Discography

The Singles 2012

CD 1/6 A-Sides

  1. Storm Radio (NEW) —- 03:41
  2. UFO Girl (Inbetween Flight) —- 04:00
  3. Angouleme 2036 —- 03:33
  4. Suburban Ladyland —- 02:56
  5. Rat King —- 03:42
  6. Waiting For The Train —- 04:38
  7. This Time —- 04:12
  8. Quicksand —- 03:28
  9. Boardroom Walk —- 03:59
  10. Onion Soup —- 03:59
  11. Roundabout —- 03:26
  12. Gimme Some Water —- 03:55
  13. (Just A) Little Bit More —- 03:40
  14. Birdy —- 03:25
  15. Don’t Say I’m So Evil (Slow) —- 02:44
  16. Don’t Play Cello —- 02:23
  17. Frankenstein —- 03:16
  18. Bone Bone Baby —- 03:32
  19. Hong Kong King —- 03:23
  20. Ou Wee —- 02:33

CD 2/6 B-Sides 1/2

  1. Hiss Hiss —- 01:50
  2. Havana City Beat —- 02:05
  3. Hank’s TV Set —- 02:18
  4. 33 / 45 —- 02:53
  5. Don’t Go Home, Joe —- 03:58
  6. Swamp Blues —- 05:59
  7. Don’t Say I’m So Evil (Fast) —- 02:50
  8. Don’t Say I’m So Evil (Medium) —- 02:45
  9. Hey Mona (Live) —- 05:05
  10. Hong Kong King (Live) 03:28
  11. Rawhide (Live) —- 01:33
  12. I Never Said (Vesa Lankinen Remix) —- 03:46
  13. All Night Cafe (P. Rajanti Remix) —- 05:37
  14. Boardroom Walk (Rainy Night Mix) —- 04:22
  15. Miles & Nemo —- 04:52
  16. Romeo Instrumental —- 03:16

CD 3/6 B-Sides 2/2

  1. This Time (Basement Take) —- 04:44
  2. Waiting For The Train (Jori Hulkkonen Remix) —- 07:23
  3. Waiting For The Train (To Rococo Rot Remix) —- 05:02
  4. D-Day (Live) —- 05:12
  5. Let The Romeo Weep (Live) —- 05:22
  6. Not So Good At School —- 01:08
  7. Midnight Owl (Demo) —- 02:24
  8. Brian (Demo) —- 01:14
  9. Sky Girl (Slide Demo) —- 03:44
  10. Close —- 03:32
  11. Coffeegirl (Macchiatobubble Remix) —- 05:34
  12. Number One —- 02:51
  13. Get Along —- 03:25
  14. Broken Toys —- 03:43
  15. Birdy Dub (by Jimi Tenor) —- 05:23

CD 4/6 Live Bootleg 1/2

  1. Oo My Head (live Joensuu ’95) —- 04:53
  2. I’m Back (live radio session Vpro ’89) —- 02:47
  3. Frankenstein (live tampere ’88) —- 02:58
  4. I’m Staying Now (live Gothenburg ’92) —- 02:32
  5. Birdy (live Joensuu ’95) —- 03:39
  6. Don’t Say I’m So Evil (live) —- 02:31
  7. Gimme Some Water (live) —- 03:57
  8. Onion Soup (live Ilosaarirock ’98) —- 03:38
  9. B-Instrumental (live Ilosaarirock ’98) —- 01:44
  10. I Never Said (live Stockholm ’98) —- 03:23
  11. Coma Moon (live Stockholm ’98) —- 04:41
  12. Beautiful Morning (live Jyrki ’98) —- 03:57
  13. Sad Lake City (live Roskilde ’99) —- 03:58
  14. Let The Romeo Weep (live Roskilde ’99) —- 04:59
  15. Swamp Blues (live Roskilde ’99) —- 04:25

