Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Copper Coloured Years - Jäi talo tyhjilleen

Hector did not usually do any covers, but this "Jäi talo tyhjilleen" (The house was left empty) is one rare example of those. It was released as a single in 1970, but was not successful chartwise. The Finnish lyrics were, of course, done by Hector himself. The original song was called "Copper Coloured Years". It was performed by British harmony pop group West Coast Consortium. The band released only two singles under that name, and the rest were released as Consortium. They had one minor hit under the latter name, the Baroque -style "All the Love in the World", which you can hear here. Today's finnpick was composed by the band's lead guitarist Geoff Simpson.

Here's the pair:


Anonymous said...

Well well... Hector has done covers of Alice Cooper, King Crimson, Al Stewart, Lou Reed, The Temptations only to name but a few. And the big boy has even ripped off All The Young Dudes ("Älä tee sitä") and Irish folk trads in general ("Juodaan viinaa"). So I think you oughta check your sources by now.

DM said...

Well, well, well - you can say that in the 60's and in the beginning of the 70's Hector did covers - as any other Finnish artist - but in relation to his vast self-penned output since those years they are in clear minority.