Yapoos - ヤプーズ計画 - Second album by Jun Togawa's strange post-punk band, *Yapoos*, from 1987. Reissued on CD in 1995. Yapoos - ヤプーズ計画
Monday, March 15, 2010
Red Shark - Le Fin (1986) (Cass.)
This is such a ridiculously great tape. It's really quite a shame there isn't more info out there on it, and no other releases by the band either. Combining elements of early 80's rock with eastern jams and sloppy 70's new york punk, occasionally riffing on early 60's surf rock, this sounds informed yet altogether new. I think the description on Mutant Sounds, where I found the tape about two years ago, does a good job of summing it up;
"DIY experimentalism, with floating psych atmospheres and eastern influences... in part reminds me of early TV Personalities, early Jesus and Mary Chain and even some Fall elements. All those blended with ultra stoned eastern elements and Velvet Underground influences..."
So here it is, enjoy the sweet jams, especially I Saw The Devil, which I've wanted to cover since the first time I heard it.
Dig on it sweet babies!
Thanks to Mutant Sounds for the original post!