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  • Ace Of Base's Nazi Past Revealed!

    Ace of Base fans will be disappointed to learn that one of the band's founding members has a disturbing secret: He was in a Nazi band and has ties to a political party that also leans uncomfortably toward the hate-group side of the spectrum.

    The revelations, which are admittedly not so much new as little-known, surfaced in a Noisey article about Ulf Ekberg -- one of the "All That She Wants" band's founding members. It turns out that Ekberg was in a band called Commit Suicide, and unfortunately that's the least troubling part of the story.

    Among the lyrics Commit Suicide sang (originally in Swedish, this is Noisey's translation): "Men in white hoods march down the road, we enjoy ourselves when we're sawing off n-----s

    Roll Tide!!!!!

  • #2

    Hoddy wrote:

     Ekberg dismissed that period of his life in a 1997 documentary. "I told everyone I really regret what I did," he said. "I've closed that book."

     

     Shame that Ekberg is a racist a**hole.


    So, you don't believe him?

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    • Hoddy
      Hoddy commented
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      Alndln3 wrote:

      Hoddy wrote:

       Ekberg dismissed that period of his life in a 1997 documentary. "I told everyone I really regret what I did," he said. "I've closed that book."

       

       Shame that Ekberg is a racist a**hole.


      So, you don't believe him?


      no


  • #3

    Hoddy wrote:

     

    Great band...didn't know they were still around. Shame that Ekberg is a racist a**hole.


     

    I'm more in disbelief that someone thinks Ace of Base was a great band.

    "The jerk store called and they're running out of you"- George Costanza

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    • #4

      Hoddy wrote:

       

      Great band...didn't know they were still around. Shame that Ekberg is a racist a**hole.


      HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!!!!

      No, seriously...my pre-teen daughter thought they were a great band, back in the day.

       

      For about 5 minutes...

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      • Rudolf von Hagenwil
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        Nazi rock is a music genre in Europe.

        here some of those artists.

         

        • BH
        • A.D.L. 122 (Italy)
        • Arma Blanca
        • Chaotic PigSS (Chile)
        • The Dirty White Punks
        • Fight for Freedom
        • Final Blow 88
        • Forward Area
        • The ****************-Ups
        • Homicide


      • Opposite Day
        Opposite Day commented
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        Mister Bigsby wrote:

        Hoddy wrote:

         

        Great band...didn't know they were still around. Shame that Ekberg is a racist a**hole.


        HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!!!!

        No, seriously...my pre-teen daughter thought they were a great band, back in the day.

         

        For about 5 minutes...


        If your daugther ever runs for office that's going to be a problem. d

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    • #5

      What's truly unfortunate is that some fail to recognize that the writer's province is one of creating or assuming points of view which may or may not be his/her own, yet are still points of view.  The validity of such points of view are immaterial.

      I have read, watched and listened to innumerable writings where characters perform any number of unspeakable acts.  But I never presumed that the character was necessarily an extension of the writer's own personality.

      I have also played in bands where I had no influence over the lyrical content, and accordingly feel no responsibility for it.  I wonder that the same treatment may be called for in this case.

      gp

      'Gentlemen, please. Rest your sphincters.' --Hedley Lamarr

      The above is not to be taken too seriously.

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      • Caulk Rocket
        Caulk Rocket commented
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        Axl Rose said the n-word multiple times in a band where the guitarist is half black.

    • #6

      Hoddy wrote:

      Ace of Base fans will be disappointed to learn that one of the band's founding members has a disturbing secret: He was in a Nazi band and has ties to a political party that also leans uncomfortably toward the hate-group side of the spectrum.

      The revelations, which are admittedly not so much new as little-known,


       

      Yeah, no ****************ing ****************. This was news about 15 years ago. Great that you're catching up Hoddy. Just a decade and a half later!

