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".

Here's the pair:


Magomusiikki said...

Kiva, että tääkin oli lisätty tänne. Muistaakseni Kissojen Taivas- yhtyekin on tämän levyttänyt samalla nimellä (1990-luvun alussa)- ainakin teksti tuntuu tutulta.

DM said...

Kyllä. Kissojen Taivas levytti tämän kappaleen nimellä Kissojen Taivas, ja se ilmestyi 1993 mini-CD:llä nimeltä Kissojen Taivas ;-). Tämä CD muuten sisältää myös suomenkieliset coverit seuraavista:
Kids in america, Come on eileen ja Paul Oxley's Unitin Spanish bars + Another heartbreak.