Poko Rekords

Poko Rekords

Profile:
A Finnish medium sized label, a notorious catalog of several different styles, including electronic.

Short history:

Poko Rekords was founded in 1977 as a part of Unitor Oy and Epe's Music Store by Epe Helenius. The first release was a single Dancing Shoes by Teddy & The Tigers, released in December 1977. Poko Rekords was releasing mainly Finnish music, and in 1980 Helenius launched Poko International to release music from international artists.

In 1987 Helenius' friend and the manager of Oy Sonet Suomi Ab, Gugi Kokljuschkin offered Helenius a distribution deal, and Helenius offered a 40% share of Unitor Oy. Kokljuschkin agreed and in January 1988 Sonet acquired 40% of Unitor Oy. But, when in 1991 PolyGram bought Sonet, Helenius didn't feel comfortable doing business with PolyGram and bought the 40% back by the end of 1992. But the times were hard and Unitor Oy went bankrupt in 1993.

In 1992 Helenius had set up a company called Shoeling Oy to buy the PolyGram's share of Unitor Oy, and after the bankruptcy it was used to buy the old master catalog from Unitor Oy. In 1993 Shoeling changed its name to Poko Rekords Oy. The publishing company in the early days was Jee-Jee Music Oy, but in 1992 Helenius founded Poplandia Music Oy. After the bankruptcy he acquired the shares of Jee-Jee Music to Poplandia Music Oy.

In 2001 EMI announced its acquisition of Poko Rekords Oy. However, Poko still maintained a large amount of independence and it was not merged into EMI's local operations. Only some of the back office operations and distribution got handled by EMI. In 2009, Poko Rekords Oy companyname was terminated and merged into EMI's local operations, to Oy EMI Finland Ab 31.05.2009 and Poko Rekords started as one subcompany by EMI. Former CEO Epe Helenius continued as a consultant. The release policies changed: Poko continued mainly releasing music from the old back catalog and from the Finnish rock artists already signed to the label. No new artists were signed, and A&R was taken care by EMI.

Since 2013 the main company Oy EMI Finland Ab is owned by Universal Music Finland and EMI Finland continues with old labels.

Helenius started a new record company, Sound of Finland, and signed several artists that were disbanded by Poko during the EMI era.

Distributors:
Oy Discophon Ab 1977-1981
CBS Records OY 1981-1992
BMG Ariola Oy 1992-1995 / BMG Finland Oy 1995-2001
Oy EMI Finland Ab 2001-2012
Universal Music Oy 2013-
Sublabels
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
Universal Music Oy
Merimiehenkatu 36 D
PL 140
FI-00151 Helsinki
Finland
tel. 09-615 4677

The following contact info is now obsolete, included in all the original releases:
Poko Rekords
PO Box 483
33101 Tampere, Finland

