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Smoke on the Leningrad Cowboys

The depths of Youtube never cease to amaze me… Smoke on the Water soviet hillbilly kitsch style. This one is performed by a band from Finland called Leningrad Cowboys:

Thanks to Doug MacBeath for bringing this up for your viewing pleasure.

19 Comments to “Smoke on the Leningrad Cowboys”:

  1. 1
    adri karsenberg, hengelo, holland says:

    try this one, it’s from Senor Coconut, and from an album with covers from deep purple, the doors, michael jackson etc in salsa/mambo style. http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=Puc0ZiVRESU

  2. 2
    Stefan says:


  3. 3
    stoffer says:

    I too am LOL but the audience apparently is really into it, my son says it is “similar” to a Flaming Lips show??………. boy I’m old…………..

  4. 4
    Rikk Desgres says:

    That’s the most original cover of Smoke I’ve ever heard. And no riff until the end!

  5. 5
    Joanna says:

    ????????????????????? 8-0 !

  6. 6
    Sami says:

    Our guys rule…well not exactly in this case, but entertaining nevertheless.
    Reflects our character quite well, doesn’t it 🙂

    Greetings from Finland,


  7. 7
    AndreA says:

    it is a blasfemy!
    I’d accept see the pope derided
    rather than Deep Purple (:-P)

  8. 8
    George says:

    too ridiculous “English” accent from the vocalist :)))

  9. 9
    Hessu says:

    well,this is , what would call-finnish huomor……i have to admit-not very found of either,,,but,like we-harmless….

  10. 10
    BILL MAJOR says:


  11. 11
    Sebastian says:

    My dad was a huge fan of the Leningrad Cowboys, I’ll have to send him this link! Very funny! Go Finland!

  12. 12
    Scratchplate1 says:

    Just proves that”Smoke” is more than just a riff!! It’s a great song that can be (and is) covered in many different styles!

  13. 13
    Mark Bee says:

    I’m doing a Gregorian Chant of Highway Star. Video coming soon.

  14. 14
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I prefer the Senor Coconut version, they use the RIFF which admit it it is the MAIN FEATURE of the song………….
    The FINNISH one is drivel/shit/scheisse/stront………………

    I recently saw a Japanese version which seemed very nice too……….

  15. 15
    stoffer says:

    I’m watching this again and I am amazed with the crowd, they absolutely love this stuff and it almost grows on ya, wonder what the lads would think about it!

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    rik_uk says:

    enjoyable and excellent shoes!

  17. 17
    Bo says:

    I have seen it live in Denmark many years ago. It was GREAT – BIG time great and fun!

  18. 18
    Andy says:

    They don’t have a clue.
    Boys,you might learn from DP how to play SOT.
    Take a free lesson.

  19. 19
    StevenPN says:

    привет лунатикам!

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