suomeksi

Se: Pahaa unta? (Johanna, 1980; 1989, 2018)

Composition, lyrics and arrangement by Yari unless otherwise stated.

Producer: Pekka Aarnio
Cover: Riipinen
Recorded by: Tom Bildo, Rísto Hemmi, Paul Jyrälä (Finnvox, Helsinki, October 1979 - February 1980)
Mixed by: Risto Hemmi, Pekka Aarnio (Finnvox, March-April 1980)

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)
Yari: vocals, backing vocals, electric guitar
Jukka Peurasaari: electric guitar (solo)
P. A. Ulmanen: electric piano
Erkki Okkonen: bass, backing vocals
Ari Puolanen: drums
Pekka Aarnio: backing vocals

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)
Yari: vocals, electric guitar (solo), Polymoog synthesizer
Jukka Peurasaari: electric guitar
P. A. Ulmanen: electric piano
Erkki Okkonen: bass
Ari Puolanen: drums

Anna mun olla (4'24)
Yari: vocals, electric guitar
Jukka Peurasaari: electric guitar (solo)
P. A. Ulmanen: electric piano
Erkki Okkonen: bass
Ari Puolanen: drums

Kun valot sammuu (2'42)
Yari: vocals, electric guitar (1st part of the solo), Hammond organ
Jukka Peurasaari: electric guitar (2nd part of the solo)
P. A. Ulmanen: electric piano
Erkki Okkonen: bass
Ari Puolanen: drums

Varjot (3'46)
Yari: vocals, grand piano, electric guitar, Hammond organ

B side

Yö safarilla (4'33)
Yari: laulu, electric guitar, grand piano
Jukka Peurasaari: electric guitar (solo)
P. A. Ulmanen: electric piano
Erkki Okkonen: bass
Ari Puolanen: drums

Häpeä (3'06)
Yari: vocals, electric guitar
Jukka Peurasaari: electric guitar (solo)
P. A. Ulmanen: electric piano
Erkki Okkonen: bass
Ari Puolanen: drums

Ei vielä (3'58)
Yari: vocals, electric guitar
Jukka Peurasaari: electric guitar (solo)
P. A. Ulmanen: electric piano
Erkki Okkonen: bass
Ari Puolanen: drums

Viimeiseen hengenvetoon (2'46)
Yari: vocals, electric guitar
Jukka Peurasaari: electric guitar (solo)
P. A. Ulmanen: electric piano
Erkki Okkonen: bass
Ari Puolanen: drums, congas

Ollaan naurettu niin kauan (3'50)
Arrangement by Yari and P. A. Ulmanen
Yari: vocals, electric guitar (1st part of the solo)
Jukka Peurasaari: electric guitar (2nd part of the solo)
P. A. Ulmanen: electric piano
Erkki Okkonen: bass
Ari Puolanen: drums

Releases

Year: 1980
Record Label: Johanna
Formats: vinyl (JHN 2014), cassette (JHNK 2014)
Year: 1989
Record Label: Johanna
Formats: vinyl (JHN 2014), CD (JHNCD 2014)
Year: 2018
Record Company: Svart Records
Format: vinyl (SRE277)
Two version: black vinyl (300 copies), orange vinyl (200 copies)
Includes new album history by Yari, pictures, lyrics, exact personnel

Reviews

Suonna Kononen, Keskisuomalainen 22.11.2018
Juissi Vainiola, Yle Pop Levylöydöt, 08.02.2009
Jarkko Kuivanen, Finnmusic.net (in English)
Mikkola, Soundi (6/1980)
Pekka Koskivaara, Back Beat 4/1980

Albums Works Front Page