Dead End 5

Dead End 5 is one of those bands who sorely need rescuing from obscurity. A relatively successful album back in the day, their debut full lenght Dead Ends (1976) was needlessly forgotten after the band split up a few years later because of lead singer Annika Salminen going for a schlager solo career. Dead Ends couldn’t be further away from schlager pop – the band at the time were rough, nasty and loud, and Salminen’s vocal delivery rocks hard. With several original compositions and a couple of choice cover cuts, the album is a blast.