Week of July 13, 2003


Jukka Syrenius - Guitar
Veli-Pekka Pessi - Bass
Ilkka Poijarvi - Guitar, Organ, Flute
Eero Rantasila - Drums
Heikki Lajunen - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Piano

Elonkorjuu is the Finnish word for "harvest time", in case you wondered. This young group from Pori was among the most promising new groups of their era but sadly only left us with one album of excellent heavy rock influenced by Jethro Tull, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. Songs such as "Praise To Our Basement" indicates they were a garage band, but were far more subtle than that, often playing sentimental pieces with dynamic developments and good use of the Hammond organ and flute to counterbalance the guitars.

Harvest Time (1971) Parlophone 34675
Reissued on CD by FJD Sound (030) in 1995 (Ltd.Ed. 1,000 copies). This had their 8-minute contribution to "Pop Mestarit"as a bonus.
CD reissue: 2002, Oy EMI Finland Ab., 724354086823

Taken from Scented Gardens of the Mind - A guide to the Golden Era of Progressive Rock (1968-1980) in more than 20 European Countries, by Dag Erik Asbjørnsen, Borderline Productions, ISBN 1-899855-12-2

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