Union Carbide Productions
was a Swedish rock band formed by Ebbot Lundberg
(vocals), Patrik Caganis, Björn Olsson
, Per Helm and Henrik Rylander in 1985.
Their music can be described as a fusion of psychedelic rock and punk rock — and a bit angrier and closer to stoner rock than The Soundtrack of Our Lives
(the band that emerged from the ashes of Union Carbide Productions).
Though never really commercially successful, the band has received praise from artists like Kurt Cobain, R.E.M. and Sonic Youth. After the success of The Soundtrack of Our Lives, a compilation CD was released in 2004.
In 1981 Ebbot Lundberg met Patrik Caganis at a U.K. Subs gig. They shared a common musical taste in hardcore music, and the friendship that followed produced the forming of a punk band - "Sure Tråkings Trio".
During the years that followed, "Sure Tråkings Trio" was disbanded and Patrik Caganis spent a year as an exchange student in Minneapolis, USA. Going to gigs with bands like Husker Dü, Replacements and Soul Asylum, he claims to have been heavily musically inspired.
In 1986, Ebbot Lundbergs friend Emrik Larsson
had tried out as a singer for a band called Heartbeat City. Emrik, (who was also the singer of the domestically famous Swedish funkrockband Stonefunkers
), didn't want to stay in the band, and instead suggested that Ebbot Lundberg should audition. Patrik Caganis, a Heartbeat City fan, decided to team up with Lundberg and they went to the audition... Read More