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Wreckless EricWhole Wide World (1977)

Eppu Normaali – Nuori Poika (1978)

Or dedicated follower of passion anyone? Yeah, real clever like.  East Sussex lad Eric Goulden‘s wide eyed punk pop number from 1977 failed to chart but is now regarded as one of the classic singles from the Punk era.

Within twelve months, a group of small town Finnish lads named Eppu Normaali (Abnormal in English) had not only covered the number as a b-side but also translated it into their native tongue without losing any of the originals rough edged, anthemic charm.

 

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