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Electric Christmas needs klingons

The curtain literally fell at midnight, revealing the secret band of Electric Christmas. There had been a lot of buzz for the last month with a secret band hinted to be “one of the greatest Swedish synth bands in history”. My initial guesses were Adolphson & Falk (prime suspects since they happened to be magically reunited a week ago in Malmö for the first time in twenty years), Page (probably not, since Eddie played for a tiny crowd at the latest Romo Night), Ratata (heaven forbid) or maybe even Covenant (but not likely). Just about anything except Colony 5 would be great, actually.

However, there on the stage they were – none other than Mobile Homes. A bit of a disappointment, really, even though they played the original versions of their old songs and not all jazzed up versions as were the case with their recent gig at club Killing Music. Mobile Homes are great but the show was disappointing and I was hoping for “something better” (song pun intended).

Mobile Homes Mobile Homes live at Electric Christmas.

A few hours later we were quite busy on the dance floor and the DJs switched to a song by S.P.O.C.K. I didn’t think much about it, until I noticed that a few people had stopped dancing and were staring at the stage. More followed so I turned my head to have a look what’s going on. There they were, the full band S.P.O.C.K. on stage, with Alexander on vocals, performing the song we all previously believed to be recorded. Nice switch, there. To my surprise they chose not to play their classic song Never trust a Klingon, just as Mobile Homes skipped many of their best songs.

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