The Coulda-Shoulda-Woulda Files: Going Cuckoo For Komeda

Nov 22nd, 2006 // 3 Comments

komeda.jpgTime for another installment of the Coulda-Shoulda-Woulda Files, where we blow the dust off of a forgotten favorite and give its lack of chart success a once-over.

Artist: Komeda
Song: “Blossom (Got To Get It Out),” 2003
What happened: A long-running Swedish group with a treasure-trove of potential hit singles, Komeda’s H&M-meets-ABBA sound combined soapy, spastic arrangements and Lena Karlsson’s retro-fitted vocals. Alas, the band had more luck getting its songs on TV commercials than the radio, and its 2003 comeback effort Kokomemedada kokame and went in a flash.
Why it should have been a hit: Just try to shake off that opening bassline: Doo do do do, doo do do do. We can’t even stop writing it down!

Komeda – Blossom (Got To Get It Out) [MP3, link expired]

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  1. Butch Huskey

    i heard this on X96, then once promptly dumped it onto a mix cd for my drive to Canada … i think we heard this 20 times that trip

  2. soundbitesnyc

    Kokomemedada is awesome start-to-finish. I’m really partial to “Victory Lane,” personally.

    The video for “Blossom” is pretty great too:

    http://www.waytion.com/media/KOMEDA/qt/KOMEDA%20BLOSSOM.mo

    That Doktor Cosmos solo album? Notsomuch.

  3. turdly

    great band. great album.

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