The Hanatarashi - Born To Be Wild

>> Thursday, March 11, 2010

The legendary Yamatsuka Eye recording, now available.

Eye was telling me about how the Karoake bars in Osaka have the capability to record a CD of the patron’s evening of song for about $20 (they must be using that computer based recordable CD format). "Eye talked about how he had them record his sing-along to ’Born To Be Wild.’ Just the idea of this blew my mind. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have it anymore. He went to a record shop (Forever 3 in Osaka, I believe) and sold it for like $70...and the store sold it for about $150 almost immediately. "God, I would have loved to heard that. I guess none of us will either, but just thinking about it might be enough. Ha. I still laugh thinking of the possible looks the other customers must have had when he started screaming along to the bouncing ball. "Boorrrrn The Be Wiraerararggggggggh!"
This CD was bought by Ozaki of Prisoner No. 6, is credited to Hanatarash, and also includes the children’s song "Omocha no Cha Cha Cha" ("Toy Cha Cha Cha"). According to Ozaki (in an article he wrote about the CD in Exile Osaka 5), it also included one of Eye’s teeth, which had been extracted by a dentist because it had a large cavity in it (and which continues to decay).

So yep, a guy bought it from a guy and let another guy do a 100-copy tape run of it.

A: Born To Be Wild
B: Omocha no Cha Cha Cha


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