Gasolin
Gasolin

Danish singer/songwriter, guitarist and band leader Kim Melius Flyvholm Larsen was born in Copenhagen on October 23rd, 1945. In 1969 he founded one of the most successful Danish rock bands ever, Gasolin, who went on to release seven danish language studio albums before disbanding in 1978.

 

 

 

In 1974 Gasolin also released two albums in English language versions. Further sadly failed attempts to crack the international/ American market followed in “What A Lemon” (1976) and the 1978 swan song “Killin’ Time”. The live albums “Live Sådan” (1976) and “Live i Skandinavien” were successful, the latter selling 200 000 copies.

The band worked with internationally celebrated producers Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, Journey, Hawkwind, etc.), Felix Pappalardi (The Youngbloods, Cream, Mountain) and Flemming Rasmussen, who would later produce “Ride the Lightning”, “Master of Puppets” and “..And Justice for All” for fellow dane Lars Ulrich’s Metallica.

Larsen released his first solo album “Værsgo” in 1973 and went on to release many albums in his own name after Gasolin disbanded, including records with the bands Starfuckers (1978), Jungledreams (1980–1983), Bellami (1983–1992), Bell*Star (1993–1994) and Kjukken (1995–2018). Larsen’s solo albums has sold in excess of three million copies, “Midt om natten” (1983) being the best selling Danish album.

Kim Larsen
Kim Larsen

Larsen toured Scandinavia extensively throughout the decades and released his last solo album “Øst for Vesterled” in 2017. Kim Larsen died of prostate cancer at his home in Odense on September 30th 2018 after a lengthy illness. He was 72.

Discography:
1971 – Gasolin – Gasolin’
1972 – Gasolin – Gasolin’ 2
1973 – Gasolin – Gasolin’ 3
1974 – Gasolin – Stakkels Jim
1974 – Gasolin – The Last Jim (english)
1974 – Gasolin – Gasolin (english)
1975 – Gasolin – Gas 5
1976 – Gasolin – Efter endnu en dag
1976 – Gasolin – What A Lemon (english) a.k.a Gasolin
1976 – Gasolin – Live sådan (Live)
1977 – Gasolin – Gør det noget
1978 – Gasolin – Killin’ Time (english)
1978 – Gasolin – Live i Skandinavien (Gøglernes aften) (Live)
1973 – Kim Larsen – Værsgo
1977 – Kim Larsen og Yankee drengene
1978 – Starfuckers – Vogt dem for efterligninger (Live)
1979 – Kim Larsen – 231045-0637 (Live)
1981 – Kim Larsen – Jungle Dreams
1982 – Kim Larsen & Jungledreams – Sitting on a timebomb
1983 – Kim Larsen – Midt om natten
1984 – Kim Larsen – Kim i cirkus (Live)
1986 – Kim Larsen & Bellami – Forklædt som voksen
1988 – Kim Larsen & Bellami – Yummi Yummi
1989 – Kim Larsen & Bellami – Kielgasten
1992 – Kim Larsen & Bellami – Wisdom is sexy
1994 – Kim Larsen – Hvem kan sige nej til en engel
1996 – Kim Larsen & Kjukken – Kim Larsen & Kjukken
1998 – Kim Larsen & Kjukken – Luft under vingerne
2000 – Kim Larsen & Kjukken – Weekend Music
2002 – Kim Larsen & Kjukken – Sange fra glemmebogen
2002 – Kim Larsen & Kjukken – Det var en torsdag aften (Live)
2003 – Kim Larsen & Kjukken – 7-9-13
2004 – Kim Larsen & Kjukken – Sange fra glemmebogen – Jul & nytår
2006 – Kim Larsen & Kjukken – Gammel Hankat
2007 – Kim Larsen & Kjukken – En lille pose støj (live)
2008 – Kim Larsen & Kjukken – Glemmebogen for børn
2010 – Kim Larsen – Mine Damer Og Herrer
2013 – Kim Larsen & Kjukken – Du glade verden
2017 – Kim Larsen & Kjukken – Øst for vesterled