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Stefan Granberg Vocals, Guitar 

Johan Brandstrom Vocals, Guitar 

Johan Gustafsson Vocals, Bass 

Fredrik Granberg Drums 

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Sweden's Randy formed in the early nineties, and soon became the fast, energetic punk band heard on their first album, 1995's There's No Way We're Gonna Fit In. The sound was hard and fast, and the lyrics had a strong political, revolutionary, Red message.

This political touch started and stayed with Randy, even as the music continued to develop. In 1996 they released The Rest is Silence with the goal of making the fastest punk record ever made. A lot of touring followed their second album, including a month-long stint through Europe with Lagwagon. From this time onward, Randy toured relentlessly; first conquering Sweden, then Scandinavia, Europe, and the World. After building their reputation with months of grueling shows, RANDY went through some changes: a new label (Ampersand) and a new bass player.

The addition of Johan Gustafsson on bass and the experience of so much live playing effected the band's sound, and Randy found a fresh, stronger energy in their new beat. In 1998 they released You Can't Keep a Good Band Down, their first U.S. and Canadian release (through G7 Welcome Committee). The boys had really come together as a band and tapped into the spirit of purpose every band searches for. You Can't Keep... was well received by both critics and fans around the world. The songs, the sounds, and their newfound energy merged with their anarchistic, hard-hitting lyrics. Randy's live shows grew even stronger, the crowds grew larger, and their message of revolution and defiance was a call to arms to kids around Europe.

After hundreds of shows around the world, they signed to Burning Heart Records and Epitaph. Randy commented: "After being in this punk / antiestablishment / PC / always broke / underground mo...



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