This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
There’s A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis - Rautalankamalli
Taiska recorded "Rautalankamalli" (Wire model) in 1982 for her album "Oma tie". The lyrics were provided by Raul Reiman. Pity this wasn't released as a single. The original song had one of the longest titles in a succesful pop song, "There’s A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis". It was performed and co-written by Kirsty MacColl, the daughter of famous English folk singer Ewan MacColl (Ewan finnpicked here, and Kirsty here). It was Kirsty's first hit single, charting in the UK at number 14 in 1981. BTW, the "chip shop" is a take-away, selling fish-and-chips and other hot fast food for hungry Britons. You can see Kirsty perform the "Chip Shop" -song, here.