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Nippon Girls 2: Japanese Pop, Beat & Rock'N'Roll 1966-70

We in the west weren’t the only ones who were having a pop and rock and roll explosion in the 60s. The rest of the world were on it as well, but we just might not really have heard any of it. The guys down at big beat records, quite rightly, think this should be changed. The second installment of Nippon Girls highlights Pop and rock and roll acts from Japan that were just as swinging, but we definitely missed out on.

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Nippon Girls: Japanese Pop, Beat & Bossa Nova 1967-69

Covering 1967 to 1979 Big Beat records’ Nippon Girls series is aiming to shed some much deserved light on the Pop, Rock and Roll, and big beat Bossa Nova movement that happened in Japan. It wasn’t just us having a musical revolution, we just didn’t really see outside of England and US output. The first in the series focuses more on the Bossa Nova side of pop.

The Zombies
Odessey & Oracle

As the man says in the customer review, this is one of the greatest albums of all time. Released after the band had already split it contains the familiar 'Time of the Season' but it's the less well known tracks that truly mesmerise. They peddle a particularly English form of tuneful psychedelia which borrows as much from the Beach Boys as it does the Beatles but led by the hazy, husky voice of Colin Blunstone, these piano based baroque pop songs a truly a high water mark of orchestral pop. It's simply one of those albums that everyone should own. 

Prisoners
A Taste Of Pink!

The Prisoners were part of the 1980s music scene in Kent that included bands such as Billy Childish’s Thee Headcoates. Notably, Graham Day was their lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter. A Taste of Pink was originally released in 1982 and was loved by everybody’s favourite DJ, John Peel. A Taste of Pink is available on 180g pink coloured vinyl.
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