MP3 The Lonely Samoans - COUNTRY: Country Folk
The first Japanese country singer in USA. Gram Persons meets Bob Dylan with twisted political sense of humor, add Japanese accent. It''s a beauty.
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COUNTRY: Country Folk, FOLK: Political
One-And-Only! A Japanese Country Singer in the USA!!
That''s right! It is another music invasion from foreign country. This time it wasn''t British. It was a little Japanese guy! The former guitarist of New York Shock Rock Band, The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, Samoa leads his anti-Neo-Right Wing country band called The Lonely Samoans. If you are right-winger, you''ll hate them.
Why country music? -"It is a perfect vehicle to express the daily struggle and despair of poor American life like mine. Also country music could use a little yellow blood", says Samoa.
Samoa was born in a tiny fishing village in Hiroshima, Japan, with a wandering soul. While watching the landing of the moon on TV, his curiosity reached to the max. He promised himself to seek the opportunity one day in the land of free, America!
But He was only to discover that rich gets richer and poor gets poorer, independent ideas and colorful cultures are replaced by corporate logos over the decades. "It was time to make the stand for myself", Samoa states. He carefully assembled top-notch musicians to stand up and fight back.
Today the Lonely Samoans represent a new trend in modern country music; heavy handed political message delivered in a barely comprehensible accent, with bits of love and heartbreak, hilarious sense of humor added. But they look and feel great.
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