This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Daytona Demon - Kaupungin kauhein
This is the A-side of yesterday's finnpick. Marjo-Riitta & Savannah has a minor hit with this "Kaupungin kauhein" (The worst in the city) in 1974. As on the B-side, the lyrics were done by Pertsa Reponen. The original "Daytona Demon" was the 3rd consecutive Chinnichap hit for Suzi Quatro (b. Susan Kay Quatro) in 1973. The song climbed up to number 14 in the UK Singles Chart. You can see Suzi and his backing band in the action with "Daytona Demon", here. BTW, the "Daytona" refers to city of Daytona Beach in Florida, USA. It is historically known as having a beach where the hard packed sand allows motorized vehicles to drive on the beach in restricted areas. This hard packed sand subsequently made Daytona Beach a mecca for motorsports.