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Hurriganes is a Finnish rock band that was formed in the early 1970s. They were very popular in Finland & Estonia in the 1970s and early 1980s; they were also a popular live act in Sweden during this time. Their classic line-up consisted of Remu Aaltonen, Albert Järvinen and Cisse Häkkinen. What seems like a misspelling in the name ("Hurriganes" with a "g") is intentional. Their style of music is very much of a nostalgic, pre-Beatles, roots rock'n'roll orientation. During their "classic" period, the band's output consisted largely of revved-up cover versions of well-known 1950s rock 'n' roll songs in addition to their own original material. In this sense, Hurriganes can be viewed as Finland's answer to British pub rock performers of the 1970s like Dave Edmunds and Dr. Feelgood.

The founding members were drummer and vocalist Henry "Remu" Aaltonen, bassist Hugo Christer "Cisse" Häkkinen and guitarist Ilkka "Ile" Kallio. Kallio temporarily quit the band in the spring of 1972, being replaced by guitarist Pekka "Albert" Järvinen who made it the band's most famous composition.

Pekka "Albert" Järvinen (born October 25, 1950 in Lahti, Finland, died March 24, 1991 in London, England) was one of the best Finnish guitarists. He is most well known as a fast-fingered and skilled guitar player of Finnish rock band Hurriganes. He got his stage-name Albert from one of his idols, blues guitarist Albert King.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1973 Rock and Roll All Night Long 5
1974 Roadrunner 4
1975 Crazy Days 5
1976 Hot Wheels 4
1977 Tsugu Way 5
1978 Hanger 4
1979 Jailbird 3
1980 10/80 3
1981 Fortissimo 3
1982 Rockin' 4
1983 Seven Days, Seven Nights 4
1984 Hurrygames 4

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1989 20 Golden Greats 1
1989 1978-1984 1
1989 Jailbird / 10/80 1
1990 Hanger / Fortissimo 1
1995 20 suosikkia: Get On 1
1997 25 Golden Greats 1
1997 25 Golden Greats 2
2001 20 suosikkia: Muskogee 1
2001 20 Suosikkia: Let's Go Rocking Tonight 1
2004 The Legacy 1
2007 Scandia Years 1977-1984 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1988 Live at Metropol 2
1996 Live in Stockholm 1977 1
2011 Live in Hamina 1973 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1975 My Only One 1
2001 Blue Suede Shoes / My Only One 1

Unspecified type

Year Title RatingReleases
Roadrunner 1

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