Babylon Daiou – Erogappa

Artist: Babylon Daiou (バビロン大王)

 

Single Title:エロガッパ (Erogappa)

Date Released: December 21st, 1990

Catalog Code: FHDF-1069

Label: Fun House

Genre: Japanese Rock

Tracklist:

1. エロガッパ (Erogappa)

2. ズンドコ1990 (Zundoko 1990)

Single Info

About/Review

Babylon Daiou was a popish rock group that was in early 1990s with Megumi Hakata (it’s a guy, not a girl) as the lead singer and guitarist. If anyone is a major Kome Kome Club fan, one would recognize that Megumi was the guitarist for the band when it first started (in 1987) and only lasted for a year.

The single is another excellent single but kinda funky/weird due to the lyrics and the music. The a-side, Erogappa, reflects that with the weird lyrics (with each line in each verse starting with a random letter of A, O, B, or D). While, my favorite track of is the b-side, Zundoko 1990, is a bit strange but features a lot of awesome vocals, guitar riffs, and keyboard solos. I swear I could hear the famous singer and voice actress Minami Takayama in the dialogue bits during the chorus of Zun Zuns.  In conclusion, this single is a bit weird and funky but nevertheless a great single.

Sugar Beat – Gobanme no deja vu

Artist: Sugar Beat ( シュガービート)

 

Single Title: 5番目のde ja vu (Gobanme no deja vu)

Date Released: August 1st, 1991

Catalog Code: SRDL-3336

Label: Sony Music Records

Genre: Japanese Pop

Tracklist:

1. 5番目のde ja vu (Gobanme no deja vu)

2. 雨のCROWN (Ame no CROWN)

Single Info

About/Review:

Sugar Beat was a girl duos in the early 1990s. The duo was short lived and only had two singles and one album before disappearing (and not as successful). Some can argue that there were another WINK copycat because of the concept (two girls, looking almost like each other, and etc) and how their music is perceived. Nevertheless, 5 Banme no deja vu is an excellent single with the two girls . However, my favorite track of the single is Ame no CROWN due to the instrumentation that is going on, how pretty it sounds, and the guitar riffs solos. It was hard to pick the first week’s single (I had two other singles battling it out) but I chose Sugar Beat because of Ame no CROWN (I simply love it!) and because it’s really a nice single. If you girl groups (especially duos), you will like/love Sugar Beat.

Trivia: Gobanme no deja vu was the ending theme song the the 1991 dorama, Vincent Caen Kekkon (Marriage).

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ai love music is a blog that is dedicated to rare or outdated music that is still awesome to listen to. Why did I create this blog? The answer is: Because I bought around 100 singles from Japan earlier this year, most of them artists that today’s music listeners would not hear of. So, I created this blog in attempt to share a wonderful unheard artist and have today’s listeners enjoy and maybe like these artists and the sounds of that period of music. Please give this blog a chance and listen! ❤

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