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Easy Action (band)

Easy Action
Background information
Origin Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Glam metal
Years active 1981–1986, 2006–Present
Website www.easyaction.se
Members Zinny J. Zan
Kee Marcello
Simon Roxx
"Grizzly" Höglund
Past members Danny Wilde
Freddie Von Gerber
Alex Tyrone
Chris Lind
Tommy Nilsson
Micael Grimm
Björne Fröberg
Pelle Almgren
Not to be confused with the American garage punk band from Detroit.

Easy Action is a Swedish band from Stockholm that was first formed in 1981 by Pelle Almgren, 2 meter, Bosse Belsen and Björne Fröberg. Bosse och Björne quit and was replaced by Skox och Ubbe. Stranded Records became interested and released the single Honcho Bongo. It didn't sell well and when the second single, Om jag vore kung, also failed the band split up. Skox and 2 meter formed Psyhedelic Mongo and Pelle Almgren started writing songs instead.[1][2] Easy Action was reformed as a glam metal band in 1982 by Kee Marcello and Alex Tyrone (aka Peo Thyrén). The two played together in the Swedish glam act Noice when they decided to start the ultimate glam rock band, mixing their influences of 70's glam with a punk/metal attitude. They met the original singer Bosse Belsen, now named Zinny J. Zan, at the Stockholm rock club Ritz and recorded his vocals on the first demos the very same night. Later the Noice drummer Fredrik Von Gerber and the guitar player Danny Wilde joined the band. In 1983 they got signed to the US major label Sire and became the first Swedish band ever to sign a world wide record deal.[1] After releasing two albums; "Easy Action" in 1983, and "That Makes One in 1986, the band split up when their guitarist and band leader Kee Marcello quit the band to join Europe, and went on to world wide success with the band, selling over 30 million albums.

Easy Action reunited for a gig at the Sweden Rock Festival in 2006. This was followed by several shows in late 2007, including opening for Twisted Sister. In April 2008, the band went in the studio with producer Chris Laney to record a new studio album. In 2011 bassist Micael Grimm died.

Discography

Singles

  • Honcho Bongo (1982)
  • Om jag vore kung (1982)
  • We Go Rocking (1983)
  • The End of the Line (1983)
  • Round Round Round (1984)

Studio albums

  • Easy Action (1983)
  • That Makes One (1986)
  • TBA (2011)

Band members

Current Line-up

  • Zinny J. Zan - Vocals (1981–1985, 2006–present)
  • Kee Marcello - Guitar (1981–1986, 2006–present)
  • Simon Roxx - Guitar (2006–present)
  • "Grizzly" Höglund - Drums (2006–present)

Former members

  • Björne Fröberg (1981-1982)
  • Pelle Almgren (1981-1982)
  • Danny Wilde - Guitar (1982–1984)
  • Freddie Von Gerber - Drums (1982–1986)
  • Alex Tyrone - Bass (1982–1985)
  • Chris Lind - Guitar (1984–1986)
  • Tommy Nilsson - Vocals (1985–1986)
  • Björn Påhlsson - Bass (1985–1986)
  • Micael Grimm - Bass (2006–2011)

References

External links

  • Easy Action's Official Site
  • Easy Action on MySpace
  • Tartarean Desire - Easy Action


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