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N.M.K.Y. by Gregorius

Submitted by

ZZT

On May 27, 2020

Assigned to

Bastien

On June 2, 2020

Performance

performance

N.M.K.Y.

By Gregorius

Completeness

46%
Language
Finnish
Additional credits
A. Remeli
Release
(unknown)

Gregorius

Info
https://yle.fi/aihe/artikkeli/2007/09/05/gregorius-tanaan
Country
Finland
Visual
artist picture

Additional comments and sources

Sources used: http://phinnweb.blogspot.com/2007/08/gregorius-nmky-1979.html


Other links to allow for verification: https://yle.fi/aihe/artikkeli/2018/06/18/finnish-ymca


YMCA cover in Finnish, which had its first performance in a television comedy show in 1979. The translation is credited to A. Remeli, but I couldn't find the full name from Google. (Should we maybe contact the broadcasting company or the performer, if they had the information?)


This song apparently was never released on single, and was only broadcast on TV. But I'm adding this work, because Klamydia has also recorded a cover of YMCA using this translation.

History

Change by Bastien
2020-06-02 14:48:39 UTC
Assignee: Bastien
 
Comment by Bastien
2020-06-02 14:57:05 UTC

Trying to find out who Remeli is. Question posted on

http://phinnweb.blogspot.com/2007/08/gregorius-nmky-1979.html

 
Comment by Bastien
2020-06-02 15:02:28 UTC

Lineup Gregorius according to

Lineup: Esko Nick, voc Heikki Laurila, g Olli Ahvenlahti, keys Pekka Pohjola, b Nappi Ikonen, drs

Also asked there in the comment section who A. Remeli is.

Last updated by Bastien on 2020-06-02 15:12:58 UTC - Show original message

 
Comment by Bastien
2020-06-02 15:08:49 UTC

This Klamydia entry in Discogs doesn't help much either:

https://www.discogs.com/Klamydia-Aikuisilta-Kielletty/release/12604023

 
Comment by Bastien
2020-06-02 15:12:47 UTC

Fono.fi credits the Klamydia lyrics to Vesa Jokinen, the vocalist of Klamydia:

http://www.fono.fi/KappaleenTiedot.aspx?kappale=vie+du+bon+cote+la&culture=fi&ID…

This suggests this version has different lyrics than the Gregorius take? Do you confirm?

 
Change by Bastien
2020-06-02 15:12:48 UTC
Status: open need info
 
Change by ZZT
submitter
2020-06-03 06:13:57 UTC
Status: need info open
 
Comment by ZZT
submitter
2020-06-03 06:13:57 UTC

The Fono.fi has a mistake there. The lyrics in the Klamydia version are identical to the Gregorius version.



As much as you can understand them Smile It seems to be a parody cover of the internet meme of the original.

 
Comment by Bastien
2020-06-04 09:25:35 UTC

A parody of a parody? Smile

 
Comment by Bastien
2020-06-04 09:31:47 UTC

"The translation is credited to A. Remeli"

Actually, where did you fid this?

 
Change by Bastien
2020-06-04 09:31:50 UTC
Status: open need info
 
Change by ZZT
submitter
2020-06-04 14:15:57 UTC
Status: need info open
 
Comment by ZZT
submitter
2020-06-04 14:15:57 UTC

Only place I found it was in the video itself, at 0:24.

 
Comment by Bastien
2020-06-06 14:22:14 UTC

Aaaaaaaah ok Smile Thanks Smile

 
Comment by Bastien
2020-06-06 14:30:00 UTC

Maybe we should ask Espo Nick. Apparently he now works as a librarian in Espoo Smile

Any idea on how to contact him?

 
Change by Bastien
2020-06-06 14:30:01 UTC
Status: open need info
 
Change by ZZT
submitter
2020-06-07 16:06:28 UTC
Status: need info open
 
Comment by ZZT
submitter
2020-06-07 16:06:28 UTC

I found his e-mail on Google: esko.nick@espoo.fi. If he still works for the city of Espoo, that would be the way to contact him.

 
Comment by ZZT
submitter
2020-06-15 18:46:37 UTC

I tried contacting that e-mail, but couldn't reach him. He might not be working in the same workplace any more. Unhappy

 
Comment by Bastien
2020-07-05 17:01:49 UTC

Here he is, as interviewer from the Espoo city library:

 
Comment by Bastien
2020-07-05 17:03:19 UTC

It could be an idea to contact https://www.espoo.fi/kirjasto and ask if they have a way to contact Esko Nick ?

 
Comment by Bastien
2020-07-05 17:04:39 UTC

I tried contacting that e-mail, but couldn't reach him.

Did the email address bounce? Or did you simply get no reply?

 
Comment by Bastien
2020-07-05 17:07:21 UTC

We can also ask Heikki Laurila, Olli Ahvenlahti, Pekka Pohjola, and Nappi Ikonen if they know who "A Remeli" is.

 
Change by Bastien
2020-07-05 17:07:23 UTC
Status: open need info
 
Change by ZZT
submitter
2020-07-13 15:34:54 UTC
Status: need info open
 
Comment by ZZT
submitter
2020-07-13 15:34:54 UTC

The e-mail address bounced, so he might not work for them any more. But I will contact the library and ask them.


I was also thinking to contact YLE, the broadcaster who made that show. They might have some information in their archives.