This is a portrait of a genuinely eccentric Swedish musician named Eddie Meduza (1948-2002). Eddie Meduza was undoubtedly Sweden’s king of the subculture ‘raggare’, a Swedish expression for cruisers. His music became characterized as uncomplicated 50’s rock. He has seduced multiple generations with tracks like Pünkjävlar (Asshole Punks), Mere Brännvin (More Booze) Såssialdemokraterna (Social Democrats) and Runke Ball (Jack off Ball).
Already in the beginning of his career, at the end of the 70’s, he was considered taboo by the Swedish public. He was hated by the cultural elite for his incorrect appearance and his ‘I don’t give a fuck’ attitude. However, he was loved by many for his pride in being an outsider.
Through a peculiar design of community involvement, he commented on different phenomena in a vulgar and ironic manner. His songs were seen as provocative, as they dealt with subjects such as alcohol, women and sex. Eddie Meduza, whose real name was Errol Nordstedt, was found dead at the age of 53, in his home in the south of Sweden, on January 17th 2002. The cause of death given was heart failure caused by high alcohol consumption and life in the hard and fast lane.Rent this work for public screenings