Inspired by yearly trips to Northern Finland with his girlfriend, Wolf People UK‘s Tom Watt has been collecting Finnish records for a few years now and has amassed a healthy collection of Suomalainen psych rock, prog, acid folk and jazz.
Compiled by Tom Watt
Mr Madman- Hullu Madman (45, Madman)
This little known, hard hitting psych rock / pop 45 is one of my favourite tracks of all time! It features Frank Robson (from Tasavallan Presindentti) singing in a rather strange mix of Finnish and English. I believe it also features the legend Seppo “Paroni” (“the baron”) Paakkunainen, but information about this is quite hard to come by in English.
Tasavallan Presidentti- Struggling For Freedom (S/T 2)
One of the most acclaimed bands ever to hail from Finland; this is Tasavallan Presidentti at their best. They were pretty much a “super-group” of Finnish musicians at the time and enjoyed some success in the rest of Europe but never really “made it” out side of Finland which is a shame as they truly deserved to.
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