Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Elenore - Ei hätää

Ernos (see earlier entry) was led by Erno (Lindahl), who also wrote most of their songs. He released some singles as a solo artist, and this song "Ei hätää" (No worry) was on the B-side of his 1969 hit single "En elämältä halua enempää" (cover of Beatles' "Ob-la-di Ob-la-da"). The lyrics on both sides were crafted by Juha Vainio. The original song "Elenore" was a Top 10 hit for US pop group The Turtles. The song was included in their album "The Battle of the Bands", which featured performances in a wide variety of different musical styles. "Elenore" was meant to be a parody of the type of happy-go-lucky pop songs they themselves had been performing, with deliberately clichéed lyrics. I wonder if anyone noticed ... ;-).

Here's the pair:

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