Tel: +358-3-2136 800
Fax. +358-3-2133 732
Email: poko(at)poko.fi, personal: firstname.lastname(at)poko.fi
Sites:
[l17071]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
020 KEKE 13 Juliet Jonesin Sydän Liisasta Liisaan(Cass, MiniAlbum) Poko Rekords 020 KEKE 13 Finland 1989 Sell This Version
045 Alivaltiosihteeri Yhteiskunta Rakenne Ja Toiminta(LP, Album) Hiljaiset Levyt 045 Finland 1990 Sell This Version
313 D Ismo Alanko Säätiö Ruuhkainen Taivas(CD, Album, Dig) Poko Rekords 313 D Finland 2006 Sell This Version
04266-08 The Strangemen Raw Meat(LP, Album) Vielklang, Vielklang 04266-08 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
981336-4 Various Suomipoppia 3(2xCD, Comp, Copy Prot.) Universal, Universal 981336-4 Finland 2003 Sell This Version
2703349 For My Pain... Fallen(CD, Album, RE) Spinefarm Records 2703349 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
3750221 Eppu Normaali Kahdeksas Ihme / Aku Ja Köyhät Pojat(2xCD, Album, RM + Box, Comp) Poko Rekords 3750221 Finland 2013 Sell This Version
3750223 Hassisen Kone Rumat Sävelet / Harsoinen Teräs(2xCD, Album, RE, RM + Box, Comp) Poko Rekords 3750223 Finland 2013 Sell This Version
3750800 Popeda Kaasua...(CD, Album, RE, RM) Poko Rekords 3750800 Finland 2013 Sell This Version
3754323 Popeda Museorekisterissä - Karvanopat Ja Wunderbaum(2xCD, Comp) Poko Rekords 3754323 Finland 2013 Sell This Version
3754547 Popeda Museorekisterissä(Box + 6xCD, Comp) Poko Rekords 3754547 Finland 2013 Sell This Version
3777524 Jussi Hakulinen 30 Laulua(2xCD, Comp) Poko Rekords, EasyZone 3777524 Finland 2014 Sell This Version
3778015 Ne Luumäet Yy-kaa-koo-Ne Luumäet(2xCD, Comp) Poko Rekords, EasyZone 3778015 Finland 2012 Sell This Version
4714507 Popeda Haraŝoo(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Poko Rekords 4714507 Finland 2014 Sell This Version
4714691 Nuorallatanssija(CD, Album, RM, Dig) Poko Rekords 4714691 Finland 2014 Sell This Version
4723399 Juliet Jonesin Sydän Revontulet – Singlet 1983-2001(2xCD, Comp) Poko Rekords 4723399 Finland 2015 Sell This Version
5748839 Popeda Haista... Popeda!(CD, Album) Poko Rekords 5748839 Finland 2017 Sell This Version
5748840 Popeda Haista... Popeda! (Album) 5748840 Finland 2017 Sell This Version
0946 312639 2 7 Nerdee Not There(CD, Single) Poko Rekords, Poko Rekords 0946 312639 2 7 Finland 2005 Sell This Version
0946 331343 2 4 Nerdee Not There(CD, Single) Poko Rekords, Poko Rekords 0946 331343 2 4 Finland 2005 Sell This Version
0946 331459 2 4 Eppu Normaali Olin Vain Tuuli(CD, Single) Poko Rekords, Poko Rekords 0946 331459 2 4 Finland 2005 Sell This Version
0946 349030 2 8 Diablo (8) Mimic47(CD, Maxi) Gaga Goodies, Gaga Goodies, Poko Rekords 0946 349030 2 8 Finland 2005 Sell This Version
0946 349033 2 5 Diablo (8) Mimic47(CD, Album) Gaga Goodies, Gaga Goodies, Poko Rekords 0946 349033 2 5 Finland 2005 Sell This Version
0946 354210 2 6 Timo Kotipelto Nykäsen Matti(CD, Single, Promo) Poko Rekords, Solar Films Inc., Poko Rekords, Solar Films Inc. 0946 354210 2 6 Finland 2005 Sell This Version
0946 359958 2 4 Bitch Alert I Can Feel Your Bones(CD, Album) Gaga Goodies, Poko Rekords 0946 359958 2 4 Finland 2006 Sell This Version
0946 372146 2 6 MayBee (2) Pling(CD, Album) G-Pop, Poko Rekords 0946 372146 2 6 Finland 2006 Sell This Version
