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Sort Sol is a rock band from Copenhagen, Denmark. The band was formed in 1977 as a punk rock outfit, originally under the name The Sods. Despite drastic changes in the group's line-up their current name, which translates to English as black sun, has remained with them since the early 1980s. For reasons unknown, the Danish press often refers to their musical style as 'punk', though nearly everything they have put out since 1980 is more reminiscent of styles such as post punk, goth, and even industrial. Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Copenhagen (Danish: København) is the capital and largest city of Denmark, and the name of the municipality (Danish, kommune) in which it resides. ... See also: 1976 in music, other events of 1977, 1978 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events In this year, the St. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... Press is a general term having a number of related meanings stemming from the original definition of pressing as the physical action of applying force: Things relating to Metalworking: Machine press, a machine that shapes material by the application of pressure; Flypress, a machine that cuts material by pressing with... See also: 1979 in music, other events of 1980, 1981 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January January 1 - Cliff Richard is appointed an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II. The only other pop music acts to be created MBEs are the Beatles and... Post-punk was a musical movement beginning at the end of the 1970s, following on the heels of the initial punk rock explosion. For the more recent post-punk movement in rock music, see post-punk revival. ... This article is about notable bands within the goth scene. ...


Band History

The band was formed in Copenhagen, 1977. The original lineup consisted of: Steen Jørgensen (vocal), Peter Peter Schneidermann (guitar), Knud Odde (bass guitar), Thomas Ortved (drums). The band released their first record Minutes to go february 1979 and it is considered the first danish punk album. They went on to release Under En Sort Sol in 1980, a more experimental album, influenced in part by Joy Division, Pere Ubu and Television. Joy Division (band) was the rock band, originally named Warsaw, whose members later reformed as New Order after the death of the lead singer Joy Division (World War II) was a reference to groups of Jewish women in the concentration camps during WWII who were kept for the Nazi guards... Pere Ubu is an experimental rock music group, see Pere Ubu (band). ...


T. S. Høeg (sax) entered the group for a short while in late 1980. In 1981 the group released their first single under the name Sort Sol. The single is only released in England. In march 1981 the group played their first concert outside of Denmark. 1983 saw the release of the album Dagger & Guitar, featuring punk idol Lydia Lunch. In 1985 Lars Top-Galia(guitar) joined the group, and the line-up was not to change again until 1996, when Peter Peter left due to arguments within the band, partly owing to artistic differences. Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... Lydia Lunch (born Lydia Koch on June 2, 1959 in Rochester, New York, also the birthplace of female rock musicians Kim Gordon and Wendy O. Williams) is a American rock singer, poet, writer, and actress. ...


Internationally famous artists who have performed and/or recorded with the group include William S. Burroughs, Lydia Lunch, Link Wray and The Jordanaires. William S. Burroughs William Seward Burroughs (February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997) was an American novelist, essayist, social critic and spoken word performer. ... Lydia Lunch (born Lydia Koch on June 2, 1959 in Rochester, New York, also the birthplace of female rock musicians Kim Gordon and Wendy O. Williams) is a American rock singer, poet, writer, and actress. ... Link Wray (born May 2, 1929) is a rock and roll guitar player most noted for the early feedback and distortion experimentation on his major hit, the 1957 instrumental Rumble, by Link Wray and the Raymen. ... The Jordanaires are an American singing group formed in 1948 in Springfield, Missouri. ...


Discography

  • Minutes to go - 1979
  • Under en sort sol - 1980
  • Dagger & Guitar - 1983
  • Everything That Rises Must Converge - 1987
  • Flow My Firetear - 1991
  • Glamourpuss - 1994
  • Unspoiled Monsters - 1996
  • Snakecharmer - 2001
  • Circle Hits the Flame (Best Of) - 2002

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External Sources

http://www.dr.dk/musik/rock/artikel/sort_sol_profil.asp (in Danish) http://sortsol.dk/


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CA-IDMS SOL (667 words)
When the sort operation is completed, data is stored in the desired order, in the same scratch/queue file, or in a new scratch/queue file, as specified in the SOL command.
In either case, up to 15 sort keys may be defined, each in ascending or descending order.
SOL may be invoked by applications written in ADS/OnLine, COBOL or PL/I. In order to do so effectively and be easy-to-use, SOL supplies a SOL command that can be embedded in the host language and an online facility (SOLG) for the translation of IDD source modules containing SOL command(s).
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