Saturday, September 5, 2009

These Boots Are Made For Walkin - Saappaat ampuu lujaa

Anna Hanski (see earlier entry) is mostly known of her slow ballads. But she can rock too. Anna recorded "Saappaat ampuu lujaa" (Boots shoot fast) in 1989 and I bet you have never heard a version quite like this of the original song "These Boots Are Made For Walkin''. This was a mammoth hit for Nancy Sinatra in 1966. The song was written by Lee Hazlewood. Eventually, Lee wrote "Boots'' for himself. But Nancy told him that 'It's better for a girl to sing it, because when you sing it, it sounds mean. When I sing it, it will be sexy and cute.' Well - let's now hear Lee's tongue-in-cheek version, on which he throws comments on the original.

Here's the pair:

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