This dazzling Swedish pop-group was established in 1987. It was created by the producer Alexander Bard, who used to perform in a band called Baard, which is known for the song “Life in a Goldfish Bowl”. Other original members of the Army of Lovers were Jean-Pierre Barda, and Camilla Henemark. The name of the band was inspired by the 1979 German documentary about gay activism called Armee der Liebenden.
One of the things that made this group popular was its image. They hired a designer who worked hard to create a flamboyant appearance using religious undertones coupled with history and folklore. The designer’s name was Camilla Thulin.
In 1988, Army of Lovers released their first single “When the Night is Cold”. They went on to create a pop dance song called “Love Me Like a Loaded Gun”. In 1989, the group came up with a hit “Supernatural” and continued to create famous music. In 1990, they released “Disco Extravaganza”, which went under the name of “Army of Lovers’ in the United States. “Massive Luxury Overdose” released in 1991 became a real hit. Then the singles “Crucified” and “Obsession” created together with producer Anders Wollbeck made them famous all over Europe.