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Thursday, November 24, 2005

Tahiti 80, "Cherry Pie" (2005)

If you are that way inclined (i.e., American and/or gluttonous), happy Thanksgiving.

PS: I'm back for another go-round on Umlauts' Cross-Europe Chart Challenge of Death, where my tastebuds are out of synch with almost everyone else's on at least one song, but only because I'm right and they're wrong. HA!


  • I want to try amaretto almond pie now...
    I am really really really into Tahiti80 (even though they are not my favourite or second favourite band). On Fosbury, my favourite track is "Take me back" even though it's far too short

    By Anonymous Arnault, at 5:05 PM  

  • Fosbury is funny, because it has no obvious big singles to rival things like "1000 Ways" or even "Hey Joe," but the album as a whole is really good. And I like "Take Me Back" too -- it could also have fitted easily on the older albums.

    By Blogger Brittle, at 5:14 PM  

  • yes fosbury is one of the albums i listened the most this year, and still one of my favourite.
    I thought changes was a strong single when it was released before the album... But Tahiti80 seems to become a forever-big-in-Japan-only band - they are almost unknown in France.
    Have you heard the booka shade remix of Big Day. There is a massive break in the middle, and they make the song really edgy and danceable at the same time - recommended...

    By Anonymous Arnault, at 5:42 PM  

  • Yes, I've heard and like the Booka Shade mix, although I sometimes forget that it has anything to with the original song.

    Someday I would like someone to explain to me (or find the book that has already been written about) why some Western bands get so taken to heart by the Japanese and not others.

    By Blogger Brittle, at 12:19 AM  

  • Hmm, maybe this is the book you should write. I sense an excellent, textbook example of "motive" (in the "elements" sense of the word) already...

    By Anonymous aurora floyd, at 3:25 AM  

  • in the past, i think the fact that the band has very cute/"kawai" members helped. This is why the walker brothers were bigger than the beatles/stones. It doesnt work with Tahiti 80 though. Heatbeats became a huge radio hit (as it should have been all over the world) and i think Japanese audience is quite faithful once they start getting into a band

    By Anonymous Arnault, at 8:42 AM  

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