Tuesday, July 03, 2007

The Jaguars-First Album

1968 Japan Group Sounds (@256 kbits)

the first album by group sounds band
The Jaguars,you might seen them on various compilations
with songs like Dancin' Baby & Dancing Lonely Night (wich both are great songs)
this album includes quite some bonus tracks
songtitles translated to english by Lizardson

They were one of most famous GS; many Japanese remember their debut song "Want You See Again(Kimi ni Aitai)".

They sung some moody hit songs and wrote cool punk ballads like "My Dawn"
On the other hand, they were compared to Dave, Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich.

Jaguars covered "Zabadak", "Legend of Xanadu".

This Japanese cover version of Xanadu was a #20 hit.
Actually, it was the flip side of another moody song.

The lead singer Sin Okamoto attracted teen girls with his good looks and singing with whip like Dave Dee.

Also they covered the fab "Tobacco Road" which is on the "Big Lizard Stomp" compilation, which was a psychedelic version, much like the Blues Magoos, "Blue Feeling" (Slitherama), "See See Rider" (Banzai Freak Beat).

They appeared in their own movie "Jaguars Tekizen Jyouriku" in '68, a cool comedy which was influenced by the Beatles' "Help!".
But soon after, the leader/drummer Miya quit the band due to a conflict with the other members. He wrote their early original "Beat Train".
He formed a new group called New Jaguars and released a few singles, but they weren't successful.

part1
part2

sorry for the link of part1(sharebee stopped uploading,when it was not finished)

8 Comments:

Anonymous purple_pill67 said...

well worth checking this lp out IMO

8:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey thanks, awesome album!

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Blogger Charlie Marrow said...

First heard this band on the UK Channel 4 show Banzai a few years ago and Dancing Lonely Nights is my favourite song on the soundtrack to the show. Didn't realise they had released it so long ago so awaiting listening to the full LP in anticipation

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