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Leningrad Cowboys Live – doing the classics!

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We fucking love Finnish auteur Aki Kaurismäki !’

And we love Aki’s musical creation, the mad Finnish music group Leningrad Cowboys!

With the Leningrad Cowboys, Kaurismäki gained worldwide fame with his movie ‘Leningrad Cowboys Go America’ (1989)

The band started off as an imaginary group but, strangely, after the success of the film became a “real” group! Leningrad Cowboys began to take on a life of its own, recording music, making videos and giving concerts.

The band appeared in two other Aki Kaurismäki films, the Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses (1994) and the Total Balalaika Show (1994), which is a film of a concert performed by the band and the full 160-member Alexandrov ensemble in Helsinki in June 1993.

Kaurismäki also wrote and directed two videos featuring the band: their cover of the 60’s folk standard Those Were The Days (1992) and Thru The Wire (also featuring Tesco) (1992).

Currently, the band has eleven Leningrad Cowboys and two Leningrad Cowgirls!!

Their songs, somewhat influenced by polka, punk and progressive rock, are performed in English and have themes such as vodka, tractors, rockets, and Genghis Khan, as well as folkloric Russian songs, rock and roll ballads and covers from bands as diverse as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, all presented with shitloads of humour.

Read more: wiki/Leningrad_Cowboys

Here the cowboys do a wonderful job with the Bob Dylan classic, Knocking On Heaven’s Door!

You’ve never heard it played like this before!! This is fucking amazing!

The clip comes from the Total Balalaika Showa concert performed by the band and the full 160-member Alexandrov ensemble in Helsinki in June 1993.



From: jarsku

Enjoy this clip of the cowboys performing live in Oulu, a small coastal town a few hundred miles north of Helsinki, back in 1997.

It’s the classic Deep Purple track Smoke On The Water. But only kind of!

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October 28, 2008 Posted by | Aki Kurismaki, Leningrad Cowboys, _BOB DYLAN, _MUSIC, _VIDEO | 2 Comments

Mies vailla menneisyyttä (The Man Without a Past) (2002) – Aki Kaurismäki

A wonderful film from Finnish auteur Aki Kaurismäki!

We fucking love Aki!

Aki has for many years been producing off-kilter, minimalist masterpieces of cinema.

Beautiful works of ostensible simplicity but deep complexity. Works which deal with serious matters but with a treacle-black sense of humour.

Always cleverly written, masterfully directed, beautifully shot, perfectly acted and wonderfully scored!

This was part three of Aki’s Finland Trilogy.

This great film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2003 and won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival!

Particularly fine performances here from Kati Outinen and Markku Peltola!

We’ve already posted the fine Soundtrack for this film! Check it out HERE!


Nominated for an Academy Award (2003 Best Foreign Language Film), this is the second installation of acclaimed Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki’s Finland Trilogy.

This fine film is a comic drama that’s both totally unique and completely irresistible.

When a laborer (Markku Peltola) arrives in Helsinki in search of a job, he gets a brutal surprise beating in a local park by a group of thugs instead. He miraculously survives, but amnesia prevents him from remembering anything, including his name. Soon, a Salvation Army worker (2002 Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award Winner Kati Outinen) develops a shy interest in him, and a sweet, natural romance begins between the two.

But just as the man’s life begins to make sense again, his past suddenly returns to haunt him!!

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Alternative download

Finnish With Hardcoded English Sub

Tx Demini

Big thanks to foriegnmoviesddl and Demini


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October 22, 2008 Posted by | Aki Kurismaki, Finland, OTHER_CINEMA, _OTHER | 1 Comment

VA – The Man Without A Past OST

VA – The Man Without A Past OST (2003)


A wonderful film from Finnish auteur Aki Kaurismäki!

We fucking love Aki!

As well as producing off-kilter, minimalist masterpieces of cinema, Aki always gets the music spot on!

A typically eclectic array of artists here. From classic Blues (Blind Lemon Jefferson) to Pop (The Renegades) to mad Finnish music to classical.

This great film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2003 and won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival!

Check the masterful film out too! We’ve posted it HERE!!


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Tracklisting

01. Do the shake – The Renegades
02. Bandoneon – Antero Jakoila
03. Lokki – Tapio Rautavaara
04. That crawlin’ baby blues – Blind Lemon Jefferson
05. Symphony No.3 in A major Op.55 (Adagio) – Oulu Symphony Orchestra
06. Paha vaanii – Marko Haavisto
07. Hawaii no yoru – Crazy Ken Band
08. Veto – Antero Jakoila
09. Valkoiset linnut – Markus Allan
10. Thunder And lightning – Marko Haavisto
11. Muistatko monrepos’n – Poutahaukat
12. My heart must do the crying – The Renegades
13. Motto wasabi – Masao Onose
14. Stay – Marko Haavisto

Here she be:

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October 22, 2008 Posted by | Aki Kurismaki, Finland, Music_OST, _MUSIC | Leave a comment