0946 388868 2 2 Ismo Alanko Taiteilijaelämää(CD, Album, RE) Poko Rekords 0946 388868 2 2 Finland 2007 Sell This Version
0946 388871 2 6 Eppu Normaali Akun Tehdas!(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Poko Rekords 0946 388871 2 6 Finland 2007 Sell This Version
0946 388873 2 4 Sielun Veljet L'Amourha(CD, Album, RE) Poko Rekords 0946 388873 2 4 Finland 2007 Sell This Version
0946 388875 2 2 Varietee(CD, Album, RE) Poko Rekords 0946 388875 2 2 Finland 2007 Sell This Version
0946 388876 2 1 Hassisen Kone, Juice Leskinen Slam, Eppu Normaali Hassisen Kone, Juice Leskinen Slam, Eppu Normaali - Tuuliajolla (Eli Ballaadeja Saimaalta)(CD, Album, RE) Poko Rekords 0946 388876 2 1 Finland 2007 Sell This Version
0946 388880 2 4 Hassisen Kone Rumat Sävelet(CD, Album, RE, RM) Poko Rekords 0946 388880 2 4 Finland 2007 Sell This Version
0946 390976 2 3 Prestige (9) Decades Of Decay(2xCD, Comp, RM) Poko Rekords, Poko Rekords 0946 390976 2 3 Finland 2007 Sell This Version
0946 391922 2 9 MayBee (2) Ikuisuus(CD, Single) G-Pop, Poko Rekords 0946 391922 2 9 Finland 2007 Sell This Version
0946 395251 2 6 Satukirjan Sankari(CD, Single) Poko Rekords, Poko Rekords 0946 395251 2 6 Finland 2007 Sell This Version
72435392522 The 69 Eyes Paris Kills(CD, Album) Gaga Goodies, Poko Rekords 72435392522 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
7243 539253 2 1 Diablo (8) Renaissance(CD, Album) Gaga Goodies, Gaga Goodies, Poko Rekords 7243 539253 2 1 Finland 2002 Sell This Version
7243 5429652 9 Various Suomipoppia(2xCD, Comp, Copy Prot., Enh) EMI Finland 7243 5429652 9 Finland 2002 Sell This Version
7243 553070 2 6 MayBee (2) Teen Mitä Vaan!(CD, Single) G-Pop, Poko Rekords 7243 553070 2 6 Finland 2003 Sell This Version
7243 553703 2 7 Various Black Night Esittää Luottamus Selkee / Kipulääke / Pysähdy(CD, Single) Black Night Productions, Poko Rekords 7243 553703 2 7 Finland 2003 Sell This Version
7243 563771 2 7 MayBee (2) Ainoa Unelma(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) G-Pop, Poko Rekords 7243 563771 2 7 Finland 2005 Sell This Version
7243 592485 2 3 The 69 Eyes Framed In Blood: The Very Blessed Of The 69 Eyes(CD, Comp, Copy Prot.) Gaga Goodies, Poko Rekords 7243 592485 2 3 Finland 2003 Sell This Version
7243 597612 2 0 Diablo (8) Eternium (Album) 7243 597612 2 0 Finland 2004 Sell This Version
7243 598588 2 1 Various Musiikkia Murheellisten Laulujen Maasta(CD, Comp) Poko Rekords 7243 598588 2 1 Finland 2004 Sell This Version
7243 867743 2 3 MayBee (2) Villi Poika(CD, Single) G-Pop, Poko Rekords 7243 867743 2 3 Finland 2004 Sell This Version
7243 868730 2 6 Various AAA 2005 Artistit Auttavat Aasiaa - Maksamme Velkaa(CD, Single) Poko Rekords 7243 868730 2 6 Finland 2005 Sell This Version
7243 869462 2 5 Feiled Lost(CD, Single) Gaga Goodies, Poko Rekords 7243 869462 2 5 Finland 2005 Sell This Version
7243 8736742 5 Various Rockmusiikkia (18 Kotimaista Rock Klassikkoa)(CD, Comp) Capitol Records 7243 8736742 5 Finland 2005 Sell This Version
094634697323 MayBee (2) Saalis(CD, Single) G-Pop, Poko Rekords 094634697323 Finland 2005 Sell This Version
094637937822 Feiled Just Like Heaven(CD, Single) Gaga Goodies, Poko Rekords 094637937822 Finland 2006 Sell This Version
094638678120 Feiled Lycantrophy(CD, Single) Gaga Goodies, Poko Rekords 094638678120 Finland 2007 Sell This Version
