Compilations

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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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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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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