CD 5/6 Live Bootleg 2/2

  1. Refrain From The Refrain (live Amsterdam ’08) —- 07:44
  2. Crazy Meat (live Amsterdam ’08) —- 04:04
  3. Quicksand (live) —- 02:35
  4. I’m A Moon Around You (live Lowlands Festival 02) —- 04:09
  5. Wild Billy (Live Helsinki 03) —- 03:28
  6. X-(Wo)men (live) —- 01:56
  7. Midnight Owl (live) —- 02:28
  8. Rat King (live Provinsiirock ’05) —- 03:23
  9. You’re Mine Blues (live Provinsiirock ’05) —- 03:01
  10. (Just A) Little Bit More (live Provinsiirock ’05) —- 02:37
  11. I Knew (live Huumaa 05) —- 04:13
  12. Space Riding (live Helsinki 05) —- 05:06
  13. Rally Of Love (live Helsinki ’07) —- 06:41
  14. Texacoson (live Helsinki ’07) —- 03:32
  15. Waiting For The Train (live Helsinki ’05) —- 10:04
  16. The Others (live Amsterdam ’08) —- 05:19

DVD 6/6 22pp – Off Road Manual 11 VIDEOS

  1. Don’t play cello, 01.03
  2. Hong Kong King 02:44
  3. Shot Bayou 03:43
  4. Frankenstein 02:56
  5. Don’t Say I’m so Evil 02:38
  6. Birdy 03:31
  7. (Just A) Little Bit More 03:44
  8. Gimme Me Some Water 03:54
  9. Live “Medley”: 04:05
    a.Coffee Girl (segment live) 01:20 / b. Night Train Miss (Segment Live) 00:38 / c. Frankenstein (Segment Live) 00:48 / d. Hong Kong King (Segment Live) 01:20
  10. Don’t Say I’m so Evil (remix) 05:03
  11. Roundabout 01:56
  12. Detour 00:50
  13. Oh My Head (Remix) 05:43
  14. Snowy Dave (Remix) 05:58
  15. Don’t play cello (Remix) 03:35
  16. I Do Do I (Playback MTV 3) 02:57
  17. Motorcycleman (Live Segment) 01:27
  18. Onion Soup 04:07
  19. Boardroom Walk 03:57
  20. Quicksand (LIVE Segment LAB Showcase 11.09.2001) 01:52
  21. This Time 04:09
  22. Quicksand 03:33
  23. This Time (Basement take) 04:42
  24. D-Day (Live segment Vega Copenhagen) 01:40
  25. Not so good at school (Live Tampere Boat) 01:41
  26. Rat King 03:40
  27. X(Wo)Men 02:02
  28. Texacoson (Live Helsinki) 03:30
  29. Onion Soup (Live Tampere) 03:02
  30. Suburban Ladyland 03:05
  31. Oh my head (Live Jenkatehdas) 04:37
  32. UFO Girl (Live Rockpalast) 03:53
  33. Rodeo Heart (NEW) 03:40
  34. Storm Radio (NEW) 03:42
  35. Birdy (Remix) 04:38
  • Release date 19.10.2012
  • Label Bone Voyage

Here’s the ultimate 22-Pistepirkko box set, exploring their unique character and follows them through their juggle with Garage R’n’R, Pop, Rock, Electronica, Blues, Psychedelic, Folk and the unexplored, spanning 1986 to 2012, (incl. unreleased single ‘Storm Radio’). The Box combines all the fans favourites, plus obscure B-sides and a good dose of unreleased live performances throughout the years. Additionally an extra DVD includes all their promotional videos, as well as rare live footage. The Box comes in a handy square with a 52 page booklet. Besides info on the singles it has a little diary by one of their fans. To make the box round it has a small, sqare fold out poster and some linernotes.

