Saturday, December 16, 2006

va- Take a Walk on the Psychedelic Side (Late 60s--early 70s Japanese soundtrack music)

Take A Walk On The Psychedelic Side clearly references the urban cine-grit conjured by Edward Dymytrk's 1962 film Walk On The Wild Side with its score by Elmer Bernstein. But the mutation into Ôpsychedelic' aptly orients the listener to the wholly psychotic bent of Japanese sex and violence movies at the end of the 60s. Fuzz-wah lines slice through otherwise conventional pulp crime-soaked arrangements. Track titles lifted from the original cues give a sense of what's going on: "Trip Rock", "Jet Screaming Machine", "Sympathy For The Rebel", "Dirty Girlie", "Last Tattoo". The back cover image of two Japanese guys conducting some bizarre mind-torture experiment on a middle-aged American adds to the sensationalism heard on all these tracks.

go go get it!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice Post Thanks!!
I examined information on it

Track-01 Wild Cry(Isao Bito :voice)
Track-09 Otoko To Onna No Rock(Akiko Wada :Sing)
Track-10 Hitori No Kanashimi(Zoo Nee Voo)
Track-11 Snake Hip(Terumasa Hino:Trumpet)
Track-12 Hakuchu No Syugeki No Theme(Terumasa Hino:Trumpet)
Track-14 Asu wo kakeyo(Meiko Kaji :Sing)

Track-18(Masaru Hoshi[Mops]:Composed)
Track-19(Masaru Hoshi[Mops]:Composed)
Track-22(Katuo One & Takayuki Inoue [The Spiders , PYG ]:Composed)
Track-23(Takayuki Inoue[The Spiders , PYG ] :Composed)

4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dirk!
Good to see you back at home, hope you have a great xmas. The link needs slightly editing to make it work - thanks for the album, sounds wild!

11:45 PM  
Anonymous tribble hunter said...

It seems not to be possible to find a proper listing on the internet - could you do a scan of the back cover, that has the list of which artist does each track? The tags just say 'various'

11:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry My english is very poor.
I Don't have This CD
I examined information on japanese HP


I converted Japanese Title into alphabets

2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice to see you in action again!!
take care
best wishes from barcelona

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wellcome back.Happy holidays.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Winslow Leach said...

Japanese soundtrack tunes from this era are a big personal fave so thanks for posting this. I hope you are doing well and wish you and yours a happy holiday season.

10:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the insanity! A great find for a blossoming soundtrack collector.

5:40 PM  
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Anonymous buy generic viagra said...

It is a fantastic soundtrack, I had never listened before until now, very good.

4:01 PM  

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