A blog about the things I find accidentally on Spotify while looking for something else

Monday, 8 September 2014

Nippon Go West

If, like me, you have been kept up at night, wondering what Japanese rock 'n' roll sounded like, then wonder no more. This album contains 34 Japanese period cover versions of Western rock 'n' roll and country hits, in Japanese and/or English. Highlights include 'Lucille' by Massaki Hiarri, 'Heartbreak Hotel' by Kozaka Kazuya, and 'Sixteen Tons' by 'Unknown'.  'Riders in the Sky' by the Wagonmasters has some beautifully eerie guitar-work and some random shouting at the end. There is also a version in Japanese of 'Itsy-Bitsy Teeny-Weeny Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini'.  You want it.  Don't lie.