The Nomads (Sweden)
Founded in 1981, The Nomads have been an influential band in the Scandinavian garage rock and punk scenes, inspiring bands such as The Hellacopters, Hives, Gluecifer and many others. The band was founded by Hans Östlund, Nick Vahlberg, Joakim Tärnström and Ed Johnson. Today, Östlund and Vahlberg are the only members left of the original line-up.
The band plays music influenced by the MC5, The Stooges, Roky Erikson, The Cramps, The Ramones, New York Dolls and other early garage rock and punk bands. The Nomads released a pile of singles and albums during their career and shared the stage with all the big names.