FEATURES | MUSIC | BOOKS | DRINKS | FORUMS | GAMES | LINKS | ABOUT


advertise on Tiki Central

Celebrating classic and modern Polynesian Pop
  [Edit Profile]  [Edit Preferences]  [Search] [Sign Up]
[Personal Messages]  [Member List]  [Help/FAQ]  [Rules]  [Login]
Tiki Central Forums Tiki Music Early Techno-pop version of Martin Denny's Firecracker
Early Techno-pop version of Martin Denny's Firecracker
vintagegirl
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 12, 2002
Posts: 542
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2008-07-07 9:55 pm   Permalink

Okay, so I just realized that Y.M.O.'s (Yellow Magic Orchestra) first single, "Computer Games" is really a cover version of Martin Denny's "Firecracker":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGYbhSmuZMo

Apparently, one of their members (Hosono) was in an exotica band in the early 70s called Happy End playing a mixture of country/western and Hawaiian music.


 View Profile of vintagegirl Send a personal message to vintagegirl  Goto the website of vintagegirl     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
sushiman
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 28, 2007
Posts: 313
From: Kumamoto , Japan
Posted: 2008-07-10 12:08 am   Permalink

Yep ...I bought the rare yellow vinyl 12" of this when in first came out many moons ago . Have seen it in Tokyo used record shops going for $ 150 .

Saw YMO in NYC around 1980 and they played it live . Super show with the addition of Sakamoto's wife ( now ex ) Akiko Yano on keys . I had the hots for her !

[ This Message was edited by: sushiman 2008-07-10 00:10 ]


 
View Profile of sushiman Send a personal message to sushiman      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Rum Balls
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Oct 04, 2004
Posts: 880
From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2008-07-10 06:41 am   Permalink

Dang, I think I have the 45 version of this on yellow vinyl in my basement somewhere...have to go dig it out!
_________________


 View Profile of Rum Balls Send a personal message to Rum Balls      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
U-Moderate:
  
v1.5

[ About Tiki Central | Contact Tiki Central | Advertise on Tiki Central ]
(c) 2000-2014 Tikiroom.com (tm), Tiki Central (tm)

Credits & copyright infomation