Κυριακή, 4 Νοεμβρίου 2007

Tasavallan Presidentti - First Album (Psych Folk Prog.Finland 1969)


This group is one of the earliest prog group from all of Scandinavia (their first album was recorded in 69 but the group has roots from 68) although they were hardly classic Psychedelic progressive, playing a very wide spectrum of music from jazzy stuff to blues via folk and rock. All four albums are very constant in the crazy Finnish way of playing progressive music, but you will have a hard time to find their second album - the only one not to be released on Love Record under which recorded TABULA RASA and FINNFOREST as well as WIGWAM a band that could they (TASAVALLAN PRESIDENTITI) be compared to. Their last album was more similar to COLOSSEUM


Line-up/Musicians -
Jukka Tolonen / guitar, piano
Juhani Aaltonen / saxophone, flute
Frank Robson / vocal, piano, organ
Mans Groundstroem / bass, organ
Vesa Aaltonen / drums


This also (As many of us already know) one of the first rock albums recorded in Finland. I think that only Blues Section recorded before Tasavallan presidentti, being also released around the same time as Hard 'n' Horny by another finnish rock band Wigwam.


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