Wednesday, May 2, 2012

R.I.P. Progg Drummer Thomas Mera Gartz

Photo; Isak Sjöholm,

The legendary Swedish progg band, Träg, Gras och Stenar´s drummer Thomas Mera Gertz have passed away after sudden illnes.
 According to the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet a sudden high fever and heart condition propably caused of an infection.

Formed in 1967 as a psychadelic band they changed name to Träd, Gräs och Stenar 1969 and got into being a proggband.  they were an pretty non political prog band during the red Swedish progg movement and if you ask me I would call them a Swedish Krautrock band. The toured around the world and they achieved respect in countries as Japan, USA as well  as in Europe.

Träd, Gräs och Stenar covering Teddybears Punkrocker 

Progg is the Swedish version of a political progresive rock music, close to both protest songs and Krautrock. In Sweden some of the 1970ies progg rock songs considered  as Protopunk.

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