"Doktor Kosmos" are a Swedish pop band best characterized by the unique style of their humoristic lyrics. The lyrics often have social or political themes, and the band is communist, although not above making fun of their own radical opinions.
One of the gimmicks of the band is reoccurring characters in their songs. One of these is "Doktor Kosmos" himself ("Doktor Kosmos" simply means "Doctor Cosmos" in Swedish). Doktor Kosmos is at the same time the stage name for the band's front man Uje Brandelius.
Doktor Kosmos was created in 1991 in Uppsala. The original line-up was Uje Brandelius (synth, vocals), Martin Aagård (guitar), Lina Selleby (vocals) and Catti Larson (vocals). Soon afterwards, Henrik Högberg joined the band on drums.
In 1995, the band released their first album, Socialmedicin. It was followed by Stjärn Jerry in 1996. Stjärn Jerry is a rock opera that tells the story of a young man, "Stjärnjerry", who gets into trouble. He ows his drug dealer money and when he can't pay, he buys a gun and shoots the dealer.
* Uje Brandelius (1971), synthesizer, vocals
* Twiggy Pop (1971), synthesizer, vocals