Monday, February 26, 2007

PICKY PICNIC-PICNIC LAND, TAPE, 1982, JAPAN



This is the completely mad 1982 debut cassette from Japan's Picky Picnic, primarily known for their 1985 LP "Ha! Ha! Tarachine" released on Germany's Ata-Tak Records. Led by Kaoru Todoroki, Picky Picnic have often been pegged as being Residents-like, a descriptor which, while superficially somewhat accurate, fails to adequately prepare you for the very particular and virulent strain of grotesqueness on display here. Like being molested by a gang of muppets, to listen to Picky Picnic is to experience that queer sensation that only emerges when the cheerful and twee becomes fouled and perverted (a tactic that was something of a hallmark of the 80's Japanese underground). Alas, there is no individual track indexing. Just side A and side B. Enjoy!


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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh man! Thanks for using mediafire! I can't stand dealing with rapidshare...

Over The Moon said...

Picky Picnic sounds like Bobby McFerrin on crack! Good stuff! Thanks!

Ctrl + Alt; Del said...

The zip is broken. Or I have no idea how to use Mediafire. But my own sense of ego doesn't allow for that possibility. Anyway, right click to save file gave me the above message, while left click the link brought me nothing but the same page in a frustrating loop.

Shane said...

You had me at "like being molested by a gang of muppets"...after a comparison like that, I am going to be disappointed in anything less than the greatest thing I've ever heard!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for using MediaFire instead of rapidshare. I would so love to download so many albums on this blog, but rapidshare makes that so annoying. And if anyone one should get money for sharing these files it should be you who are taking the time to digitize everything and make commentary, not some company who has come up with a way to scam.

John said...

Just a heads up: Mediafire doesn't seem to work on Safari so well. Use Firefox instead.

John said...

Oh, and fantastic tape!

Nipperkin said...

First of all, thanks for the inspiring blog. I'm glad you've decided to continue it. I look forward to see what you have up your sleeves.

I'm writing to make a request, though I don't know if this is something you guys are into. I'm on the hunt for those "unofficial" Eno recordings, made for his various instillation projects I believe. There are probably between 5 and 10 of them. The (approximative) titles that come to mind are:

- Kite Stories
- Compact Forest Proposal
- I dormienti
- Lightness
- White Cube

and there are probably others. Anyway, thanks in advance if you should have any of them to post, and apologies for putting this request here. I was unsure where else to put it.

Over The Moon said...

I noticed the Picky Picnic is a rather large file (almost 100MB) at 320 bit rate. I went ahead and uploaded a mirror @ 192 VBR which is still very high quality, but only about half the size. If you want to share this on the main page, please feel free...

Picky Picnic - Picnic Land

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=4WTGF4Z2

almightybooblikon said...

you bringing the freaksh*t. i no know how to keeping up with this. it's make me. way behind. all you stuffs. thank you for tape it nice me. like the way tape.

The Movie Man said...

Here's a link for the track listing:

http://www.discogs.com/Picky-Picnic-Picnic-Land/release/1955379

It orders them by sides (i.e. A1, B3, etc.)

Maybe you could reupload it with the files split?