Jan 6, 2010

Electric Love Story

Chikada Haruo is a veteran musician, columnist, and the producer of early Hikashu albums. As a guest, he appeared the Hikashu concert on December 26th, 2009 and sang his song, Electric Love Story, backed by the band.

Electric Love Story was the second solo single of Chikada, released on April 21st, 1979.

Lyrics was written by the famous manga artist, Umezu Kazuo, and music was composed by Chikada himself. The arrangement and backing track was done by the newly-formed Yellow Magic Orchestra. At that time, Chikada was collabrating with the YMO in the studio, and once Makigami happened to witness the recording session.

The single was backed with an another version of the same song. The B-side version featured completely different arrangement and recording. The arrangement was by Wakakusa Kei, also a veteran composer and arranger.

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