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22-Pistepirkko Vinyl-only re-issue serial

It's coming, coming back. the early 22-Pistepirkko albums on vinyl only, with new packaging,
printed innersleeve and liner notes. We are pressing 500 copies. Pre-order now,
get it when on stock mid january.



Vinyl re-issue # 01: The Kings Of Hong Kong

(originally from 1987) pre-order from Bone Shop

 "IN THE 1980’S ALL CHEAP MASS PRODUCTION WAS MADE IN HONG KONG.
THE PRODUCTS WERE LABELLED ‹MADE IN HONG KONG›.WE WERE THE KINGS
OF ALL THIS TRASH." (PK Keränen)

The new 22-PP, with their motorcycle, gallop and gunshot sound effects, sounded
bewilderingly like the girl-band The Shangri-Las, even though 22-PP’s tempo as twice
as fast and the vocalist male.
(V. Puustinen / from the linernotes)
 

Vinyl re-issue # 02: Bare Bone Nest

(originally from 1989) pre-order from Bone Shop
 
"NOISE. IT’S MYSTICAL AND IN APPROPRIATE DOSES REFRESHING. TO STEP IN FRONT
OF THE AMP AND TO FEEL ONE HELL OF A SOUND COMING OUT AND TO FEEL HOW
THE GUITAR VIBRATES. I FEEL AT HOME IN THAT DIN." (PK Keränen)
 
22-Pistepirkko had become a “blues band”. They adopted the hypnotic straightforwardness
of black blues. Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Captain Beefheart, among others, offered
them strong influences. Style-wise Asko would also think about the American Sir Douglas
Quintet – a band he had seen in Oulu – which was a perfect mix of rock, polka and psychedelia,
played in the way some shady barn dance orchestra would play. P-K, who as a young man
had been particularly sceptical about the white man’s orthodox blues interpretation,
found a new dimension in his guitar playing and song writing from blues.
(V. Puustinen / from the linernotes)
 
 
Stay tuned - we are preparing for "Big Lupu", and "Rumble City Lala Land" (which actually had never been released on vinyl)