History Music / Europe

5th Dec '16 1:56:30 AM Xtifr
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'''Europe''' is a [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} Swedish]] melodic hard rock band mostly known for the mega-hit "The Final Countdown". The band's roots can be traced back to 1979, when they started out as Force. In 1982 they started performing under the name Europe.

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'''Europe''' Europe is a [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} Swedish]] melodic hard rock band mostly known for the mega-hit "The Final Countdown". The band's roots can be traced back to 1979, when they started out as Force. In 1982 they started performing under the name Europe.
13th May '16 7:40:06 AM Aphasia83
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* StageNames: The only members to use their birth names are John Norum and John Levén. Joey Tempest is Joakim Larsson, and Mic Michaeli and Ian Haugland's real first names are Gunnar and Håkan, respectively.

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* StageNames: The only members to use their birth names are John Norum and John Levén. Joey Tempest is Joakim Larsson, and Mic Michaeli and Ian Haugland's real first names are Gunnar and Håkan, Jan-Håkan, respectively.
14th Jan '16 3:31:10 PM Exxolon
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Europe is a [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} Swedish]] melodic hard rock band mostly known for the mega-hit "The Final Countdown". The band's roots can be traced back to 1979, when they started out as Force. In 1982 they started performing under the name Europe.

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Europe '''Europe''' is a [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} Swedish]] melodic hard rock band mostly known for the mega-hit "The Final Countdown". The band's roots can be traced back to 1979, when they started out as Force. In 1982 they started performing under the name Europe.
9th Oct '15 6:53:34 AM Berrenta
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* GratuitousNinja: "Ninja" on ''The Final Countdown''.



* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: "Ninja" on ''The Final Countdown''.
23rd Mar '15 4:46:50 PM Exxolon
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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Prisoners in Paradise'' ramps up the guitars compared to ''Out of this World'' with slightly darker lyrical content.
6th Dec '14 10:50:40 AM Aphasia83
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* 2015 - ''War of Kings''
30th Nov '14 8:15:11 PM 102372
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-->--''The Final Countdown''

Europe is a [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} Swedish]] melodic hard rock band mostly known for the mega-hit "The Final Countdown". The band's roots can be traced back to 1979 when they started out as Force, but in 1982 they started performing under the name Europe.

After becoming quite successful in their home country with two successful albums under their belts, Europe achieved their greatest success internationally with their third album, ''The Final Countdown'', with its famous title song becoming a number one hit worldwide thanks to the growing popularity of HairMetal. While Europe begins and ends with this song as far as a lot of people are concerned, they had other hits, such as the PowerBallad "Carrie" (which was actually a bigger hit than "The Final Countdown" in America when it was released in 1986).

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-->--''The -->--"The Final Countdown''

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Europe is a [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} Swedish]] melodic hard rock band mostly known for the mega-hit "The Final Countdown". The band's roots can be traced back to 1979 1979, when they started out as Force, but in Force. In 1982 they started performing under the name Europe.

After becoming quite successful in their home country country, with two successful albums under their belts, Europe achieved their greatest success internationally with their third album, ''The Final Countdown'', with its famous title song becoming a number one hit worldwide thanks to the growing popularity of HairMetal. While Europe begins and ends with this song as far as a lot of people are concerned, they had other hits, such as the PowerBallad "Carrie" (which was actually a bigger hit than "The Final Countdown" in America when it was released in 1986).



'''Current'''
* Joey Tempest - vocals (1979-1992, 2003-)
* John Norum - guitar (1979-1986, 2003-)
* John Levén - bass (1981-1992, 2003-)
* Mic Michaeli - keyboards (1984-1992, 2003-)
* Ian Haugland - drums (1984-1992, 2003-)

'''Former'''
* Kee Marcello - guitar (1986-1992)
* Tony Reno - drums (1979-1984)
* Marcel Jacob - bass (1981)
* Peter Olsson - bass (1979-1981)

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* '''Current'''
* ** Joey Tempest - vocals (1979-1992, 2003-)
* ** John Norum - guitar (1979-1986, 2003-)
* ** John Levén - bass (1981-1992, 2003-)
* ** Mic Michaeli - keyboards (1984-1992, 2003-)
* ** Ian Haugland - drums (1984-1992, 2003-)

* '''Former'''
* ** Kee Marcello - guitar (1986-1992)
* ** Tony Reno - drums (1979-1984)
* ** Marcel Jacob - bass (1981)
* ** Peter Olsson - bass (1979-1981)






** The debut album, the first prize of Rock-SM 82, was recorded over two weekends whenever there was studio time available, and bassist John Levén had to take illegal absences from his military service.

