Y'know, here in Toronto, we could do with some rainy pavement right now. Perhaps my wish will come true overnight...it's getting darned parched in the city. Now I am truly getting reminded of how summers were like in Tokyo.
I decided to pull out an old Wink CD, "Velvet" which came out in July 1990. Perhaps I got one of the discs from the first edition since it came in that rather large sleeve with a relatively thick booklet, to boot. The ladies' 4th album had the catchy single "Sexy Music" which my Brazilian collaborator, Marcos V., wrote about a couple of years ago.
Listening to it again, I realized again that out of the 10 tracks, only 4 were original compositions. One of these originals which caught my ear was "Rainy Lonely Pavement" about an unhappy breakup in the rain (good for your typical J-Drama), although the music by Hitoshi Haba（羽場仁志）sounds like an urgent downtown cruise by a car on a Saturday night. Kinda hard for me to imagine the Wink girls in a convertible cruising for studs, though. Still that electric guitar which anchors the music was the hook for me. Sayoko Morimoto（森本抄夜子）came up with the lyrics. As for "Velvet", it peaked at No. 4.
I did put up the category of Eurobeat for "Rainy Lonely Pavement" but I'm not quite sure if the music fits it. Perhaps Marcos or one of the readers can enlighten me. :)