There is an excellent article on Vice’s Noisey blog about Ace of Base founder Ulf Ekberg’s “secret Nazi past” that everyone should read because of paragraphs like this.
Ulf Ekberg, a founding member of Ace of Base, started his career as a neo-Nazi skinhead. Not only that, he created a platform for his ideals through his Nazi punk band, Commit Suiside, which sang songs with “explicit racist lyrics.” How explicit you might ask? Here’s a little example [translated]: “Men in white hoods march down the road, we enjoy ourselves when we’re sawing off n*ggers’ heads/Immigrant, we hate you! Out, out, out, out! Nordic people, wake up now! Shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot!” (Via)
Also, it’s fun to make “we should have seen the sign” jokes. Anyway, this is important news for one reason and one reason only: GirlTalk’s EPIC performance of “I Saw the Sign” on Full House has been RUINED.
Tainting that otherwise perfect cover is literally the worst thing Ekberg’s ever done. Besides the whole hating black people and Jews and gypsys (probably) thing.