I believe I mentioned this back in a past article, but the Canadian program "The New Music" once did an hour-long spotlight on the music of Japan....and not on the classical stuff with the koto or shamisen, but the music that we all have been involved with on this blog. I recollect seeing Pizzicato 5 and YMO and also the good folks of Kome Kome Club（米米クラブ） with leader and bon vivant, Tatsuya 'Carl Smokey' Ishii（石井竜也）, getting interviewed. What was notable about his talk was how subdued and even guarded he was during those few minutes, as if he was afraid that he would divulge something he shouldn't. The record companies have wielded a lot of power over their employees, kinda like how the big movie studios did during the Golden Age of Hollywood, and so perhaps I could understand some of Ishii's reticence.
"Sure Danse" was penned by K2C and peaked at No. 19 on Oricon. It's also a track on the band's 3rd album, "Komeguny" which came out in October 1987 and went as high as No. 3.
|Kome Kome Club -- Sure Danse|