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Kingston Wall

"Kingston Wall" was a psychedelic/progressive rock group from Helsinki, Finland. They were formed in 1987. Influenced by such artists as Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, the group combined eastern themes, mysticism and vivid psychedelia with their unique, hard-edged acid-rock.

Group members were Petri Walli (guitars, lead vocals, b. 1969, d.1995), Jukka Jylli (bass, backing vocals) and Sami Kuoppamäki (drums, percussion). Walli was clearly the leader of the band - he formed the group, composed most of the songs and wrote all the lyrics. He was also Kingston Wall's producer and manager and even ran the band's own Trinity record label (under a pseudonym ''Pedro Cucaracha'', an alias of a villain in an old Lucky Luke comic book). Perhaps even the band name was partially formed out of Walli's surname.

Kingston Wall released their first album, ''Kingston Wall'' (later referenced and re-released as ''I'') in 1992 under the Trinity label. Their debut album consisted mainly of psychedelic hard rock along with a cover of Jimi Hendrix' song "Fire", which gained the group instant popularity among the Finnish radio stations. The album culminated in the heavily progressive,...

years active 1987–1994
music genre psychedelic music
origin Helsinki
country Finland
current members Petri Walli (Vocals, Guitars),
Jukka Jylli (Bass)
Sami Kuoppamäki (Drums)
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