Thank You (For Letting Us Be Ourselves)
May 18th, 2002
Review & Photos by Anders Sandvall
When they opened up the Öresundsbridge between Copenhagen Denmark
and Malmö Sweden in 2000, there was a running-contest over the bridge.
The bridge project had been going on during many years and is a
connection between Denmark and Sweden. Before it was only possible to
pass Öresund by boot. Therefore, there was this huge party when the
bridge opened and the running contest was held because after that it
would never again be possible to run on the bridge. Everyone had the
possibility during this weekend to walk and cycle over the bridge. The
night before the contest there was a party on Stortorget Malmö and lots
of bands were playing. The headliners were D.A.D. In 2001 there wasn't
any contest and the complaints were massive. This year they arranged the
contest again. They ran but didn't walk or cycle and 13,000 participants
were registered. The headliners on Stortorget the night before the run
was Hardcore Superstar.
Öresundsbridge between Copenhagen
The band has toured a lot since their second record was released in
2001 and they have toured all over Europe, Scandinavia and Japan. The
band gave a picture of tight companionship on stage after such a long
time together on tour. They totally ran over the audience in Malmö with
their hard rock, glam / party rock.
They were in remarkably good shape as if it was the first concert of
the tour! They have exceptionally clever musicians and the capacity to
write really strong songs, a powerful live-act and a high
quality-lead-singer Jocke Berg.
I like the first record better than the second, because the new one
is more polished and more produced so the hard rock / glam rock has
almost disappeared. When you hear them live there is no difference.
Silver Silver - guitar
Martin Sandvik - bass
Jocke Berg - lead vocals
They worked hard all over the scene to start the audience especially
Jocke who is a star on stage and his voice suits the music perfectly.
Silver Silver is a clever guitarist. They played a new song, performed
for the first time in Malmö.
A lot of people had gathered to watch the band. Both old and new
material were played such as "THAT'S MY LIFE", "PUNK ROCK
SONG", and "HELLO / GOODBYE." My personal favorites:
"HAVE YOU BEEN AROUND", "SOMEONE SPECIAL" and
"LIBERATION." A perfect mixture of both their record. Magic
for one and a half hour. Hardcore Superstar has potential to go far.
Nothing can stop this splendid hard rock band.
Thanks to Jocke and Martin and the rest of the Hardcore Superstar for
permitting my presence to photograph and access to all areas.
That's My Life
Just Another Score
Rock 'n Roll Star
Beat You Down
Have You Been Around
Shame (encore 1)
Punk Rock Song (encore 1)
Liberation (encore 1)
Hello / Goodbye (encore 2)
Staden Göteborg (encore 2)
Hardcore Superstar with Anders Sandvall
of Metal-Rules.com (Anders is on the far right!)