5.09.2007
[Japanic! Attack!]
Oh Japan, how irony lies in the idea that such a seafood loving country be a sardine can of a place. You're Godzilla's favorite playground, Mothra's favorite skies. Our film producers like to steal your horror movies, and your backstreet vendors like to steal...well, everything else. And then, of course, there's your music. Singing in English is cute and sounds like you're trying to sing with loads of pink bubblegum in your mouth; Singing in Japanese is just as interesting. It was noted some time back that a group wasn't quite Atari enough for their tastes, so, not being one to disappoint, I figure Japanic! Attack! ought to be a big enough quarter for their coin slot. Just like how the most serious of businessmen can walk alongside one extreme Harajuku girl on the streets of Tokyo, Japan's musical mavens come to represent a slurry of styles whether it be the surf rock stripe of the 5,6,7,8's or the truly arcade-esque aspect of groups like Halcali and PINE*am. If there's one string to tie it all together though, it's their energy. Energy abound. It just jumps off the chart and proceeds to bitchslap it into submission. So Japan, I choose you. Japanic! Attack!

Various Songs From Various Artists (all songs are right click - save as & artist name leads to site):
The 5,6,7,8's - I'm Blue
Halcali - Maachingu Maachi
Kiiiiiii - 4 Little Joeys
PINE*am - Get A Choco
Pizzicato Five - Twiggy Twiggy Twiggy
Shonen Knife - Flying Saucer Attack

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7 Comments:
Blogger danny said...
sweet fancy moses....

Anonymous Cass said...
My pick for craziest, Kiiiii. Oh and PINE*am is just brilliant in that offbeat Japanese way...

Anonymous Jackson said...
You definitely got the whole bubblegum thing head on, especially with a group like PINE*am

Blogger jen said...
darn. bandwidth exceeded? did i miss the tunes?

Blogger Brad aka Penguin said...
Jen - Lame isn't it? Alina and I are getting to working something out for a good filehost cause running this place free isn't going too well (heh, no more ads we think so we're looking elsewhere)...

Blogger M!ke said...
No mention of the pillows? Blasphemy!

Blogger Brad aka Penguin said...
m!ke - I actually got suggestion of them after I made the mix, so know they're at least in the mix by heart...

And just a general notice to everyone, just a quick note that our Fileden accounts are gonna be left inactive until cancellation, so our mixes from Americanada to Japanic Attack! will have their files go down soon. I may reupload them into our new server, but I'm thinking new mixes are in order anyway...