This collections features several contemporary Japanese artists who have adopted the retro look and style their Group Sounds predecessors. Brought to you by Tokyo No Records, herald of Group Sounds in the US, The Time Was Then Is Now offers a unique tribute to the bygone days of the 60's in Japan.
CD Compilation - JP056
The Time Was Then Is Now is a bold and thrilling juxtaposition of original Group Sound classics covered by modern Japanese artist alongside originals by the same artists that have dedicated themselves to the sounds of the 60's. THE CAPTAINS consider themselves the last bastion of true Group Sounds and cover THE CARNABEATS to prove it. KINOKO HOTEL are an up-and-coming girl group who have adopted RnB pop music in a 60's fashion. Combining French ye ye pop with Japanaese Kayoukyouku is THE SYRUP, covering here the most popular GS band THE SPIDERS. While THE PSYCRONS bring elements of psychedelia to the mix, THEE 50's HIGH TEENS show off their garage punk attitude. SALOME NO KUTIBIRU and JUN TABUCHI demonstrate more original sounds of this bygone era. The CD booklet explains in detail about each band and the songs they cover making it a very informative selection!