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** The debut album, the first prize of Rock-SM 82, was recorded over two weekends whenever there was studio time available, and bassist available. Bassist John Levén had to take illegal absences from his military service.



** The second album featured a more experienced and well-rounded Europe. Recorded in the famous Polar Studios in the center of Stockholm, "Wings" features traditional heavy metal lyric subjects and competent songwriting throughout, with many of the songs still in the band's set, such as "Scream of Anger", "Open Your Heart" and the title track.

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** The second album featured a more experienced and well-rounded Europe. Recorded in the famous Polar Studios in the center of Stockholm, "Wings" ''Wings'' features traditional heavy metal lyric subjects and competent songwriting throughout, with many of the songs still in the band's set, such as "Scream of Anger", "Open Your Heart" Heart", and the title track.



!!Europe and their music feature the following tropes

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!!Europe and their music feature the following tropes
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* AuthorTract: "Homeland" on ''Prisoners In Paradise'' and the unreleased song from the same sessions, "Mr. Government Man" might just be songs inspired by the band moving to Bahamas to avoid high Swedish taxes and Joey being charged a big sum of money for evading his country's obligatory military service. Also, "Last Look At Eden" is inspired by the political situation in the USA.

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* AuthorTract: "Homeland" on ''Prisoners In Paradise'' and the unreleased song from the same sessions, "Mr. Government Man" Man", might just be songs inspired by the band moving to Bahamas to avoid high Swedish taxes and Joey being charged a big sum of money for evading his country's obligatory military service. Also, "Last Look At Eden" is inspired by the political situation in the USA.



* CoverVersion: Their 2008 live album, ''Almost Unplugged'', includes four covers, namely of UFO, Music/PinkFloyd, Music/LedZeppelin and Music/ThinLizzy.

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* CoverVersion: Their 2008 live album, ''Almost Unplugged'', includes four covers, namely of UFO, Music/PinkFloyd, Music/LedZeppelin Music/LedZeppelin, and Music/ThinLizzy.



* TheLastTitle: "The Final Countdown"; the song and the album.
* LighterAndSofter: ''The Final Countdown'', of course. Europe was a very different band, bordering on Music/ThinLizzy-influenced metal that sometimes resembled Music/{{Iron Maiden}}. They got lighter with the next release, ''Out Of This World''.

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* TheLastTitle: "The Final Countdown"; both the song and the album.
* LighterAndSofter: ''The Final Countdown'', of course. Europe was a very different band, bordering on Music/ThinLizzy-influenced metal that sometimes resembled Music/{{Iron Maiden}}.Music/IronMaiden. They got lighter with the next release, ''Out Of This World''.



* RockMeAmadeus: Not on albums, but Ian Haugland's live drum solos have contained ''[[{{Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart}} Eine Kleine Nachtmusik]]'' and the William Tell Overture.

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* RockMeAmadeus: Not on albums, but Ian Haugland's live drum solos have contained ''[[{{Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart}} ''[[Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik]]'' and the William Tell ''William Tell'' Overture.



** Kee, Mic and Joey were credited as a backup vocal group on ''Prisoners In Paradise'', named "The Lame Swedes".

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** Kee, Mic Mic, and Joey were credited as a backup vocal group on ''Prisoners In Paradise'', named "The Lame Swedes".



* SixthRanger: Kee Marcello. Also {{The Other Darrin}} in the videos for "Rock The Night", "Carrie" and "Cherokee", songs for which he did not record.

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* SixthRanger: Kee Marcello. Also {{The Other Darrin}} TheOtherDarrin in the videos for "Rock The Night", "Carrie" "Carrie", and "Cherokee", songs for which he did not record.



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18th Oct '14 2:17:53 AM Sahira
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* TheLastTitle: "The Final Countdown"; the song and the album.
30th Jul '14 8:17:31 AM ricjac
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Europe are a Swedish melodic hard rock band mostly known for the mega-hit "The Final Countdown". The band's roots can be traced back to 1979 when they started out as Force, but in 1982 they started performing under the name Europe.

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Europe are is a Swedish [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} Swedish]] melodic hard rock band mostly known for the mega-hit "The Final Countdown". The band's roots can be traced back to 1979 when they started out as Force, but in 1982 they started performing under the name Europe.
28th Jun '14 11:13:01 AM MarkLungo
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