TRUBROT - Same - Walhalla, 1969


Trubrot was the first supergroup ever founded in Iceland. It was created in May 1969 when leading members of Hljomar (Sounds) and Flowers set out to create the finest Icelandic rock group of all time. Guitarist and composer Gunnar Thorgarson bass player and singer Runar Juliusson and lead vocalist Shady Owens of Hljomar had been plotting this for some months, along with organist Karl Sighvatsson and drummer Gunnar Jokull Hakonarson of Flowers, before the bands genesis was announced publicly. These were troubled times and Trubrot had countless hurdles to overcome before the band eventually fell apart early in 1973. After the dbut album was released in December 1969 by EMI. After this album vocalist Shady Owens announced that she was quitting. Tony Branwell of Apple Records was saying these were one of the two best bands he had seen perform on stage in the preceding six months. Really cool underground album full of musical ideas and well-crafted music, male & female vocals. The music should hit the same listener as UK bands such as Blossom Toes, Billy Nichols, underground with a touch of pop.