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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Sell on Amazon Start a Selling Account. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. DPReview Digital Photography. Hirao had previously sung in local band The Sphinx, and had recently traveled to the US, as had Ban who returned to Japan with one of the first fuzzboxes in the country.

They Album) the house band at the Golden Cup discotheque close to the US Army base, and the club's owner persuaded them to change their name to the Golden Cups.

The record label compelled the group to record bland pop songs written by staff songwriters for most of their A-sidesonly allowing them free rein on the records' B-sides and some album tracks. The same approach was imposed on their performances, with the band obliged to play pop ballads at their major concerts, while playing eccentric garage band covers and hard rock when appearing in small clubs.

Kenneth Ito traveled to Hawaii in mid, and was not allowed a visa to return to Japan. This again featured covers of American pop hits like " Woman, Woman " alongside more adventurous numbers, producing what Julian Cope has called "a schizophrenic stalemate". Their next album was a live recording, Blues Messageon which the band performed versions of most of the tracks on the Paul Butterfield Blues Band 's album East-West. InEddie Ban left the group to form his own band, and Louis Kabe took over on guitar.

Jean-Pierre sent it in and insisted I post it! Eddie Ban left in April offollowed by more personnel changes and a shift to a blues and standard rock repertoire.

Eddie Ban opened a famous Chinese restaurant in Yokohama but is again playing music. Before Dave passed away, there was a documentary on the group One More Time that led to a reunion, and Mamoru Manu Get My Mojo Working - The Golden Cups - The Golden Cups Album (CD led a reunion in Much more info is at japrocksampler.

I can imagine this on the soundtrack of a Roger Corman drive-in classic of the day…. The had the Japanese J. Entwistle on board. I absolutely love this band. I just heard this song of theirs on a compilation, Nagai kami no shoujo, that I see on the cover above. Googled my way here. Even though it does have a bit of the saccharine to it.

Thanks for the update and the songs. What a find! And I highly Album) your efforts to preserve some knowledge about Album) bands that might otherwise be forgotten, along with their music. The song is an attempt to Get My Mojo Working - The Golden Cups - The Golden Cups Album (CD mainstream and thus, a compromise. A betrayal, some might say, of their own ambitions.

They certainly seem to have felt that way. But I, who am not into garage per se and is just beginning to dip my toes in Japanese 60s music, prefer to look at it like this: When they did have to compromise, they ended up creating some of the best cheese around.

My head started nodding instinctively as soon as the bassline started up. And the freakout section is a nice lull before the fuzz guitar comes back again. It sickens me that Radio One does not play stuff like this.


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