Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Delightful Japanese Pop

I spend a lot of time riffling through the world section at music retailers like HMV. I've always loved and been attracted to music from other cultures. There's just something very special about listening to music in a foreign language. Not knowing what the singer is actually singing about is actually quite fun, especially when you try and interpret the lyrics yourself. I've recently discovered Japanese Pop or J-Pop and found a rather wonderful little gem of a CD called Nippon Girls, Japanese Pop from the 1960's and 70's. This CD really does make me smile. Beehives in Tokyo! Kitch in Kimonos! This collection of some of Japans forgotten and most memorable women in popular Japanese music of yesteryear is just wonderful. Nippon Girls is incredibly camp and really does need to be played while serving canapes and martinis at your next dinner party. Just GET IT!

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