Let's see if this goes anywhere.
I've been itching to post some older stuff for ages now. I used to do it, but it's been a while ... recently I've been dwelling only on the new stuff, and I wish to remember the older. Certainly, I don't just listen to day-old tunes ... in fact, I frequently go back to the oldies and classics, songs from my childhood and younger years, tracks that bring back memories and feelings ...
Enough with the sappy, here's an old one.
Oddly enough, Plastics' album Welcome Back was the first LP I ever owned. I think I simultaneously received the complete Yellow Magic Orchestra discography (pre-1983), but Plastics was on top. What a fantastic band. Even more strange, I got the vinyl from the contractor who was redoing our kitchen and living room ...
I dove into my father's post-punk catalogs, magazines, books, and record collection after hearing Y.M.O. and Plastics, so clearly, this Japanese five-piece has a very, very special place in my heart. Everyone compares them to the B-52s -- which is well founded! -- but I think Plastics may have released something before the B-52s ever did ...
Check me on that one?
Tycoon Tosh was the mastermind behind Plastics. After the band disjointed, he went on to form Watermelon, Melon, and many other fabulous groups, all of similar quality and style. In fact, he even did something with Maki Nomiya (from P5) and others ... appropriately named Plastic Sex.
Read all you'd ever want to know about Plastics and anything related here.
Anyway, enjoy these songs.