Army Of Lovers
|Genres:||Electronic & Ambient|
|Tags:||pop dance disco swedish 80s 90s eurodance|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
Camp Swedish outfit described by one unkind journalist as the Au Pairs From Hell, Army Of Lovers originally comprised Alexander Bard (17 March 1961, Blemfontain, South Africa; vocals/guitar), Jean-Pierre Barda (b. 7 March 1967, Paris, France; vocals/drums) and La Camilla (b. Camilla Henemark, 23 October 1964, Stockhom, Sweden; vocals). Bard was the semi-accomplished musician and composer, while Barda was originally a hairdresser to the Swedish Royal Family. They began in 1987 after being inspired by the get-up-and-go attitudes of SExpress and other DJ-led groups. Army Of Lovers approach was simple: We are pop stars, not musicians. As kids we were always acting about in front of the mirror and miming to Abba records or whatever, and all were doing today is miming to our own records. Their breakthrough singles, with accompanying lurid videos, were 1991s Crucified and Obsession. Shortly afterwards...