Monday, 9 July 2007
When Milan Hulsing was at my place, a few weeks ago, he left a record. I just rediscovered it. I had placed it on a safe place, because the LP was packed in a Pizza box, and I didn’t want my kids to think they could use it for playing.
I never have seen an LP in a pizza box, and that is strange because one would think that more people will have noticed the similarity in size.
The LP in this box is a sampler with Finnsh music, probably recorded in the mid-eighties. I am not impressed, to say the least. But, as we say in Holland, je moet een gegeven paard nooit in z’n bek schijten, dus ik dacht: laat ik er meteen maar een stukje over schrijven, dan hebben we dat ook weer gehad.
If the 15 bands on this LP give a reliable impression of the Finnish music scene of that period, I am happy I didn’t live in Finland in the eighties. The bands cover all possible genre, from rock’n’roll to latin, and from jazz to acapella. But I find it difficult to pick out one tune for today’s Soundtrack. So I choose two:
Here is Stilton Kwesi Johnsson with a background version of a song called Bagdad.
And here is a band who’s name I can’t read with a song called Varm Kow Boogie. Well, I am sure about that boogie, but not entirely about the first two words.