Treat – Coup De Grace

Coup De GraceBack in the mid 80’s, when Treat were formed they quickly became Sweden’s second biggest rock act, right behind Europe. It was in 1985 when Treat – then consisting of guitarist, keyboard player and musical director Anders Wikström, singer Robert Ernlund, guitarist Leif Liliegren, bass player Ken Siewertsson and drummer Mats “Dalton” Dahlberg – released their debut album Scratch And Bite, right in the shadow of Europe’s world-wide signing. Fact is, it was Treat’s “Too Wild” that was responsible for Joey Tempest writing “Rock The Night” as he felt that Treat might be taking over if Europe didn’t also have an anthem like that. Treat quickly became one of Sweden’s biggest draws when it came to giging and even though their 1986 follow-up The Pleasure Principle didn’t have any hits such as the debut’s “Too Wild”, “We Are One” or their biggest ever hit “Get You On The Run”, people still bought the album and went to their concerts.

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