Jacks

Vacant World (LIFE011)

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Vacant World

Jacks

Life Goes On Records

7427116396040

LPS 165673

LIFE011

JAZZ

1

LP 16,51 €

Straight from the historical vaults of Japanese music, Jacks's first album remains a wonderful piece of 60's psychedelica, that can draw comparisons to Western acts such as The Velvet Underground.

One of the most groundbreaking bands in the field of Japanese psychedelic is a short lived group by the name of Jacks. Jacks formed in 1965, and in 1968, just three years later, Jacks released one of the most revolutionary albums to surface in 20th century Japanese music. The album, known in Japan as "Jacks no Sekai" (loosely translated as The World of Jacks), and known as "Vacant World" mostly everywhere else, showed the young group channeling pure psychedelic music with an experimental touch, and, with the album's cozy, homelike atmosphere, various bands seemed to have immediately been influenced, starting with the likes of Happy End and Gedo.

PERSONNEL:

  • Hitoshi Tanino - bass
  • Takasuke Kida - drums, flute
  • Haruo Mizuhashi - guitar, vocals
  • Yoshio Hayakawa - lead vocals, guitar

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Marianne
  • A2. Stop The Clock
  • A3. Vacant World
  • A4. In The Broken Mirror
  • A5. Gloomy Flower
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Love Generation
  • B2. Bara-Manji
  • B3. Where?
  • B4. Love
  • B5. 500 Miles From The Sky