Finnish punks Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät have released a new single with a safe sex message as part of World AIDS Day. “Pertti Käyttää Kondomia” (“Pertti uses a condom”) is a short song with an important message.
Clocking in at 1:29 — just four seconds longer than their super short ESC song “Aina mun pitää” — the lads deliver a trademark fast and furious punk track.
Finnish website Savon Sanomat reports that band founder Pertti Kurikka long had the idea of writing a safe-sex song, and finally had the opportunity to create such a song when the World AIDS Day committee approached the band.
Pertti explained, “The new song is very good music. It reflects the fact that Pertti uses a condom. I think this is a very good thing.”
The group also played a gig in support of World AIDS Day. “Pertti Käyttää Kondomia” has been released as a 7″ single, available from PKN’s website.
Pertti Kurikan Nimipaiväät – “Pertti Käyttää Kondomia” (“Pertti uses a condom”)