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22-pistepirkko x-mas 2012 FREE download EP
Thanks to all of you who've been following around.
We have this little, unpolished gift for you. x-mas 2012
If you like it rawer this might be for you
All 7 songs are minidisc audience recordings from various gigs in Finland.Rare versions, mainly when the band still tested songs for the latest 3 studio albums
>> Around "Drops & Kicks" album:
(track 1). - To set the direction right the EP starts off with a rare track, an earlier Espe's version of "Soul Free" . Here it's a slow rocking tune, quite different from the Soul Free studio version, which ended up on the album.
(track 2) - From the same era comes an early test on "Sweet Boy" , at that time the boy was just "Nice..."
(track 3) - The only past-album release recording on the EP is "Midnight Owl" , live at Tavastia. The final (demo)studio version of the odd rocker didn't make it to the official single album release, but only as B-Side on the Rat King single (as well as on the French 2CD version and on the 2LP vinyl).
(track 4) - And finally from that time a song that has a never been recorded in the studio, now called "Back2Back"
>> From "(Well You Know) Stuff Is Like We Yeah" time.
(track 7) - As the EP's closing song there's "Close", which came out as a Single B-Side. The Thanks version is from a small club/bar gig in Helsinki's Belly, which has Espe and Asko adding some backing vocals, and the audience close to the minidisc constant chatting.
>> Fom "Lime Green DeLorean" period
(track 5) - "Storm Radio" a nice "country" rocker whose softer studio version didn't quite fit on the album, but got its special place as the opening song for the recently released Boxset (5 CD / 1 DVD) "The Singles".
(track 6 ) - In a similar vein comes "Number One" a fuzzy and loose country rock version.
all songs written by 22-Pistepirkko, publ. by Bare Bone Business
all recordings are from the bootleg collection of Ville Paganus
speed mastered by Léo Fourastié
drawing of the 3 riders in the sky by Timo Aarniala
all songs recorded live in Finland between 2004 and 2011
01. "Soul Free" at Henry's Pub, Kuopio 15.4.2004
02. "Sweet Boy" at Henry's Pub, Kuopio 15.4.2004
03. "Midnight Owl" at Tavastia, Helsinki 16.12.2005
04. "back2back" at Panama Jack, Kerava 22.4.2004
05. "Storm Radio" at Tavastia, Helsinki 18.6.2011
06. "Number One"" at Kerubi, Joensuu 11.3.2011
07. "Close" at Belly, Helsinki September 2007