Kari Juhani Valdemar Peitsamo
(born 26 August 1957 in Nokia, Finland
) is a Finnish
musician whose style has changed over the years from acoustic avant-garde
pop to electric rock. His best-known song is probably "Kauppaopiston naiset" (Business College Women) from 1977.
Kari Peitsamo started his career with the EP Kari Peitsamo ja Ankkuli
, which was created with the assistance of Juuso Nordlund and Kaj Martin, the backing group of Juice Leskinen
, on the studio time left over from Leskinen. Kari Peitsamo's debut album Jatsin syvin olemus
(1977) was still performed as a trio but the following albums would be solos where Peitsamo performed his songs accompanied only by an acoustic guitar. Later on Peitsamo's acoustic guitar was switched to an electric one, and he was joined by the band Ankkuli, with its other members Harri Siirtola (bass) and Yrjö Majamaa (drums).
After this Peitsamo, who had recorded for Love Records
, moved to Poko Records
, and changed his band to Kari Peitsamo Revival, which was influenced by Creedence Clearwater Revival
and Status Quo
(Peitsamo also translated songs by both bands into Finnish). After the Revival period Peitsamo played rock with his new band Kari Peitsamon Skootteri between 1985-1994. Another ensemble of his, Kari Peitsamo & Hirttämättömät, also released one album in 1998, called Bubblegum Warriors In Faded Jeans
Kari Peitsamo is known for his vast productivity; for example, as many as six albums of his came out during the... Read More