Popeda

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Popeda
Popeda performing in Provinssirock festival in 2013
Popeda performing in Provinssirock festival in 2013
Background information
OriginTampere, Finland
GenresRock, Pub rock
Years active1977 (1977)–present
LabelsPoko Rekords
Websitewww.popeda.com
MembersPate Mustajärvi
Jyrki Melartin
Costello Hautamäki
Pate Kivinen
Lacu Lahtinen
Past membersIlari "Ilpo" Ainiala
Tapani "Arwo" Mikkonen
Ari Puukka
Kai Holm
Risto Lehtinen
Kari Holm
Eero Pekkonen
Jukka "Jukkis" Järvinen
Timo Tapaninen
Markku Petander
Arto Rautajoki
Jani Kemppinen

Popeda is a Finnish rock band hailing from Tampere and one of the staples of Manserock. Epe Helenius, who signed the band for Poko Rekords in 1977, called the band "Finnish Rolling Stones". Musically their style is a combination of Rock 'n' Roll, with humorous lyrics by their vocalist Pate Mustajärvi, often concerning girls, cars and drinking.

Popeda was founded in November 1977 by Pauli "Pate" Mustajärvi and Ilari "Ilpo" Ainiala. Popeda's 1983 album Kaasua is considered their breakthrough. Pate Mustajärvi is currently the band's only original member.

Finnish singer Erin released a single whose namesake is this particular band.

Members[edit]

  • Pate Mustajärvi – vocals (1977–present)
  • Costello Hautamäki – guitars, vocals (1982–present)
  • Jyrki K. Melartin – bass guitar, vocals (1980–1990, 1995–present)
  • Pate Kivinen – keyboards (2008–present)
  • Lacu Lahtinen – drums, vocals (2008–present)

Past Members[edit]

  • Ilari "Ilpo" Ainiala – bassguitars (1977–1979)
  • Tapani "Arwo" Mikkonen – guitars (1977–1986)
  • Ari Puukka – guitars (1977–1981)
  • Kai Holm – drums (1977–1983)
  • Risto Lehtinen – bassguitars (1979–1981)
  • Kari Holm – drums (1983–2000)
  • Eero Pekkonen – keyboards (1983–1985)
  • Jukka "Jukkis" Järvinen – keyboards (1986–2000)
  • Timo Tapaninen – guitars (1986–1990)
  • Markku Petander – bassguitars (1990–1995)
  • Arto Rautajoki – drums (2001–2007)
  • Jani Kemppinen – keyboards (2001–2007)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Popeda (1978)
  • Raswaa koneeseen (1980) (Grease to the Machine)
  • Hullut koirat (1981) (Mad Dogs)
  • Raakaa voimaa (1981) (Live) (Raw Power)
  • Mustat enkelit (1982) (Black Angels)
  • Kaasua... (1983) (Gas...)
  • Harasoo (1984)
  • Pohjantähden alla (1985) (Under the North Star)
  • Huilut suorina (1986) (Live) (Flutes Straight)
  • Ei oo valoo (1987) (There's No Light)
  • Hallelujaa (1988) (Hallelujah)
  • Kans'an Popeda (1990) (Nation n' Popeda)
  • Svoboda (1992) (Svoboda)
  • H.Ö.N.Ö. (1994) (F.O.O.L.)
  • Live at the BBC (1995)
  • 500 cc (1997)
  • Vieraissa (1999) (Sleeping around)
  • Just! (2001) (Right!)
  • Häkää! (2005) (Carbon Monoxide!)
  • Täydelliset miehet (2008) (Perfect Men)
  • Pitkä Kuuma Kesä 2010 – Live (2010) (Long Hot Summer 2010 – Live)
  • Voitto (2011) (Victory)
  • Museorekisterissä / Museorekisterissä – Karvanopat ja Wunderbaum (2013) (At the registry of the museum - Fuzzy dices and Wunderbaum)
  • Haista...Popeda (2017) (Smell...Popeda)

Compilations[edit]

  • 15 GT Golden Turbo (1986) (15 Gt Golden Turbo)
  • Poko-klassikko: Popeda (1987) (Poko-Classics: Popeda)
  • Peethelemin Pesäveikot (nopein saa) (1993) (Nestbrothers of Beetlehem (Fastest Gets))
  • Hittejä, kersantti Karoliina! (1997) (Hits, Sergeant Karoliina!)
  • Pelkkää juhlaa – 25v. Juhlakokoelma (Just Party – 25th Anniversary Collection)
  • 30-vuotinen sota 1977–2007 (2007) (30-Year War 1977–2007)

DVDs[edit]

  • Hyvää iltaa, Tampere (2002) (Good Evening, Tampere)
  • Pitkä Kuuma Kesä 2010 – Live (2010) (Long Hot Summer 2010 – Live)

Singles[edit]

  • "Mannaa mammonaa" (1997)
  • "Kakskytä centtiä" (2002)
  • "Ei lasten käsiin" (2004)
  • "Ikurin mimmi" (2005)
  • "Katsastuslaulu" (2006)
  • "Reino" (2007)
  • "Kuutamohullu" (2008)
  • "Onhan päivä vielä huomennakin" (2008)
  • "Elän itselleni" (2008)

See also[edit]

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