michaelvee (michaelvee) wrote,
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- eYeGeNeYe productions proudly presents: Nippon Covers (on Flexi and Vinyl)


I guess this is the rarest of the rare: nearly half of this set comes off Flexis which were given away or sold in combination with magazines or fashion products in Japan, whereas the rest was published on cheapo samplers or 45 editions that were hastly produced to jump on the beat train. I understand the artists – most of ‘em capable musicians - were specialized on cheapo recordings, whilst others like the Spiders or Isao Bito, although big stars in Japan, were published on flexis as well. So, in the rush and the sloppyness of the production, the result sounds the same as if you would ask 4 punks to play "I want to hold your hand". At least to my ears, all tracks you’ll hear have the word GARAGE printed in bold letters all over and this selection should rightly be introduced in the (un-)official databases of garage music!
Finally, good fun is added by the Dadaist Nippon English, as many artists weren’t afraid to bypass on the short cut, and some chords that wouldn’t follow the music sheet shed some extra delight and freshen up the original versions.
I hope you’ll love the Beatles and be ready for 5 versions of Twist&Shout, 4 versions of Please Please me, 3 times I feel fine, ecc. …. And be trustful: after the first Casey Asanuma efforts, things will get slowly better.  Ain’t she’s sweet / I think she’s kind a meat!
Special thanks for sharing these rarities (and 2000 more gems!) go out to youtube channelカヴァー天国 (Covers’ Heaven)!
PS some group names and song titles are automatically translated


01/ Casey Asanuma - GTO
02/ Casey Asanuma - Ain't she's sweet
03/ Casey Asanuma - I should have known better
04/ Casey Asanuma - I feel fine
05/ Cool Cats - What'd I say
06/ Cool Cats - Please please me
07/ Highway - Please Mr. Postman
08/ Highway - A hard day's night
09/ Honey Knights - My Bonnie
10/ Honey Knights - GTO
11/ Honey Knights - Do the Clam
12/ Honey Knights - Lang Tall Sally
13/ Honey Knights - Twist & Shout
14/ Honey Knights - She loves you
15/ Honey Knights - Rock'n Roll Music
16/ Honey Knights - Mr. Moonlight
17/ Honey Knights - Dizzy Miss Lizzy
18/ Honey Knights - I feel fine
19/ Honey Knights - She's a woman
20/ Honey Knights - I should have known better
21/ Honey Knights - Help!
22/ Honey Knights - You're gonna lose that girl
23/ Honey Knights - Eight days a week
24/ Honey Knights - No Reüly
25/ Honey Knights - Mother's little Helpers
26/ King Brothers - A world without Love
27/ Koiko Aso - Ticket to Ride
28/ Koiko Aso - We can work it out
29/ Predraders (?) - My Bonnie
30/ Shadrach - Matchbox

31/ Shadrach - A hard day's night
32/ Spiders - Please please me
33/ Spiders - Dizzy Miss Lizzy
34/ Spiders - I want to hold your hand
35/ Spiders - Rock'n'Roll Music
36/ Spiders - Help!
37/ Spiders - You're gonna lose that girl
38/ Spiders - Don't let me be missunderstood
39/ Tokyo Beatles - Can't buy me love
40/ Tokyo Beatles - Slow down
41/ Tortoise - I want to hold your hand
42/ Tokyo Beatles - Eight days a week
43/ Tokyo Beatles - Ticket to Ride
44/ Tortoise - My Bonnie
45/ Tortoise - Twist & Shout
46/ Treats - Please please me
47/ [unknown vocal quartet] - I want to hold your hand
48/ Cool Cats - I can't stop
49/ Cool Cats - Please Mr. Postman
50/ Cool Cats - Thinking of you Baby
51/ Cool Cats - Unchain my heart (from filmclip)
52/ Cool Cats - Woman
53/ Goro Sakurai  - Catch us if you can
54/ Isao Bito - Ready Teddy
55/ Isao Bito - I'm the lonely one
56/ Isao Bito - Kansas City
57/ Isao Bito - Rock'n'Roll Music
58/ Isao Bito - Help!
59/ Isao Bito - I'm down
60/ Jyoji Tagawa - C'mon Everybody

61/ Ken Sanders - Everything's alright
62/ Koichi Fujimoto - King Of Surf Guitar
63/ Masaharu Hirao - Jezebel
64/ Masayuki Hori - Hold me
65/ Masayuki Hori - Bama Lama Bama Loo
66/ Masayuki Hori - Oh, Pretty Woman
67/ Masayuki Hori - Keep Searchin'
68/ Masayuki Hori - Do you love me?
69/ Masayuki Hori - Matchbox
70/ Masayuki Hori - I feel fine
71/ Masayuki Hori - Have I the Right?
72/ Masayuki Hori - Tobacco Road
73/ Otoo Isao - You must have been a beautiful Baby
74/ Spiders - Satisfaction
75/ Spiders - Twist & Shout
76/ Tokyo Beatles - Twist & Shout
77/ Tokyo Beatles - Please please me
78/ Tokyo Beatles - She loves you
79/ Three Funkies - I want to hold your hand
80/ Three Funkies - Doh wah Diddy Diddy
81/ Tomimatsu Chiyoshi - Concrete & Clay
82/ [undecipherable] - Viva Las Vegas
83/ Yuya Uchida - Cutie Pie
84/ Yuya Uchida - Do the Clam
85/ Yuya Uchida - Shakin' Rock
86/ Yuya Uchida - Tutti Frutti
87/ Yuya Uchida - Twist & Shout
88/ Yuya Uchida - Roll over Beethoven
89/ Yuya Uchida - Run Run Run
90/ Yuya Uchida - Heart of Stone

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