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    Devotion III
  2. 2.
    The New Faith
  3. 3.
    Purple Heart
  4. 4.
    Silence Above, Quiet Below
  5. 5.
    Failure Breeds Failure
One of the few male singing duos working in the contemporary pop idiom, Sweden’s Per Strandberg (vocals) and Lars Mertanen (vocals/guitar) took their initial influence from artists such as Johnny Cash, Roxy Music and the Velvet Underground.
Most critical comparisons, however, have cited a detectable similarity to the work of the Walker Brothers. Before electing to work together, both Mertanen and Strandberg had performed in a number of Swedish bands during the 80s - including the Gary Cooper Combo and Iguana Foundation. While studying at the Arts Academy in Madrid, Spain, Mertanen was also a member of the briefly successful Decima Victima. Their career together as Foundation began strongly with the release of three acclaimed singles - ‘Dumb Generation’, ‘Next In Line’ and ‘Back To You’ - each of which carried a social message beyond Strandberg’s soulful voice and Mertanen’s accomplished guitar playing.



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