Alexander Bard was responsible for a lot of things. After the split Alexander often got asked if there would come an Army Of Lovers without him. He answered: "I wrote the songs, I organized everything and I produced the records together with Anders Wollbeck. What would Army Of Lovers do without me?".
Before Army Of Lovers he did two other projects: Baard and Barbie. As Baard he released only one single called 'Life in a goldfish bowl'. It's been said (I never heard the song) that it was a typical eighties sound, namely synthpop (David Bowie-style) and resembled a lot with Kraftwerk. Baard wasn't a soloproject. There were two other people involved: Juicy Lucy and Lola Gorganzola. Alexander found them in a stripjoint. Alexander said about them: "They weren't exactly Einsteins but they did have their hearts and boobs at the right place. If the world would had been ready for their big personality's there is no doubt about it that they would have been the real Army Of Lovers.". Needless to say the world wasn't ready for them... . Barbie was a more successful project. It started as a soloproject in which Alexander performed as a dragqueen and, I don't think this was ever been done before, the character had a background: Barbie was the secret child of Marilyn Monroe and John F. Kennedy. She was transported to Mars where she grew up. She came back to earth with a mission, namely to learn people how to make love under the streetlights. Later on, Barbie met two friends: Katanga and Faruk. We know them as La Camilla and Jean-Pierre. In my opinion, both Baard as Barbie were the basiclayers for Army Of Lovers.
Alexander himself had a stormy background: parties, sex, drugs,... but he doesn't regret it. He came to the conclusion that he had to change his lifestyle because of Aids: "Without the appearance of Aids, my life would have went a total different way.".
After Army Of Lovers he started with Vacuum, and wrote songs for several bands like Image. Vacuum had it's biggest success with "I Breathe" and it showed us a completely different Alexander. The music itself was also a lot heavier than the "simple" Army Of Lovers songs and prooved that Alexander has a genuine talent in music. Though, he found himself leaving Vacuum as an on-stage-performer after it's most succesful period and soon he left Vacuum completely. While working on his bestselling book, he started intensively with Alcazar. Alcazar promised us to be a more updated version of Army Of Lovers - but they aren't at all. The fact that they aren't; is good for both bands. Alcazar made a huge hit with "Crying at the discoteque" a song that featured Alexander in the song and in the video.
He returned to the scene with Army Of Lovers in 2001 but strangely enough, the new songs aren't his. Not only they are covers but the new song-arrangements and producing were done by others like Patrick Henzel. He decided to leave Army Of Lovers in 2003, only temporarily according to Dominika and Jean-Pierre. Soon the announcement of a new group, Bodies Without Organs (with Alexander and Jean-Pierre) was announced. To be continued...