The legendary first visit to Japan realized in 1975, and the return visit
to Japan in 1976 with the daimyo “A Night at the Opera”. Introducing a radio
album in which the scent of those days spouts from the speakers.
[Three programs that tell the legendary first visit to Japan (1975)] ●
Radio message with unknown recording / broadcasting date (about 15 seconds)
types of broadcast recordings are included in this work. Compiling “3 types
of 1975 + 2 types of 1976”, while playing the song of QUEEN, it features an
innocent voice interview of 4 members. The gift title “INTERVIEWS IN JAPAN
1975” was very popular in 1975, but this work is an expansion board with the
addition of 1976. Let’s introduce each broadcast.
Currently, new masterpieces such as “BUDOKAN 1975 1ST NIGHT
(Wardour-503)” performed on the first day and “BUDOKAN 1976 3RD NIGHT
(Wardour-505)” coming back to Japan are talked about, but this work is the
same recording. The first public master that the house had treasured. You
can enjoy the broadcasts that have been known for a long time with the
highest quality ever. Moreover, quality is not the only thing that no one
has ever heard. At the beginning, radio audio that has not been known until
now is also recorded. This is a dozen seconds, but Freddie’s Japanese is
also an innocent treasure. It’s short, so let’s write down the contents.
“Oh This is Freddie Mercury, Hi! My Japanese Friends. We, Queen
looking for track concerts in Japan. We hope you will enjoy our concerts.
● Broadcast on April 26, 1975 “Young Kodama” (about 33 minutes)
The main feature of this work is to appear next. The request program “Young
Kodama” that was broadcast by a certain broadcasting association in the
1970s. It was the predecessor of “Sound Street” along with “Young Jockey”.
When QUEEN first visits Japan, a DJ who is familiar with LED ZEPPELIN will
act as a personality, and will play songs and interviews with four members.
First of all, the DJ talks about the popularity of QUEEN before the
members appear, but from here it is already a strong sense of the times. A
certain DJ also said, “Anyway, it was extremely popular and I was running
because it was popular, but so far …” Even when I went to the hotel for an
interview, I was overwhelmed by the crowd of Western music girls, “Mr.
Shibuya! I’m having a hard time. Especially interesting is the episode of
the Nagoya performance (interview was on April 20th, but it seems that the
program was recorded in the studio at a later date). “At the Nagoya
performance, there were 30 girls who fainted, and about two pieces of
underwear had fallen, and the shoes were scattered anyway, so it seems that
it was a big fuss.” The content is amazing, but it’s funny that it’s really
specific, like “two pieces of underwear.” And above all, the magnitude of
the impact can be seen in the voice of a certain DJ.
And an interview
with a song in between. Of course, you can understand the contents perfectly
because you can have an interpreter.
There are many topics that seem
to be the first visit to Japan, such as the rush to meet at the airport, but
besides that, the mood that is unique to that time overflows from
everywhere. For example, “I want to ask vocalist Freddie Mercury,” the DJ
grins at the members who say “I like plants and bonzo,” and Brian and Roger
listen to music. For Freddie, it’s just a costume, and Roger is harsh on
disco music. For those of us who have taken root in the image after that,
the fun of the gap gradually comes to us.
Also, the crap about Brian’s
“Red Special” is fresh. Brian said, “It took about two years to finish it
carefully. I think it’s indistinguishable from the guitar I bought,” but at
that time, “the same as the guitar I bought” was a compliment. .. It is said
from the perspective of “I made it myself, but it’s not shobo!”
question was “Do you have any ideas for the next album?”, But that “next
album” is “A Night at the Opera”. It’s an interview that seems to be
overwhelmed by the weight of history just by thinking so.
[Two programs from A Night at the Opera (1976)] ◆ Broadcast on April
3, 1976 “Young Kodama” (about 11 minutes)
● April 28, 1975 broadcast “Star Senichiya” (about 10 minutes)
third recorded is the legendary TV program “Star Senichiya”. It’s only
audio, but it’s a talk by inviting four people to the station studio. I miss
the voice of the late Shinichi Ogishima, but the treatment of “a foreigner
popular with young people” is also fresh. From the beginning, “Today, young
people in Japan … are said to be the most popular among young rock fans …
well, rock, nobleman, nobleman of rock, or the second Beatles. QUEEN I
invited all of you tonight. ” There are many classic questions such as
favorite foods and impressions of Japanese fans, and I feel like I have an
Also here, the “Red Special” sword is interesting.
