Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra

Skapara Toujou

MHJL-108
Release Notes
  • 30th Anniversary Reissue Project celebrating the band’s Epic Records years
  • Vinyl cutting by Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • Limited edition import Japanese press
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Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra’s deubut full length album that swung open the doors to the ’90s.

Beginning with a bang with the authentic Skapara-style ""Strange Bird,"" running through the wild and speedy ""Monder Rock,"" bringing in the essence of Showa kayokyoku style with ""Nigai Namida,"" and turning Orientalism on its head with ""Uuhan No Onna,"" the classic album freely tackles various styles of ska with wild abandon. On one hand there’s their pursuit of a straight ska classic in ""Golden Tiger,"" while on the other there’s ""Kimi To Boku"" with its whistling melody that can reduce listeners to tears.