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Se: Pahaa unta? (Johanna JHN 2014, 1980)

Formats: vinyl (1980, 1989), cassette (1980), cd (1989)

Composition, lyrics and arrangement by Yari unless otherwise stated.

Yari: vocals
Jukka Peurasaari: guitar
P. A. Ulmanen: piano
Erkki Okkonen: bass
Ari Puolanen: drums

Producer: Pekka Aarnio
Cover: Riipinen

Introduction

With its first album, "... ja me tehtiin rakkautta", Se was almost totally out of trends. With this second album, "Pahaa unta?", Se was much more trendy: guitar sound had lots of distortion and songs stayed within the limits of pop. The darker atmosphere was already spreading into the New Wave and this album fits well with that. In the Finnish New Wave "Pahaa unta?" was a great influencer. This can be heard for example in albums "Ruusuinen tulevaisuus" (1980) by Vaavi, "Etkö rakastaisi..." (1981) by Loose Prick and "Hyvä pahaa rock'n'roll" (1982) by Raine Salo. In 2005 the jury selected by rock magazine Soundi voted "Pahaa unta?" to be the 41st best Finnish rock album ever.

In Soundi review (6/1980) Mikkola wrote (translation by me):

"The cover of the album is leopard leather and the people in Yari's songs are part humans, part animals, carcasses of angels, swinging hips, loving, irritated and desperate creatures. There's also daylight, a lot, but not much of sunshine, more depression and strong feelings. In a way I think this is noble, this painful and sometimes touchingly tender realism. [...] This record tells about humans, although it might be just a bad dream."

Songs

A side

Pahaa unta? (3'31)
sä seisot ikkunassa
mietit mitä kaikkea vois tehdä
jos ei ois tuhansina palasina
ja joku muu jota vihata
mikä tahansa kelpaa
joka pitää vähän aikaa hengissä
työnnät oven eteen tavaroita
ja pyyhit kuvan peilistä
...
vain pahaa unta tää on vaan pahaa unta
sä ainakin luulet sä ainakin luulet
Kyyneleet (3'40)
Anna mun olla (4'24)
Kun valot sammuu (2'42)
Varjot (3'46)

B side

Yö safarilla (4'33)
Häpeä (3'06)
Ei vielä (3'58)
Viimeiseen hengenvetoon (2'46)
Ollaan naurettu niin kauan (3'50)
Arrangement by Yari and P. A. Ulmanen

Reviews

Jarkko Kuivanen, Finnmusic.net (in English)
Mikkola, Soundi (6/1980)

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