Tag Archives: Japan

Still Mending

Still mending.  My left forearm hurts a bit – sprained bicep.  Found the above catalog for Virgin Records in Japan, via Nippon Columbia Records – before JVC got the Virgin license!  I have nearly all of the above pictured albums.  … Continue reading

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What’s Progressive Rock (Music)? – “Dreamcore” Top 50

11-6-12          What’s Progressive Rock (Music)? – “Dreamcore” Top 50 Guy Clark (Byrds) born 1941; Glenn Frey (Eagles) born 1948 Yet another cool list from Marquee magazine in Japan, circa 2003!  May have mixed up Dreamcore with Progressive Rock, but I … Continue reading

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Nick Kent’s List

6-13-12                     Nick Kent’s List Needless to say, My friend Nick Kent likes electronic musique and Japanese music! Here’s Nick’s list! Popol Vuh – Hosianna Mantra Edgar Froese – Epsilon in Malaysian Pale (aka “Ypsilon In Malaysian Pale”) Vangelis – L’Apocalypse … Continue reading

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Time Machine March 1972 (Strange Days)

4-26-12          Time Machine, March 1972 Guitarist Duane Eddy born 1938, producer Giorgio Moroder born 1940; Twangy. From Strange Days magazine in Japan.  Not sure where they’re getting their release dates from – England?  What I have here today is thought … Continue reading

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Pizzicato Five

4-10-12          Pizzicato Five Easy listening maven Martin Denny born 1911, reggae man Bunny Wailer born 1947; I own music by both. For a while there in the 90’s, there was a band I was ‘following’:  Pizzicato Five!  My arc is … Continue reading

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Y.M.O. Live in L.A.

I saw Y.M.O. last Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.  I never thought I would ever see Y.M.O.

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Ryuichi Sakamoto – 80’s releases

5-25-11 Ryuichi Sakamoto – 80’s releases In just a little over a month, I will be seeing Y.M.O. on stage at the Hollywood Bowl.  Without doubt, my interest in Y.M.O. remained after their break-up in ’84 by some of the … Continue reading

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Oriental Magnetic Yellow

4-13-11 O.M.Y. 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                          … Continue reading

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Cornelius

3-9-11 Cornelius Yep, I checked my index and I couldn’t find a blog dedicated to Keigo Oyamada aka Cornelius. I first heard his handiwork as a producer on Pizzicato Five “Bossa Nova 2001”, a superlative 1993 J-pop album (on CD) … Continue reading

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Yukihiro Takahashi

3-4-11 Yukihiro Takahashi Yukihiro Takahashi of Y.M.O. certainly doesn’t crank out all that many solo albums these days.  I think I am missing a few, but here’s a basic list of known titles since 1990: CD BROADCAST FROM HEAVEN                                     EASTWORLD … Continue reading

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