Hell to the o~~~~ Hello
Before I begin I just want to say this.
Even if you don't read anything on here I implore you to at least click and listen to one of the youtube links that I stick on here, as listening to the music will transmit a lot more to you than me rambling.
I haven't done one of these Musician Introductions recently.....I'll try to keep these as short as possible from now since most people probably don't bother reading these anyway. Even so, I firmly believe that there are other Japanese musicians apart from the masses of Visual-kei bands and others like them (although many of them are great too) that people are missing out on.........anyway the goal of these posts are not to shift your musical preferences but to try and broaden your scopes.
Okay, so let's put serious stuff aside! The musician introduction for this post is the band 'CAROL'. They're a legendary band from the 1970's, which was lead by superstar music icon Yazawa Eikichi. I would say that they are somewhat the Japanese Beatles/Rolling Stones and Yazawa Eikichi something like an Elvis Presley
This is Yazawa. He refers to himself in third person (not joking).
They were pretty much the pioneers of the stereotypical fashion of the Japanese delinquents, with their gelled/waxed regent hairstyles and riding about on motorcycles. Oh hold on, I've made a couple of posts about 'Stereotypical Japanese Delinquents" here
PART 1: Delinquent Fashion and
PART 2: Fashion Continued and Rules of Delinquentism
Anywayz, their most famous song would be am upbeat some called 'Funky Monkey Babies'
But they also have slow ballads like this
二人だけ Futari Dake
Eng: Just us two
甘い日々 Amai Hibi
Eng: Sweet Days
This is a funky little tune called:
The Girl From the Coffee Shop
If you found them interesting you should look on some sites like this
.........it should.....satisfy your needs.
I'll leave you with footage of the band in action all those years ago, playing the song 'Hey Taxi'
........can't embed this one because it's set as private. You can still watch it if you click on it though