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KALEVALA was formed in 1969 by Juha Salonen (bass), Remu Aaltonen (drums/vocals) and Albert Järvinen (guitar). Their first name was VIETNAM, but they had to change it in order to get concerts. This first line-up played straightforward rock'n'roll, and they were a popular live act in Finland. There were no studio recordings from this line-up, but the Finnish broadcasting company recorded their performance from 1970 "Ruisrock" festival. After this the line-up changed. Remu founded HURRIGANES, which Albert also joined later.

Now KALEVALA's musical direction was changed to more progressive direction. The new musicians on their second line-up were Markku Luukkanen on drums, Matti Kurkinen on Guitar and Harri Saksala doing singing. They recorded one album, "People No Names" (1972) which was released by Finnlevy. They had some guest musicians helping on doing it: pianist Olli Ahvenlahti, Raimo Wallen playing flute and on acoustic guitar Ile Kallio, who was playing on HURRIGANES during that time. The result was quite unique, you can form your own opinion of it by listening the sample mp3 presented on this page.

The band was very unstable, as they had again changes in their line-up. Now they had Zape "Limousine" Leppänen on vocals, who has worked with many respected Finnish artists. The band recorded an album "Boogie Jungle" (1975), which is again more basic rock music. They had Jim Pembroke doing their lyrics plus backing vocals, and Jukka Gustavson playing keyboards on one track. Shortly after this band faced a sudden catastrophy, as Matti Kurkinen got in to a fatal car accident. Their name was defined as KALEVALA ORCHESTRA for their next album "Abraham's Blue Refrain" (1977). After this they toured Europe with ANGE, but they faced financial problems, and the musicians disbanded KALEVALA went to different directions.

Some members of the band rejoined in studio 1995, but they couldn't get a record deal. These new tracks are available on "Anthology" (2004), which has some live recordings and before unreleased material on it.

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KALEVALA top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.96 | 29 ratings
People No Names
1972
2.49 | 18 ratings
Boogie Jungle
1975
3.40 | 5 ratings
Abraham's Blue Refrain
1977

KALEVALA Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

1.27 | 3 ratings
Live in Finland & Europe 1970-1977
2004

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KALEVALA Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.42 | 5 ratings
*Anthology
2004
3.05 | 2 ratings
People No Names / Boogie Jungle
2008

KALEVALA Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

0.00 | 0 ratings
Rockin' Fish
1975
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Playground
1976
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Highland Temple
1977

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 People No Names / Boogie Jungle by KALEVALA album cover Boxset/Compilation, 2008
3.05 | 2 ratings

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Review by Matti
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3 stars This low budget release contains the first two albums by the Finnish band Kalevala, as you can see on the cover. By the way the original vinyl of the debut is said to be one of the highest prized collector's item in Finnish rock. I won't review these albums separately so I'll be more detailed than usual this time.

PEOPLE NO NAMES (1972).The title track is the longest one in the whole set (8:55). It starts with lonely acoustic guitar, but already after 30 seconds the vocalist and the band arrive to offer a tight piece of progressive hard rock. Harri Saksala (formerly of APOLLO; eponymous album from 1970) sings very roughly, sounding almost like Captain Beefheart. His original Finnish lyrics were translated by Mats Huldén who did the same for some WIGWAM albums too. Electric guitar is leading the way.

'Where I'm From' is much calmer track, processing for a couple of minutes as a dreamy instrumental featuring guest appearances of Olli Ahvenlahti's piano and Raimo Wallen's flute, before the faster vocal section kicks in to disappear again. 'Waves' and 'Escape from the Storm' are jazz-rock instrumentals, maybe slightly monotonous but quite good ones.

'In the Net' is a return to harder rocking and bluesy expression; here Saksala and the band sound a bit like the rougher side of Frank Robson and TASAVALLAN PRESIDENTTI. Gritty harmonica solo is played by Saksala. 'My Friend' is another instrumental, similarily tender and piano-oriented as the most of 'Where I'm From' was. 'Lady With the Veil' has deep atmosphere with its whisper-approaching vocals and lots of acoustic guitar, even if the song is rather fast. 'Tamed Indians' seems like a joke, a brief, hilarious and fast instrumental featuring accordion.