“…The Singles isn’t the best of 22 Pistepirkko. It’s better than that. It’s a great rock & roll story told in classic style…”
(David Fricke, from the linernotes)

CD 1: A-Sides
CD 2: B-Sides 1/2
CD 3: B-Sides 2/2
CD 4: Live Bootleg 1/2
CD 5: Live Bootleg 2/2
DVD: 22pp- Off Road Manual 11 (35 videos)

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Lime Green DeLorean 2011

  1. Lights By The Highway
  2. Dream 1987
  3. UFO Girl
  4. Stupid
  5. So Much Snow
  6. Sunny Days
  7. Broken Toys Make No Noise
  8. So Happy Today
  9. Sweet Rodeo Heart
  10. Find Me
  11. Lime Green DeLorean
  • Release Year 2011
  • Label Bone Voyage
  • Catalog # BONE-0161 (LP) / BONE-0162 (CD)

It’s a hotrodded car-rocket to the 5th dimension of the mind, made out of spare parts and oddities, plus a naive faith to mystical mojos. Lime Green Delorean is a vehicle to go to Go-Go joints due to dance, shake, enlighten your immortal soul and talk with Gods. Join the big flow of the beings.
KISS stuff!

While their previous album “(Well You Know) Stuff Is Like We Yeah!”, was recorded in only 10 days and co-produced by Shimmy Disc wizzard Kramer, this here, like their ’96 album “Eleven”, is self-produced again and with a little help of some close friends. It was recorded at their own Altai Studio in Helsinki, inbetween touring activities from summer 2010 to january 2011.

The flow of the 11 songs form a dynamic album, full of surprises, cinematic and intimate at equal measures.It has spacy ballads for deserted highways, psycho-boogie, early 70s spirit, some wall of sound in trio size, Ufo Girl Pop, keyboard candy and one sample – taken from a 1938 recording by Golden Gate Quartet.

Playful, harsh, sweet and tender, simple rockin’groovy – the unique qualities of the 3 songwriters got boosted here. Even those who follow the band since a long time gonna find a new level of 22pp beauty: whether in PKs buck naked falsetto vocals, Espe’s simplifying beats, Asko’s weird sounds, their loose choirs, fuzzed fat guitars, focus and chaos, silence and noise – they haven’t gone that far, yet.

-Bone Voyage Recording Company

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Birdy 2011

  1. Side A – Birdy
  2. Side B – Birdy Dub by Jimi Tenor
  • Release Date 16.04.2011
  • Label Bone Voyage
  • Catalog # BONES-1604

In the year of their 30th anniversary we choosed Birdy as a one-off release, which also suits well into the vinyl re-issue serial of the 80s albums we are doing in 2011.

Birdy is the only pop song we know of, which has a no-music, just atmosphere break in the middle, but despite this was one of the band’s biggest radio hits. It’s just a compelling song, and most likely still is in 30 years from now.

B-Side is a remake by Jimi Tenor from the mid nineties (taken from “Zipcode”).

Tenor about this remix: “I choose Birdy song because it is a hit. Plus the bird song in the mid part was easy to synch to the remix by playing it directly from the original CD.  I did not own a sampler that time yet.”

-Bone Voyage Recording Company

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Ufo Girl 2011

  1. Ufo Girl (Collect call mix)
  2. Number One (demo)
  3. Get Along (demo)
  • Release Year 2011
  • Label Bone Voyage
  • Catalog # BONED-0169

Digital only single. 3 songs from the Lime Green DeLorean session which are not on the album CD.

-Bone Voyage Recording Company

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Angouleme 2036 2008

  1. Side title A: Angouleme 2036
  2. Side title B: Sky Girl (Slide Demo Version)
  • Release Year 2008
  • Label Bone Voyage

Shot from the hip “Angouleme 2036” is a stomping and odd falsetto blues boogie. For their 2008 album entitled “(Well You Know) Stuff Is Like We Yeah!”, of which this track is taken from, they’ve teamed up with legendary Shimmydisc producer Kramer (Galaxy 500, Daniel Johnston, Ween, Bongwater, Butthole Surfers, a.m.o.). “Sky Girl” from the original 7″ B-side is an appealing demoversion and only available on this single, packed in handstamped cover cardboardsleeve.

