"Finally I got one decent album in my collection, this is really great. Don´t give this to the boys (read. Ramones) 'cus then I'm out of the job as their songwriter...".
Dee Dee Ramone, 1995
The Hymans started as a trio in 1984 because the rockscene in Ludvika, Dalarna, Sweden really sucked. The band became retards of rock and wanted to make great tunes with less tricks than other bands used. Later in 87 the bass-player moved and was shifted with a new vital force. Matte and Micke said goodbye to Hazzle and hello to Kempa. As a trio they played on for another 5 years, made demo tapes and gained good reviews from undergorund press. But still there was something missing in the concept, so they asked another guitarist to join them. The year was 1992 and his name was Bempa and he was kinda cute and young looking.... A retarded guitarist who only could play 3 chord wonders at volume 11 and that was it, quite enough for Hymans. And now Micke could concentrate on what he was doing best- the singing.
A year after Bempa's parted they got a so called contract with Birdnest Records from Köping runned by Granberg an ancient friend of Micke but, and this is an important notice, he never really worshipped the Ramones and that kind of New Age punkrock´n´roll but he made a deal with the Hymans....He must´ve liked it anyway somehow. It resulted in Hymanity a 16 tune album recorded in a local studio in Ludvika called Studio KM Rockshop. Engineer was Rob Bacon and now wellknown Peter Tägtgren. The result never turned out as good as the Hymans had expected, it simply didn´t got mastered at all. Really good tunes never got the chance to show the potential that they have.
Hymans have been playing a lot across Sweden and once in Holland. Once reviewed by Dee Dee Ramone himself as Micke met him in Amsterdam 1995. Here´s his words about Hymiliation: "Finally I got one decent album in my collection, this is really great. Don´t give this to the boys (read. Ramones) 'cus then I'm out of the job as their songwriter.....". That was in 1995 when they had left Birdnest. In 1996 they recorded 11 more songs and parted on a few compilations and finally in december they put out the 10" LP Hyman Rights.
The years went on and so did the Hymans. The records kept coming, and great reviews from everywhere along with them. Some members quit, some joined, some came back... but one thing's never changed - The Hymans are, while still having a real rock sound of their own, the true Ramones of Sweden! Playing faster'n louder than ever and we sure are Hyman proud!