Zö Kramers was an orchestra in a mix of punk, reggae, ska, marching music, blues, pop, rock but not jazz.
Participating in various roles:
Calle Ottestam / bass, vocals, lyrics, music
Per Sommarström / guitar, vocals, lyrics, music
Martin Fälthammar / drums, text
Olof Halldin guitar, keyboard, music, voice, percussion, mixing
Mikael Södersten / keyboard, vocals, lyrics, music
Peter Söderblom / synth
Persa Jacobson / text
Katte Salomon / song
Joakim Pirinen has drawn and written texts
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Zö Kramer's original composition was Calle Ottestam, Per Sommarström, Olle Halldin, Martin Fälthammar and initially Peter Söderblom. Added after about a year did Mikael Södersten. First on drums was Jolly Bod but was soon replaced by Martin. Katte Salomon also sang on the recordings from 1983. Music and lyrics were written by the band members but lyrics were also written by Joakim Pirinen and Persa Jacobson.
The band's first name was "Arne & his anabolic steroids". The name "Zö Kramers" comes from Kramer-Pollnow's hyperkinetic syndrome - (dance disease) a psychotic condition characteristic of the band's dance-inspired style. Between 1978-1983, about forty songs were written. About twenty concerts were mostly held on Lidingö. The band's biggest "hit" was Tyska marionetter (German puppets).
Live recordings have been available since the beginning and about 25 concerts were performed, but more studio mixes were made in four rounds where the first was done in 1979. Recording was done with a four-channel TEAC tape recorder and TEAC mixer table. Sound improvements were made in 2002 at the same time as digitization and in 2020 before the launch of this website.