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Some books are so cool you can actually feel how excited your very core gets. This is one of them. Coming up on March 7 we have “En värld av filmisar!” (Premium Publishing), a 448 page extravaganza from author Bo Öfwerlund that covers every collecting card released in Sweden that featured pop and movie stars between 1950 and 1980. 3,500 images, full price guide. Now I still have some of these (Roger Moore, High Chaparral etc) but I will certainly remember many of these once I can view this book.

This is fantastic.

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Well look at this (great archive stuff pops up again). An early appearance of the (then) soon to be professional unit Babymetal can be seen on this television show (MelodiX, February 27 2011) as they are there as members of the Idol Group Sakura Gakuin along with some other outfits. This is very early days and the girls could not have known that Babymetal would become an Iconic brand of Japanese culture one day, selling out the Budokan and Tokyo Dome and conquering the world. This is insanely cute, and also one of the many charming points of their incredible history. I hope somebody collects this stuff on a Babymetal documentary some day.

Watch the show here.

The 8th Album from Sakura Gakuin is to be released on March 3 in Japan. Three versions, I think I would go for the CD/DVD version if I were to buy this. The girls from Babymetal are not there anymore but the group lives on.

Watch the trailer that was released today here.

Available now, “The Great Escape” Soundtrack on Vinyl. Elmer Bernstein has a few of them out there.

Very nice cover too.

Exciting times

Posted: February 4, 2018 in Cool stuff, General, Music (general)

I am keeping an eye open for the Vinyl albums and they keep coming. Here is a goodie, the Ennio Morricone Soundtrack of the classic film “Once Upon A Time In The West”. With a cover like this, please take my money now!

Celebrating Elvis

Posted: February 3, 2018 in Cool stuff, General, Music (general)

This past me by in November, the 40th Anniversary release of Elvis “Moody Blue” record in blue Vinyl. His last album.

Pretty neat.

Somebody has managed to locate a live performance by the Karen Girl´s from Japanese television, most likely filmed at some sort of J-Pop festival. They sing playback to their minor hit “Over The Future” (which is a very likable tune). Babymetal fans will know that this group featured a young Suzuka Nakamoto (Su-metal) in her pre-Sakura Gakuin days (she is about 11 here). I have written about the Karen Girl´s before in some detail on this blog so you can locate that if you follow the Babymetal-tag. Anyway, here is the live clip plus some additional classic stuff.

Live performance here. Karen Girl´s in Okinawa tv-special here. “Over The Future” video here. “My Wings” video here. Making of “My Wings” video here. Babymetal performing “Over The Future” here.