Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ace Of Base Co-Founder Ulf Ekberg Was Once A White Power Musician, But This Was First Revealed In 1997

On April 24th, 2013, the New York Daily News decided to resurrect and bump a story that's actually been public for 15 years. Ulf Ekberg, the co-founder of Ace Of Base, was once a white power musician.

Before founding Ace Of Base, Ekberg created the group Commit Suicide, a group that performed songs with explicitly racist and xenophobic lyrics. The group was active from 1983 until 1986. The Daily News presented an English translation of one of the stanzas: "Men in white hoods march down the road, we enjoy ourselves when we're sawing off niggers' heads/ Immigrant, we hate you! Out, out, out, out! Nordic people, wake up now! Shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot!" Ekberg was also a member of the Sweden Democrats, a group whose allegedly still maintain connections with so-called "contemporary hate groups." In 1998, Swedish label Flashback Records compiled Ekberg's Commit Suicide output into a CD entitled "Uffe Was a Nazi," which included titles like "Don't Touch Our Country" and "White Power, Black Skull Slaughter."

However, in the 1997 documentary "Our Story," Ekberg disowned his white power past, saying "I told everyone I really regret what I did. I've closed that book. I don't want to even talk about it, that time does not exist to me anymore. I closed it and threw the book away in 1987. I took the experience from it, I learned from it. But that life is not me. It's somebody else." Ekberg has since transitioned from music to business interests, founding the strategic marketing company Result, whose clients include McDonald's, Linkedin, Google, and IBM. reveals that Ekberg has now responded to the bumped story. Ekberg acknowledges that he did have a synth band called Commit Suicide between 1984-1986 with two gentlemen called Jens Andersson and Jens Svensson, and two of the songs on this six-song demo being criculated were written and performed by them. But he said the other four songs are skinhead music with very racist lyrics, and they have absolutely nothing to do with Commit Suicide. He adds that they did not write or perform those songs that were attributed to them.

So why has this story has suddenly been bumped after 15 years? We must go to the original source cited, the Noisey website. And there we find some answers. First, the author of the story is Benjamin M. Shapiro; that may answer one question, although I've found no direct confirmation. But Shapiro thinks it's important because he claims that after Ekberg joined Ace Of Base, the group continued to produce music which he thinks contains a pro-White message. In the Tags section on the bottom of his post, Shapiro writes "for more proof, listen to the lyrics of Ace of Base's Happy Nation, there's a distinct pro-white message and a bunch of Aryan imagery in the video, does anyone read tags?"

Here's the video of Happy Nation with lyrics; you can judge for yourself:

I see nothing about the song that's explicitly pro-White. At about the 1:15 mark, the band sings about "a man will die but not his ideas"; perhaps Shapiro thinks this is a cryptic reference to Adolf Hitler. But then again, truth is not the highest priority for an anti-racist like Shapiro. It is still unclear why Shapiro has sought to dredge this up again after 15 years.


Erin MacGregor said...

Just saw this, sorry shapiro has stomach pains.

The popular youtube video on getting all to be together may help him.


Anonymous said...

Lyrics such as these only hurt our cause. They may titillate minors and morons, but otherwise they only provide foddar to the enemy to use against us, with the normal population. Same with that jew hollywood hit piece American History X crap. Hail the ANP! 88!

Anonymous said...

Ace of Base? My God, is it 1994? This is the best the jews can do? Dredge up a story that, like AA cited has been public knowledge for 15 years? About some Euro pop/dance group that had a few hits? What a horribly slow day it must be for the anti-White crusaders.

No new "holocaust" survivial tale to bring up? You know, 90 year old decides just today to share his story about how he escaped from Auschwitz the night before he was scheduled to be "gassed." Like maybe he uh....put a bedsheet over himself and pretended to be ghost, and he freaked out the guards who thought they were seeing a real ghost and he was able to float right out of the front gates? Yeah, that's a good story!

Or just get a rabbi to paint a swazi on his own synagog? Or, if you have to drag up a story from the 90s, how about Marlon Brando on Larry King?

And I agree with 4:04. "American History X" was like a bad, silly comedy.

Alton said...

This is cool!