       

      Hoddy wrote:

       

      Ekberg was also a member of Sweden Democrats, a party that, while publicly denouncing the Nazis, has a nonetheless checkered record when it comes to tolerance. Just this week, reports that the "immigration critical" party was gaining support in the nation's southland.

       

      Uh, "just this week"? "gaining support in the nations's southland?"

       

      How about the big news that they made it into parliament 3 years ago???

       

      Hoddy wrote:

      Great band...

       

      You're joking, right? One would have to be under 15 and/or have not taste for quality music whatsoever to hold that belief.

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      • Another Brick
        Another Brick commented
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        Ace of Base.  I remember the name from the past because it reminded me of Ace Frehley.


      • radomu
        radomu commented
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        The Huffington Post has reached out to the band's representatives for comment and will update this post as soon as a statement is received. UPDATE: Ekberg has responded with the following statement:

        "Thank you for the opportunity to respond. During the early 1990s I did dozens of interviews, all around the world, about the people I sometimes found myself surrounded by in the 1980s and how profoundly regretful I am now about associating with such individuals. Those interviews covered every aspect of my past as I strove to be an open book to anyone who asked. It has been twenty years now since I chose to come clean about my past, a decision I made on my own at that time and a decision I do not regret. Every angle of my past was covered there in those interviews. I did have a band called Commit Suicide but we did not write or perform the songs in question on this demo, and I have never been a member of the Swedish Democrats, however the teenage mistakes I did make in terms of my chosen ideas at the time were unfortunate and if I were to live through those days again I would have done things very differently! I'm truly deeply sorry for any hurt and disappointment this has caused for our fans and I want to be very clear that Ace of Base never shared any of these opinions and strongly oppose all extremist opinions on both the right and left wing."

        Let him go~~

        Sloppy Santa wrote:

        Hoddy wrote:

        Ace of Base fans will be disappointed to learn that one of the band's founding members has a disturbing secret: He was in a Nazi band and has ties to a political party that also leans uncomfortably toward the hate-group side of the spectrum.

        The revelations, which are admittedly not so much new as little-known,


         

        Yeah, no ****************ing ****************. This was news about 15 years ago. Great that you're catching up Hoddy. Just a decade and a half later!

         

        Hoddy wrote:

         

        Ekberg was also a member of Sweden Democrats, a party that, while publicly denouncing the Nazis, has a nonetheless checkered record when it comes to tolerance. Just this week, reports that the "immigration critical" party was gaining support in the nation's southland.

         

        Uh, "just this week"? "gaining support in the nations's southland?"

         

        How about the big news that they made it into parliament 3 years ago???

         

        Hoddy wrote:

        Great band...

         

        You're joking, right? One would have to be under 15 and/or have not taste for quality music whatsoever to hold that belief.


        Yes, dear, but the majority of the world doesn't pay attention to the celebrity gossip of a relatively irrelevant snowy country on the edge of Europe...

         

        Bring back the Cardigans. Bring them back. They were my ****************ing childhood. That's a great Swedish pop band right there.


    • #7
      I don't think there is anything funny about Nazi ideology.

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      • Fred Fartboski
        Fred Fartboski commented
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        So the guy was/is a right-winger.


      • Godsky
        Godsky commented
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        Sloppy Santa wrote:
        I don't think there is anything funny about Nazi ideology.

         

         

        Fair enough.

        But i don't take these bands seriously enough.

        ****************wits is too nicer word for them.

         

         

         


      • radomu
        radomu commented
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        Sloppy Santa wrote:
        I don't think there is anything funny about Nazi ideology.

        Eh, that ****************'s okay. Not as bad as VALHALA, I AM CUMMING.


    • #8

      Why is the past history of one member of a has-been band important? 

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      • Hoddy
        Hoddy commented
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        Ace of Base defined their generations!


      • Sloppy Santa
        Sloppy Santa commented
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        The Badger wrote:

        Why is the past history of one member of a has-been band important? 


        Thread is probably more about OP...













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