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The Mascots' Your Mascots/Elpee - The Audiophile Man
Title: Your Mascots/Elpee Label: RPM A Swedish 60s group, this 4-piece were very busy during their brief career, releasing around 20 singles and two LPs between 1964 and 1968. They wrote their own songs but there is a distinct British Invasion style about them, Beatles-like or, at the very least, Merseybeat in flavor. As such, you can expect to hear very melodic, quite charming, immediately hummable songs from the lads. Your Mascots was the outfit’s 1965 debut, which was pretty good going because they were not professional musicians, only students. Former band member, Stefan Ringborn declared that, “We studied theory, music history and we had a choir. We were singing church literature and were drilled in singing harmony. Traditional Swedish music or folk music did not fit in at all.” So, Beethoven in the day and pop during the evening was the form. The band were quite open in their admiration of The Beatles, “Maybe it was because we were music students but we could immediately sort out their harmonies and chords. Not all the bands around were able to do that,” he said. Initially a covers band, the Mascots entered and won competitions and then started to write their own …