Yoyoyo Acapulco

Yoyoyo Acapulco – Kamasutra Tsunami (MP3)
Yoyoyo Acapulco – Mexican Wolfgasket (MP3)
Yoyoyo Acapulco – The Fund Rug National Anthem (MP3) via NRK

I’ve been much enamored with Norwegian ukuleles since NRK was very nice about ukuleles and about Uke Hunt. I need to learn Norwegian as Google offers no translation of ‘oppgangstid’ and translates part of it as, “Here he publishes medical personnel, ukulele videos as well as notes and tabs to be a virtuoso.” (I’m pretty sure Dr Sparkles isn’t an actual doctor).

So, it’s time to pay it back and give some love to Norway’s greatest ukulele act. Again my translation skills have let me down, but here’s what I’ve been able to gather about Yoyoyo Acapulco:

- They’re not from Acapulco but Vestre Gausdal, Norway.
- They’re being harassed by an unfriendly UK record label.
- They make some lovely indie pop songs with ukuleles, cheap keyboards and kazoos.

Give me a few years to learn Norwegian and I’ll get back to you.

If you’ve got some spare Krone knocking around, you can buy their singles on their MySpace and you can download more tracks on NRK.

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11 Comments

  1. lecky October 14th, 2008 9:46 am

    I’m told that Dr Sparkles is indeed a real medical doctor – a pediatrician to be precise.

  2. Iverrrrr October 14th, 2008 3:14 pm

    What’s the chords for Mexican Wolfgasket? It’s so coooool xD

  3. Nelson October 14th, 2008 6:06 pm

    After looking at the mean record label…I found a band called Team Waterpolo and they’re awesome! Haha, oh wait, this post isn’t about them?

  4. Woodshed October 14th, 2008 10:24 pm

    lecky: Thanks for the info. Didn’t know that.

    Iverrrrr: C F G Judging by the video, they’re in G tuning.

    Nelson: It was all part of my dastdardly plan to promote a non-uke act. And you fell for it. Muhahahaha.

  5. Sjobing October 15th, 2008 8:50 pm

    Not bad norwegian Woodshed;)
    Didn’t know Yoyoyo Acapulco was norwegian, gonna check that out. Love the uke, or “Elsker ukulele”. I’m norwegian, and proud of it:D

  6. todd October 15th, 2008 9:41 pm

    I dig their spare sound……very cool…….

  7. Woodshed October 16th, 2008 10:01 pm

    Sjobing: And you should be proud!

    Todd: I dig it too. You can’t go wrong with ukes and kazoos.

  8. Alf October 17th, 2008 1:24 am

    I manage it, by the simple expedient of repeatedly losing kazoos. I can never lay my hands on one when I want one. I think the little blighters are running away and hiding, forcing me to go and buy replacements, which then also run. Probably to join the first ones in some kind of anarcho-syndicalist kazoo utopia. I have revolutionary liberationist kazoos. Damn.

  9. Woodshed October 17th, 2008 10:43 am

    Alf: You should do like the kazookeylele guy and nail one to the end of your uke.

  10. Dimaaa October 1st, 2009 5:00 pm

    Kazoo and uke are such a great combination!!

  11. DeadDoug March 31st, 2010 8:26 pm

    I just found out about these guys and GOD I LOVE THEM WITH MY MOUTH!

    Aside from that, can anyone help me with the chords to their song “orange”

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