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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Kahoru Kohiruimaki -- Control (コントロール)

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm21372570

One of the first purchases I made via the mail order shopping service in "Eye-Ai" Magazine was Kahoru Kohiruimaki's (小比類巻かほる)"Frontier", her 9th album from September 1992. And the opening track is one of two songs from the album that stood out the most for me. "Control" is another high-energy collaboration (which was released in August as her 19th single) between Kohiruimaki and Yoshiaki Ohuchi (大内義昭)with additional thanks to those Jerry Hey horns.

The song may not be the most well-remembered of Kohhy's hits although it was included in at least one of her BEST compilations, "Kahoru Kohiruimaki -- Golden Best" from 2005, but any of her uptempo tunes is still good as coffee for me. This specific song was also lyrically interesting since the first verse especially hinted at the Los Angeles Riots that had occurred a number of months before its release, and sure enough, Kohiruimaki gave the famous Rodney King quote, "Can we all get along?" at the end.


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