We’re back to Cool & Strange Music for April 12, 2016! And we have a special edition! And we have a world debut!

At #3 is a Japanese rock band from Tokyo named, The Privates. These guys have been rocking for over 30 years! April 16 is “Record Store Day” and they’re going to release their cover version of the 1966 hit by the American band, “The Litter.” Here’s the Privates FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ThePrivates/?fref=ts

#3) The Privates – Action Woman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlHfjMx31Dw

At #2 is a regular on the Cool & Strange Music Countdown. It’s Messer Chups. They are one of my favorite acts of the year! They are a Surf Rock trio, Oleg Gitaracula, Zombierella and Dr Boris, from St. Petersburg Russia. Do they surf in Russia? Sounds like a Ramones record. They are hot! Here is their FB page, check it out: https://www.facebook.com/messerchups/

#2) Messer Chups – Sex Euro And Evils Pop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLPBo3ItZ8g

At #1 is another twisted tune like the Tom Lehrer song from a few weeks ago, “Poisoning Pigeons in the Park.” This song, too is hilarious. It is by comedian and music composer, Stan Freberg. What makes this tune incredible is that it is only Stan in the studio and he is doing both voices of a couple named John and Marsha. He goes all through the trials and tribulations of a relationship, and he does it by only saying “John” and “Marsha.” It’s hilarious. The engineers for this recording must have been shocked when Stan walked in and started recording this treasure!

#1) Stan Freberg – John and Marsha   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qITSBcLZvrs

Well that’s it for Cool & Strange Music for this week. Have a great week! – Mike in Tokyo Rogers


Past issues of:

Cool & Strange Music for April 5, 2016! Messer Chups, New Piccadillys, Residents, Sloth Baby and the Land Pirates, robot55.jp/blog/cool-strange-music-for-april-5-2016-messer-chups-new-piccadillys-residents-sloth-baby-and-the-land-pirates/

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Mar. 28, 2015 – Coldcut and Hexstatic, Tom Lehrer, Sweden Heaven and Hell! robot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-mar-28-2015-coldcut-and-hexstatic-tom-lehrer-sweden-heaven-and-hell/

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Mar. 21, 2015 – Mr. Diagonal, Hexstatic, Messer Chups, Messer Fur Frau Muller! robot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-feb-21-2015-mr-diagonal-hexstatic-messer-chups-messer-fur-frau-muller/

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Feb. 13, 2015 – Star Wars Mah Na Mah Na, Dj Trotsky, Messer Chups! robot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-feb-13-2015-star-wars-mah-na-mah-na-dj-trotsky-messer-chups/

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Feb. 13, 2015 – Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper, Hexstatic, Great David Bowie & John Lennon Imitator! robot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-feb-13-2015-mojo-nixon-skid-roper-hexstatic-great-david-bowie-john-lennon-imitator/

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Jan. 29, 2015 – Oleg Kostrow, Jimmy Bo Horne & Kim Jung Un, Milky Edwards & the Chamberlings robot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-jan-29-2015-oleg-kostrow-jimmy-bo-horne-kim-jung-un-milky-edwards-the-chamberlings/

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Jan. 14, 2015 – David Bowie Tribute! robot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-jan-14-2015-david-bowie-tribute/

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Dec. 29, 2015 – Eddie Murphy, Messer Chups, Vladimir Putin! robot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-dec-29-2015-eddie-murphy-messer-chups-vladimir-putin/

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Dec. 21, 2015 – Bennie Melwin, Cambodian Space Project, The Rebel Scumbagsrobot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-dec-21-2015-bennie-melwin-cambodian-space-project-the-rebel-scumbags/

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Dec. 15, 2015 – Hexstatic, Stan Freberg, Mary Schneider, The Fancs Brothers!robot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-dec-15-2015-hexstatic-stan-freberg-mary-schneider-the-fanc-brothers/

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Dec. 8, 2015 robot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-dec-8-2015/ (Messer Fur Frau Muller, Eliert Pilarm, Zlad)

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Dec. 1, 2015 robot55.jp/blog/cool-strange-music-dec-1-2015/ (Mrs. Miller, Ray Stevens, Barnes & Barnes)


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