This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Acapulco Goldie - Akapulkon kulta
Another Shel Silverstein song, this time performed by the Finnish band (The Heirs of Wilbury), whose name paid homage to Travelling Wilburys. They were quite popular in the 90's presenting almost exclusively novelty songs. They recorded several albums and singles, and originated from the town of Turku. They used the (in)famous Turku dialect in some of their songs, like in the beginning of this "Vilperin PerikuntaAkapulkon kulta" (Akapulko gold) on their first album in 1992. The lyrics http://lirama.net/song/201607 are almost direct translation of those in the original "Acapulco Goldie". It was from the same Dr. Hook album - "Belly Up" - as yesterday's Finnpick. The "Goldie" in the song is a hooker, or 'puta', as she's called in the spanish-speaking Mexico.