15 March 2011

CAROL-FUNKY MONKEY BABY LP















Philips-1973

One of my favorite records by CAROL, Japan's answer to the Flamin' Groovies!!! Carol formed in 1972 by bass player Eikichi Yazawa, a transplant from Hiroshima to Yokohama who played the go- go circuit with several groups before meeting up with future CAROL members Yoichi "Johnny" Okura, Toshikatsu Uchiumi and Yu Okazaki. . In all,the band released 7 singles between 1972 and 74 and 10 LP's ranging from 1973 all the way into some avoidable cash in LP's in 1978.. The groups leader Eikichi is like the Japanese equivalent to David Bowie these days, A really big deal!!


here are the first 2 songs ( again, I've included label scans from the LP for Japanese speaking folks who can actually read them)

FUNKY MONKEY BABY

JUST ALL RIGHT


get the LP here

and if you haven't already please donate 10 dollars to the Red Cross by texting " redcross" to 90999
It's only ten bucks!



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