-Soundflat.de

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(Well You Know) Stuff Is Like We Yeah 2008

  1. Suburban Ladyland
  2. Crazy Meat
  3. Lizard
  4. Angouleme 2036
  5. Sky Girl
  6. Zombie
  7. Aquarius Zero
  8. Garbage Land
  9. Summer Triangle
  10. Smiley Are Not Enough
  11. Blue And Purple
  12. Refrain From The Refrain
  13. The Others
  • Release Year 2008
  • Label Bone Voyage
  • Catalog # BONE-0102, BONE-0101

On this new album 22 Pistepirkko presents exactly the sound they’re good at. Melancholic and atmospheric like in ‘Lizard’ or psychedelic such as in ‘Garbage Land ’. Britpop and rock like in ‘Summer Triangle’ and ‘Zombie’. InFinland this overall achieved recording produced by Kramer already entered the album charts at a top position. Who knows what will be next?

-TekNoir, Gothtronic.com

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Suburban Ladyland 2008

  1. Suburban Ladyland
  2. Close
  3. Coffee Girl – Macchiatobubbleremix
  4. PDF of 22-Pistepirkko The Book
  • Release Year 2008
  • Label Bone Voyage
  • Catalog # BONE-0109

“Suburban Ladyland” is taken from the new album “(Well You Know) Stuff Is Like We Yeah”. “Close” you will just find here. “Coffee Girl” mix is from the bonus material which we consider for the 2CD re-issue “Rumble City LaLaLand”.  Incl. a full 390 pages book as pdf “22-Pistepirkko”.

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Monochrome Set 2007

  1. This Strange Effect (originally performed by The Kinks)
  2. (The Girl With The) Raven Hair (Jody Reynolds)
  3. 66-5-4-3-2-1 (The Troggs)
  4. Zip Code (Link Wray)
  5. Endless Sleep (Jody Reynolds)
  6. Girl in Black (The Troggs)
  7. Scatter (Link Wray)
  8. Law Of The Jungle (Link Wray)
  9. Well… All Right (Buddy Holly)
  10. Fire of Love (Jody Reynolds)
  11. Love Hurts (Everly Brothers)
  12. Rumble (Link Wray)
  13. I’m Branded (Link Wray)
  • Release year 2007
  • Label Bone Voyage
  • Catalog # BONE-0052

22-Pistepirkko play songs written and originally performed by others.

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Ouwee 2006

  1. Ou Wee!
  2. Hiss Hiss
  3. Havana City Beat
  4. Zip Code (The Others)
  5. Scatter (The Others)
  6. Law Of The Jungle (The Others)
  • Release Year 2006
  • Label Bad Afro
  • Catalog # 82044

The EP will include a re-mastered version of their first 7′ in English called ‘Ou Wee’. This single was originally released in 1986 on Pygmi Records and is today a collectors items. It was the first time they used English vocals and they kept that tradition for the Kings of Hong Kong album from 1987 and have been doing so ever since.

The EP will also include the very first recordings by The Others a.k.a. 22PP. The Others are 22 Pistepirkko’s garage rock alter ego who play covers of personal favourites like The Troggs, Velvet Underground and Hank Williams. The style is primitive and wild. Old instruments, vintage R&R sound. Here they cover three Link Wray tunes: ‘Scatter’, ‘Law of the Jungle’ and ‘Zipcode’.

-Soundflat.de

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Drops & Kicks 2005

  1. Mr. Twister
  2. Rat King
  3. I Knew
  4. Space Riding
  5. Sister May
  6. Not So Good at School
  7. X-(wo)men
  8. Stay
  9. I Got Burned
  10. Hello Sunshine
  11. One Man Down
  12. Soul Free
  13. Second Thoughts
  14. We Ought
  • Release Year 2005
  • Label Bone Voyage
  • Catalog # BONE-0022, BONE-0021

Their 10th album was recorded with Bare Bone Mobile facilities and at Svenska Gramofon, Gothenborg, SWE. Kalle Gustafsson (The Soundtrack of Our Lives) has produced while fellow TSOOL mates (Ebbot sings and Martin Hederos plays piano ans keys) helped out. 22-P fan John Hanlon (Neil Young’s sound engineer) flew over from sunny California to Scandinavia to put his hands on a handful of the final mixes. Star-studded!

-Klicktrack.com

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Rat King 2005

  1. Title side A: Rat King
  2. Title side B: Not So Good At School
  • Release Year 2005
  • Label Bone Voyage
  • Catalog # BONE-001

The single issued before the Drops & Kicks album was released.

