Jaa tänks Mr Site Monitor for opening up a new forum.
Have any of you guys ever heard of a Finnish band by the name of REMU & HURRIGANES
Well, one guy beating them drums like the last ever day would be just around the corner, another one pumping the bass like the last day and one final guy having his strat sounding just like heaven.
The guitar player was Albert Järvinen. Hi was sucha good player that even bands in UK started to hear about him in the late 70's. Rumours even has it that he was approached by Mr Lee Brilleaux to join his band feeling too good at one point. Well, shy as a dear and coming from Vinland not knowing any english, Albert opted to stay in Finland only. Well he went to UK once, playing in severl clubs in 1990 and was found dead in a hotel where Hendrix used to stay in the 60's.....
Anyhow, just get the elpee Roadrunner and you know what i mean. Pure rock rock and rock...
I loved the Hurriganes when i was a teenager in the 70.s The LP Crazy Days was and stil are a damn good record . Hurriganes was and stil are a some Cool dudes from Finland and very popular in my crowd in the mid 1970.s I still play the records when im in the mood for it..............Great Rock´n`Roll music !!! Im a Roooooooadrunner honey *LOL*
I saw them live in Pajala(north of sweden) in the summer of 1980 or -81.They arrived to the stage in a black cadillac with black windows.And yes the consert was pure rock n`roll.I know what a "hurri" is,wonder why they used it in the band name?
Post by janrichards on Jan 10, 2007 21:01:24 GMT 1
Kind of an old post that I am replying to, but anyhow, Hurriganes discussion will never be old or outdated
Remu was a big fan of the so called "rautalanka musiikki" in the 60's. Well, that would be instrumental guitar musik of the 60's, don't find the correct word for it now.
One of his idols was the instrumental band Johnny & Hurricanes. They had a big hit with Red River Rock in the beginning of the 60's. So Remu just took the name and kind of made a "Finnsih" version of the name = Remu & Hurriganes
Hurriganes actually did a good cover of Red River Rock as well.
Finnish people tend to have some problems with english language and the letter C is often misspelled as G for some strange reason. Just to give you an example:
"I have no clue what so ever" would be in Finglish "I have no glue what so ever".... well you gan see what I mean
I saw Hurriganes several times in the 1970's. I also had autographs of Remu, Cisse and Albert, but somehow I've lost them during the years. In those days student's union of technical school organized dances to school gymnasium. And bands were from the top. So we, under aged of small town, were able to see all major domestic stars.
Yep, I saw them for the first time in a school hall as well, back in 1975 at 13 years of age. Guess if that night made an impact on my future music taste
They ended with Roadrunner and the whole place kind of exploaded. Rumus drums all over the place, lots of smoke, blue strobo lights flashing and Albert leaving the guitar with the strings against an amplifier with a nice loud surround waaoaoaoaoaoaoa
Well, Roadrunner was not maybe a big hit by the Stones, but sure for Hurriganes. AN old Bo classic ;D
BTW, I have seen Bo do Roadrunner live...... one of my gold moments in life actually. Bo did a gig in Pori Jazz many years back and most probably he knew of the Finnish Roadrunner version and just wantde to do it live in Finland