04 April 2007
Mon Amour Tokyo
Tokyo is a fantastic place to go crazy shopping for music. There are just so many music shops - from mega stores to small niche outlets. Disk Union stands out as my favourite store in Tokyo, especially the main branch in Shinjuku. Never have I seen so many Ace Records 60s compilations in one place. And some in the used cd section too (you can be sure I grabbed what I could, especially those from this guide). And 'Girl Pop' is a recognised genre in the store - all the Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black, and assorted girl group stuff are put to one side and labeled. I scavaged the used J-Pop section as best as I could without knowing Japanese, and came away with several Kahimi Karie, Pizzicato Five, and Nelories cds. Oh, and the cherry blossoms were great photo subjects too.
Pizzicato Five - Mon Amour Tokyo
Song available on 'Big Hits and Jet Lags 1994-1997', purchase it here.