PIZZA A`LA ANSSI TIKANMÄKI 1994
3. Yoigu Lapizza
6. Speed King
7. Pikku Arvin Erikoinen
9. Maldizione Di Carlo
11. Cowabunga Kidz
Pizza (released 21 June 1994)
"Pizza" was made and released at a time when the whole of the Western world was in the grips of a recession. But the deeper Finland and the rest of the world sank into the depression, the more splendid the Pizza became. By the end, making the Pizza involved no fewer than 69 musicians, 39 different instruments and a whole 38 studio days, to say nothing of all the days' work for the three preceding years during which the dough was kneaded, the toppings chosen, the Pizzas baked and the table set.
In other words, "Pizza" appeared at a time when all around, the world was cutting back, giving people the sack, wailing and gnashing its teeth. Something needed to be done,
to put a stop to the overall air of gloom and doom. The moment was ripe for the Finnish musician to tighten his belt, prove his mettle and his unshakable faith in the future. Time for the boys and girls to come out and play and eat pizza alongside the old gig hands in the face of the global midi-storm of material warfare! Help yourself to a slice of Pizza!
All compositions by Anssi Tikanmäki (Bardi/Love Kustannus)
All lyrics by Anssi Tikanmäki, except “Cowabunga Kidz” by Jaakko Teppo & AnssiTikanmäki.
Music is recorded at studio JJ, Tampere and Finnvox-studios Helsinki 4.12. 1993 - 29.1. 1994
Mixed at Finnvox-studios, Helsinki
Engineers: Juuso Nordlund, Risto Hemmi
Mastered by Pauli Saastamoinen (Finnvox)
Producers: Anssi Tikanmäki, Juuso Nordlund
Conductor: Atso Almila
Cover design: Maarit Tikanmäki
Janne Joutsenniemi, bass & vocal, Aale Lindgren, oboe, Pekka Pylkkänen, alto sax, Eljas Tikanmäki, drums, Hannu Kahiluoto, trumpett, Toni Lerche, guitar, Teppo Alestalo, trombone, Evelio Galan, vocal & perc, Martti Pokela, kantele, Anssi Tikanmäki, keyboards, vocal, Martti Saarnikoski, violin, Peter Lerche, guitars, Roope Latvala, guitar, Veikko Lehtonen, viola, Pekka Kasari, drums, Lassi Viljanen, violoncello, Eemeli Tikanmäki, voice, Jartsa Karvonen, percussion, Henkka Sorvali, keyboards, Ippe Kätkä, drums, Juha-Pekka Vikman, violin, Osmo Linkola, clarinet, Safka Pekkonen,
accordion, Tomas Jimeno Diaz, percussion, Markku Niiranen, guitar, Raimo Ollikainen, violin, Pia Palomäki, vocal, Sakari Kuosmanen, vocal, Lennart Koskinen, violin, Matti Lappalainen, trombone, Häkä Virtanen, bass, Jari Yliaho, vocal & guitar, Erkki Hiltunen, violin, Ila Loueranta, vocal, Juuso Nordlund, bass, engineer, Seppo Ristolainen, viola, Timo Salmi, bass, Esa Tukia, horn, Petri Rantala, percussion, Timo Paasonen, trumpett, Hanna Kaarina Heikinheimo, piccolo & flute, Vesa Sytelä, harp, Atso Almila, conductor, Hanni Heinonen, violoncello, Tom Bildo, trombone & tuba, Tapio Laivaara, flute, Kari Vanonen, violin, Jaakko Vuornos, violin, Mikko-Ville Luolajan-Mikkola, violin, Hannu Pajuoja, horn, Pepa Päivinen, ten & bar sax, flute, clarinet, Pekka Pulakka, viola, Siri Heinonen- Nevala, violin, Toni Lähteenmäki, vocal, Jouni Heinonen, violin, Pentti Lahti, alto & baryt sax, flute, Anssi Nykänen, drums & perc, Lauri Laasonen, viola, Janne Murto, ten sax, Päivi Kiljala, clarinet, Jaakko Teppo, vocal, Jukka Hänninen, accordion, Tapio Lehtonen, bassoon,Timo Alanen, violoncello, Petri Juutilainen, trombone, Juha Sippu, piano, Aki Välimäki, trumpett, piccolo tp, Anssi Lahti, bass, Heikki Silvennoinen, vocal.