Lizard – 浅草六区 7“

One of several 1980 releases by Lizard, this 7“ is less punk and more new wave and pop than their S/T LP from the year before. Asakusa Rock on Side A is an upbeat number (about Rock in Asakusa, I presume?), Misha on Side B is „russian sounding“ including a musical quotation of the famous folksong Kalinka.

Come on baby, that’s Asakusa Rock!


2 Antworten auf „Lizard – 浅草六区 7““


  1. 1 Fernando 27. November 2018 um 14:17 Uhr

    A side appears in Lizard’s 2nd LP Babylon Rocker (if memory serves) but B side is exclusive of this 7″ so thank you very much!

    Knowing about the single but not being able to listen to it (until now, thanks again!) I always wondered if B side Misha would have something to do with Misha the bear, who was the official pet cartoon for 1980 Russian Olympic Games. That year, there was a cartoon TV series about the puppy bear’s adventures. I used to watch in my childhood. So, what you say about the Russian feel in the song makes me think my guesses were right and the song probably says something related to those Olympics (I think that year the USA made a boycott, in those years Olympic Games were always a good occassion for international political games ;) ).

    About the use of Kalinka… makes me think of Italy’s I Refuse It! (great band!!) with their „Choku umeret“ folkcore superhit :D Ah, can‘t wait to hear this single…

  2. 2 抗独 29. November 2018 um 19:09 Uhr

    Hey Fernando,
    I guess you‘re right about that Misha The Little Bear connection: the very first words of the song are „Koguma no Misha“, which was the japanese name of the series. According to the new japanese Flex discography the song was possibly a commentary about the soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Misha was cute, though…
    Cheers!

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