Nov
13
2011
0

Disco J.J.S.

Disco J.J.S.- V.S.O.P. American

The 1978 edit of a tune used to promote VSOP cognac in Japan. Every year, a slightly different version came out. This is the poshest sounding one.

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Oct
28
2011
0

Wrestler

Naoto Takenaka – Wrestler (1984)

Don’t diss it that much, the chorus is pretty good (seek at +/- 1 minute)

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Sep
06
2011
1

Haru Ichiban


Crystal Tree – Haru Ichiban
Cherry blossoms float delicately, steroid geishas lick spring leaf green lollipops. Japanese disco tune made in 1979, perfect for combining Kabuki styles with avant-garde body moves.

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Aug
20
2011
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Bill Butler & Astrosurfers

Bill Butler & Astrosurfers – Notteke ´79 Moving

Japan 1979. Probably the kind of sound that was being blasted in the sinbins of Tokyo’s Kabukicho, and in Hondas and Subarus cruising around it.

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Aug
17
2011
0

Inoki Theme


Ichiro Fursiaki – Inoki Theme
Here’s the offical theme for the Japanese professional wrestler Antonio Inoki who injured Muhammad Ali’s leg during a fight in 1976. That’s Antonio on the right, facing the Masked Tiger (Satori Sayama). The track is a version of Michel Massara&Mandrill’s Ali Bom-Ba-Ye.

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Jun
29
2011
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Housewarming party music given to potentially interested new residents? Soundtrack to a sequel of a massively popular documentary? Just your regular boogie tracks sold with images of buildings as opposed to semi-naked women? Whatever these are they have a certain je ne sais quoi if u ask me.

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Apr
11
2011
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Hokuto No Ken

From the OST of an old Japanese cartoon where a guy, looking like Bruce Lee, and dressed like Mad Max, makes people literally explode just by pointing his fingers on their bodies (!)

The album contains lots of tracks based on the same theme, with funky rhythms, and four-to-the-floor beats.

[Unknown] – Hokuto no Ken (1984?)

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Feb
22
2011
0

Jun Sugiyama track

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Jun Sugiyama track

This could have something to do with Sumo wrestlers, giant radioactive squirrels or Hanzo The Blade, the Japanese Dirty Harry-style police officer (played by Shintaro Katsu) who used his superhuman penis to hammer female suspects into submission. The name of the guitarist Jun Sugiyama is the only thing I could indentify on the sleeve.

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Jan
16
2011
0

Godzilla 84

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Godzilla 84

Gigantically stomping dance version from the 1984 version of Godzilla, directed by Koji Hashimoto.

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Dec
22
2010
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Hop Step Jump

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Hideki – Hop Step Jump

A 1978 Y.M.C.A-style gay disco anthem from Japan. Hideki Saijo started out as a teen idol, carried on to massive schlager fame, suffered a heartstroke and is still well known there.

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Jul
09
2010
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Hit Machine

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585 Band – Hit Machine

For something smooth and sexy, a cool voice over Vince Montana-esque strings. Japan 1976.

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Jun
17
2010
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Astral Trip

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Kitaro – Astral Trip

Japan 1978

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Jun
16
2010
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31
2010
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02
2010
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May
01
2010
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Apr
30
2010
1

Yama Yama

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Yamasuki – Yama Yama (1971)

Granted, it’s absolutely not disco, but it must have been one of the very first tracks from Daniel Vangarde, a French producer better known for his Disco records (think Ottawan, Gibson Brothers, etc.)

He is the one in the upper right corner of the picture.

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Feb
14
2010
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Feb
06
2010
1

Soul Chonwa

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original soundtrack – Soul Chonwa

Japan 19??.  A chonwa is a cheerleader.

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Feb
01
2010
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