This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Tomahawk Kid - Mää ja Tapparan mies
Popeda was and still is one of the greatest and most popular Finnish rock groups. In 1992 they recorded "Mää ja Tapparan mies" (Me and the Tappara supporter) for their album "Svoboda". Tappara is a famous icehockey team from Tampere, Finland. And Popeda's members are all resident in Tampere and it's neghborhood. Lyrics (see here) were provided by another famous Tampere celebrity, Juice Leskinen. The original song "Tomahawk Kid" was written and recorded by popular UK rock group the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (SAHB). It appears on their 1974 album "The Impossible Dream". The lyrics (see here) are far from the world of icehockey, telling about pirates and their treaseure chest.