Masaaki Hirao And His All Stars Wagon

Nippon Rock ’n’ Roll – The Birth Of Japanese Rokabirii


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Label: Ace / Big Beat International

Format: 10”LP


From the rubble of post-war Tokyo emerged the first shoots of Japanese youth culture, and rokabirii (rockabilly) had its brief moment in the sun. Masaaki was one of three leaders of this pack, inspired by GI country bands, Blackboard Jungle and Elvis. A one-off document of post-Occupation blues, including live recordings, surging with screaming fans, buffeted by stand-up bass and lulled by wild pedal steel. On blood red vinyl 10” with sleeve notes.