On the B-Side you’ll find a slightly different version of “Not So Good At School”, which recalls a little bit that they’ve been into the ramones, when 22pp started off in Utarjärvi.

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Sleep Good – Rock Well 2005

  1. Main Feature (58 min)
  2. Feature Commentary with Band and Director
  3. The B-Flow (61 min)
  4. The House Of Rock Sessions (22 min)
  5. The Kiasma Showcase (11 min)
  6. Slide Show
  7. Easter Egg
  8. Testimonial Essay By Danish Writer & Music Journalist Klaus Lynaard
  • Release Year 2005
  • Director Andreas Haaning Christiansen
  • Label Bone Voyage
  • Catalog # BONE-0015

Sleep Good – Rock Well is a first ever intimate portrait of 22-Pistepirkko and band members Asko, PK and Espe during a demanding tour of Northern Europe spanning 50 concerts in 50 days.

The danish filmmaker Andreas Haaning Christiansen had unique access to the band which he followed 24 hours a day on a part of the “Rally Of Love”-tour around Europe.

Sleep Good – Rock Well is a musical portrait filled with great concert scenes, funny as well as disturbing tour scenes mixed with personal interviews. It captures the spirit of the band and tells an inspiring story about ambition, brotherhood, friendship and will power.

Apart from documenting the tour circle the film captures the band beyond the tour “coming back to life” developing new material in snowy Finland and eventually recording in sunny summer Helsinki.

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The Nature Of 2002

Disc A:

  1. Ou Wee 74
  2. Hong Kong King
  3. Motorcycle man
  4. Don’t Try To Tease Me
  5. Frankenstein
  6. Don’t Play Cello
  7. Don’t Say I’m So Evil
  8. Birdy
  9. Texacoson
  10. Swamp Blues
  11. (just a) Little Bit More
  12. Wild Billy
  13. Gimme Some Water
  14. Coffee Girl

Disc B:

  1. I Never Said (remix)
  2. Roundabout
  3. Taxi 74
  4. Onion Soup
  5. Sad Lake City
  6. Boardroom Walk
  7. Snowy Dave – 99
  8. Fujisan
  9. Car Wash
  10. This Time
  11. Waiting For The Train
  12. Rally Of Love
  13. Let The Rome Weep (live)
  • Release Year 2002
  • Label Playground/Bare Bone Business
  • Catalog # PGMCD 15

This collection offers an unabashed peek into the peculiar phenomenon of veteran Finnish trio 22-Pistepirkko (translates as “22-ladybug”). The band’s sound and diabolical dynamic, remarkably consistent over the span of the 17-year career embraced here, is a luminous, surreal, guitar-based electro-pop and proto-garage-psychedelia blended with elements of acoustic folk and spaced-out bohemian blues-rock.Easily one of Scandinavia’s most eccentric and evocative pop acts, 22-Pistepirkko are like The Clinic in a prescription-only fog, The Kinks in keyboard overload, Primal Scream woozy on moonshine and maracas, a lo-fi Pet Shop Boys whose disco ball has escaped earth orbit, and T. Rex savant Marc Bolan, who 22-P vocalist PK is often compared to.22-Pistepirkko are slightly weird, slightly childish, slightly psychedelic, slightly awkward, slightly rockin’, but mostly epic, genius, and supremely Finnish.

Disc one (1986-1994) leans on wired blues-tinged organ-driven garage-rumble and sublime vocal yelps, sizzling with fuzz-guitars and maracas… Truly a marvel of anthropological and historical musical freakery, everything the band does, from simplex to complex, is rendered in a deliriously odd way.

Disc two (1996-2002) finds the band exploring their synthier side, set loose upon a stack of mesmerizing pop songs, skewed melodies, luxuriant ambient textures, tweaked drum-n-bass brazenry, all performed on traditional instruments and lovingly swaddled in echoing studio expressionism.

