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Records of the Month - January 2014

Graphic Novels, Comics and Interactive Books

Bobby Dylan: A Celebration!

Aphex Twin: Selected Works


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60s 70s the big beat international label returns with a bang and another celebration of the wonderful world of japanese 60s pop and this time it's the girls turn the likes of shonen knife and the 5678s have given more face to women in japanese pop but they draw on a tradition that stretches back to the wild 1960s 'group sounds' era when the land of the rising sun was smitten with westernised rock'n'roll yet came to develop its own distinctive brand of the same like in the west female artistes tended to be solo though their accompaniment often came from some of the top gs acts like the bunnies major female stars of the period represented here include miki obata linda yamamoto and mie nakao the latter with the fuzztoned classic 'sharock no 1' the sound was eclectic drawing upon not only the full smorgasbord of 60s styles like groovy gogo loungey bossa nova and wobbly poppsych but also traditional japanese songwriting and themes there's dance floor fillers such as 'yeye' and the usual fascinating interpretations of western material such as nana kanomi's take on the zombies 'i love you'