· Eläkeläiset ·

Copyright: pekka jokinen

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 become a 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!

Tapes

Joulumanteli (1994)

Alben

Humppakäräjät (1994/ re.released 2011)
Humpan Kuninkaan Hovissa (1995 / DE-Release 2000, re-released 2010)
In Humppa We Trust (1996)
Humppamaratooni / Humppa Till We Die (1997)
Werbung, Baby! (1999)
Humpan Kuninkaan Hovissa (Ger – Version 2000, re-released 2010)
Humppa-Akatemia (2000)
Humppa! (2001)
Pahvische (2002)
Humppaelämää (2003)
Humppasirkus (2006)
Humppakonsertto (2007)
Humppa United (2008)
Humppabingo (2010)
Humppasheikkailu (2012)
Humppakalmisto (2013)
Humppa of Finland (2017)
Humppamania (2018)

EPs

Humppalöyly (1995)
Humppaorgiat (1999 10” Only)
Huipputähtien Ykköshitit (1999, Split-EP mit Kumikameli)
Jenkkapolkahumppa (2001)
Joulutorttu (2002)
Katkolla Humppa (2003)
Keväthumppa (2003)
Das Humppawerk EP (2006)
Humpapörriäinen (2014)
Humppainfarkt (2018 10”)

Singles

Pyjamahumppa (1995)
Dementikon Keppihumppa / Take Me to the City (1997)
Sensational Monsters of Humppa (1998 7”)
Ja Humppa Soi (2000)
Kiitokset humpasta / Oparin aarteet (2002, Split-Doppel-Single mit Kumikameli)
Jukolan humppa (2006)
Ukki, mitä oli jenkka? (2009)
Hulluna humpasta (2010 7”)

DVD

Sekoilun Ytimessä 1993–2003 – Ten Years of Finnish Humppa in the Core of Sekolation (2003)