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Heart no ace ga detekonai – Candies

The more i get into this Japanese pop the more i’m told by connoisseurs and collectors (not personally of course, just by reading and eavesdropping) that the mid 70’s to early 80’s was its true golden period. And Candies are one of their most treasured groups. They and Pink Lady. It was a different time. Orchestras instead of synthesizers, singing quality, and a lingering Japaneseness in the music that you just don’t find in later stuff. Maybe that’s because for me that later stuff has been marked so overwhelmingly by the Onyanko Club, but really in ten years the costumes, songs, record covers, haircuts, tones in voice, image, gaze, it seems a world away.

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