Sunday, October 25, 2015

Uranus - 1975 - Aamun Hauta

Aamun Hauta

01. Kun tulin stadiin
02. T lt ikuisuuteen
03. Svengikone
04. Hellyys rajaton
05. Fantastinen nainen
06. Aamun hauta
07. Malta en lopettaa
08. New Production
09. Pluto

Bass – Pertti Hurmalainen
Drums – Jari Unha
Flute, Saxophone, Harmonica – Lucjan "Luzzi" Czaplicki
Guitar, Vocals – Eero Raivio
Trumpet – Eero Lyttinen
Vocals, Piano – Edward "Eetu" Stytz

Uranus cut their album Aamun hauta in 1975 for the BASF label, the same label that gave us Kummitus, and Lucjan Czaplicki flute, sax, harmonica who guested on Kummitus Kahdet kasvot LP was a member of Uranus.
The other musicians were Eero Lyttinen on trumpet, Eero Raivio on guitar and vocals, Jari Unha on drums, Pertti Hurmalainen on bass and Edward Stytz on vocals and piano.
The music surprised me by being pretty good for Finnish 1970 s standards funk rock. Cover material includes Stevie Wonder s Living in the City , Otis Redding s Sittin on the Dock of the Bay and a personal favourite of mine, Kokomo s I Can Understand It , which Uranus treat respectably well despite Polish ? -born Stytz s lead vocals, which sound very slightly sped up on all the songs he sings. His pronounciation of the Finnish language isn t great, as an accent is clearly audible, but it s serviceable.
The inner sleeve is half-filled with quite insane ramblings about not very much in particular,
except for frequent remarks like URANUS shines... URANUS was the harmony... and the One and Only was URANUS... and URANUS shone... because in the beginning there was URANUS. And the World lives the age of URANUS. At last, said the Admiral
Definitely a worthy record to add to your collection, and one that should be re-discovered by this
digital age.

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