Anonymous said: What the hell is Kaizers ;)
Well my dear anon. Kaizers Orchestra is undoubtedly the greatest Norwegian band of all time. They are the only band to have a solid international fan base, despite singing in Norwegian. They also do not fit in any genre. Most people say rock, but they are so much more than that. Their trademark instruments are pump organ, oil barrels and tire rims, and they usually sing about the mafia, WW2, corruption, fanatic religion, impossible love, life and death in a very original and intelligent way.
Because of their large international fan base, almost ALL of their songs have been translated to English, which can be found here, so that everybody can enjoy their mind blowing songwriting-skills.
If you’ve never heard a Kaizers-song, I would definitely recommend listening to this one first. Here you get everything I just mentioned (oil barrels, war, religion, gasmasks ++), and you will see why they’ve been awarded with Best Norwegian Live Band:
Here is another song (their breakout song) with an introduction of the band members (in English):
Some other of my personal favorites:
Maestro (or live version)
Resistansen (or live version)
Enden Av November (music video)
Evig Pint (music video) (or live version)
KGB (or live version)
Ompa Til Du Dør (or live version) <— voted best Norwegian song of the decade
Also. This song. I honestly feel sorry for anybody who never get’s to experience this song. It’s about a man who’s lost everything, he’s slowly losing his mind, and is begging to be put in a mental institution. You don’t need to understand Norwegian to understand this song. And please, if you click the link, please listen to the end. I promise you. You will not regret it.