Friday, August 21, 2009

The Honeymoons - Laughing Myth


As requested by Lucky, The Honeymoons were a more stripped down offshoot of Mizutama Shobodan (The Polka Dot Fire Brigade), featuring only the duo of Tenko and Kamura. Laughing Myth was recorded in July 1982, produced by Ken-Ichi Takeda and The Honeymoons and issued on the label they, or Tenko ran, Kinniku-Bijo (Muscular Woman). The track titles are either in Kanji or not legible on the scanned insert, apart from track 6, which is in English, 21st Century Game. If anyone knows additional track titles, or any other pertinent information, add the information to the comments. Thanks to sonimage for the digitization.

download [Vinyl rip | mp3- 320kbps | Scan | 82 mb]

13 comments:

Lucky said...

oh wow, gidouille - they sure look mean sitting on that tree!! not much fun around, at least not expressing on their face!

to be true - my admiration of tenko is more sourced from her 2 dragon blue albums than from her mizutama shobodan and recrec-albums, maybe because they're more mature and tight, although generally i stay away from such blackness presented on "hades park": the raw power of hideko kato's bass, the sometimes brutal guitar of tsuneo imahori (who never sounded like this in tipographica!) and yoshihide's very playful turntable - overall, the use of very clever hardcore elements really sucks me into this work everytime i listen to it!

hope that doesn't sound too silly - i go for my feelings.

merci for this brilliant share, g.!!

gidouille said...

Hades Park never grew on me, something to do with the murky production, although I haven't heard it for some time. I like the live Dragon Blue though, with the same lineup, except for the drummer, as it doesn't have those production issues and serves as something of an overview of Tenko's career.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Lucky, your blog is fantastic and music of Valentin Clastrier really touched my soul, but album "Heresie" you posted is with one track corrupted - 10 - Hérésie II - there is cut and end in 2.13 but track duration is 3.21. Could you repost this album, or track? Thank you for your effort. Much appreciated!

Arzach, Slovakia

Lucky said...

gidouille - dunno really what you mean by "murky production", i found the sound overall quite clear - it's very dense though, if that's what you mean. well, i'm sure our taste differs - thank psychic! ;)

Lucky said...

arzach - checked it, and yes, you are right, the file is corrupted. the mp3-file i have in store has the same defect, and the cd i ripped it from is at the local library. i won't make it this month, but i promise in september!

i'll drop a note here, as well as on the original clastrier-post.

Lucky said...

arzach - here is track 10 of "hérésie", kindly re-ripped by godard:

http://www.mediafire.com/?tzrleoizinv

:)

Anonymous said...

you're great guys, thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

Arzach

Jack Celliers said...

I'm a Tenko's fan, though I enjoyed Mizutama Shobodan's Red Petals Full in the Sky and Hades Park more than anything.

Big thanks!

Jack Celliers said...

btw: this blog is really good, very complete reviews and first class material. Btw: do you have anything from Expo or Pungo?

Lucky said...

hi there, jack.

about the requests of those 2 japanese bands - i only posted one track by expo featured on a compilation (try the search on the right), but i suggest you better ask zipangu, who runs a blog dedicated to avant japanese music:
http://lostandoutofprint.blogspot.com

cheers

gidouille said...

Jack, my favorite is probably Red Petals as well. Have a vinyl copy of that a friend found in NY in the late '80s. Then Years later he sent me a digital copy he'd made. It and the earlier Maid's Prayer Sounds Like Da Da Da are both found on the web. I've never really warmed to Hades Park, but i like the live Dragon Blue, which gives an overview of her career up to that point. It can be found at some blog, big in Japan maybe.

Jack Celliers said...

Thanks for the info, BIJ is another blog I use to dig in.