BOOGIE JUNGLE (1975). Some line-up changes had occurred: Saksala was replaced by Limousine Leppänen. All lyrics are by WIGWAM's Jim Pembroke who also provides background vocals on four tracks. The opener 'Mind the Fly Hunter' is rooty, bluesy rock'n'roll song, quite uninteresting to me. The second track is even more boring. Also Leppänen's vocals have bluesy roughness but they miss Saksala's strong presence. 'If We Found the Time' is better, calmer song, where the use of vibrato reminds me of FAMILY's Roger Chapman. 'While the Fire's Warm' is a blues-rocker and features WIGWAM's Jukka Gustavson on clavinet.

'Boogie' is a personal bland of fast, jazzy rock'n'roll, hard rock elements and a drum solo. 'Rockin Fish' is another rough, hard rocking song that I have no any interest for. It has become very clear by now that this album is much worse than the debut, at least for a prog listener. Friends of honest rock'n'roll naturally think the other way round. The album's best track is obviously the long, closing instrumental 'Jungle', where especially electric guitar and Moog do some nice things.

The leaflet features credits information, nothing more. Maybe together these albums are worth three stars as I would rate the debut separately too.

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 *Anthology by KALEVALA album cover Boxset/Compilation, 2004
2.42 | 5 ratings

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Review by Matti
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2 stars Hmm, two anonymous persons have rated this with five stars... If only they had verbalized their opinion! Now I'm the first one to write about this 2-CD Anthology by a Finnish prog group from the seventies. Category could also be Heavy-Prog. In some respects Kalevala were a more straight-forward and harder rocking cousin to TASAVALLAN PRESIDENTTI - and naturally less jazzier too, though many tracks here are actually gritty and ballsy jazz-rock.

Liner notes (mainly by Lido Salonen, bassist/guitarist and the only all-time member) give a picture of the group's history, but for this set of music there are no information. I first listed the tracks of the three studio albums (1972, 1975, 1977) in order to see how this set relates to the output. My first surprise was that there seemed to be nothing at all from the debut People No Names. Then I found out that the whole CD 1 consists of live recordings. I hate this kind of lack of information.

Earliest recordings (1970) feature Remu Aaltonen on drums, who chose to form the legendary rock'n'roll band Hurriganes. 'Made in Sweden' (something to do with the future group of that name?) and 'Shaking All Over' as openers raised questions of what the hell is this anthology all about? OK, live, why no-one told that in advance? Third track 'Antti' is a short and nicely structured song in which Harri Saksala's (formerly of APOLLO) vocals work excellently. First I thought it was some separate studio recording, until the applause and speech in the end revealed the live nature. The next few tracks are energetic, instrumentally oriented jazz-rock featuring saxophone of Sakari Kukko, known from PIIRPAUKE. The rest of the first disc are some 1977 live takes of material from the albums Jungle Boogie and Abraham's Blue Refrain. The sonic level is not very bad, and probably Kalevala were at the time primarily a live band.

The CD 2 then seems to consist of the whole Abraham's... album plus five new tracks recorded in 1995. Again, it would be nice to be told. Prog is not very present in the band's style, this is slightly bluesy rock, but still several songs have that something to make them all right even for my ears. The vocals of Zape Leppänen remind me of FAMILY's Roger Chapman without the eccentric vibrato. As I mentioned above, five final tracks date from 1995. Kalevala never officially made a comeback. Salonen tells how the question became harder and harder as many members passed away. The reunion studio line-up features a wider group of players than ever before (e.g. Pekka Pohjola on bass) and the production is pretty good. As this review already has so many references to the Finnish (prog)rock scene, let's add that WIGWAM's Jim Pembroke wrote many of the lyrics! Especially I enjoyed 'The Song' of the five new tracks; 'Turkish Pepper' had some hilarious mock-orientalism, and 'Icebear Walk' has a strong and delicious bass line.

Although this set is terribly edited (with the lack of proper information being the biggest fault), there are at least some interesting stuff outside of the albums. The title Anthology is perhaps a bit misleading: this does not serve as a good introduction to Kalevala's output. Collectors/fans' stuff mostly. 2½ stars.

