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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2000

Songs / Tracks Listing

Disc one: (76:40)
1. Must be the devil (4:25)
2. Greasy kids' stuff (2:58)
3. Luulosairas (4:07)
4. Pedagogi (3:28)
5. Häätö (4:08)
6. Chest fever (5:52)
7. Fresh garbage (5:36)
8. King Harvest (has surely come) (2:57)
9. Losing hold (6:36)
10. Nothing shows (2:51)
11. Captain supernatural (3:49)
12. Imagine (3:42)
13. Nipistys (8:06)
14. Marvelry skimmer (friend from the fields (3:35)
15. Fairyport (13:46)

Disc two: (78:03)
1. Do the Pigworm (9:30)
2. Just my situation / Sweet Marie (9:17)
3. A better hold (and a little view) (3:52)
4. Never turn you in (6:46)
5. No new games (6:39)
6. Tramdriver (3:48)
7. Wardance (3:42)
8. No new games / Grass for blades (18:15)
9. In and out (8:00)
10. Looking for the Eddie and the boys (Jam session) (7:54)

Total Time: 174:43

Line-up / Musicians

- Otto Donner / voice (A5)
- Måns Groundstroem / bass (B3 to 10)
- Jukka Gustavson / keyboards, vocals (A3 to 15/B1-2-8-9)
- Heikki Hietanen / keyboards (B3 to 7)
- Mats Huldén / bass (A1 to 7)
- Esa Kotilainen / keyboards (B8-9-10)
- Vladimir Nikamo / guitar (A1 to 7)
- Ronnie Österberg / drums (all)
- Jim Pembroke / vocals, keyboards (A1-2-5 to 15/All B)
- Pekka Pohjola / bass, violin (A4-5-8 to 15/B1-2)
- Pekka Rechardt / guitar (B1 to 7,10)
- Heikki Silvennoinen / guitar (B9)

Releases information

2x cd. Love/Siboney LXCD 626

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and to Eetu Pellonpää for the last updates
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WIGWAM Fresh Garbage - Rarities 1969-1977 ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(30%)
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Review by Eetu Pellonpaa
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars I would give the first CD five stars and the second CD three stars, so maybe fours stars is a realistic rating (why can't they be sold separately!). Here are some obscurer tracks that were released as singles (like "Pedagogi") and great live recordings ("Losing Hold" for example). Maybe the greatest track is the title song "Fresh Garbage", which has very peculiar rhythms and raw sounds. From the second disc my favorite is the epic "No New Games / Grass for Blades". There's also an informative booklet included, so this is a recommendable purchase!
Review by Matti
3 stars This week I've been diving deep into the early WIGWAM (because of my book project on Finnish prog). I'm not transforming here any sections from my script, but I thought to give a little more detailed collaborator review on this 2-CD rarity compilation. It was compiled in 2000 by two Wigwam specialists; the other of them released six years later a comprehensive, 500-page book on Wigwam (in Finnish naturally). Here the liner notes are in English.

DISC ONE (1969-1973). Pembroke-penned 'Must Be the Devil' / 'Greasy Kid's Stuff' was the debut single preceding the arrival of Jukka Gustavson. The style is still close to BLUES SECTION [the legendary proto-prog band that gave birth to both Wigwam and Tasavallan Presidentti], and the B-sider is irritatingly merry psych-pop rally about blowing bubbles. 'Luulosairas' was the A-side of the second single, an early classic of Finnish-language rock, written by and dominated by the organ and vocals of Jukka Gustavson. His admiration for Steve Winwood (of Spencer Davis Group and Traffic fame) has never been as strongly present as on this song.

'Pedagogi' (1970) is a more developed Gustavson tune that later found its way in a completely different form into the marvelous Being album (1974). The B-sider 'Häätö' composed by bassist Mats Huldén is the proggiest individual song by Wigwam up to that point, combining Kalevala-like poetry reading of the Love Records leader Otto Donner and two different song parts sung - in two languages - by Gustavson and Pembroke respectively. These songs were the last ones in Finnish that Wigwam ever recorded.

Then follows some previously unreleased and sonically rather gritty live material, mostly covers (from e.g. The Band) but also from Wigwam's own output. 'Nipistys' originated from PEKKA POHJOLA's solo debut.

DISC TWO (1974-1977) covers the "deep pop" period led by Jim Pembroke, with the new guitarist Rekku Rechardt also composing. Clearly less interesting than the first disc, the big majority is live cuts; more boring compositions but at least a better sound quality. I agree with Eetu that the highlight is the 18-minute 'No New Games/Grass for Blades'. The only studio tracks are 'Tramdriver' and 'Wardance' from a single released in 1975. They are not on the level of the hit album Nuclear Nightclub that had preceded the single.

This is strongly recommended for the most dedicated fans, but for the others I advice to concentrate on the studio albums (with or without the so called deep pop era).

Latest members reviews

4 stars Fresh Garbage is a very comprehensive look to the original run of maybe the greatest prog band ever to come from Finland. But it's just not your typical compilation as it contains mainly rarities and live versions of well known songs which are not available anywhere else. Our journey through t ... (read more)

Report this review (#282539) | Posted by nikow | Tuesday, May 18, 2010 | Review Permanlink

4 stars One not very profound notion argues that, often, the most interesting bands are those where the individual members are pulling in different musical directions. Somehow, they just manage to hold it together - for a time, at least. The Beatles spring to mind, obviously. But lesser lights fit the b ... (read more)

Report this review (#191798) | Posted by tads51 | Thursday, December 4, 2008 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Go to this after you sample 'Fairy Port', 'Being' and' Tombstone valentine' (in this order). By then you'll be hooked (and if you are not at least you'll have their best album which is 'Fairy port'). Fresh Garbage only has a problem for's name. This no garbage at all. There is some seri ... (read more)

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