-Cdbaby.com

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The Train 2002

  1. Waiting for the train
  2. Waiting for the train (Jori Hulkkonen’s remix)
  3. Waiting for the train (to rococo rot’s remix)
  4. D-day (live)
  5. Let the romeo weep (live)  t
  6. Coffee girl (live, videotrack)
  • Release Year 2002
  • Recorded Tambourine studios
  • Label CLEARSPOT
  • Catalog # EFACD 50206/cs 060

Rally Of Love 2001

  1. Quicksand
  2. This Time
  3. Car Wash
  4. Freeman
  5. Bloodstopper
  6. I’m A Moon Around You
  7. Mowin A Lawn
  8. Waiting For The Train
  9. D-Day
  10. Metro Blues
  11. Rally Of Love
  • Release Year 2001
  • Recorded Tambourine Studios and Bare Bone Studios
  • Label Playground
  • Catalog # PGMCD 4

22-Pistepirkko has always been a very experimental and open-minded band, but on Eleven  they found a whole new way of arranging songs, featuring more and more tracks that relied on drum machine or synth leads. Despite 22-Pistepirkko’s attraction to MIDI synths and computer, Eleven had a lot of guitars, but on Rally of Love they’ve jumped even further. And that’s not even the most shocking thing to old school 22-Pistepirkko fans: 22-Pistepirkko has intentionally tried to make a poppy and produced album. That and the extensive use of synthesizers make Rally of Love a 22-Pistepirkko album you’ve never heard before. Their songwriting has remained just the same, so what you hear is a very modernized version of 22-Pistepirkko.

Antti J. Ravelin, Allmusic.com

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This Time 2001

  1. This time
  2. This time (Basement Take)
  • Release Year 2001
  • Label Playground
  • Catalog # PGMCDS 8

Quicksand 2001

  1. Quicksand
  2. Havana City Beat
  • Release Year 2001
  • Recorded Tambourine Studios
  • Label Playground
  • Catalog # PGMCDS 12

Downhill City OST 1999

  1. Fabion’s theme
  2. Downhill City
  3. Fusijan
  4. Say Wrong
  5. Let the romeo weep (flamenco mix)
  6. Snowy Dave-99
  7. Doris Drives Away
  8. Sascha’s theme
  9. Where’s the home, Joey?
  10. Coffee Girl 2
  11. Truth
  12. Fuijsan (beatbox jam)
  13. Roundabout 2
  14. Tokyo Tiger (Aleksei Borisoy remix)
  • Release Year 1999
  • Recorder and mixed Barebone-mobile unit 1999
  • Label Clearspot
  • Catalog # cs 032/EFA 05418-2

As a side project to their ‘official’ albums, 22-Pistepirkko also wrote and recorded the soundtrack to ‘Downhill City’, a Finnish-German feature film by Hannu Salonen. It tells the story of contrasting characters in today’s Berlin, starr. actors Franca Potente (“Lola Runs”) and Teemu Aromaa. The band relished the opportunity to tread new territory, combining a specially-written score with reworked tracks from previous albums (including a flamenco mix of ‘Let The Romeo Weep’ featuring Hanoi Rocks guitarist Andy McCoy and a smashing remix of Tokyo Tiger by Russian tech-head Aleksei Borisov).

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Eleven 1998

  1. Taxi 74
  2. Onion Soup
  3. Coma Moon
  4. Sad Lake City
  5. Boardroom Walk
  6. Hey Man
  7. Let The Romeo Weep
  8. Beatiful Morning
  9. Frustration
  10. Shadow
  11. Miles & Nemo
  • Release Year 1998
  • Recorder and mixed Bare Bone Studios 1997-1998
  • Label Clearspot
  • Catalog # EFA 05409-1

Bluesy and atmospheric, Eleven is in many regards 22-Pistepirkko’s best record — grabbing influences from sources ranging from John Lee Hooker to the Velvet Underground to Beck, the group emerges with a sound that’s all their own, perhaps best described as electronic roots music. Not all of their experiments work, but when they do — like on “Coma Moon” and “Beautiful Morning” — the results are highly impressive.

