Tuesday, March 21, 2006

More Finnish Nuggets

Pasi Lehtomaa lists his candidates for the "Finnish Nuggets" in his 60s garage rock book Ritarien varjot - autotallirokin aatelisia (Pop-Kirja 18, published by Pop-Lehti magazine of Tampere in 2005):

  • Blues Section: 'Call Me On Your Telephone'
  • Buddy and the Wiremen: 'Shanghai'
  • The Careless: 'Desolate Time'
  • The Downwalkers: 'I Don't Believe You' [recorded in July 1966]
  • Jormas: 'The Loco-Motion'
  • The Needles: 'Dying Man'
  • The New Joys: 'Kevät'

    Lehtomaa also rates such UK acts that were popular in the 1960s Finland as The Kirkbys with their 'Don't You Want Me No More' and 'Thirteen Women' by The Renegades.