The Band That Never Was

by Various Artists

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about

Buzzdriver was a "super group" from Fredrikstad. The band consisted of members from Blodstrupmoen, HRPS and Elmon among other bands. Buzzdriver started in 2014, and the purpose of the band was for the members to do something else than their main projects. The focus was to create a fun band based on the pure joy of playing. The band played music inspired by 90s grunge and fuzzpop.

Buzzdriver worked on their debut album from the end of 2016. Even though a lot of time was spent with their main projects. Unfortunately, the album didn't get recorded, even though it was almost finished. In early 2017 they disbanded because of internal strife.

The bands associated with Hoppla Hesten decided to create a homage to Buzzdriver. These are the songs of Buzzdriver interpreted by others. This is what should have been Buzzdrivers debut album. This is The Band That Never Was.

Contributions by: Rabagast, HRPS, Turtlenecktie, Ed, Edd og Eddy , Jakob Ottesen, Honecker and bzdvr!

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released April 20, 2019

This album is recorded by different bands, at different times and at different locations.

Artwork by Flu Hartberg
Master by Simen Sinding Madsen

All songs except "Sunglasses On" and "The Band That Never Was" written by Buzzdriver:

Jørgen Skontorp - Bass og vocals
Eirik Odin Lie - Guitar
Christoffer Jacobsen - Drums and vocals
Arne-Magnus Fjelle - Drums

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Hoppla Hesten Fredrikstad, Norway

Hoppla Hesten is a voluntary organization of bands, artists and others who conduct culture in Østfold, Norway. Hoppla Hesten works as a cultural collective and record label. The organization is basically a bunch of buddies, where everyone plays in each others bands, and help each other. ... more

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Track Name: Buzzdriver - Shit City
Written by Jørgen Skontorp

There's nothing here to do
No one here that I can talk to
Everyone here, I resent,
Sniffin' glue for entertainment

I wanna get out
Outta shit city
Get me out
Outta shit city

I'm sitting here all alone,
Staring into a brick wall,
The sky is always grey,
All my friends have moved away
Track Name: Rabagast - Where Are The Cool Girls?
Written by Jørgen Skontorp

Don't you have any hobbies?
Other than drinking and working out?
Don't you have any passion?
You are just a boring girl

Where are the cool girls?
Where have they gone?

Don't you have ambitions?
You're gonna be a stay at home mom,
Netflix is not a hobby,
And no, blogging doesn’t count!
Track Name: HRPS - Cool & Rich
Written by Christoffer Jacobsen and Jørgen Skontorp

What if youth was forever
I don't want to be you
I just want to be with you
Do you like me? I can change

What if all my friends were cool and rich?
Would you be talking to me then?
What if my house was full of stuff?
Would you consider me a friend?

After all these years
I still haven't made it
I just need confidence
Do you love me? Please love me!
Track Name: Turtlenecktie - Procrastinate
Written by Jørgen Skontorp

Why do you wanna go? We can stay right here
Why study for that test? We got TV
Why should I self improve? I'll jerk off instead
Why practice for the show? Let's just go eat

Why do it today
When you can do it tomorrow?
Why do it tomorrow
When you can do it next week?

So where do we go from here
There should be another verse
I guess I can write it another day
So I'll just write some filler words
Track Name: Ed, Edd Og Eddy - Don't Smoke Weed
Written by Christoffer Jacobsen

I smoked a joint and lost an arm
Toked some reefer and sold my kidney
Before I knew it, I had killed my mom
And now 32 of my friends are gone

Don't smoke weed
It's gonna
Kill ya

I rolled a blunt and the cops came knockin'
I stood up, said “Please don't kill me for nothing"
They grabbed my arms, shoved their baton down my throat
Pulled a gun to my head, and now I'm dead
Track Name: Jakob Ottesen - Good Times
Written by Jørgen Skontorp

Drink, eat, smoke
Don't you worry oooh
About tomorrow
Just repeat

I just wanna have
Good times
I just wanna
Do it all again

I am trying to forget
So I can relive
All my happy moments
Everything again
Track Name: Honecker - Denne Byen (Shit City)
Written by Jørgen Skontorp

Jeg har ingenting å gjøre her
Ingen her som står meg nær
Jeg misliker alle jeg har møtt
Jeg blir høy fordi jeg har nødt

Få meg ut!
Ut av denne byen
Jeg må ut!
Ut av denne byen

Jeg sitter her helt alene
Og stirrer inn i veggen
Himmelen er alltid grå
Og jeg har ingen venner nå
Track Name: bzdvr - Sunglasses On
Written by Jørgen Skontorp

I see them on the streets
I see them on the beach
With my sunglasses on
I can't lie, no I can't lie

I love to look at girls (Pretty girls)
But I seem like a creep (Pretty girls)
Old & young, big & small (pretty girls)
In every color they come (I like em all)
I love to look at girls

I see them at festivals
I see them in the clubs
With my sunglasses on
I can't lie, no I can't lie

It's ok to look
With sunglasses on
Track Name: bzdvr - The Band That Never Was
Written by Jørgen Skontorp

The hardest part of playing in a band,
Is to not end up killing each other,
We did it in the wrong order, gotta be famous first,
Then feel free to hate your band brother

We were gonna go far
We were going to be rock stars
I thought this would be a pause
But we became the band that never was

There was no cash here to work like glue
There's no point standing here hating you
There's no fun in this anymore
I just have to let it go

There is no fun anymore
I just have to let it go

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