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Omoide Hatoba
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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CD Details

All Artists: Omoide Hatoba
Title: Mantako
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Public Bath
Original Release Date: 8/23/1994
Re-Release Date: 8/22/1994
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 759718400526

CD Reviews

A Bag of Audio Candy
vyper | Minneapolis | 11/02/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Omoide Hatoba is/was a band led by guitarist Seiichi Yamamoto,who also played in Boredoms at the same time.

Although I am a fan of Boredoms in all their phases,Omoide Hatoba,while being quite similar to Boredoms,is I think more carefee and fun.

Mantako,like all Omoide Hatoba albums,is just a mess of songs played half seriously,sound effects,simple instrumentals,funny vocals,etc.It's just a bunch of guys being goofy and messing around in the studio and having fun,and not taking anything too seriously.Sometimes that results in a bizarre mutant pop song,and sometimes just plain silliness!

Track 1:A chug-chug drum and guitar remind me of that old Budweiser commercial with the Clydesdale horses.Bleeps,bloops,and other electronic silliness swirl around you"Goodness gracious great balls of fire!"

Track2:Sounds like a surrealist cartoon western theme song,as does track 6.

Track 4:A rollicking spazz fest with guest vocals by Eye from Boredoms.

Track14:Slowly shuffling drums,gurgling electronics,Yamamoto's psychedelic guitar lines...played fairly straight.

It's colorful,wacky,silly,bizarre and like a bag of candy,it's not essential but you may enjoy it's sugary charms for what they are.

And no matter how much you listen to it,your ears won't fall off.Probably."