When asked “Is insurance 1 million?”, “I wasn’t insured” is returned, but
Mr. Ogishima instinctively leaks “It was written in a Japanese magazine …”.
It is clear from the tone that Mr. Ogishima himself is not interested in
QUEEN, but he is also smiling at the seriousness of studying in advance and
attending the interview.
The following day,
he appeared in “Young Kodama” even when he returned to Japan in 1976.
However, Kensho Onuki is the DJ here. I also ask the members questions such
as “What is the reason for their popularity?” “Which band is your rival?”
“Do you know ANGEL?” (I’m looking forward to hearing the answers), but
what’s even more interesting is It may be Mr. Oo, a DJ. Apparently it’s my
first time to be a personality on the show, and I’m strangely nervous. Each
comment is traceable, and the progress is jerky.
painful just listening to it, but the most difficult thing is the gag that
involved QUEEN. Ask the members “Do you know Ken Onuki ○?” And ask them to
answer “Oh, of course!”. In response to it………
really think I knew it. I’m sure my name would appear in the newspaper or
something over there. It’s really unpleasant to say this myself. I wonder if
it’s famous. Well, it can’t be helped because a stranger really says that
way, after all this is. Eh, hehehe “(happy, embarrassed, a little shy)
Mr. Oo at that time was 25 years old. If you listen now,
you may not want to admit your mistakes because of youth.
◆ Broadcast on April 10, 1976 “Top 40 in the United States” (about 5
The last recorded is “American Top 40,” which was also the
Japanese version of the US countdown program. DJ is also interesting here.
Mr. Chappy, who will be known as a fan of BAY CITY ROLLERS, is working, but
it seems that he lost the interview tape of QUEEN last week and could not
broadcast it. He seems to be quite impatient, saying, “After losing the
tape, I was sticking to Hotel Pacific almost every day, and I was chasing
after QUEEN with Densuke (!).” However, the tape was found safely. You can
also listen to the interview with your own voice. As usual, the content of
the question is lonely, but Freddie is a little interesting. He is also
known for having a Japanese garden at home, but he has revealed an episode
in which he has already bought antique furniture since then.
And at the
end, the recording ends with Mr. Chappy’s voice saying, “Then QUEEN is over
and we will move to BAY CITY ROLLER …”, but that voice seems strangely
happy. If you think about it, 1976 was the year when BAY CITY ROLLERS first
came to Japan, and this broadcast was half a year before the release of
“Dedication to Youth.” The scent of that time is one that smells from every
Above, a historical documentary of 59 minutes and 34 seconds. If live
albums such as “BUDOKAN 1975 1ST NIGHT” and “BUDOKAN 1976 3RD NIGHT” are
vacuum packed at the concert venue, this work is one that contains the
private room of Western music fans. In 1975, when he first came to Japan,
which was also an incident in the history of Japanese Western music, in
1976, when the aftermath remained, he was already treated as a big game. A
time machine album with the scent of that era coming out of the speakers.
Please enjoy it to your heart’s content.
★ This is a radio album that collects Japanese programs that were
broadcast on the legendary first visit to Japan (1975) and the second visit
to Japan (1976). Compiling “3 types of 1975 + 2 types of 1976”, including
members and program DJs who are annoyed by explosive Japanese, Freddie’s
innocent Japanese and extremely rare messages, etc. “1975 / The scent of
“Western music in 1976” is a masterpiece of a documentary album that blows
out from the speakers.
★★ The taper of the historical masterpieces “BUDOKAN 1975 1ST NIGHT” and
“BUDOKAN 1976 3RD NIGHT” was recorded by himself at that time and digitized
directly from the tape collection that he had carefully stored (both 75/76).
.. Not only the sound quality but also the freshness of the sound is
outstanding. Super! valuable.