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Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Yokohama Knights

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The Yokohama Knights
Eye Records
GRT Records VRT 10002

Here's a relatively obscure album created (arranged) and produced by Martin Cooper and Allan Capps. On Allan Capps  IMDB page you'll note that he is credited with soundtracks for a number of movies, most of which date to the 70s through the early 80s.

This is a good and quirky space age easy light pop album. A voice over was inserted on three tracks, as heard on the Lennon/MaCartney's song Goodbye as posted above. The idea was probably taken from "Japan's famous wandering minstrels of long ago, who traveled the orange blossom countryside with story and song" (copy from the back cover). The results are unexpected... but we look for the unexpected up here in The Atomic Attic.


  1. The model on this looks like the girl on the front of "Honolulu Madam", a fictional 'autobiography' (I think, am pretty sure actually) of a half Japanese call girl in Hawaii in the mid 50s to late 60s. It was published by Holloway House, a blaxploitation house most famous for publishing Iceberg Slim.

  2. Yolanda Mitsuoku. Of course it's incredibly doubtful that is a real name especially as it is listed as a d/b/a for an obscure but known New York writer who wrote for hi-fi magazines in the sixties.

    EVERY woman who ever read the book said that a man wrote it. Somehow they can tell.

    But that's the same model, I think.


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