Eläkeläiset

© Pekka Jokinen

ELÄKELÄISET – The Kings of Humppa

Humppa versions of rock classics and lyrics dealing with life of the elderly, heavy on the sarcasm.
Eläkeläiset was started as a joke in the spring 1993. The idea was to play rock classics in humppa style.
Over the years the joke has proved to be far reaching – Eläkeläiset has earned wide recognition with bold humppa style and released not less than eight albums as well as couple of live albums and compilations alongside nine EPs.
Eläkeläiset has becomea fixture…. an anarchistic and inebriated institution of sorts.
In addition to cover songs, it has dabbled in composing its own humppa classics. Over the last fifteen years, it has toured all over Europe and has recording contracts in Central Europe and Russia. It has generated a book, a DVD, a couple of live albums and a plethora of merchandise raging from towels to hip flasks.

Not bad for a disposable joke!

The strangest thing so far is to try and qualify as Finland’s entry to the Eurovision Song Contest of 2010. The competing song, Hulluna humpasta, is included in the compilation Humppabingo and is also available as a 7” vinyl single.

It’s time for Europe to surrender. Let the humppa rise! It is magic and joy.

Discography

  • Humppamania!

    Humppamania!

    Year of Release: 2018

    Catalogue-Number: NN123

  • Humppainfarkt

    Humppainfarkt

    Year of Release: 2018

    Catalogue-Number: NN116

  • Humppa of Finland

    Humppa of Finland

    Year of Release: 2017

    Catalogue-Number: NN095

  • Humpapörriainen

    Humpapörriainen

    Year of Release: 2014

    Catalogue-Number: NN060

  • Humppakalmisto

    Humppakalmisto

    Year of Release: 2013

    Catalogue-Number: NN056

  • Humppasheikkailu

    Humppasheikkailu

    Year of Release: 2017

    Catalogue-Number: NN045

  • Humppabingo

    Humppabingo

    Year of Release: 2010

    Catalogue-Number: NN032

  • Humppa United

    Humppa United

    Year of Release: 2009

    Catalogue-Number: NN038

  • Humppakonsertto

    Humppakonsertto

    Year of Release: 2007

    Catalogue-Number: NN039

  • Humppasirkus

    Humppasirkus

    Year of Release: 2006

    Catalogue-Number: NN037

  • Das Humppawerk EP

    Das Humppawerk EP

    Year of Release: 2006

    Catalogue-Number: NN040

  • Humppaelämää

    Humppaelämää

    Year of Release: 2003

    Catalogue-Number: NN042

  • Pahvische

    Pahvische

    Year of Release: 2002

    Catalogue-Number: NN041

  • Humpan Kuninkaan Hovissa

    Humpan Kuninkaan Hovissa

    Year of Release: 1995

    Catalogue-Number: NN033

  • Humppakäräjät

    Humppakäräjät

    Year of Release: 1994

    Catalogue-Number: NN036

  • Humppakäräjät

    Humppakäräjät

    Year of Release: 2021

    Catalogue-Number: NN143LP

  • Humppa United

    Humppa United

    Year of Release: 2021

    Catalogue-Number: NN144LP

  • Humppa pelastaa

    Humppa pelastaa

    Year of Release: 2021

    Catalogue-Number: NN155

  • Eläkeläiset - Humppasheikkailu

    Eläkeläiset - Humppasheikkailu

    Year of Release: 2021

    Catalogue-Number: NN145LP

  • Humppasirkus

    Humppasirkus

    Year of Release: 2021

    Catalogue-Number: NN151LP

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