Dang, Japanese funk indeed. I think the concert version above is even better than the original recording with those disco flutes added in there. I'm talking about "After 5 Crash", the semi-title track from Toshiki Kadomatsu's（角松敏生）4th album, "After 5 Clash" from April 1984 (I'm sure the conscientious students of English/Kadomatsu fans tried to improve their pronunciation of their r's and l's). I have always been drawn to the album because of that cool record cover that I first saw in "Japanese City Pop": a red woman's pump with the "bright lights, big city" background. Should include that in my next purchase of CDs. No wonder Anri（杏里）wanted to work with him.
Kadomatsu took care of music and lyrics of all of the tracks, but I've only gotten a taste of "After 5 Crash", a bass-thumpy tune with some fine instrumental solos about getting into the metropolitan night action once the sun sets, and it sets pretty quickly in Tokyo...no Daylight Savings Time in the country. And according to the brief J-Wiki article on "After 5 Clash", the album's theme was on "night and the city". Tokyo must have been some swinging city back in the 80s. I was still impressed getting there after the Bubble burst.
|Shibuya...definitely after 5.|