Popeda is a Finnish rock band hailing from Tampere's Ikuri and one of the staples of Manserock. Epe Helenius, who signed the band for Poko Rekords in 1977, called the band "Finnish Rolling Stones". Musically their style is a combination of rhythm'n'blues and boogie, with humorous lyrics by their vocalist Pate Mustajärvi, often concerning girls, cars and drinking. Popeda was founded in November 1977 by Pauli "Pate" Mustaj?rvi and Ilari "Ilpo" Ainiala.
Popeda was founded in November 1977 by Pauli "Pate" Mustaj?rvi and Ilari "Ilpo" Ainiala. Popeda's 1983 album Kaasua is considered their breakthrough. Pate Mustaj?rvi is these days the band's only original member. The band's original guitarist Tapani "Arwo" Mikkonen died suddenly of a heart attack before a show in 1986.