YUP

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YUP (Yhdistyneet Urbaanit Puoskarit, originally Y.U.P.) is a Finnish rock-music group. The band arose amongst three students of the Savonlinna senior high of arts in 1987 and played some rather primitive, progressive hard-core punk with English lyrics. Originally the group consisted of Jarkko Martikainen (guitar), Valtteri Tynkkynen (bass guitar) and Jussi Hyyrynen (drums).

With the EP Turpasauna in 1990 the language changed into Finnish and the music became more complicated. Soon a fourth member joined the band, keyboardist Tommi Kärkkäinen, since more musicians were needed to carry out the varied ideas of the artists. In 1992 on the single Daavidin fuzz / Paratiisin sahakielet the crew had changed again: Jussi Hyyrynen had switched to the guitar and Janne Mannonen had been hired to be the new drummer. The current form of YUP dates back to 1994 when the keyboardist was changed to Petri Tiainen after the album Toppatakkeja ja Toledon terästä. Tommi Kärkkäinen begun to compose classical music.

The album Outo elämä from 1998 is widely considered the breakthrough of YUP. After that the music has become somewhat lighter and easier to approach, which has upset some hard-core fans. Their compilation releases ironically reflect, the album being called Helppoa kuunneltavaa 2004 ("Easy Listening"), accompanied by the DVD Helppoa katseltavaa ("Easy Watching") and the songbook Helppoa soiteltavaa ("Easy Playing").

The latest release Keppijumppaa from 2005 took a step back into a more raw and complex sound.
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Albums

YUP - The Hippos From Hell album art Y.U.P* The Hippos From Hell (Album) SHJ Records Finland 1990 Sell This Version
YUP - Huuda Harkiten album art YUP Huuda Harkiten Elmerecords Finland 1991 Sell This Version
YUP - Toppatakkeja Ja Toledon Terästä album art YUP Toppatakkeja Ja Toledon Terästä (Album) Elmerecords Finland 1994 Sell This Version
YUP - Homo Sapiens album art YUP Homo Sapiens (Album) Mercury Finland 1994 Sell This Version
YUP - Yövieraat album art YUP Yövieraat (Album) Mercury Finland 1996 Sell This Version
536 994-2 YUP - Outo Elämä album art YUP Outo Elämä(CD, Album) Mercury 536 994-2 Finland 1998 Sell This Version
YUP - Normaalien Maihinnousu album art YUP Normaalien Maihinnousu (Album) Mercury Finland 1999 Sell This Version
562 208-2 YUP - Me Viihdytämme Teitä album art YUP Me Viihdytämme Teitä(CD, MiniAlbum) Mercury, Universal Music Oy 562 208-2 Finland 1999 Sell This Version
YUP - Lauluja Metsästä album art YUP Lauluja Metsästä (Album) Mercury Finland 2001 Sell This Version
YUP - Leppymättömät album art YUP Leppymättömät (Album) Mercury, Universal Music Oy Finland 2003 Sell This Version
987 104-0 YUP - Keppijumppaa album art YUP Keppijumppaa(CD, Album) Mercury, Universal Music Oy 987 104-0 Finland 2005 Sell This Version
YUP - Vapauden Kaupungit album art YUP Vapauden Kaupungit (Album) Sakara Records Europe 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

- YUP - Whlap-Zap Ninja album art Y.U.P.* Whlap-Zap Ninja(7", EP) Not On Label (YUP) - Finland 1989 Sell This Version
SHJ 004 YUP - Who Dares Farts album art Y.U.P* Who Dares Farts(7", EP) SHJ Records SHJ 004 Finland 1989 Sell This Version
SHJ-007 YUP - Turpasauna! album art Y.U.P.* Turpasauna!(7", EP) SHJ Records SHJ-007 Finland 1990 Sell This Version
ULOS-002 YUP - Julmasti Juhlallista album art Y.U.P.* Julmasti Juhlallista(7", EP) Ulo (2) ULOS-002 Finland 1991 Sell This Version
ELME-007 YUP - Minä Olen Myyrä album art YUP Minä Olen Myyrä(CD, EP) Elmerecords ELME-007 Finland 1993 Sell This Version
856.320-2 YUP - Jumala Halkaisi Ihmisen Kahtia album art YUP Jumala Halkaisi Ihmisen Kahtia(CD, Single) Mercury, Polygram Finland Oy 856.320-2 Finland 1994 Sell This Version
856.642-2 YUP - Homo Sapiens album art YUP Homo Sapiens(CD, Single) Mercury, Polygram Finland Oy 856.642-2 Finland 1995 Sell This Version
578.570-2 YUP - Jos Helvetti On Täynnä album art YUP Jos Helvetti On Täynnä(CD, Single, Promo) Mercury 578.570-2 Finland 1996 Sell This Version
578.114-2 YUP - Porvariston Hillitty Charmi album art YUP Porvariston Hillitty Charmi(CD, Single) Mercury, Polygram Finland Oy 578.114-2 Finland 1996 Sell This Version
852.974-2 YUP - Alla Jalavapuun album art YUP Alla Jalavapuun(CD, Single) Mercury, Polygram Finland Oy 852.974-2 Finland 1996 Sell This Version
568 403-2 YUP - Tavaroiden Taikamaailma album art YUP Tavaroiden Taikamaailma(CD, Single) Polygram Finland Oy 568 403-2 Finland 1997 Sell This Version
568 711-2 YUP - Tuuliajolla album art YUP Tuuliajolla(CD, Maxi) PolyGram Finland Oy 568 711-2 Finland 1998 Sell This Version
566 177-2 YUP - Mitä Luoja Teki Ennen Kuin Loi Maailman? album art YUP Mitä Luoja Teki Ennen Kuin Loi Maailman?(CD, Single) Mercury, Polygram Finland Oy 566 177-2 Finland 1998 Sell This Version