Comprising Jörgen Cremonese (vocals, guitars), Elisabeth Punzis (vocals), Lars Erik Grimelund (drums) and Jonas Sonesson (bass), Swedish pop band Whipped Cream formed in 1989. A group whose music has always striven to defy easy categorization, they made an impressive debut in 1990 with the release of Whipped Cream And Other Delights. The contents fluctuated from neo-ambient passages to 60s psychedelia, with atmospheric guitar-playing that recalled UK indie bands such as My Bloody Valentine. Perhaps the group’s greatest strength, however, was the unique vocal blend achieved by Cremonese and Punzis. Tune In The Century was even better-received, one domestic magazine noting it as ‘a milestone in Swedish recording history’. It included a cover version of Captain Beefheart’s ‘Observatory Crest’ which was also released as a single. The group’s 1992 tour attracted large audiences and their international appeal was confirmed when BBC Radio 1 disc jockey John Peel booked them for a session.
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