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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Meiko Nakahara -- Go Away

I've often put up the City Pop stuff near the end of the week, but what the heck? It's a nice enough Tuesday evening.

Really quite like Meiko Nakahara's(中原めいこ)2nd single, "Go Away". Despite the somewhat asocial title, it's quite the nice disco delight and that intro reminded me of another old disco chestnut from long ago on the radio. Released in September 1982, Nakahara also wrote and composed this piece that sounds like she really doesn't want the guy to go away, especially when she fairly cries out the title. It's another song that also makes me wonder about what Tokyo was like back in those Economic Miracle days.

The song was placed on her 2nd album "Friday Magic" from December 1982 whose title track ended up being Nakahara's 3rd single. Considering her output during those times, she probably cornered the disco corner of City Pop...along with Junko Ohashi(大橋純子).

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