-Jason Ankeny, Allmusic.com

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Onion Soup 1998

  1. Onion Soup
  2. Miles & Nemo
  3. Romeo Intrumental
  • Release Year 1998
  • Label Clearspot
  • Catalog # 021

Spotlighting the first single from the group’s Eleven  LP, the three-track “Onion Soup” features the negligible “Miles & Nemo” as well as an instrumental rendition of the album cut “Romeo,” and is an otherwise unnecessary purchase for anyone but collectors of 22-Pistepirkko recordings.

-Jason Ankeny, Allmusic.com

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Boardroom Walk 1998

  1. Boardroom Walk
  2. Boardroom Walk (Rainy Night Mix by Asko)
  • Release Year 1998
  • Recorded Bare Bone Studios 1997-1998
  • Label SPIRIT
  • Catalog # 567.376-2

Zipcode 1996

  1. Tired Of Being Drunk (remix by Aleksei Borisov and Tetris)
  2. Swamp Blues (remix by Martin Rev)
  3. Wild Billy (remix by Utah Saints)
  4. Roundabout (remix by 22PP)
  5. I Never Said (remixed by Vesa Lankinen)
  6. Little bit more (remake by Larry and The Lefthanded)
  7. Snowy Dave (remix by Mom)
  8. Oo My Head (remix by Theory)
  9. Oo My Head (remix by Vesa Lankinen)
  10. Don’t Play Cello (remake by Arno)
  11. Don’t Say I’m So Evil (remake by P. Rajanti and J. Jaakonaho)
  12. Horror O’ Horrible (remake by 22PP)
  13. Bubblegum Couple (remix by Peter Zaremba)
  14. Gimme Some Water (remix by Ilkka Mattila)
  15. Birdy (remake by Jimi Tenor)
  • Release Year 1996
  • Label Bare Bone Business
  • Catalog # 531.588-2

Since 22-Pistepirkko have been around for over 15 years, it’s obvious that they have earned the right to do something special. Though remix compilation isn’t usually a perfect solution for this, 22-Pistepirkko have succeeded to make a decent remix and remake album with artists such as Larry and the Lefthanded and Finland’s electro-superstar Jimi Tenor.

Antti J. Ravelin

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Roundabout 1996

  1. Roundabout
  2. I Never Said (Vesa Lankinen Remix)
  3. All Night Cafe (P. Rajanti Remix)
  • Release Year 1996
  • Label SPIRIT
  • Catalog # 576.875-2

Rumble City, LaLa Land 1994

  1. Wild Billy
  2. Oo My Head
  3. (just a) Little Bit More
  4. Tokyo Tiger
  5. Snowy Dave
  6. At The Everybody’s
  7. I Never Said
  8. I do do I
  9. Gimme Some Water
  10. Blue Balloon
  11. Nappy King Blues
  12. Coffee Girl
  • Release Year 1994
  • Label Bone Voyage

It is hard to categorize such an impressive band as 22-Pistepirkko. Basically, the music is blues, but words like rock, pop, electronica, synth pop, and experimental pop into mind while listening to Rumble City, LaLa Land. It’s the album that made 22-Pistepirkko internationally known, and raised their musical variety to new levels. It’s obvious that 22-Pistepirkko have used the same instruments on every track, but the result sounds different each time. Even minimalistic parts sound very impressive compared to the poppy choruses of “(Just A) Little Bit More” and “At the Everybody’s.” The whole, as a result, reminds one of the Velvet Underground or Talking Heads in a ’90s format.

-Antti J. Ravelin, Allmusic.com

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Big Lupu 1992

  1. Bubblegum Couple
  2. Don’t Say I’m So Evil
  3. Household Affairs
  4. Tired Of Being Drunk
  5. I’m Right
  6. Crippled And Bling Blues
  7. Texacoson
  8. Papa
  9. Swamp Blues
  10. All Night Cafe
  11. She’s So Shy
  12. Hawk Walk
  • Release Year 1992
  • Recorder and mixed Master recording, Music box, Millbrook & Finnvox studios 1991
  • Label Spirit / Polygam; Bone Voyage (re-issue)
  • Catalog # SpiritLP7 / BONE-2261 (LP 2012)

