Kenji Endo

Kenji Endo: Niyago

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Artist: Kenji Endo

Artist: Kenji Endo
Title: Niyago
Product Type: VINYL LP

Kenji Endo debut album Niyago was released on URC in 1970. Includes quite living room folk, Fahey-esque acoustic guitar workouts, and some of the earliest Japanese-language folk rock committed on tape, backed by future members of Happy End. The famously cat-obsessed Endo was inspired to pick up the guitar after hearing "Like a Rolling Stone" soon after arriving in Tokyo as a college student. Though he quickly assimilated himself in the Dylan and Donovan-inspired folk scenes centered around Tokyo and the Kansai region, Endo was equally enthralled by the primal amplified sounds of Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, and the MC5. Even as a solo performer, Endo was known to explore the possibilities of electrified sounds with a heavily amplified acoustic guitar.

Tracks:
1.1 Yogisha No Blues (Night Train Blues)
1.2 Hontodayo (It's True)
1.3 Tada Soredake (Just That)
1.4 Kimi Ga Hoshii (I Want You)
1.5 Ame Agari No Biru Gai (High Rises After the Rain)
1.6 Kimi No Koto Sukidayo (I Like You)
1.7 Neko Ga Nemutteiru, Niyago (The Cat Is Sleeping, Niyago)

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