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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

EPO -- Middle Twenties

Man, I'm going to have to look into making another purchase of an EPO album. "Go Go Epo" was her 9th release from April 1987, and it has that lovely duet between her and soulful Masayuki Suzuki(鈴木雅之)called "Downtown Rhapsody"(Down Townラプソディー).

Now I've found another track from the album titled "Middle Twenties" and it's another humdinger. But what else to expect from EPO? It's a happy-sounding pop song with plenty of fuel that would be right up the alley of folks like Senri Oe(大江千里)and Misato Watanabe(渡辺美里). And yet EPO's lyrics actually have a bit more vinegar as the woman of the story envies a colleague who has just thrown off the shackles of her job and she herself decides to kiss off her boyfriend. I don't think my middle twenties were nearly as dramatic.

However, her thematic loss is my musical gain. "Middle Twenties" has the typical EPO spark and I wouldn't have been surprised if it had been used as the theme song for a trendy drama of the late 1980s. In fact, though, it was used as the campaign song for a commercial involving the Nissan Langley.

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