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J-walk

J-walk Inside an extremely bland xeroxed sleeve hides more than a decent record. Nice melodic songs in the Scandinavian aor / hard rock fashion, ok production and backing vocals by Richard G. Johnson (Gringos Locos).  

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7" Angel's Song/Hard Time (ps) private RUNSI 001 FIN 1991



Jackdaw

Jackdaw Hard Rock.  

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7"EP Lien On My Soul//Rid Of Me/Take It More (ps) private JACK-01 FIN 1989



Jackflash

Jackflash . Run for the money Jakflash Hard rock band featuring the former Riff Raff drummer Esa Palosaari on vocals. Guitarist Petteri Hirvanen is familiar from Annica's album and in '97 mastered Project Forever that featured Richard Johnson (ex-Gringos Locos) on vocals.

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CDEP RUN FOR THE MONEY Dig It DIGSCD 202 FIN 1991
LP JACKFLASH Dig It DIGLP 54 FIN 1991
CD JACKFLASH Dig It DIGCD 54 FIN 1991



Jackrabbit

Jackrabbit Melodic hard rock spiced with some southern rock.  

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CD HERE I AM Tuoppi Twister TWCD-007 FIN 1995



Jailbirds

Jailbirds Badass heavy boogie from Lahti in the vein of Peer Günt.  

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7" Hard and Loaded/Sister (ps) Asshole JAILBIRDS FIN 1987



Jane Doe

Jane Doe A fivesome from Turenki delivering contemporary aggressive metal. After the debut MCD the band extended their name to Jane Doe 69.  

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MCD SCARS private SCARCD 0001 FIN 1999



Jeanne d'Arc

Jeanne d'Arc . Shadowman Jeanne d'Arc . Raison d'Etre Some sort of a question mark has to be added along with the inclusion of this Nokia based band here. Their covers are sure to get your attention but...

The A-side of the '89 7" is rock alright but nothing hard about it. The flipside on the other hand is a decent hard rocker which is nice. Unfotunately the '90 7" again falls more into regular rock category with blues hints. Actually the group released their first 7" under the name d'Arc back in 1986 but haven't hear it.

 

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7" Shadowman / Let Me Know (ps) private DMS 002 FIN 1989
7" Raison d'Etre / Animal Drive (ps) private DMS 003 FIN 1990



Jimsonweed

Jimsonweed Stoner rock from Helsinki.  

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CDEP JIMSONWEED Zen Garden FIN 1995
CD INVISIBLEPLAN Zen Garden GAR7 FIN 1996
CD [V/A] SUOMI FINLAND PERKELE - HOW TO UNDERSTAND FINLAND!? LESSON 1 H.T.R. FIN 1997



Johnny Yen

Johnny Yen American brand of Hard Rock without keyboards, produced by Hannu Leiden (Sarcofagus, Leroy and Havana Black). Vocalist/guitarist Rexa used to play in Dawson in the early '80s.  

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7" Killers/Feels Like Hell (ps) CBS 61398-1 FIN 1988
7" Crazy Horses/They Believe in Magic (ps) CBS 651685-1 FIN 1988
LP AMOK CBS 463210-7 FIN 1989
CD AMOK CBS FIN 1989
7" I'm on Fire/Hit the Road (ps) CBS 654610-1 FIN 1989



Jone's Bros

Jones Bros Jones Bros . Dirty Movies Melodic American type of hard rock.

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CD THE JONE'S BROS Also ALS 009 FIN 1995
CD DIRTY MOVIES Cat UDCD-9701 FIN 1997



Justice

Justice . Never Stop Solid heavy rocker with mediocre vocals.  

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7" Never Stop / There's Just Ice in ther Hearts (ps) private JUST-001 FIN 1990



Albert Järvinen Band

Albert Järvinen Band . Countdown Albert Järvinen (R.I.P) - the former guitarist of the Finnish rock'n'roll legends Hurriganes who has recorded several rock albums with various line-ups but this, the only recording of Albert Järvinen Band, is the only one of them that can be labelled hard rock. The thing that makes the record truly interesting is the fact that the vocalist is no other than Lemmy Kilmister who has also produced the material. Another truly hard rocking effort of Albert Järvinen is Flashbacksliders, a collaboration with biker rockers the Backsliders. In addition he played a guitar solo on the debut album of Hiroshima.  

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12" Countdown/Heads Off Cityboy CITYMS 1002 FIN 1984