Apelsin

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Apelsin
Origin Tallinn
Genres rock/country/ parody
Years active 1974–present
Members Tõnu Aare
Jaan Arder
Ants Nuut
Aleksander Vilipere
Allan Jakobi
Hillar King
Past members Harry Kõrvits
Gunnar Kriik
Ivo Linna
Mati Nuude

Apelsin (Estonian for Orange) is an Estonian band created in 1974 by Tõnu Aare. Their lyrics are in the Estonian and Russian languages. During the Soviet era their LP albums were issued by the Soviet music monopoly Melodiya. The Russian name of the band was Апельсин. In both Estonian and Russian, the band's name means orange (fruit). Many songs and much of the music of the band are satirical.[1]

Members[edit]

The original lineup consisted of Tõnu Aare, Ants Nuut, Harry Kõrvits and Jaan Arder. In 1975, Gunnar Kriik, Ivo Linna and Mati Nuude joined. During 1989-1999 the band was at its smallest, and three of the founding members, Tõnu, Ants, and Jaan, rarely played together.[2] Jaan had joined the historical music band, Hortus Musicus and Ivo and Harry had joined the band, Rock Hotel.[1] In 1999 Apelsin made a fresh start.

Recent line-up[edit]

(As of 2006)

Apelsin to Jos[edit]

A Swedish manufacturer of juice, Brämhults, launched an advertising campaign in November 2009 called "Apelsin to Jos", which means liteally "Orange to Juice" in Swedish. The slogan is a pun, and the campaign consists of the stunt of sending the band to a Nigerian town called Jos.[3]

Discography[edit]

The band released 4 LPs and several CDs.

  • Apelsin XX, a 1994 CD released for the 20th anniversary of the band.
  • Apelsin Boogie, a 1999 CD released for the 25th anniversary of the band.
  • Apelsin № 1, a 2003 CD of 1974 songs. Label: Opus Est
  • Apelsin 30, a 30th anniversary CD (2004) Label: Records 2000/Global Music Group

Note that Estonian LPs produced during Soviet rule were customarily credited in parallel in Estonian and in Russian.

Apelsin 1981 LP[edit]

Catalog#: C60-07809 [4]

Lineup
  • Bass, piano – Gunnar Kriik
  • Drums – Harry Kõrvits
  • Guitar – Ivo Linna
  • Guitar, harmonica – Tõnu Aare
  • Trombone, vocals – Ants Nuut
  • Violin, vocals – Jaan Arder
  • Vocals – Mati Nuude
Side A
  • Western (В стиле вестерна) (Tõnu Aare)
  • Jambolaya (Джамбалайя) (Hank Williams, Estonian lyrics: Reet Linna)
  • Capri saarel (На острове Капри) (melody: Wilhelm Grosz, lyrics: Jimmy Kennedy, Estonian lyrics: Artur Ranne)
  • Roosi (Роози) (Folk song – Tõnu Aare)
  • Rahvamatk (Туристы в походе) (Tõnu Aare)
  • Purjed (Паруса) (Tõnu Aare)
Side B
  • Suupillilugu (Губная гармошка) (Tõnu Aare)
  • Tuukri Laul (Песня водолаза) (Tõnu Aare – Ott Arder)
  • Hommik Keskturul (Утро на рынке) (Tõnu Aare)
  • Hop-hopp (Хоп-хоп) (Tõnu Aare – Ott Arder)
  • Armurõõm (Восторг любви) (melody: J. Martini, arranged by Jaan Arder, lyrics: unknown)
  • Kaks punast huult (Пунцовые уста), tango (Вилольдо)
  • Igatsus (Тоска) (Tõnu Aare)
  • Suvepäeva rock (Летний рок-н-ролл) (Tõnu Aare)

Apelsin 1980 LP[edit]

Catalog#: C60-15353 / 15978[5]

Side A
Side B
  • Peeglid (Зеркала) (Gunnar Kriik – Ott Arder)
  • Viis viimast (В числе пяти последних) (Joe Dolan /"16 Brothers"/ – Estonial lyrics: Priit Aimla)
  • Saatuse laev (Корабль судьбы) (Merle HaggardHenno Käo)
  • Aeg ei peatu (Время не останавливается) (Tõnu Aare – Ott Arder)

Apelsin 1988 LP[edit]

Catalog#: C60-26527-007[6]

Side A
  • Matkalaul
  • Tartu levi!
  • Miks nii kiiresti kõik muutub
  • Roolivelled
  • Jaaniöö, imede öö
Side B
  • Orange blues
  • Autoservice
  • Keskea rõõmud
  • Amorada
  • Etüüd Nr. 17
  • Popurrii

Apelsin 1989 LP[edit]

Catalog#: С60 29169 009

Lineup
  • Виновата бабушка (Mati Nuude – А. Вишневецкий)
  • Наступило время (R. Rudolf – Henno Käo)
  • Кенгуру (И. Трунин – М. Райкин)
  • Тико-тико (Ф. Абреу)
  • Болота лени (Tõnu Aare – В. Сауткин)
  • Весёлые соседи (Tõnu Aare – М. Райкин)
  • Музыкальный идол (С. Касторский – Ю. Марцинкевич)
  • Кантри (Ч. Бланк – У. Ванн)
  • Эстонский танец (Tõnu Aare)
  • Песенка туриста (Tõnu Aare – Б. Балясный)
  • Навстречу ветру (Priit PihlapOtt Arder)
  • Кошачьи заботы (Tõnu Aare – М. Райкин)

Krugozor #11, 1978[edit]

Catalog#: Г92-07048/1-1 Krugozor was a musical magazine with flexi-discs issued by Melodiya The issue contained three songs by Apelsin:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b History of the Soviet Rock Music: Apelsin (Russian)
  2. ^ Apelsin 1974 Tallinn
  3. ^ Apelsin to Jos
  4. ^ Apelsin – Apelsin
  5. ^ Apelsin – Apelsin
  6. ^ Apelsin – Apelsin

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