22-Pistepirkko’s Big Lupu might be the most interesting experimental rock album for years. They have remained the simple and minimalistic sound but still it feels so impressive. Big Lupu is 22-Pistepirkko’s journey through rock, pop, folk, country, lo-fi, electronica, and anything possible between them. It’s a logical follow-up to their two previous albums, The Kings of Hong Kong and Bare Bone Nest. 22-Pistepirkko have just remained the same concept but enlarged their sound at the same time. As the result Big Lupu  sounds a bit fragile, but a reasonable whole. Though 22-Pistepirkko have concentrated to create an ambitious sound, Big Lupu is full of catchy choruses and hit songs. Therefore it works for both demanding rock and pop audiences.

– Antti J. Ravelin, Allmusic.com

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(just a) Little Bit More 1992

  1. (just a) Little Bit More
  2. Hey Mona (live)
  • Release Year 1992
  • Label SPIRIT
  • Catalog # SPIRITCDS 009

Don’t Say I’m So Evil 1992

  1. Don’t Say I’m So Evil (Slow)
  2. Don’t Say I’m So Evil (Fast)
  3. Don’t Say I’m So Evil (Medium)
  • Release Year 1992
  • Label SPIRIT
  • Catalog # SPIRITS 009

Birdy 1992

  1. Birdy
  2. Swamp Blues

Bare Bone Nest 1989

  1. Frankenstein
  2. Don’t Go Home Joe
  3. Don’t Play Cello
  4. You’re Mine Blues
  5. Shot Bayou
  6. Night Train Miss
  7. Fly On
  8. Bare Bone Baby
  9. Round Table Blues
  10. Till the Day I Die
  11. She’s So Alone
  12. Save My Soul
  13. Bare Bone Nest
  • Release Year 1989
  • Recorder and mixed United & Equalizer Studios 1988-1989
  • Label Spirit / Polygam; Bone Voyage (re-issue)
  • Catalog # SPIRITCD 1, SPIRITLP 1; BONE-2221 (LP 2011)

The Kings Of Hong Kong 1987

  1. I’m Back
  2. Geronimo
  3. Last Night
  4. Big Bed
  5. Hong Kong King
  6. Hank’s T.V. Set
  7. Don’t Try To Tease Me
  8. I’m Staying Now
  9. Lost Lost Love
  10. B-instrumental
  11. Motorcycle Man
  12. Searching & Looking
  13. Horseman’s Son
  • Release Year 1987
  • Recorder and mixed Recorded and mixed at Inenious studio in summer 1987
  • Label Euros
  • Catalog # SINCD 1036, SIN 1036

The first 22-Pistepirkko album in English starts the actual success story that has lasted for over 15 years. Their later sound hasn’t been yet founded on The Kings of Hong Kong, but it’s a good example what these experimental rockers can do even on their first records. And of course super producer Riku Mattila’s presence has its reasons for 22-Pistepirkko’s unique sound. And despite that this is theoretically their debut, it’s still a great album

– Antti J. Ravelin -Allmusic.com

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Hong Kong King 1987

  1. Title side A: Hong Kong King
  2. Title side B: Hank’s TV Set
  • Release Year 1987
  • Label PYGMI KY
  • Catalog # EUROSSIS-026

Piano, Rumpu ja Kukka 1984

  1. Kellarissa
  2. Metsässä kukkia
  3. Kathy
  4. I Need Love
  5. Sinun suuri sukusi
  6. Prinsessa
  7. Noita
  8. Kuusi poikamiestä
  9. Enkeli lensi pois
  10. Jealouse & Joey
  11. Let’s Dance
  12. Kissa
  13. Soiva talo
    Bonus Tracks:
  14. Naurettavaa
  15. KAmmo kammo kamala
  16. Satu
  17. Tango
  18. Wild Thing
  19. Lasinen norsu
  • Release Year 1984
  • Label BETA
  • Catalog # BECD 4007, Beta 4007

The first LP of 22 Pistepirkko “Piano, Rumpu & Kukka” was released in 1984. The music was silent, tentative, fragile and quite minimalist.

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