Norwegian punk/new wave band.
Karlsmyr played drums in the last version of the group. Other members: Knut Erik Sandli (vocals), Arild Kristoffersen (bass), Jørn Loe (guitar) and Rune Martinsen (bass, keyboards). The collabaration with Sandli and Kristoffersen later resulted in founding Insomnia.
1982 - 1984. 2009 -
Oddvar Karlsmyr is one of the founders of Insomnia (1982).
1984 - 1989
Folk/world music, underground.
Karslmyr joined Ym: Stammen after leaving Insomnia temporally in 1984, on vocals, percussion and as a songwriter. Other members were Trygve Mathiesen, Anne Grethe Cenname and Dag Olav Sivertsen. From 1987 the band consisted of Mathiesen, Karlsmyr, Jon Anders Strand (bass/guitar, now "Dog Age"), Harald Becstrøm (guitar/mandolin/bouzoiki, now "Dog Age"), Pål Jørgensen (keyboards) and Christian Refsum (drums/percussion/guitar).
The band split in 1989 after touring Norway, Sweden, England and Ireland. Afterwards Mathiesen took the band further with a new set of members.
Karlsmyr has done several performace/poetry appearances on the Oslo scene, often as a side act to the Nowegian psycedelic pop group "Dog Age".
'WHAT PEOPLE WANT'
(Oddvar Karlsmyr 2010)
here you are, he said
here's what people want
got anything else?
no, just what everyone likes
but i don't like it
you have to go somewhere else, then
we have entirely what people want