Penniless: Adam’s Apple Pie
Penniless is a fabulous band that usually installs plenty of melodic beauty into their blissfully twisted rock songs. Adam’s Apple Pie wonderfully shows their pop sense and it might be my favourite Penniless song eventhough they have a huge amount of great songs under their belt. Adam’s Apple Pie is from their excellent Anola album that was released back in 2001.
Penniless at myspace
Mummypowder: Don’t Hold Your Breath
You can also file this one under excellent finnish guitar pop. Don’t Hold Your Breath is the opening track of Mummypowder’s marvellous third album Consternation! Uproar! that was released in 2004. Mummypowder is certainly among the greatest finnish guitar pop bands and hopefully they will eventually return with the fourth album that has been in the working state for quite a while.
Mummypowder at myspace
Tonight’s videos have a bird theme. First there’s 22-Pistepirkko classic Birdy. Their most famous song that was first released in 1992 on the album Big Lupu. Birdy is one amazing song. A true finnish classic. That chorus still leaves me speechless.
22-Pistepirkko at myspace
Anssi 8000 & Maria Stereo: Bachelorism
Now let’s jump to year 2008 and give the stage to Anssi 8000 & Maria Stereo. Bachelorism featured on their marvellous Duel album. I think it’s a great little rock song that reminds me of early Penniless (People of Bulgaria). An adorable video as well.
Anssi 8000 & Maria Stereo Website
Anssi 8000 & Maria Stereo at myspace
Maybe this linking of youtube videos is getting out of hand in this blog, but I’m still going to start this new section and add some old or new finnish pop videos once or twice in a week. It’s an easy & quick way to praise the bands that you love. And on the plus side I also remember to watch these videos of songs that once meant a lot to me. And well still do, because I just end up watching that Sugarrush video about ten times in a row.
The Sugarrush: Stereo
The best way to start is throwing in The Sugarrush’s Stereo. A video that I’ve probably seen hundreds of times and I don’t even think that’s an exaggeration. The Sugarrush is the hardest rockin’ pop band in the world and one of my own huge favourites. Stereo is an opening track of their second album Mirrorball Ballerinas that was released back in 2001.
The Sugarrush at myspace
Elliot Scale: Innerspace
Elliot Scale’s Innerspace featured in the Meet The Scene compilation, but unfortunately the rest of Elliot Scale’s excellent song material was never officially released, because sadly Olli Linna (aka Elliot Scale) passed away way ahead of his time in 2002. Olli Linna was a great musician, producer and an all around nice guy. He featured in bands like Time Flies and Cartoon Tree, but Elliot Scale was his solo project. It’s a shame that he never had the chance to finish that Elliot Scale material, because he had a lot of great pop songs. I lost those mp3s in a hard drive failure few years back, but thankfully Innerspace is still available at youtube.