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SPEED; GLUE AND SHINKI

Psychedelic/Space Rock • Japan


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Speed; Glue and Shinki biography
Ikuzo Orita, a director of Polydor Japan, had dreams of yet another progressive rock project involving Shinki Chen.

After Food Brain broke up, Shinki Chen (guitars), simultaneously producing his solo work Shinki Chen & His Friends, was introduced to Atlantic Japan by Ikuzo.
Shinki Chen and Masayoshi Louise Louis Kabe (bass), a former Food Brain band mate, were trying to create a novel heavy-rock project when they discovered Joey Smith, a Filipino singing drummer.
Shinki and Masayoshi, fascinated by Joey's skill of drumming and his Occidental appearance and flavour, persuaded him to shoulder an important part of their project.
Speed, Glue and Shinki, named by Shinki from each of their nicknames, took off and started a terrific but all to brief career.

In a short time they produced two albums - Eve (1971) and an eponymous double LP (1972). Most of the songs were written and sung by Joey, looking up to Ginger Baker as one of his drumming teachers.
Both of the other members respected Eric Clapton and Cream, therefore it was natural that their production was bluesy and psychedelic.

This remarkably progressive creation in the early seventies would get very little appreciation nor commercial success in Japan - and sadly the project broke up in a very short time.

Joey went back to the Philippines and started the power trio Juan de la Cruz Band, Masayoshi would win fame with the band Pink Cloud, while Shinki retired from the music world after his first solo work.

In spite of their short-lived activity, Speed, Glue and Shinki were important, first and foremost as a pioneers of the Japanese psychedelic rock scene.

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Eve
1971
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Speed, Glue and Shinki
1972

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 Speed, Glue and Shinki by SPEED; GLUE AND SHINKI album cover Studio Album, 1972
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Speed; Glue and Shinki Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by AZF

3 stars Well I got this album yesterday. (Bought on the back of my love for "Shinki Chen And Friends". It's still taking it's time to win me over. There's stuff I really love like "Red Doll", "Don't Say No" and "Chuppy". Other songs might take time to settle in. The Sun/Planets/Life/Moon suite is... probably best heard stoned. I'd rather people went for "Shinki Chen And Friends" album. It's funny having a tiger on the cover with an expression of "What's this??" and then a raging tiger picture on the inside cover. Maybe it does owe a debt to Cream, but I seem to prefer this to that actual band. So three stars so far. I might up it in a few weeks when I've heard much more from it.

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Speed; Glue and Shinki Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Dobermensch

1 stars Bahh! I expected so much more of this considering the rave review it received by Julian Cope in his 'Japrock Sampler' book. It's sheer kak and so derivative, Americanised and unoriginal that you would be well advised to steer well clear of this abomination.

A horrible raw electric blues guitar is wrapped around the throat of an equally irritating and uncharismatic stoned vocalist by the name of Joey Smith who sounds like he's choking on a mouthful of marbles.

Next to 'Hairy Chapter' this is the worst recording I've reviewed in the Archives. Straight rock 'n roll utilising regular guitar, bass, drums and vocals with no redeeming features at all. I can only recommend this to ardent American Blues fans, otherwise you'll just want to snap the disc in two. A dreadful album. One more for the bin dammit.

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Speed; Glue and Shinki Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by DamoXt7942
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4 stars What funky trippers they were!

As everyone has asked himself, I'm wondering how drugs can (or could) influence rock artists. I consider some of the answers are lying open in this album. Look folks. The first track is named Mr. Walking Drugstore Man. Even only this dangerous flavour is enough for us to feel the drug culture, isn't it? Yes, Joey Smith's nickname was 'Speed'. From the beginning, massively heavy Masayoshi's bass & Joey's drums, and funky and sneaky Shinki's guitar, can attack and kick our b**t seriously. Furthermore, at the last of this song he whispers 'Hey, you wanna buy the speed, you wanna buy the speed! Yea...huh...peace!'. Wow, we should be amazed and shocked there be such a song possessed by SPEED. However I suggest this song should be born not in their 'tripping' but in their 'desire for tripping'. That is, I do feel this song be not a freaky-out or another-dimensional one but a serious and strict blues. Other songs they might product with the same feeling as above mentioned I think. Each title should be a story of their eyes. Well there is also a scattered song M Glue but I feel it's their mischief...? :-)

What I particularly want to say for this album is, not only Masayoshi or Joey but Shinki could push his character aggressively in front of us. In Social Gathering (Food Brain) he couldn't have played such a funky and freaky play. Here, as he without stopping did what he had wanted to do, Shinki could play rampantly and violently. Therefore he might make the rhythm section heavier and stronger...sorry but this is my humble opinion. The last track Someday We'll All Fall Down is too acoustic to be nearly suitable for this freaky work. Maybe they, absorbed in SPEED, will all fall down...that's it. Very cool.

At any rate, EVE is completely born from Japanese drug culture and suitable for the dawn of Japanese psychedelic scene. Important!

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Speed; Glue and Shinki Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by DamoXt7942
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3 stars Nearly an imitation of British rhythm and blues.

In a sense, this album may be of Joey Smith and his mate Mike Hanopol's. Surprisingly, all songs were written and composed by each or both of Joey and Mike, except for Don't Say No (composed by Shinki Chen) and Chuppy (composed by Shigeki Watanabe). In Don't Say No, Shinki's guitar can growl smoothly and charismatically(!) with beautiful scats plus drums, and Chuppy should have fantastic harpsichord sounds. Fundamentally this album is a double one, the first CD can be called Blues one and the second Psychedelic one. Inviting Mike Hanopol (bass, keyboard), Shigeki Watanabe (keyboard), and Hiroshi Oguchi (drums) as guest musicians, this EPONYMOUS work might have been a masterpiece. Indeed in Japan these songs were remarkably progressive in the early seventies, but their stance for music should push and emphasize bluesy colour, not each skilled play nor their unity. The psychedelic piece has Sun ~ Planets ~ Life ~ Moon,an absolutely psychedelic and progressive suite, or Song for An Angel with evolutionary battles with guitars and keyboards - regretfully the songs cannot harmonize well I feel. I guess that their making an imperfect trio should let themselves break up after releasing this work.

However, there is no suspicion this album could leave a clear footprint on Japanese psychedelic rock history. Exactly interesting one.

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