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Post by Kimmo » Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:12 pm

here´s more photos from label and inserts ...
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Post by prancinghorse » Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:42 pm

I am the firs tin the row for that Wigwam record Kimmo
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Post by Kimmo » Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:23 pm

Peter, you are noted! :D

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Post by metrognome » Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:05 am

Thanks for this review, Kimmo. FromPhilly has this one in his collection. I think he played it for me once when I visited him, but I don't really remember it.

I still only have Wigwam's Nuclear Nightclub, which you sent me a few years ago. I have not listened to that one in a while, so I think I will put it on tonight.

That Jim Pembroke guy was an interesting character, if his lyrics are any indication.

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Post by Kimmo » Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:21 pm

you´re wlecome, metro. I am to review Nuclear Nightclub later on.

You are right about Pembroke - he´s quite character.

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Post by Takboleh » Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:23 pm

Thanks for the inside review, Kimmo.I got Wigwam's "The Lucky Golden Stripes and Starpose" on UK Virgin records.It was release sometime in 1976 two years later.It's a great album love it.How many Lps did they released? How would you rate this album to "Being"

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Post by Kimmo » Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:25 am

thanks takboleh, happy to hear!

Lucky Golden Stars compared to Being - well, a bit "unfair" competition, kind of, as the two Wigwam´s, the Being - line-up against Starpose ( where Peka Pohjola and Jukka Gustavsson were gone, and a couple new players had step in ) the idea of writing songs and play is quite different. Where Being is more like concept, theme centered prog, Starpose and new line-up has a bit more easier approach, more poppy. But that does not make Starpose bad, i like it too - for example Colossus is great track! ANother thing that differs between these two album is that Being line-up didn´t use guitar. Later line-up, Pekka Rechardt took a guitar part as the wholetime member of the band ( earlier albums, there was Jukka Tolonen who did guitars, but he was never official member of the group ) ...


Wigwam released 8 albums plus some compilations. Out of 8 four first were more or less done by original line-up ( well, to be accurate, first album, Hard And Horny, had couple members which were out from the second, Tombstone Valentine ) ... Pembroke-Österberg-Pohjola-Gustavsson, and later Pembroke-Österberg-Groundstroem-Rechard-Hietanen ...

there are some who likes more about the original, more prog/theme kind of Wigwam, and some like more the later line-up works. To me, i like both sides of the band.

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Post by metrognome » Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:51 am

I have listened to Nuclear Nightclub probably 7 or 8 times since Kimmo posted his review. I had totally forgotten about this record and how good it was. It's not as "prog" as I had hoped when I originally received it, but it's quite good nonetheless. It reminds me a bit of Camel, which is one of my favorite bands.

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Post by fromphilly1247 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:48 pm

Really enjoying your reviews, Kimmo.

Metrognome is correct...I do have this in my collection. My two personal favorites by Wigwam are Tombstone Valentine (a perfect record, IMO) & Fairyport, but Being is definitely a good one as well. Nice that you have the gatefold edition with the inserts. Those are definitely hard to come by.

You don't by chance have a copy of Hard 'N' Horny with the hand-drawn cover, do you?
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Post by fromphilly1247 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:50 pm

metrognome wrote:I have listened to Nuclear Nightclub probably 7 or 8 times since Kimmo posted his review. I had totally forgotten about this record and how good it was. It's not as "prog" as I had hoped when I originally received it, but it's quite good nonetheless. It reminds me a bit of Camel, which is one of my favorite bands.
If you like this album, I would definitely recommend Lucky Stripes and Starpose from the following year. It's essentially the same lineup but a better album, IMO. It's not that difficult to find, either as it was also released in the UK on Virgin, albeit with a different cover than its Finnish counterpart.
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