Thursday, July 12, 2007

MIZUTAMA SHOBODAN-RED PETALS FULL IN THE SKY, LP, 1985, JAPAN






Both ferocious and intensely musical, Mizutama Shobodan (which translates to Polka Dot Fire Brigade, a name they're sometimes also referred to as) was a group of anti-glamour tough chick post-punk Japanese gals fronted by Tenko, the one time Mrs. Fred Frith. Unlike the overtly experimental doings on her Slope LP for RecRec or, later, work in her Dragon Blue band with Otomo Yoshide and Tatsuya Yoshida, Mizutama Shobodan are a direct and forceful post punk blast; Tenko's inimitable sore-throated hectoring lacing compositions that are incredibly clever and seething with passion. Their debut LP will follow shortly.

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5 comments:

Greg Sinora said...

Basically a thanks not just for this record, but for all the great work you guys do everyday; you three are modern day saints! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

Robert said...

Awesome. I was hoping you'd continue to flesh out the Dreamland experience. Didn't know about Tenko and Frith--certain things making more sense now...

A couple of tag revisions:
from the back cover, it looks like track 5 is "Shirushi" (Symbol) and track 6 is the title track.

Anonymous said...

They did an updated English-language insert where the title was changed to "Sky full of Red Petals", which may not make much more sense, but is grammatically better English.

Anonymous said...

Here's the Japanese characters for their name: 水玉消防団

Those who prefer the Japanese characters for the songs can find them on last.fm with a little guessing.

desav said...

Refresh link, please