The time before Radiopuhelimet: KTMK
Kansanturvamusiikkikomissio - or KTMK for short - was founded in
autumn 1983. The band consisted of Jarno Mällinen (guitar),
Jyrki Raatikainen (drums), Pekka Salonsaari (bass)
and Antti Penttilä(vocals).
They performed a set of their own songs publicly for the first
time on the 28th of January 1984 in Rauhala, Oulu, Finland. During
the two and a half years the band was active they played about twenty
KTMK entered the studio three times: in autumn 1984 the band recorded
five songs for a compilation record called Yalta Hi-Life, published
by Barabbas Records. In spring 1985 they recorded the album 666
for the same label and in early 1986 an EP record called Seitsemäs
pasuuna (The seventh trombone) for the Fuck label of the Dekadenz
punk clothing & accessory store. Yalta Hi-Life and Seitsemäs
pasuuna were re-released during the nineties, the latter as a part
of a compilation recording called Fuck Hits.
Conflicting views and the lack of new song material drove KTMK
soon into a dead end, although the band tried to build new energy
by taking Jukka Kangas as their second guitar player. They played
their last show in Mimmiteekki, Muhos on the 1st of March 1986.
It was only a few weeks later that Mällinen, Raatikainen and
Kangas started Radiopuhelimet.
Despite its short life, KTMK attained something of a cult status.
The band became a part of the hardcore punk scene which at its peak
at the time, although its musical ambitions were not quite in that
direction. Finnish mainstream rock media recognised the band as
well, with their show in Ruisrock festival in the summer of 1985
being the highest point of their career publicity-wise.
Mp3 material in Audio&Video -page
is the first re-release of 666.
KTMK - gigs:
28.1. Oulu (Rauhala)
19.4. Oulu (Pauligin talo)
27.4. Oulu (Pauligin talo)
4(?).5. Liminka (Taidekoulu)
19.5. Oulu (Oulunsuun pirtti)
14.6. Rovaniemi (Herttarouva)
23.7. Helsinki (Zombie-klubi)
7.9. Muhos (Mimmiteekki)
28.9. Rovaniemi (nt Tommi)
6.12. Oulu (Rauhala)
1.2. Jyväskylä (Jyrock)
2.2. Vaasa (nuorisotalo)
27.4. Oulu (Rauhala)
2.8. Vilppula (ulkolava)
3.8. Turku (Ruisrock)
5.10. Muhos (Mimmiteekki)
14.11. Oulu (Pauligin talo)
11.12. Liminka (Taidekoulu)
13.1. Helsinki (Club 77)
23.1. Oulu (Rauhala)
22.2. Helsinki (Lepakko)
1.3. Muhos (Mimmiteekki)