Paska is a Finnish one-man acapella band formed in 1984, whose group's name in the Finnish language translates as faeces or shit. The band was named such because the idea was to prove that anybody can make music, no matter how "paska" (crappy) they happen to be.
The band consists of Ari "Paska" Peltonen, a radio show host and writer. His show used to air on one of YLE's Finnish national radio channels, where his controversial punchlines and perverted humour was deemed inappropriate, leading to his swift dismissal. Currently he is working at Radio Helsinki.
Links To Peel
Peel got hold of Paska's material through a Finnish indie label and seemed to be impressed with the singer's punk acapella vocals of songs, often cover versions. By the mid-90's, the group seemed to have been neglected by the DJ, despite releasing a few EP's.
- 24 September 1990: 'Elvis (7 inch-Buy Play Throw Away)' (Gaga Goodies)
- 26 September 1990: I Don't Care (7" - Buy Play Throw Away) Gaga Goodies
- 06 October 1990 (BFBS): 'Igi Bop (7"-Buy Play Throw Away)' (Gaga Goodies)
- 1990 (Radio Mafia): Who's That Girl
- Best Of Peel Vol 11: 'I Don't Care (7 inch-Buy Play Throw Away)' (Gaga Goodies)
- 29 January 1993: Ace Of Spades (2 x 7" - If It Ain't The Snow It's The Mosquitos) Sympathy For The Record Industry Records
- Peel Out In The States: Ace Of Spades (2 x 7" - If It Ain't The Snow It's The Mosquitos) Sympathy For The Record Industry Records