Dead End 5 "Dead Ends" Gatefold LP + 7"
Side A: Me 262, Carolin (Francene), WC-Paperi-75 (Le Me Go Rock'N Roll), Yön Harsot, Salama, Suurkaupungin Suudelma
Side B: Mies Joka Pelasti Rock'n Rollin, Casanova, Liekinheitin, Peilikuvat, Mercedes Benz, Tohtori (Doctor)
Bonus 7": Kiertotähti, Kadun Kuningatar
Dead End 5 is one of those bands who sorely need rescuing from obscurity. A relatively successful album back in the day, their debut full lenght Dead Ends (1976) was needlessly forgotten after the band split up a few years later because of lead singer Annika Salminen going for a schlager solo career. Dead Ends couldn’t be further away from schlager pop – the band at the time were rough, nasty and loud, and Salminen’s vocal delivery rocks hard. With several original compositions and a couple of choice cover cuts, the album is a blast.
The Svart reissue is sourced from the original masters and mastered for vinyl by Orgone Studios. The original covers are expanded to gatefold format with liner notes and rare photos. A repro of the band’s first 7″ single is included – both sides being non album tracks.