This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
5-7-0-5 - 50056
Pepe Willberg (see earlier entry) recorded "50056" in 1979 on his album "Päivä tuskin päättyis kauniimmin". The lyrics were provided by our old friend Hector (Heikki Harma). The original song was performed by a British rock group City Boy in 1978. The song was on their album "Book Early" and it was also released as a single, and turned out to be their first (and practically only) hit. The group was characterised by complex vocal arrangements and heavy guitars. Their albums were critically acclaimed, but apart from "5-7-0-5", their singles failed to make any grater impact. 5705 was the telephone number of the house where City Boy used to rehearse. I don't think Pepe's version has same kind of connotation. You can see a City Boy promotional video of the song, here.