Sunday, April 6, 2008

Satin Doll - Go Around & Around 7"

Satin Doll were another one of those obscure bands from the '80s that probably only self-released a small pressing of a two-song 7". I know next to nothing about the band or the members involved. Information on the internet has not been very forthcoming. The record appears to be self-released due to the label name (Satin Doll Syndicate, or S.D.S. Records).

The music here is very guitar-driven new wave from Japan, reminding me in spots of a somewhat heavier Sad Lovers & Giants despite the rather weak vocals (perhaps a female singer would have been better, especially given the band's name?). If anyone can provide any background information about the band or the label, then it would be very much appreciated. Something tells me the hits in Google for the guitarist's and drummer's names are not the actual bandmembers.

Satin Doll were:
Vox & Guitar: Tetsu Ohya
Guitar: Masato Kikuchi
Bass, YAMAHA DX-7: Yasuyuki Nakagima
Drums: Hiroyuki Shimizu

Go Around & Around 7" (No-sds-001, 1985)

1. Merry-Go-Round
2. La Chanson Des Vieux Amants

Go Around & Around 7"

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Week #1

This blog isn't even a week old yet, but the response so far has been pretty positive. Thank you, dear readers, for the support and enthusiasm! I shall endeavor to maintain a consistent update schedule for the long-term future.

So what is to come with the Ghosts In The House blog? Some items I plan to rip and upload in the future include (but are definitely not limited to):

Off Mask 00
Marquee Moon (an all-girl Japanese band, not the German goth band of the same name)
Surrealistic Men

And of course more material by bands like RAP, Bardo Thödol, Still, Geil, etc. Enjoy your stay, I shall try not to disappoint!