ERIK VALEBROKK - THE COLORS TURNED RED – THE COLORS TURNED RED
In the wake of the international success of a-ha, Fra Lippo Lippi and, for that matter, Bobbysocks, five childhood friends from Haugesund made a great effort to reach beyond both their home town and their home country's borders. The Colors Turned Red created music that was experienced as breaking boundaries and something we hadn't heard the likes of in Norway before. They did not succeed, but made an honorable attempt, and today stands The Colors Turned Red (1988) again as one of the most exciting Norwegian records made at a time when much of the popular music here at home almost apologized for its existence.
Erik Valebrokk is a profiled culture and lifestyle journalist with a background in music magazines such as BEAT and POP, a wide range of other publications and newspapers, including Aftenposten, Dagbladet, Dagsavisen, Dagens Næringsliv and Finansavisen. He is also the man behind the blog My life as Erik.