This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Monday, January 18, 2010
2-4-6-8 Motorway - Mopetilla maailmalle
Freeman (see earlier entry) recorded "Mopetilla maailmalle" (Into the world with moped) in 1978. It was released only as a single and was a modest hit, but not nearly as big one as Freeman's earlier single releases. The lyrics, as in yesterday's Finnpick, were from the pen of Heikki Harma/Hector. The original song "2-4-6-8 Motorway" was the first hit (and a big one) in 1977 for UK group Tom Robinson Band. It was written by band leader Tom Robinson. The lyrics tell about a gay truck driver driving down the motorway. Robinson was gay, and at the time active in the gay liberation movement. However, he himself became the subject of controversy in the 90's when he chose to live with a woman and become a father.
Updated on 18.09.2010: added the version "Kissojen taivas" by the group "Kissojen Taivas".