Re: A couple of Europe Norum questions?
Posted by: marco17 ()
Date: September 25, 2013 04:52AM

Yes, as others have state JN left the band because he wasn't really happy with the bands more pop sound. He was also very displeased with their manager at the time.

JN and KM are two different players with different styles, which I think most already agree with. Both made their mark sound-wise on the band, PIP being my favorite Europe album. The one component that has nothing to do with their sound is that Joey Tempest and JN were really good friends since their teen age years where the dynamic between Joey and Kee was totally different. Supposedly, Joey wanted Kee to sound more like Norum at times, and stuff like that. Ultimately, a combination of grunge and tensions in the band lead to their breakup after PIP.

Ultimately when they wanted to reunite, I am sure even if there was a chance with both guitarists, Joey sided with JN on the 1 guitarist concept, and they moved on with JN because of chemistry. Since, Kee's also written a book in Sweden where he goes after the guys in Europe quite a bit and throws out various accusations, so I am sure there is some bad blood between the two camps. If nothing else, because of the bands resurgence, it makes Kee seem a bit like a sore loser for not being involved.

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Re: A couple of Europe Norum questions? 237 kersey 09/19/2013 01:21AM
Re: A couple of Europe Norum questions? 222 Peter M. Bietenholz 09/19/2013 02:16AM
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Re: A couple of Europe Norum questions? 114 Scott 09/20/2013 01:23AM
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Re: A couple of Europe Norum questions? 108 the ORIGINAL brent 09/20/2013 09:50AM
Re: A couple of Europe Norum questions? 119 kersey 09/20/2013 03:03AM
Re: A couple of Europe Norum questions?67 marco17 09/25/2013 04:52AM
Re: A couple of Europe Norum questions? 63 thinny 09/25/2013 05:09AM
Re: A couple of Europe Norum questions? 53 marco17 09/26/2013 03:49AM


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