Ypö-Viis ‎– Energia On A Ja O (1978)

July 16:th 2012 – The first self-released Finish punk record

Ypö-Viis ‎– Energia On A Ja O

Not On Label – YVEP-1 – 1978 – 7″ – Single Sided

This is one of my favorite finish KBD release which I have been searching for a while. Eventually I found it at Swampmusic Oy in Finland. The first press was made in 200 copies in black vinyl and later 300 additional copies where pressed on green vinyl. There are two songs in this single sided vinyl. Energia On A Ja O (128 kbps) is their own creation whilst the second song Kotka Palaa is a cover of London Burning by the Clash.

Energia On A Ja O is just scaled down to the minimum parts which makes music great. On my vinyl there are some distortion on the song and don’t know if it’s because my copy is bad or if it’s supposed to sound like this.

I’m not sure was Ypö-Viis means. Viis is five in Finish and this band started out as a five member act when they where formed in 1977. On this release there are three members. In 1979 they put out their second single Mari Pogoaa and later signed Poko Rekords and released four additional singles. The band existed between 1977 – 1981. Some members later joined / formed the the band Dynamo who released Hamina On Kaupunki, a killer single which I’m still looking for.

This is a single sided vinyl. The sleeve is in thin paper (looking like a xerox sleeve) and I’m not 100% that I have the original sleeve or a xerox copy.

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