On August 29, 1997.

On August 29, 1997, “Warner Music Finland” label released “Playboys”, the second Rasmus (The) studio album. It was recorded in 1997, at “Millbrook and H.I.P. Studios” in Helsinki, Finland, and was produced by Ilkka Herkman, Lauri Ylönen, Pauli Rantasalmi, Eero Heinonen and Janne Heiskanen.

Personnel:

  • Lauri Ylönen– vocals
  • Pauli Rantasalmi– guitar
  • Eero Heinonen– bass
  • Janne Heiskanen– drums
  • Ilkka Hämäläinen – turntables, saxophones, panda 49, backing vocals
  • Axel F. – trumpet
  • Aleksi Ahoniemi – saxophone
  • Matti Lappalainen – trombone
  • Mamba Abdissa Assefa – percussion
  • Timo Lavanko – alto saxophone, clarinet
  • Tuukka Helminen – cello
  • Tuomo Prättälä – Wurlitzer
  • Mara Salminen – moog synth
  • Hannu Pikkarainen – panda 49
  • Hanna Viitanen – steel pans
  • Essi Grönberg – backing vocals
  • Katja Aakkula – backing vocals
  • Juha Heininen, Illka Herkman – recorders, mixers
  • Pauli Saastamoinen – mastering
  • Braalot – sleeve
  • Rascar – photographs

Track listing:

All tracks by Lauri Ylönen, Pauli Rantasalmi, Eero Heinonen and Janne Heiskanen.

Playboys

  1. Blue
  2. Ice
  3. Sophia
  4. Wicked Moments
  5. Wellwell
  6. Sold
  7. Carousel
  8. Jailer
  9. Kola
  10. Raggatip
  11. Violence
  12. Panda

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