ADE Special: Northern Disco Lights
In the 70s and 80s Norway was known for oil, reindeer, Vikings and the Northern Lights. On the radio all you could hear was a mixture of local folk and used-up pop imported on the cheap as the country slid in to a Eurovision stupor.
That was until a group of teenage outsiders in Tromsø decided they had had enough. With only month old imported NMEs for company they set up a radio station, made synthesizers, threw parties and started to make music the like of which never had been heard before.
Word spread to other Norwegian towns and cities as like-minded kids recognised the call to arms.