
  • 1983 - Jag Vill Ha En Brud Med Stora Bröst / Leader Of The Rockers
  • 1983 - Jag Vill Ha En Brud Med Stora Pattar / Leader Of The Rockers
  • 1984 - Sveriges Kompani (Militärpolka) / Dunder Å Snus
  • 1984 - Punkar'n Å Raggar'n / Hej På Dig Evert
  • 1984 - Fisdisco / California Sun
  • 1985 - The Wanderer / It's All Over Now
  • 1988 - Småländsk Sommarnatt / Birds And Bees
  • 1990 - Sweet Linda Boogie / Heart Don't Be A Fool

See also

List of Swedes in music

External links

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