Friday, August 20, 2010

Free Electric Band - Rokkibändi

Alwari Tuohitorvi was one of the most popular Finnish pop rock (or pop'n roll, as they themselves liked to call it) bands in the 70's. The group had started in the 60's as progressive combo, but they changed their style after their line-up changed radically. The band usually performed and recorded their own material, but did few covers. "Rokkibändi" (Rock band) was on the b-side of their 1974 self-penned hit "Kromikaunotar". The original song was performed by often finnpicked songwriter and singer Albert Hammond, who also wrote the tune together with Mike Hazlewood. The song was a big hit for Albert and he also released an album with same name. You can see him perform the song, here.

Here's the pair:

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