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Studio Album, released in 1971

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Hikishio Michishio (5:12)
2. Kane No Naru Ki (2:37)
3. Tsuruhashi To Shovel 10 Dai (1:17)
4. Denki Isu (7:06)
5. Nagai Tabi (3:39)
6. Yogensha (4:49)
7. Tsuruhashi To Shovel 30 Dai (1:17)
8. Oshie (3:37)
9. Shi - Shi Ni Chokumen Sita Ningen No Jotai To Shinri (10:22)
10. Sakura To Kawara-yane Ga Mieru Machi (4:50)
11. Tsuruhashi To Shovel 50 Dai (1:43)

Total Time 46:29

Line-up / Musicians

- Kuni Kawachi / organ, keyboards, voices
- Chito Kawachi / drums, voices
- Pepe Yoshihiro / bass, voices
- Tome Kitagawa / percussion, voices
- Kimio Mizutani / guitar

Releases information

LP Toshiba / Capitol CP9037 (1971)
CD Super Fuji FJSP54 (2008)

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Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(25%)
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Review by DamoXt7942
FORUM & SITE ADMIN GROUP Avant, Crossover & Neo Teams
5 stars What a Neues forty years ago.

This album "Hikishio Michishio" was released after "'Kirikyogen" by KUNI KAWACHI TOKARE NO TOMODACHI. Contrary to 'Kirikyogen' with strong taste of Flowers (Joe and Hideki), "Hikishio Michishio" should be Kuni's album, with full of his concept and attitude for progressive rock all over the world. 1971 was absolutely a dawn, golden year for Japanese progressive rock scene - Flower Travellin' Band's "Satori", Speed Glue and Shinki's "Eve", Love Live Life + One, People, and this one were released one by one - and the most beautiful and most plaintive album of these all should be this HAPPENINGS' last one I do emphasize. Also amazing that Kuni's psychedelically tragic organ keeps making dramatic sounds from start to finish ... not straightly but eccentrically.

Even the first track "Hikishio Michishio (An Ebb Tide And The Flood Tide)", one of the most popular songs, shoots complex drum kicks and an enthusiastic voice tragedy with alarming old-fashioned organ sounds. "Tsuruhashi To Shovel (A Pick And A Shovel).....Part 1 ~ 3" are the story about a public worker, who has been fated to work with a pick and a shovel to die. A human tragedy continued forever indeed ... Nobuhiko's tragic voices should let us weep, as if we must live without any friend except the stuffs. Furthermore, in "Denki-isu (Electrocution)" an innocent man is just executed on an electric chair, with his hope of regeneration. Dark, depressive scenes go ahead with somewhat comfortable interlude (intoxication by facing death?) and hopeless lyrics. This track should be their masterpiece, let me say.

The longest track "Shi - Shi Ni Chokumen Sita Ningen No Johtai To Shinri (Death)" is a mixture of a mellow organ-based psychedelic progressive pop and rhythmical (bravo rhythm section) heavy rock, with Tome's passionate voices. The second track "Kane No Naru Ki (Money Tree)" has a bulky psychedelic flavour into Tome's trailing echoic voices and Kuni's brainwashing ancient psych-organ solo. The comfort zone for us is only "Sakura To Kawara-yane Ga Mieru Machi (On The cherry Tree & The Tiled Roof Of Street)" I suggest?

Exactly the dawn of Japanese organ-psychedelic progressive rock.

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