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Sir Elwoodin Hiljaiset Värit

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Sir Elwoodin hiljaiset värit is a Finnish rock band, hailing from the Helsinki suburb of Kannelmäki.

The band formed in 1988 when Juha Lehti and Juha Saaresaho got acquainted while working at the Myyrmäki Youth Centre. Including Pete Loikala, they recorded their first demo tapes. Despite publishing records and touring regularly they did not get a major success until they released the single “Viimeisellä rannalla” in 1993. They scored their biggest success in 1998 with the compilation “Varjoja, varkaita ja vanhoja valokuvia”, selling more than 30,000 records (in a country of only 5 million), earning them a gold record. On June 13th, 2004, the band was hit hard when Riku Järvinen, their bassist and occasional violinist, died in an accident. After having found a replacement in Järvinen’s friend Puppe Luomanmäki at the tribute concert though, they decided to continue, and after releasing a second “greatest hits” compilation in 2005 the band released a new single, “Suomineito”, in 2006.

They are renowned for a distinguished style with heavy basement jazz influences. Some of their more successful songs are cover versions with adapted lyrics of well known classics (“Älä itke” (“Don’t cry”) is Neil Young’s “Don’t Cry No Tears”, “Kaduilla Kallion” (“In the streets of Kallio”) originates with Tom Waits as “In The Neighbourhood”), but they also feature many own songs. Their lyrics are often touched by melancholy and tell about every-day issues.

The band has yet to officially reveal the answer to the often asked question, how they came up with their name (literally “The silent colours of Sir Elwood”), and whether it has any deeper meaning at all.

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  • jumalannyrkki

    Paras suomibändi Leevin ja Hectorin jälkeen.

    28 Oct 2011 Reply
  • klauskivela

    Perjantaina 12.8. Tavastian keikalla heittivät hienon setin. Rikukin sai oman kultalevyn..

    13 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Lakman

    Yksi ehdottomasti parhaita bändejä kyllä suomirockin piiristä, olen samaa mieltä. Ei mitään kevyttä idioottijunttipoppirokkia tosiaan, joka tuntuu tosiaan parhaiten iskevän "syvään Suomen kansaan", tosin sellainen saa kyllä soittoa ja huomiota muutenkin enemmän.

    20 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Teinigootti

    Harmittavan aliarvostettu yhtye. :/ Henk. Koht. pidän yhtenä suomen parhaimmista ellen parhaana. Lyriikat iskee tajuntaan uskomattomalla voimalla, varsinkin oikeassa mielentilassa..

    18 Nov 2010 Reply
  • MikaMana

    Uusi levy tehosoitossa :D

    6 Oct 2010 Reply
  • berryjau

    Vanha valokuva <3

    21 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Rehtori77

    Bussi 17

    25 Aug 2010 Reply
  • aquamarinestone

    что это за сэр с труднопроизносимым именем?

    5 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Chromatic-

    Huh, eipä ole paljoa porukkaa täällä Lastissa jotka ymmärtää näinkin loistavan bändin päälle.

    8 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Rotten47

    Yks noitten jäsenistä on mein perhetuttu 8D

    16 May 2009 Reply
  • MikaMana

    harmi ettei elwoodin vinyyleiden soittamisesta statsit kasva :DD

    6 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Tenkka

    Olen Suomen suurin Elwood-fani, banza hyvä kakkonen

    12 Sep 2008 Reply

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