Wednesday, October 28, 2009

T / U / V: Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra


10-28-09 T / U / V: Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra


Great band! I actually had the chance to see them perform live a few years ago, at t House of Blues in Hollywood (the last I went to that venue for a show). I’m going to guess they are all from Tokyo – or at least based there. I believe they have indie releases that come before the Epic/Sony titles, but I do not have the details.


CD ANSWER CUTTING EDGE JPN CTCR-14424

2005 14 TRKS

CD FANTASIA EPIC/SONY JPN ESCB 1473

1994 16 TRKS

LP FANTASIA EPIC/SONY JPN QDJB 93003

1994 7 TRKS promo-only

CD GRAND PRIX EPIC/SONY JPN ESCB 1591

1995 14 TRKS

CD HIGH NUMBERS CUTTING EDGE JPN CTCR-14242

2003 14 TRKS

CD LIVE EPIC/SONY JPN ESCB 1132

1991 7 TRKS Live

CD NEW MORAL BATTLE HOMICIDE (O.S.T.) CUTTING EDGE JPN CTCR-14240

2003 17 TRKS O.S.T.

CD ON TOUR CUTTING EDGE JPN CTCR-14329

2004 16 TRKS Live

CD5 PEELED ORANGE (?) CUTTING EDGE JPN CTCR-40083

2001 4 TRK CD EP

CD PIONEERS EPIC/SONY JPN ESCB 1348

1993 12 TRKS

CD5 SKA ME CRAZY CUTTING EDGE JPN CTCR-40115

2002 4 TRK CD Single CD5

CD SKA PARA TOUJOU EPIC/SONY JPN ESCB 1052

1990 12 TRKS debut

LP SKA PARA TOUJOU EPIC/SONY JPN QY.3H-90023

1990 13 TRKS promo-only

CD STOMPIN' ON DOWN BEAT ALLEY CUTTING EDGE JPN CTCR-14215

2002 14 TRKS

CD5 TOKYO DELUXE (O.S.T.) EPIC/SONY JPN ESCB 1554

1995 4 TRK CD Single CD5 O.S.T.

CD TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA EPIC/SONY JPN ESCB 1113

1990 6 TRK EP with slipcase

CD TOKYO STRUT EPIC/SONY JPN ESCB 1706

1996 13 TRKS

CD5 TOO HIP! GOTTA GO! CUTTING EDGE JPN CTCR-40095

2001 4 TRK CD Single CD5

CD3 WATERMELON EPIC/SONY JPN ESDB 3568

1993 2 TRK CD Single CD3; Yukihiro Takahashi

CD WE DON'T KNOW WHAT SKA IS! EPIC/SONY JPN ESCB 1842

1997 16 TRK Collection

CD WILD PEACE (CD + DVD) CUTTING EDGE JPN CTCR-14473

2006 13 TRKS + DVD (Approx. 40 min.)

CD WORLD FAMOUS EPIC/SONY JPN ESCB 1158

1991 17 TRKS

CD5 WORLD FAMOUS REMIX EPIC/SONY JPN ESCB 1251

1991 4 TRK CD Single CD5


I also have 4 or 5 laser discs – some are clips, some whole live shows. I think one of the LD’s is a TSPO movie! They have survived admirably into the new century. I am glad I have the vinyl titles that I do – I’ve never seen ‘em for sale in Tokyo!


2 comments:

Mr. Gaulke said...

You should get your hands on a copy of "Princess Raccoon", the great film by Seijun Suzuki. TSPO play the houseband.

Ron Kane said...

I've got a soundtrack for a different Seijun Suzuki film, "Pistol Opera" with music by Kazufumi Kodama (Mr. Mute Beat)...