Various - Introducing Teen Trash From Psychedelic Tokyo '66 - '69 in ... Monster A Go-Go: Volume One
Other than The Bunnys (aka Takeshi Terauchi And The Bunnys) all of the other groups here have also appeared on the previous two posts.
All three of these LPs are fantastic ... but to package these as "Psychedelic Tokyo" is particularly misleading.
Everybody here falls under the Group Sounds umbrella and this is where I apologise if I'm telling you how to suck an egg. In the mid-60's, massive Japanese conglomerates looked enviously at the mop-top types in the UK and the consequences of the "English Invasion" in America and thought that there has got to be profit in this. In an episode of The Monkees meets The Gremlims, there was an explosion of bands generally made up of session musicians and "nice looking lads" all dressed in uniformly sharp suits with uniform haircuts.
Other than cashing in, the intention was to replicate the music that was popular in the west (hence the number of covers). This was a perfectly reasonable thing to assume within the regimented (still) apologetic post-war culture of the times. What actually happened was that these groups started to deliver superbly fuzzed out blues / garage rock and sowed the seeds for the psychedelics to come once the shackles came off.
Fujio Yamaguchi of The Dynamites went on to play with Les Rallizes Denudes, Chito Kawachi of The Happenings Four, Hiro Yanagida of The Floral and Kimio Mizutani, Masaoki Terakawa and Toshiaki Yokota of The Beat Generation all went on to play in Love Live Life and on and on and on ...
"Unofficial" LP released on Planet X in 1990.
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