Roxette profile, 1991

Dressed for fleeting success, weird haircuts and all.

Similar to when I interviewed the Pet Shop Boys for the same publication four months earlier, in that both involved highly stressful trips from Philly to a New York that was still terrifyingly foreign territory to me, except that Per Gessle was warmer than Neil Tennant and Marie Fredriksson was colder than Chris Lowe. Though maybe Roxette’s real progenitors were Eurythmics, now that I think of it. Did anybody point that out at the time? Seems so obvious now. Also, has anybody ever computed their influence on pop country of the later ’90s, directly via Roxettalike Australian joy-rider duo Colourhaus whose singer wound up going Nashville-solo and charting a bunch of minor country hits, and maybe also indirectly via Lorrie Morgan’s haircut? You never know.

Request, June 1991

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