Rob Price
Gutbrain Records
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2012 April 30 • Monday

We continue with Japanese television music with 70's Television's Hits, the 215th Soundtrack of the Week.

It opens with "Yappon" by a group called Sing Out. It's hard to describe but it sounds like the album cover looks.

This is followed by another maniacally cheerful tune called "V Sign". Perhaps both of these are themes from shows of the same name. I don't know.

The third song is "Attention Please" by a group called The Buzz. It's agreeably swinging and melodically alluring, and sung by a great female vocalist. It seems to be the theme for a show about flight attendants.

The fourth song is the theme for a show called Turn to the Gold Medal!, which was apparently a competitive swimming drama. The female vocalist reminds me a bit of whoever sang the "King Caesar" song in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla.

The theme song for 18-Year-Old Wife is a pleasant easy-listening piece with bossa nova influence and another great female singer. And the