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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

P.S. on Tokyo House Party: 1980s Singers, Part 2 (Late 1980s Aidoru)


Continuing on from yesterday's introduction of early 80s aidoru, I've got some of the late 80s aidoru here that newcomers can try out. As I was mentioning at "Tokyo House Party" last weekend, I think that there was a particular difference between the early 80s female teenybopper singers and their late 80s counterparts. In comparison with the fluffy-dressed summer song-singing aidoru including Seiko Matsuda(松田聖子)and Kyoko Koizumi(小泉今日子), the late 80s singers rather diverged into a couple of groups: 1) those who kept on the innocent theme but with lusher arrangements almost approaching that of baroque pop and 2) those who took on a slinkier dance-party theme. Again as has been the case with the previous Tokyo House Party entries thus far, this is not a complete list but it can be a start for those who want to explore what the aidoru scene was like back in the 1980s.

Hikaru Genji(光GENJI) -- Paradise Ginga (パラダイス銀河)and Glass no Juu-dai (ガラスの十代

Miho Nakayama(中山美穂) -- C and Virgin Eyes

Onyanko Club(おニャン子クラブ)-- Sailor Fuku wo Nugasanaide (セーラー服を脱がさないで)and Jaa Ne (じゃあね)

Shizuka Kudo(工藤静香)-- Mugon Iroppoi (MUGO・ん 色っぽい)and Arashi no Sugao (嵐の素顔)

Yoko Oginome(荻野目洋子)-- Dancing Hero (ダンシング・ヒーロー)and Roppongi Junjouha (六本木純情派)

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