Shadow Show - Sadistic Mika Band - Sadistic Mika Band (Vinyl, Album, LP)

Milky Way Picnic Boogie. The album is hardly their proggiest. But it remains their most authentic recording, presenting a unique band in its native habitat, far removed from any foreign interference. My own well-preserved vinyl import is annotated mostly in hieroglyphic ideograms, but the garish tropical artwork and imperfectly translated subtitle sic: "It's a Sweet Songs for Lovers" provide context clues to the music itself, which runs an enthusiastic gamut between kick-ass blues, lovelorn ballads, glam rock posturing and teeny-bopper pop, often with a groovy "shoo-be-doo-wop" background chorus.

Aquablue 4. Mada Mada Samba 5. Okinawa Strange Fish 7. Style Is Changing 8. Funkee Mahjong 9. The ethereal multi-tracked vocals in the album opener "Sumie No Kuni E" separated into opposite channels, one voice singing and the other speaking was a particular stroke of stylistic genius.

As was the dramatic segue into the steamroller riffing of "Time Machine", enough to send any closet air-guitarist pounding his fists to the sky. The band's native Asian culture surfaces at the start of Side Two, but the Far Eastern flavor was undermined in the tongue-in-cheek manner of early FAUST by a defiantly amateur saxophone, and by the ubiquitous funky crunch of a clavinet.

Elsewhere, the album's three-part title track a. It's true that the original ersatz-glam spirit of the band was somewhat compromised by the move to London, where to a certain degree their foreignness was sold as a musical novelty.

Menu" album, recorded the following year. But for the time being, as depicted in the fanciful cover photo here, the group was flying high. Easily can imagine that lots of Edo people might be surprised, shocked, and upset with their sudden attack.

Such a texture created by them LP) Kazuhiko, Takeshi Matsuyama, and Chris Thomas sounds remarkably vivid. On the contrary, in "Yoroshiku Dozo Welcome Please " natives seem to accept the cross-cultural matter maybe could not avoid accepting under their superiority though. Sadly, however, so far as I am aware, Kazuhiko's indulgence with his wife Mika, that he'd let her sing such a sweet rock "Time Machine" or an eccentric for this story cookie "Hei Made Hitottobi Suki Suki Suki ", would lower the estimation for this album as a concept one.

These pop songs, one of that later released as a hit single, are good indeed, but unsuitable catchy atmosphere in them might disturb the train of thought around this serious story I'm afraid.

This regretful point aside, this album created just in Japanese closed Shadow Show - Sadistic Mika Band - Sadistic Mika Band (Vinyl scene could open widely Japan's door, and it's true. I'm sure this splendid work will be re-appreciated all over the world, after Kazuhiko's sad suicide.

Highly recommended. The musicianship throughout is world-class, ranging from pinpoint fusion pyrotechnics to heavy rock power chords to dreamy Oriental psychedelia. When they appeared, a stagehand arranged for the name of the programme usually shown hung from the back wall to be spelt as The Old G l ey Whistle Test as a nod to the Japanese pronunciation of the letters L and R. It was the first ever UK tour by a Japanese rock band.

Mika later married Chris Thomas and moved to the UKwhere she worked as a food researcher. They Album two studio albums and two live albums before the band eventually petered out in as the members became busy with their solo careers and other projects, such as the Yellow Magic Orchestra and Imitation. He had a successful solo career after the Sadistic Mika Band broke up; pursuing a ska direction before acquiring interest in European LP) music.

Shadow Show - Sadistic Mika Band - Sadistic Mika Band (Vinyl of his solo work employed the talents of the other former Sadistic Mika Band members and other notable guest artists such as Ryuichi SakamotoHaruomi Hosono and Akiko Yano.

Band producer Masatoshi Hashiba also produced the popular band Vodka Collins. InTakahashi formed the supergroup Metafivewhich continues to the present.

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The album sold well in Japan. In the UK; however, the album sold poorly but received high praise from critics. Chris Thomas also produced their third album Hot! When they appeared, a stagehand arranged for the name of the programme usually shown hung from the back wall to be spelt as The Old G l ey Whistle Test as a nod to the Japanese pronunciation of the letters L and R.

It was the first ever UK tour by a Japanese rock band. Mika later married Chris Thomas and moved to the UKwhere she worked as a food researcher.

They released two studio albums and two live albums before the band eventually petered out in as the members became busy with their solo careers and other projects, such as the Yellow Magic Orchestra and Imitation. He had a successful solo career after the Sadistic Mika Band broke up; pursuing a ska direction before acquiring interest in European experimental music. Most of his solo work employed the talents of the other former Sadistic Mika Band members and other notable guest artists such as Ryuichi AlbumHaruomi Hosono and Akiko Yano.

Band producer Masatoshi Hashiba also produced the popular band Vodka Collins. InTakahashi formed the supergroup Metafivewhich continues to the present.

He has also acted in a number of films and TV shows, usually in comedic roles. Ray Ohara was a regular member of Takahashi's band in the s and s. Masayoshi Takanaka went on to become one of the most famous guitarists in Japan. Menu" album, recorded the following year. But for the time being, as depicted in the fanciful cover photo here, the group was flying high.

