Never exactly certain of the whole story, I first started noticing O.M.Y. ( = Oriental Magnetic Yellow) titles on visits to Tokyo.
CD NANCY BOYS / NERVOUS SCITRON JPN SCDC 00081
2001 12 TRKS
CD ORIENTAL MAGNETIC YELLOW PONY CANYON JP PCCB-00235
1996 13 TRKS
CD SONIC SKATE SURVEYOR PONY CANYON JP PCCB-00243
1997 10 TRKS
CD TECHNODERUCK PONY CANYON JP PCCB-00265
1997 10 TRKS
CD X O BREEDS PONY CANYON JP PCCB-00246
1997 12 TRKS
With their 5th album turning up on Scitron Records – it pretty much confirms the story that I’ve heard about them being musicians involved in the video game music industry.
Over these 5 CD’s they have successfully parodied all of Y.M.O.’s albums. Yes, that’s fairly specialized! In other words, over roughly the same amount of time that the original Y.M.O. works were created – O.M.Y. have created parody works, with similar covers, song construction, sound – but just different enough to not actually infringe any copyrights.
“Naughty Boys” becomes “Nancy Boys”; “Service” becomes “Nervous” etc. Get the idea? A question to which I do not have the answer: Why?
These guys are obviously huge Y.M.O. fans.
Oh yes – there is at least one I am missing – where they parody solo works of Y.M.O. members!