Trad Gras och Stenar

Träd, Gräs & Stenar (“Trees, Grass and Stones”) is a Swedish rock band formed in 1971. The group was one of the front acts of the Swedish progressive music scene, although noticeably less politic then their contemporary counterparts.

The band Pärson Sound was formed during the summer of 1967, then consisting of Bo Anders Persson (guitar), Thomas Tidholm (vocals, saxophone, flute), Arne Ericsson (cello), Urban Yman (violin), Torbjörn Abelli (bass) and Thomas Mera Gartz (drums). This constellation, which were playing an experimental brand of psychedelic rock never released any official records, although a collection of recordings from 1967-1968 were released as the double CD Pärson Sound (1967-68) in 2001. In August 1968 the band changed their name to International Harvester and later the same year their debut album Sov gott Rose-Marie was released. In 1969 the name was shortened to Harvester, under which the album Hemåt was released.

In the summer of 1969 the band reformed as Träd, Gräs & Stenar, now consisting of Bo Anders Persson, Torbjörn Abelli, Arne Ericsson and Thomas Mera Gartz. 1970 saw the release of their self-titled debut Träd, Gräs & Stenar, sometimes called “the green album”, which included cover versions of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower” and Rolling Stones’ hit song “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”.

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