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The Thousand Dollar Playboys


In the fall of 1996 Lars Bygdén convinced some of his friends to start a band. The $1000 Playboys played their first gig that December at Pipeline (in Sundsvall) and totally stunned the audience. And this was just the beginning. Peter Svensson of the Cardigans saw the band perform and he realized that this was a band aiming for the stars. Svensson financed an album recording at Tambourine Studios in the fall 1997. The road to fame seemed paved and ready. But after 1½ year of fruitless negotiation with several labels they still had no record deal.

In the winter of 1999, the band signed with independent record label Massproduktion. A new recording session was planned. Meanwhile, national...

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