Fire (Swedish Hardrock Band)
Fire was a Swedish hard rock band from the Uppsala region, active 1980-1989. For a number of years FIRE dominated the music scene in their native Björklinge north of Uppsala.
The band members were Robert Larsson (bass), Niklas Jonsson (drums), Örjan Englund (keyboard), and Robert Dahlin (guitar). During the early years they only wrote songs in Swedish of which the legendary Ungdomen ("Youth") and Fånge nummer 31 ("Prisoner number 31") are perhaps the best known. In the early 80s, they started to write songs in English and had a local radio hit with the catchy tune You're not a soldier. When Lolita Pop visited Björklinge in 1984, FIRE was the opening act.
All band members contributed with song writing although most of their Swedish song were written by Jonsson and Dahlin, while most of their English songs were written by Dahlin with the occasional contribution by Jonsson/Englund.
Other related articles:
... The following is a list of demo tapes recorded by the band ... The Swedish demo - 1983 Gör det för pengarna Högexplosivt The first Arbrå demo - 1984 Kings of rock Evil as satan Blood in the street Metal chains The second Arbrå demo - 1985 Run from the evil You're my angel You and me Pärleporten You're not a soldier demo - 1986 You're not a solder Leading you tonite demo - 1987 Leading you tonite Hypnotized Almost Perfect demo - 1989 You drive me wild Second time Great balls of FIRE ...