8 ½ – S/T 10“

8 ½ were one of the bands included on the Tōkyō New Wave ’79 compilation. These tracks were recorded in 1979, but only released posthumously in 85. The songs are synth-laden, more new wave than punk, with a certain rock‘n'roll influence coming through. Seriously: I can‘t stop myself from humming Twist and Shout over the opener Shounentachi. These recordings were also released as an LP with one extra track, which I assume is the one off their single-sided flexi 7“ called Mémoire. After playing in 8 ½, the band members were active in a load of experimental/avantgarde groups like Guernika, Hikashu or Yapoos.

Well, shake it up, baby, now!

3 Antworten auf „8 ½ – S/T 10““

  1. 1 Fernando 22. Januar 2017 um 16:46 Uhr

    Wow! Now, this is a gift, for me! I‘ve been searching for this for quite a while!
    The description you give is very accurate. I think their main member ws Koji Ueno, the keyboardist. He also played in Halmens and the crazy Guernica with the immense Jun Togawa!

    Thank you very much for this one! Could this be the ‚Gegenleistung‘ you mentioned er… somewhere? BTW check your mail Drafi ;) :D

  2. 2 抗独 24. Januar 2017 um 20:25 Uhr

    You‘ve got mail again, Fernando!

  3. 3 Fernando 27. Januar 2017 um 11:48 Uhr

    Your turn again, 抗独! :D


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