50999 214684 2 1 Bitch Alert Pink Bunnies Get Hit By Big Trucks (Selected Shouts Of Bitch Alert)(CD, Comp + DVD-V) Gaga Goodies, Poko Rekords 50999 214684 2 1 Finland 2008 Sell This Version
50999 237848 2 6 Olli Lindholm Voima (Album) 50999 237848 2 6 Finland Unknown Sell This Version
50999 264363 9 5 Various Vuonna 85 - Manse Live Aid(DVD-V) Poko Rekords 50999 264363 9 5 Finland 2008 Sell This Version
50999 266972 2 2 Ironica Dive(CD, Maxi) Gaga Goodies, Poko Rekords 50999 266972 2 2 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
50999 509926 2 1 Ironica Make Me Whole Again(CD, Single) Gaga Goodies, Poko Rekords 50999 509926 2 1 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
50999 606801 2 9 Various Soundi-CD 2010 Rock(CD, Comp, Promo) Soundi, Poko Rekords 50999 606801 2 9 Finland 2009 Sell This Version
50999 607139 0 2 Parrasvalot(CD, Single, Enh, Dig) Poko Rekords, Poko Rekords 50999 607139 0 2 Finland 2010 Sell This Version
50999 607402 2 9 Various Soundi-CD 2010 Heavy(CD, Comp, Promo) Poko Rekords 50999 607402 2 9 Finland 2009 Sell This Version
50999 628620 2 8 Myrskyn Jälkeen / Lanka Palaa(CD, Album + CD, Album + Box, Comp) Poko Rekords 50999 628620 2 8 Finland 2010 Sell This Version
50999 628624 2 4 Hassisen Kone Täältä Tullaan Venäjä / Rumat Sävelet(2xCD, Album, RE, RM + Box, Comp) Poko Rekords 50999 628624 2 4 Finland 2010 Sell This Version
50999 685727 2 3 Ismo Alanko Säätiö Pulu / Sisäinen Solarium(2xCD, Album + Box, Comp) Poko Rekords 50999 685727 2 3 Finland 2009 Sell This Version
50999 685730 2 7 Eppu Normaali Tie Vie / Rupisia Riimejä Karmeita Tarinoita(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album, RE, RM + Box, Comp) Poko Rekords 50999 685730 2 7 Finland 2009 Sell This Version
50999 685731 2 6 Eppu Normaali Imperiumin Vastaisku / Historian Suurmiehiä(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album, RE, RM + Box, Comp) Poko Rekords 50999 685731 2 6 Finland 2009 Sell This Version
50999 685734 2 3 J. Karjalainen Electric Sauna / J. Karjalainen J. Karjalainen Electric Sauna / J. Karjalainen - Electric Sauna / Laura Häkkisen Silmät(CD, Album + CD, Album + Box, Comp) Poko Rekords 50999 685734 2 3 Finland 2009 Sell This Version
50999 685742 2 2 Popeda Harasoo / Pohjantähden Alla(CD, Album + CD, Album + Box, Comp) Poko Rekords 50999 685742 2 2 Finland 2009 Sell This Version
50999 685750 2 1 Varietee / Nuorallatanssija(2xCD, Album + Box, Comp) Poko Rekords 50999 685750 2 1 Finland 2009 Sell This Version
50999 685751 2 0 Valo / Rakkaus On Lumivalkoinen(CD, Album + CD, Album + Box, Comp) Poko Rekords 50999 685751 2 0 Finland 2010 Sell This Version
50999 685759 2 2 Sielun Veljet Hei Soturit / Myytävänä!(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RE, RM + Box, Comp) Poko Rekords 50999 685759 2 2 Finland 2009 Sell This Version
50999 964712 2 7 The 69 Eyes Paris Kills(CD, Album, RM) Gaga Goodies, Poko Rekords 50999 964712 2 7 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
50999 964713 2 6 The 69 Eyes Savage Garden(CD, Album, RM) Gaga Goodies, Poko Rekords 50999 964713 2 6 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
64174 591091 2 5 Hassisen Kone, Juice Leskinen Slam, Eppu Normaali Hassisen Kone, Juice Leskinen Slam, Eppu Normaali - Tuuliajolla (Eli Ballaadeja Saimaalta)(CD, Album, RM) Poko Rekords, Poko Rekords 64174 591091 2 5 Finland Unknown Sell This Version