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 Boogie Jungle by KALEVALA album cover Studio Album, 1975
2.49 | 18 ratings

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Review by nikow

3 stars Boogie Jungle was released three years after the very proggy debut People No Names, and like the title says, is funky boogie rock. The band saw some big changes in the three years between the albums: Lido Salonen changed from bass to guitar, Ari Vaahtera took the bass duties, Zape Leppänen & Beaver Aitto-Oja came in (vocals and drums, respectively). Only the lead guitarist Matti Kurkinen kept his role.

In fact, there are only traces of prog left, but the music is in general of very high quality. It's a pleasant and very enjoyable album if you are into the funkier side of rock. Matti Kurkinen was a very capable guitarist, and it's tragic that he passed away soon after this album was made. Salonen on second guitar fulfills his duties and brings some beef to the sound. The rhythm section is tight, and even if Leppänen is a bit generic in the vocals, he has a pleasant voice. The star of the album is really Matti Kurkinen, this is a guitar album.

3 stars, it is a very good album, but in no way essential. Better than the debut, and one that will stay on my playlist for a long time.

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 Live in Finland & Europe 1970-1977 by KALEVALA album cover Live, 2004
1.27 | 3 ratings

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Review by Eetu Pellonpää
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1 stars Now this would be a great record - If it would containg the music it's cover texts promise! This was supposed to be a complimentary disc for the "Anthology" released by Shroom productions, but evidently the guys at the label ate too much shrooms, and instead of the intended live tracks + interviews, we get a separate exact copy of the 1st CD of the "Anthology" 2CD box. I suggest that release for those interested of this obscure band, but this fake record is best left unnoted, unless all copies are not corrupt as the one I had.

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 Boogie Jungle by KALEVALA album cover Studio Album, 1975
2.49 | 18 ratings

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2 stars Disappointment for me, too. "If We Found The Time" is nice blues rock / folk ballad, but I think there's only three 2-star-songs; "Boogie", "Snow Bill" and "Capseller", all being brisk rock 'n' roll, prog related. Jungle could get 3 stars, though it is also irritating occasionally with its melodies. It has still nice psychedelic instrumental parts, for example some reminding Man. This album is more western (usa) folk oriented, which I don't like. Maybe for festival audience.

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Review by Deepslumber

2 stars What a dissapointment after the first lp! 3 yeras after the first one is being released on this album is nothing in common with prog. There are only two good tracks here. Jungle (the only number that is related to prog) and If we find the time (a nice ballad). I haven't found anything else good on this record. Sorry, but only two stars.

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 People No Names by KALEVALA album cover Studio Album, 1972
3.96 | 29 ratings

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Review by Deepslumber

4 stars Pretty cool record from Finland. This very short lp (only 38 minutes) is a great prog album. The band has not so bad sound, and the lead vocalist is trying to the the most power of his voice. The tracks are wierd. One sounds like prog, one like jazz, one like hard rock. But it's good, they were trying to find their style. My favourite are the first two tracks from the record. Title track and Waves. A very underground position. Not Essential but Excellent.

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 People No Names by KALEVALA album cover Studio Album, 1972
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Kalevala Prog Related

Review by DeanSheep

4 stars I randomly came across Kalevala whilst surfing the site and I am ever so glad I did; I was captivated by Harri Saksala's voice on People No Names and both the excellent guitar work and perfect piano throughout, especially in Where I'm From and My Friend. In The Net reminds me of Voodoo Child by Hendrix and features a blasting harmonica. The suprise here has to be Tamed Indians; it sounds nothing like the rest of the album, being lead by a fast tempoed and very catchy accordion with a backing guitar. The highlight of the album and possibly my music collection. There is simply nothing else I have heard which sounds remotely similar.

The album relaxes you, has you scrutinising every note and amazes you throughout. I do not think that it is a masterpiece work of music, but it is most definitely worth a look if you agree to the taster MP3.

I picked up this and Boogie Jungle together as the aforementioned double-album on eBay for under £6.00 - easily the best money I've spent on anything.

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