This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Dyna-mite - Dynamiitti
Marjo-Riitta (b. Marjo-Riitta Kervinen) & Savannah (see earlier entry) recorded "Dynamiitti" (Dynamite) in 1974. It was released as a B-side of a single (I'll present the A-side tomorrow...) and went largely unnoticed. The lyrics were done by Pertsa Reponen. Another version of this same song (with same lyrics) was done by a group called Kosmos in that same year. Their version sunk without a trace, butI present it here just to give you a chance to compere female and male renditions of the same song. Kosmos' version was on their sole album, which included covers of songs from a large variety of artists, like Beatles, Osmonds, Uriah Heep and James Taylor. I guess we will hear of Kosmos again here in Finnpicks ;-). The original "Dyna-mite" was the 3rd hit for Mud. The song was originally rejected by The Sweet. It reached number four in the UK Singles Chart. You can see the group performing "Dyna-mite", here.