Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Whole Wide World - Nuori poika

Eppu Normaali was and still is one of the most popular Finnish rock bands. They started with the punk wave, but later moved to more mainstream rock and pop. However, always retaining their originality. They rarely did any covers, but this "Nuori poika" (Young boy) is one example of those. It was released as a single B-side (A-side was "Jee Jee") in 1978. The original song was written and performed by Englishman Eric Frank Goulden, better known as Wreckless Eric. Goulden wrote the song in 1974, and recorded it in 1977. Additional musicians on the record were his Stiff record label stable mates Nick Lowe on guitar and bass and Ian Dury on drums. It was never a chart hit, but nevertheless has become a classic. You can see Eric perform the song, here.   

Here's the pair:

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