Playboys (The Rasmus album)

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Playboys
Studio album by The Rasmus
Released 29 August 1997
Recorded 1997 in Helsinki, Finland at Millbrook and H.I.P. Studios
Genre Funk-rock, alternative rock, rapcore
Length 39:46
Label Warner Music Finland
Producer The Rasmus, Ilkka Herkman
The Rasmus chronology
3rd
(1996)
Playboys
(1997)
Hell of a Tester
(1998)
Singles from Playboys
  1. "Blue"
    Released: 1997
  2. "Kola"
    Released: 1997
  3. "Playboys"
    Released: 1997
  4. "Ice"
    Released: 1998
For the band's song with the same name, see Playboys (song).

Playboys is the second studio album by the Finnish rock band The Rasmus (known as just "Rasmus" back then) which was released on 29 August 1997 on Warner Music Finland.

It went Gold in Finland, and the single "Blue" also went Gold when it was released in May the same year. The album was not as popular outside their homeland Finland.

Besides the band, there were many additional musicians (see below) that appeared on Playboys. This made the album sound very different from regular rock. With the singer Lauri Ylönen's rap vocals, it became more like rapcore.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by The Rasmus.

  1. "Playboys" – 2:45
  2. "Blue" – 4:23
  3. "Ice" – 2:47
  4. "Sophia" – 2:43
  5. "Wicked Moments" – 2:55
  6. "Wellwell" – 3:21
  7. "Sold" – 3:55
  8. "Carousel" – 1:42
  9. "Jailer" – 2:29
  10. "Kola" – 3:51
  11. "Raggatip" – 3:36
  12. "Violence" – 2:23
  13. "Panda" – 2:50

Singles[edit]

  • The first single from the album was "Blue", released in 1997.
  • "Kola" was the second single, released in 1997.
  • The third single, "Playboys", was also released in 1997.
  • "Ice" (the band's second EP) was the last single from the album, released in 1998.

Credits[edit]

The Rasmus:

Additional musicians:

Additional personnel:

  • The Rasmus and Illka Herkman – producers
  • Juha Heininen and Illka Herkman – recorders, mixers
  • Pauli Saastamoinen – mastering
  • Braalot – sleeve
  • Rascar – photographs