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Blues Creation From Uchida-san's 7th New Years World Rock Festival 1989-1990. Hiromi Osawa's "Boogie Brothers" group. (http://www.nyrf.net/j.html)
Posted by judan-maiku, Oct 20, 2010
Posted by judan-maiku, Oct 20, 2010
Masahiko Satoh - Artist Information
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Electro Keyboard Orchestra (Columbia, 1975)
Posted by cuddles, Aug 03, 2010
GET UP (RCA, 1975)
Jazz-funk veering towards mid to late-seventies fusion cheese, but still enjoyable, and still way better than Weather Report or soul-less wankers like that...cool cover art though, too bad the music isn`t as psychedelic....
Posted by cuddles, Aug 03, 2010
ELECTRUM (Victor, 1970)
Absolutely killer, this is 10 times better than Uganda! About half the time I am diametrically opposed to Cope's views on music, both in the Japan and Krautrock books. I do appreciate the Japan book for getting me to discover Japan seventies music (after going to Tokyo for the past 10 years without knowing anything about it beyond a few faves like the FTB and the FEFB) This is psychedelic jazz, not stoner rock, and its great!
Posted by cuddles, Aug 03, 2010
UGANDA (Toshiba, 1972)
Don't believe the hype, this is pretty lame...by the time things get cooking it's the last song and this way expensive and short CD is over...the problem is it's not African drums AND rock at the same time, just pretty good stoner wah guitar ala Guru Guru followed by drums and so on...the 1st instance where both of these facets are present at the same time is for less than a minute somewhere in the middle and then it quickly fades out...that's why the last song Pigmy is the only song worthwhile on this CD because that has both and it finally works, but it's definately not worth the $30 I dropped on this at Disk Union, Shinjuku...cool cover art, though...
Posted by cuddles, Aug 03, 2010
Dema - Album Review
DEMA (Columbia, 1972)
I bought this at Tower, Shinjuku just because of the cool cover art and the recording year 1973 which is the apex year for recorded music, imo...OMFn'G, what an awesome CD !!!! It's probably the greatest peice of recorded music Ive ever heard, it's like a way better free jazz version of Mahavishnu Orchestra with Sonny Sharrock sitting in, there's some stuff towards the end of the 2nd song that's the heaviest music I've ever heard...and there's a part in the 3rd song that sounds like Heldon or a heavier King Crimson interupting an avante-garde piano recording, plus some wicked psychedelic mixing effects...this is unbelievably great, IF YOU EVER SEE THIS BUY IT POST HASTE, YOU WILL BE GUARANTEED NOT TO BE DISAPOINTED !!!!!!!
Posted by cuddles, Aug 03, 2010
Vodka Collins - Album Sleeve
VODKA COLLINS (Express, 1973)
Vodka Collins
Posted by Viva Vivi, Jun 30, 2010
Vodka Collins - Album Sleeve
VODKA COLLINS (Express, 1973)
Vodka Collins
Posted by Viva Vivi, Jun 30, 2010