Slap Happy Humphrey-S/T
this was requested sometime ago
a great album,but currently out
of print and defenitly never will be re-issued
due to the fact Jojo Hiroshige & Co didnt ask permission to cover the songs by Morita Doijil.
this album has the almost angelic vocals of Mineko Itakura(from Angel'in Heavy Syrup)
who almost sounds like Morita herself
About Slap Happy Humphrey (by JoJo Hiroshige):
Slap Happy Humphrey had its real debut on The Aiyoku Jinmin Battle Royal compilation, put out by Alchemy in the summer of 1992, with the song "Gyakkosen" ("Light My Eyes"). The concept of the band was to do noisy covers of the songs by Morita Doji, a singer active in the late '70s - early '80s. All of her works had gone out of print, and I never even heard her name mentioned anymore. It came as a total surprise when her song "Bokutachi no Shippai" ("Our Failure") was used in 1993 as the theme song for a TV series, becoming a hit, with sales of 800,000, and leading to CD reissues of her whole back catalog. Slap Happy Humphrey had recorded two more songs, "Chiheisen" ("Horizon") and "Sentimental Dori (Street)" for a PUblic Bath single in the fall of 1992 (it was released in April of 1994), and plans were made for a full CD, but in the midst of the Morita Doji "boom," it would have been overkill, so recording was put off for over a year.
read the rest here
go get this!