The Refreshments

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Ridin’ Along With The Refreshments - Swedish Rock’n’Roll in cruising mode! The band’s new album ”Ridin’ Along With The Refreshments” might be the best offering in years from Sweden’s hardest working rock’n’roll band. And when we say hardest working, we’re not joking. With more than half a million records sold in Sweden alone, The Refreshments has been able to put twelve Swedish gold and two platinum records on the wall. And with more than 3 350 shows covering every part of Sweden the last 20 years, there hasn’t been much time for vacation. Varied songs ”Ridin’ Along With The Refreshments” also displays Joakim Arnell’s wide range as a songwriter. One of the album’s standout tracks is the raw blues ”Cadillac Woman”, which has Arnell screaming into a distorted Green Bullet microphone that has been plugged straight into a Fender Bassman with Jonas firing away Johnny ”Guitar” Watson licks from the hip. ”Rocket & Novelty” also proves The Refreshments ability to surprise you both musically and lyrically. Who would have expected a new rock’n’roll song about two 200-year-old locomotives? Arnell wrote the opening songs ”Forty Days, Forty Nights” and ”Negative Nancy” after having overdosed slightly on some old records with the pride of Texas, Sir Douglas Quintet. ”Cool Is A Rule” also is worth noting, with its lyrics taken from real life complaints about boogie master ”JB:s” cool stance by the piano. “But can’t he smile once in a while”? Nope. Sorry. That’s the way he is. ”Cool is a rule”. The Everly Brothers tinged ballad ”By Your Side” displays another side of the band’s playing and Arnell’s song writing. But the inspiration actually came from another of Arnell’s musical heroes. A smoking version of Chuck Berry’s ”It’s My Own Business” is the only cover, closing the album with such a relentless rocking beat that it’s almost impossible to follow. Joakim is especially impressed by Berry’s line ”If I go buy a Cadillac convertible coupe/And all I got at home to eat is just onion soup/It’s my own business”. “Rhyming ‘Cadillac coupe’ with ‘onion soup’—that’s rock’n’roll poetry at its best”, Joakim smiles. The Refreshments are: Joakim Arnell, bass, lead vocals & backup vocals Johan “J.B” Blohm, piano & lead vocals Micke Finell, saxophone & backup vocals Jonas Göransson, electric & acoustic guitars & backup vocals Mats Forsberg, drums & percussion Horn arrangements “Forty Days, Forty Nights” and “She´s For Real” by Stefan Kramer. Recorded at Sound Control Studios, Skutskär, Sweden Engineered by Kenneth Skoglund Mixed and mastered by Kenneth Skoglund and Joakim Arnell Produced by Joakim Arnell A&R manager, Hans Larsson Photos by Göran Lombäck Design Jan Adsjö Executive producer, Hans Larsson
Bonus content included for FREE with purchase of complete release:  Booklet (PDF)
1. Forty Days, Forty Nights 00:03:24 1.00 USD
Main artist The Refreshments
Composer J.Arnell
Author J.Arnell
Producers J.Arnell
Publishers Air Chrysalis Scand. AB / Arrow Music
2. Negative Nancy 00:03:40 1.00 USD
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Composer J.Arnell
Author J.Arnell
Producers J.Arnell
Publishers Air Chrysalis Scand. AB / Arrow Music
3. Go Baby Bird 00:02:13 1.00 USD
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Composer J.Arnell
Author J.Arnell
Producers J.Arnell
Publishers Air Chrysalis Scand. AB / Arrow Music
4. By Your Side 00:02:26 1.00 USD
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Composer J.Arnell
Author J.Arnell
Producers J.Arnell
Publishers Air Chrysalis Scand. AB / Arrow Music
5. Cadillac Woman 00:02:55 1.00 USD
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Composer A.M Dolan | J.Arnell
Author J.Arnell
Producers J.Arnell
Publishers Air Chrysalis Scand AB / Arrow Music | Air Chrysalis Scand. AB / Arrow Music
6. Cool Is A Rule 00:02:24 1.00 USD
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Composer J.Arnell
Author J.Arnell
Producers J.Arnell
Publishers Air Chrysalis Scand. AB / Arrow Music
7. She's For Real 00:03:47 1.00 USD
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Composer J.Arnell
Author J.Arnell
Producers J.Arnell
Publishers Air Chrysalis Scand. AB / Arrow Music
8. Rocket And Novelty 00:03:57 1.00 USD
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Composer J.Arnell
Author J.Arnell
Producers J.Arnell
Publishers Air Chrysalis Scand. AB / Arrow Music
9. Old Hopes Brand New 00:03:02 1.00 USD
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Composer J.Arnell
Author J.Arnell
Producers J.Arnell
Publishers Air Chrysalis Scand. AB / Arrow Music
10. Cherry Pop Flavored Lips 00:02:30 1.00 USD
Main artist The Refreshments
Composer M.Finell | T. Ericsson
Producers J.Arnell
Publishers Air Chrysalis Scand. AB / Arrow Music
11. I Found Love 00:03:08 1.00 USD
Main artist The Refreshments
Composer J.Arnell
Author J.Arnell
Producers J.Arnell
Publishers Air Chrysalis Scand. AB / Arrow Music
12. It's My Own Business 00:03:19 1.00 USD
Main artist The Refreshments
Composer C.Berry
Producers J.Arnell
Publishers Universal Music