Easily can imagine that lots of Edo people might be surprised, shocked, and upset with their sudden attack. Such a texture created by them especially Kazuhiko, Takeshi Matsuyama, and Chris Thomas sounds remarkably vivid. Not simply folksy nor catchy but experimental around pop essence. The last suite in Side A "Kurofune 2nd - 4th June, Kaei 6 " is the highlight of this album, where we can suggest a magnificent panic and hopelessness, giving-up around lots of Shadow Show - Sadistic Mika Band - Sadistic Mika Band (Vinyl people, via powerful, enthusiastic heavy rock launched by deep bass sounds, complexly quaking drumming, and crying guitar shouts.

On the contrary, in "Yoroshiku Dozo Welcome Please " natives seem to accept the cross-cultural matter maybe could not avoid accepting under their superiority though. Sadly, however, so far as I am aware, Kazuhiko's indulgence with his wife Mika, that he'd let her sing such a sweet rock "Time Machine" or an eccentric for this story cookie "Hei Made Shadow Show - Sadistic Mika Band - Sadistic Mika Band (Vinyl Suki Suki Suki ", would lower the estimation for this album as a concept one.

These pop songs, LP) of that later released as a hit single, are good indeed, but unsuitable catchy atmosphere in them might disturb the train of thought around this serious story I'm afraid. This regretful point aside, this album created just in Japanese closed music scene could open widely Japan's door, and it's true.

I'm sure this splendid work will be re-appreciated all over the world, after Kazuhiko's sad suicide. Highly recommended.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. Please consider supporting us by giving monthly PayPal donations and help keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever. They spent over hours for recording and producing the second creation in collaboration with Chris, and finally released in November all over the world. This album has been LP) as one of the most important Japanese rock albums by Rolling Stone Magazine.

The album is hardly their proggiest. But it remains their most authentic recording, presenting a unique band in its native habitat, far removed from any foreign interference. My own well-preserved vinyl import is annotated mostly in hieroglyphic ideograms, but the garish tropical artwork and imperfectly translated subtitle sic: "It's a Sweet Songs for Lovers" provide context clues to the music itself, which runs an enthusiastic gamut between kick-ass blues, lovelorn ballads, glam rock posturing and teeny-bopper pop, often with a groovy "shoo-be-doo-wop" background chorus.

Or sly tongue-in-cheek pastiche? It's hard to say for sure, which is part of what makes this album so much fun compared to the band's more polished later efforts. They would quickly be linked to ROXY MUSIC, and no wonder: compare the gatefold sleeve insert here, with its kitschy beach frolic band portrait, to the likeminded feather boas and sci-fi apparel of Bryan Ferry and company. But the music and the LP) on their first album is entirely credible on its own polyglot terms, and deserves nothing less than four brightly colored stars.

A quick personal postscript.

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  4. Sadistic Mika Band is a music studio album recording by SADISTIC MIKA BAND (Prog Related/Progressive Rock) released in on cd, lp / vinyl and/or cassette. This page includes Sadistic Mika Band's: cover picture, songs / tracks list, members/musicians and line-up, different releases details, free MP3 download (stream), buy online links: amazon, ratings and detailled reviews /5(1).

  5. Sadistic Mika Band was a Japanese rock group formed in Its name is a parody of the "Plastic Ono Band". Produced by Masatoshi Hashiba on Toshiba-EMI Records, the band was led by the then husband and wife team of guitarist Kazuhiko Katō, and his wife, singer Mika Fukui. The word "sadistic" is reported to be inspired by her insensitive sense of humour. In , HMV Japan ranked the band at No. 94 on .

  6. Find Sadistic Mika Band discography, albums and singles on AllMusic AllMusic. New Releases full condensed blue highlight denotes album pick Filter Discography By Albums Compilations All. Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings ; Sadistic Mika Band: EMI Music Distribution.

  7. For this album Tsugutoshi Goto replaced Rei Ohara on bass (Ohara returned for a 's reunion album,) and he brought a much more funky feel to the the band's sound, though the tight structures remained. Along with "Black Ship", "Hot Menu" shows the Mika Band at their peak, and is an album that even now I still drag out and listen to occasionally/5(4).

  8. Apr 22,  · Sadistic Mika Band. Sadistic Mika Band has been played on NTS in shows including Haruomi Hosono/YMO Day, featured first on 20 September Songs played include Silver Child, Funkee Mahjong and Black Ship. The Sadistic Mika Band was a Japanese hard rock - glam rock group formed in Its name is a parody of the "Plastic Ono Band".

  9. Sadistic Mika Band biography One of the Folk Crusaders Kazuhiko KATO - quite immersed in British Glam Rock scene led by David Bowie or Marc Bolan - and his wife (and his eternal fan) Mika KATO have founded an as-it-is-said modern rock project named SADISTIC MIKA BAND (it's said the project name was a parody merged with Plastic Ono Band and Mika's sadistic movements of a knife upon her .

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