This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Six String Orchestra - Monofilharmoonikko
After many years of building up a solo career, Hector decided to experiment performing and recording with a rock group. He founded a group called H.E.C. which, however, was short-lived and recorded only one eponymous album in 1977. From that album was culled a single with the A-side being "Monofilharmoonikko" (Monophilharmonist). It was a cover of one of the most famous songs by American singer-songwriter Harry Chapin. The original "Six String Orchestra" (lyrics here) was on Chapin's album "Verities & Balderdash". You can see Harry perform the song, here.