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3.76 | 25 ratings | 3 reviews | 20% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1992

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Noise Ramones (0:31)
2. Nice B-O-R-E Guy & Boyoyo Touch (0:56)
3. Molecicco (2:46)
4. I Am Cola (4:04)
5. Telehorse Uma (4:40)
6. Boredom With God On Noise - Boretafari (1:21)
7. Bo-Go-Bompoo (7:21)
8. Heeba (3:20)
9. Cheeba (9:02)
10. Which Dooyoo Like? (2:08)
11. Poy - Mockin' Fuzz 1 (4:27)
12. Hoy (4:33)
13. Bore Now Bore (2:43)
14. Hey Bore Hey (1:41)
15. Cory & The Mandara Suicide Pyramid Action Or Gas Satori (10:11)
16. TV Ramones (3:00)
17. Okinawa Rasta Beef - Mockin' Fuzz 2 (3:59)
18. Greatboreful Dead (0:41)

Total time 67:24

Line-up / Musicians

- Yamantaka Eye / vocals, kazoo
- Toyohito Yoshikawa / vocals
- Seiichi Yamamoto / guitar, vocals
- Hiyashi Hira / bass, vocals
- Yoshimi P-We / drums, trumpet, vocals
- Kazuya Nishimura / drums, percussion, vocals
- "God Mama" / performer, producer

Note : The actual instrumentation could not be fully confirmed at this moment

Releases information

Artwork: Yamantaka Eye

CD Wea Japan ‎- WMC 3-24 (1992, Japan)
CD Very Friendly ‎- VF006CD (2004, UK)

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BOREDOMS Pop Tatari ratings distribution

(25 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(56%)
Good, but non-essential (24%)
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Review by chamberry
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars This is the album that made the world to take notice at what these guys were creating at that time. Sonic Youth and even Nirvana became instant and later toured with both bands. This is considered by many their best album of their early years.

This album is maybe the craziest album to date as well. With far less structure than their future releases and weirder too. The album now starts with 30 seconds of high pitched tones that gets quickly annoying, but it doesn't stop there. Seconds into the album we're introduced to the first "songs" on the album which starts with a girl (Yoshimi perhaps?) shrieking as if she saw Shub-Niggurath or the likes and then the adrenaline rock begins. This album showcases the rockiest that Boredoms ever got and maybe even the weirdest the Boredoms ever got. It's also in my opinion their funniest album. This is very random as well. There are many songs that consist of just random conversations that sounds like they're trying to speak in English without knowing nothing about it. Other songs are very groovy and have some great tunes like in the second half of "Cheeba". One of the things I like about this album too is that there's a sort of psychedelic vibe surrounding the album. Some parts are linked with trippy sound effects or just end with it.

Whether you love them or hate them you can't deny creativeness these guys have and the lasting influence it still has. Pop Tatari may well be one of the best albums in the Noise Rock scene or at least the one that opened the eyes (and ears) to many people who wouldn't even touch this kind of music with a ten feet pole. If you're curious to what these guys may sound like then I suggest you get Chocolate Synthesizers which is more accessible than this album. Both albums are great representative of their early and crazier years.

Review by thellama73
COLLABORATOR Eclectic Prog Team
4 stars Really great, and really noisy. If the idea of Japanese people screaming their heads off sounds unpleasant to you, turn back now, but if you're into that sort of thing you'd be hard pressed to do better than the Boredoms. What makes this album fascinating is the way the band jackknifes from one genre of music to another at seemingly inhuman speeds. Once you get past their demented vocals and nonsense gibbering, their musicianship is actually very impressive. Making those kind of rapid fire changes is not easy, although it's unclear how much is the result of studio manipulation rather than the performance itself.

Like an overworked pinball machine, the music on Pop Tatari pings from punk, to metal, to surf, to psychedelia before you have time to catch your breath. The only place it slows down a bit is toward the end, when they settle on a sludgy psychedelic guitar riff and stay there for more than a few seconds. I understand that their later albums drift further and further towards that style, but here youthful exuberance still abounds. "Heeba" is a very loose cover of the old lounge standard "Fever" which is recognizable here only because of its distinctive bass line and tortured Engrish of the title. As if things weren't schizophrenic enough already, the title track collects snippets from all the other songs on the album and mashes them together in a surreal collage (Gentle Giant did the same thing on "In A Glass House" but here it's far more jarring.)

The Boredoms are an acquired taste and not for everyone (not for anyone, practically) but I love them and if you are adventurous and open minded, maybe you'll love them too.

Review by siLLy puPPy
COLLABORATOR PSIKE, JR/F/Canterbury & Eclectic Teams
3 stars My second experience of the BOREDOMS is their third studio album POP TATARI. The band managed to garner a lot of attention by working with John Zorn and even made friends with Sonic Youth with whom they toured. They also snagged a few gigs with Nirvana and even got a major label to sign them. This is widely deemed one of the strangest albums ever to be released by a major label but since Warner Brothers also signed Mr Bungle it seems that they had their pulse on the underground of the early 90s.

Well, as usual the BOREDOMS offer a glimpse into the musically insane. They excel in trying to find the most irritating things that they can think up in a musical context and then develop it and turn it up to 11. The album begins with 30 seconds of some high pitches that usher in even more over-the-top musical antics to follow. Basically as i've already stated, the BOREDOMS are like a bunch of over-caffeinated kids who have also been downing lots of sugary snacks and are bouncing off the walls in every direction they can think of. Ironically this album seems to have a lot more cohesive "normal" songs in the sense that at least everyone is playing together albeit screaming their heads off with a noisy punk guitar riff extravaganza.

This is deemed one of their best albums of their early years but personally I don't think it's nearly as daring and out there as CHOCOLATE SYNTHESIZER which I prefer to this, however, this one has plenty of avant-garde craziness on hand as well and when it comes to this kind of sonic stew it is really hard to judge what is better than what when it's all so far removed from any musical experience you have encountered. I have only listened to this a couple times and perhaps it's a grower but for right now it's a little less interesting to me than the album that follows. It is still recommended for the musically adventurous who savor the most unorthodox craziness they could possibly find. Look no further than the BOREDOMS it's just that they take it further on CHOCOLATE and if i'm gonna go for crazy I want the full shebang.

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