Today we covered J-Pop in class. I spent a long time discussing the impact of postwar American sound, tracing Martin Denny’s Firecracker to YMO’s electronic interpretation of it, and then the later remixes. We also covered Kimi Ni Mune Kyun and Tighten Up (listening to originals and reimaged covers…I’ll post on that later!) A student of mine introduced the more info
class today to the Japanese female pop group, Perfume. They are fantastic! I love their sound and it is very upbeat while the lyrics are refreshingly inane. Here are a few samples to enjoy!