Melon / Watermelon

9-1-10             Melon / Watermelon

The works of Toshio Nakanishi!

Melon

CD DEEP CUT                                                          SONY JPN            MHCL 636

1987 17 TRKS (’05 issue) kami sleeve (7 x bonus tracks)

CD DEEP CUT REMIX                                             SONY JPN            SRCL 2516

1992 10 TRKS remixes

12″ DO THE PITHECAN-HAPPY AGE                   PICK UP NL         TPU 0016

1985 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

CD DO YOU LIKE JAPAN?                                      SONY JPN            MHCL 634

1982 11 TRKS (’05 issue) kami sleeve (2 x bonus tracks)

12″ FUNKASIA / ONLY TONIGHT                           EPIC UK                MELON T1

1987 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12″ GATE OF JAPONESIA                                       EPIC UK                MELON T2

1987 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12″ HARDCORE HAWAIIAN                                    CBS/SONY JPN   12AP 3309

1987 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

CDx2 RIPE                                                                     EGD JPN              EGD 13/14

2005 29 TRK Collection, wooden box

12″ SERIOUS JAPANESE                                       CBS/SONY JPN   12AP 3056

1985 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

CD SHINJUKU BLADERUNNER (Collection)    ALFA JPN              ALCA-5153

1997 12 TRK Collection

12″ TERIMAKASHE                                                   ALFA JPN              MEL-1

1997 6 TRK EP; sticker on sleeve

Melon & Watermelon

CD PITHECANTHROPUS ERECTUS                  SONY JPN            MHCL 326

1983 17 TRKS (’03 issue) kami sleeve (6 x bonus tracks)

Watermelon

CD COOL MUSIC                                                     SONY JPN            MHCL 635

1984 12 TRKS (’05 issue) kami sleeve (2 x bonus tracks)

CD FIELD TRIP                                                         MAJOR FORCE   MFCD 067

1999 15 TRKS

CD IN PERSON                                                        BRIDGE JPN        EGD-025

2006 14 TRKS Live ’05, promo

CD OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCE                         MAJOR FORCE   MFCD 055

1997 7 TRKS

12″ OUT OF BODY SESSIONS                              MAJOR FORCE   MFAD 062

1997 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

CD5 OUT OF BODY SESSIONS                              MAJOR FORCE   MFCD 064

1997 3 TRKS

CD RUTA DE EVACUACION                                  MAJOR FORCE   MFCD 068

1999 7 TRKS

After The Plastics, Hajime Tachibana began making solo albums for Yen Records, and Toshio Nakanishi formed Melon with Chica Sato.  Within a year or two, Melon got an alter-ego, the easy listening band Watermelon.

Both bands went into retirement for most of the 90’s.  Toshi moved to England and separated from Chica – a different story.  In 2010, Melon, Watermelon and The Plastics have all been re-formed at various times.  I wrote the liner notes for the 2nd Watermelon album, “Out Of Body Experience”.  I am currently writing Nakanishi’s discography / biography.

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2 Responses to Melon / Watermelon

  1. Warren says:

    Reformation is good. Any hint of new recordings in the works?

  2. ronkanefiles says:

    Last Plastics album was live, as was the last Watermelon release. Last new work from Toshi was the Plastic Folk set…

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