"Monkey Magic"was the rock beginning theme song for the TV fantasy adventure "Saiyuki"（西遊記）, while "Gandhara"was the ending theme. The title referred to a utopia located in India, although the actual area is supposedly in Afghanistan or Pakistan. Just as the band's name originated from exoticism (I explain how the name "Godiego"was derived in the entry for "Monkey Magic"(1979)), Takekawa also wanted the title of the song to reflect this feeling of India and The Silk Road. When he talked about his ideas with other songwriters, they responded by saying that they wanted something as exotic as the art of Gandhara. Takekawa derived the title from that statement.
Godiego's 7th single rose as high as No. 2 on Oricon and became the 6th-ranked song of 1979. The below video is "Gandhara"as it was presented at the end of "Saiyuki" in Japanese. Incidentally, the late 70s were a time for kayo kyoku to melodically explore this idea of a more exotic approach. Along with Godiego, singers like Judy Ongg (Miserarete) and Saki Kubota (Ihojin) were doing just that.