Mean Street

Mean Street in 1986 The band Mean Street in 1986. From left to right: Jørn Govasli, Finn Guttormsen, Signar Baustad and Øystein Wika. (Foto: Rune Pedersen, Helgelendingen)

Mean Street was formed in late 1982 by Øystein Wika (guitar), Finn Guttormsen (bass) and Tore Straum (drums) while attending Kippermoen (Junior) High School. The band was mainly a cover band, playing popular rock material from the late 70's and early 80's period.

Band Members

  • Øystein Wika - lead guitar, backing vocals (1982-1987)
  • Finn Guttormsen - bass, backing vocals (1982-1987)
  • Tore Straum - drums, percussion (1982-1983)
  • Rune Andersen - drums, percussion (1983-1984)
  • Signar Baustad - lead vocals (1985-1987)
  • Erik Hopen - drums, percussion (1985, 1986)
  • Jørn Govasli - drums, percussion (1985-1986)
  • Tom Lennart Karlsen - drums, percussion (1986); died 2019
  • Yngve Dalen - drums, percussion (1986-1987)

Current band members: TBA

Photos from Nattrock 1986

Signar Baustad, Mean Street at Nattrock in 1986 Signar Baustad, singer in Mean Street at Nattrock in 1986. (Foto: Helgelendingen)
Jørn Govasli, Mean Street at Nattrock in 1986 Jørn Govasli, drummer in Mean Street at Nattrock in 1986. (Foto: Helgelendingen)
Øystein Wika, Mean Street at Nattrock in 1986 Øystein Wika, guitarist in Mean Street at Nattrock in 1986. (Foto: Helgelendingen)

1986-1987

Mean Street in 1987 Mean Street in 1987. From left to right: Øystein Wika, Signar Baustad, Finn Guttormsen and Yngve Dalen. (Foto: B. Berg Foto)

Live Shows

  • 1986, June 13: Nattrock, Mosjøen
  • 1986, September (?): Stamneshallen, Sandnessjøen
  • 1986, Desember 5: Mosjøen kulturhus (Mosjøen Civic Center)
  • 1987, February (?): Charity Event for the local Hospital, Mosjøen kulturhus (Mosjøen Civic Center)
  • 1987, April 3: Tippen, Mosjøen
  • 1987, April 24: Tippen, Mosjøen
  • 1987, June (?): Nattrock, Mosjøen
  • 1987, July 18: Brønnøyhallen, Brønnøysund
  • 1987, August 22: Søvik samfunnshus (Søvik Civic Center), Alstahaug

Photos and Video

Mean Street at Tippen in 1987 The band Mean Street at the live venue Tippen, in april 1987. From left to right: Øystein Wika, Signar Baustad, Yngve Dalen and Finn Guttormsen. (Foto: Kjell Arne Busch)
Øystein Wika in 1987 Øystein Wika with the band Mean Street, performing their final gig in 1987.
Mean Street in 1987 The band Mean Street after their last and final gig in 1987. From left to right: Finn Guttormsen, Signar Baustad, Yngve Dalen and Øystein Wika