64174 591138 2 5 J. Karjalainen Suurimmat Hitit 1982-1992(CD, Comp, RM) Poko Rekords, Poko Rekords 64174 591138 2 5 Finland 2003 Sell This Version
7243 5 79990 21 Bitch Alert ..rriot!(CD, Album) Propaganda Records, Gaga Goodies, Poko Rekords 7243 5 79990 21 UK & Europe 2002 Sell This Version
5099922833327 Stalingrad Cowgirls Sukset (Vaikeata Tämä Hiihtäminen)(CD, Mini, Single, Promo) Poko Rekords 5099922833327 Finland 2008 Sell This Version
5099931912525 Francine Classics(CD, Comp) Poko Rekords 5099931912525 Finland 2012 Sell This Version
5099931912921 Teddy And The Tigers* Classics(CD, Comp) Poko Rekords 5099931912921 Finland 2012 Sell This Version
5099963310023 Various Kaikkien Aikojen Suomi-iskelmät(3xCD, Comp + Box) Capitol Records, EMI 5099963310023 Finland 2010 Sell This Version
5099963358296 Popeda Sound Pack(2xCD, Album, Comp, Dig + DVD-V, Dig) Poko Rekords 5099963358296 Finland 2010 Sell This Version
5099963358629 Sound Pack 24(2xCD, Comp + DVD-V) Poko Rekords 5099963358629 Finland 2010 Sell This Version
5099964743929 Eppu Normaali Sound Pack 30(2xCD + DVD-V + Comp) Poko Rekords 5099964743929 Finland 2010 Sell This Version
5099972304525 Hassisen Kone Klassikot(CD, Comp) Poko Rekords 5099972304525 Finland 2013 Sell This Version
5099972304822 Popeda Klassikot(CD, Comp) Poko Rekords 5099972304822 Finland 2013 Sell This Version
5099972305126 Klassikot(CD, Comp) Poko Rekords 5099972305126 Finland 2013 Sell This Version
AKTION1 Aktion (2) Aamu(7") Poko Rekords AKTION1 Finland 1985 Sell This Version
ALVCD 1 Alivaltiosihteeri Virallinen Levy(CD, Album) Poko Rekords ALVCD 1 Finland 2003 Sell This Version
ALVCDS 1 Ekonomimestarit Keskiluokka – Unohdettu Kansanosa(CD, Single) Poko Rekords ALVCDS 1 Finland 2003 Sell This Version
AMG 227 Diablo (8) Elegance In Black(CD, Album) Art Music Group AMG 227 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
APCY-8125 Poverty Stinks Poverty Stinks(CD, Comp, Promo) Apollon, Apollon International APCY-8125 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
APR 002CD Underworld Dark & Long (EP) APR 002CD Scandinavia 1994 Sell This Version
ART 1-12 Advanced Art Scar(12") Poko Rekords ART 1-12 Finland 1991 Sell This Version
AUTOM 1 Hassisen Kone Pelkurit(7") Poko Rekords AUTOM 1 Finland 1981 Sell This Version
AUTOM 2 Hassisen Kone Rajat(7") Poko Rekords AUTOM 2 Finland 1981 Sell This Version
AUTOM 3 Hassisen Kone Levottomat Jalat(7") Poko Rekords AUTOM 3 Finland 1982 Sell This Version
AUTOM-4 Toyah I Want To Be Free(7", Single, Jukebox) Poko Rekords AUTOM-4 Finland 1982 Sell This Version
AUTOM 5 Popeda Kaasua, Komisario Peppone(7") Poko Rekords AUTOM 5 Finland 1983 Sell This Version
AUTOM 6 Eppu Normaali Hyi Meitä(7", Single) Poko Rekords AUTOM 6 Finland 1984 Sell This Version
AUTOM 7 Pate Mustajärvi Lola(7") Poko Rekords AUTOM 7 Finland 1984 Sell This Version
AUTOM 8 Niin Paljon Me Teihin Luotettiin(7") Poko Rekords AUTOM 8 Finland 1985 Sell This Version
Autom 9 Saara (2) Hiekkarantaan(7") Poko Rekords Autom 9 Finland 1986 Sell This Version

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August 27, 2015
When submitting under Poko Rekords, please always include the matrix in BaOI section as several different pressings (of many Poko releases) exist. It's important that every pressing can be identified.