Flying Fish



The press wrote: (translated - see bottom of page) 

Politiken 27/4 93 "45 minutes of soap opera, often clearly consistent with Magical Mystery Tour. A surprising, whimsical wonderland populated by rubber ducks, lovers, burned sun worshipers and rabbits, all arranged by the brothers Martin and Johan Gerup" 

Gaffa, June 93 "Some of the most imaginative in Danish music for a long time" 

Aktuelt, Kim Skotte 22/4 93 
"Whimsical lyrics, velvet harmony and good tunes. Rubberducks, pyramidical wisdom, genuine Shakespeare and lots of classy guitar." 

Tjeck May 93 "Flying Fish should become an export product. They have managed to give the Danish music a new expression and more catchy than heard for a long time." 

Berlingske May 5 93 "wriggling with a crispy rhythmic undercurrent and sparks through Gerups intelligent, unschooled and knifesharp guitar ornamentations. 

Flying Fish debut-album It's Almost Fairy Time and Rubberduck Productions are closely connected. 

Martin Gerup, the founder, was in the middle of making his own record on Pladekompagniet/Sony Music Denmark, when he heard his brother Johan's studio-sessions from the El-Sound Studios in Valby, Denmark. 

He decided to make a record-company, and rented a small office in the center of Copenhagen, Amagertorv. From there it all began. 


The release was a spectacular scene. All Danish media received a yellow rubberduck and after 7 days they received the CD. In the biggest CD-shop on Strøget, Copenhagen you could see the Flying Fish album swimming with rubberducks in a white porcelain bathtub. The band got phenomenal reviews, and some music journalists even made a comparison to The Beatles in their articles. 

The story of the label's name comes from the song Are You Happy? Flying Fish lyricist, Bertha Coley, presents us to a little yellow duck who wants to rule the world. 

And succeeds. 

Flying Fish on MySpace

Torben Skjødt-Jensen video



In The End is a superexposed colourgraded video made by Torben Skjødt Jensen. In the 80's Torben was one of the pioneers in Danish musicvideo experimenting. Among others he worked with Kim Larsen, Hanne Boel, Nanna, Lars Muhl, Lis Sørensen, Søs Fenger, Miss B.Haven, Lars HUG, Palle Mikkelborg, TV2, Dicte, Sort Sol, Laid Back, Overlords og Maria Carmen Koppel. 

Videoen er optaget i Frederiksdal i maj måned 1993. 

The above reviews in Danish: 

Pol 27/4 93 "trekvart times soapopera som tit er i tydelig tråd med Magical Mystery Tour. et overrumplende, snurrigt eventyrland befolket af gummiænder, elskere, forbrændte soldyrkere og kaniner, alt sammen formidlet af de to brødre Martin og Johan Gerup" 

Gaffa, juni 93 "Noget af det mest fantasifulde indenfor dansk musik længe" 

Aktuelt K. Skotte 22/4 93
"Snurrige tekster, velourharmoni og gode melodier. Gummiænder, pyramidalsk visdom, ægte Shakespeare og masser af fornem guitar."

Tjeck maj 93 " Flying Fish burde blive en eksportvare. De har formået at give dansk musik et nyt udtryk og mere iørefaldende end længe hørt."

Berl. 5 maj 93 "spræller med en kriblende rytmisk understrøm og slår gnister i kraft af Gerups intelligente, uskolede og knivskarpe guitarforsiringer. 


Flying Fish spillede på Roskilde Festival, 1993. 


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