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Samla Mammas Manna / Zamla Mammaz Manna / Von Zamla

Samla Mammas Manna / Zamla Mammaz Manna / Von Zamla
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Samla Mammas Manna was a Swedish progressive rock band, often characterized by its virtuoso musicianship, circus references and silly humor, similar in many ways to the song-writing styles of Frank Zappa. They were one of the founding members of the Rock in Opposition (RIO) movement in the late 1970s. In 1979 they were Fred Frith's backing band on his solo album, Gravity (1980). Musically they bore resemblance to some bands of the Canterbury scene. They also recorded under the names Zamla Mammaz Manna and Von Zamla.
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Various Artists — Romantic Warriors II: About Rock in Opposition Various Artists — Romantic Warriors II: About Rock in Opposition
(Zeitgeist Media 2, 2012, DVD)
Samla Mammas Manna — Dear Mamma Samla Mammas Manna — Dear Mamma
(Krax 14, 2002, CD)
Samla Mammas Manna — Kaka Samla Mammas Manna — Kaka
(Musea Gazul GA 8638.AR, 1999/2000, CD)
Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales
(Rhino Records R2 72451, 1996, 5CD)
Von Zamla — 1983 Von Zamla — 1983
(Cuneiform Rune 121, 1983/1999, CD)
Von Zamla — No Make Up! Von Zamla — No Make Up!
(Krax 3, 1983, LP)
Von Zamla — Zamlaranamma Von Zamla — Zamlaranamma
(Re-Source RESCD 511, 1982/1993, CD)
Zamla Mammaz Manna — Familiesprickor Zamla Mammaz Manna — Familiesprickor
(Silence SRSCD 3612, 1980/1993, CD)
Fred Frith — Gravity Fred Frith — Gravity
(ReR Megacorp ReR/FRO 01, 1980/2001, CD)
Zamla Mammaz Manna — För äldre nybegynnare / Schlagerns mystik Zamla Mammaz Manna — För äldre nybegynnare / Schlagerns mystik
(Silence SRSCD 3610, 1978/1993, 2CD)
Samla Mammas Manna / Gregory Allan Fitzpatrick — Snorungarnas Symfoni Samla Mammas Manna / Gregory Allan Fitzpatrick — Snorungarnas Symfoni
(MNWCDJ 70, 1976/2009, CD)
Samla Mammas Manna — Klossa Knapitatet Samla Mammas Manna — Klossa Knapitatet
(Silence SRSCD 3617, 1974/1995, CD)
Samla Mammas Manna — Måltid Samla Mammas Manna — Måltid
(Silence SRSCD 3604, 1973/1991, CD)
Samla Mammas Manna — Samla Mammas Manna Samla Mammas Manna — Samla Mammas Manna
(Silence SRSCD 3603, 1971/2001, CD)

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