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Re: The Golden Bat by Tokyo Kid Brothers
Nov 13, 2017, 18:43
Thanks for the research, I haven't found this website before, and it has a lot of interesting info.

It's a shame I live nowhere near Manhattan (or the U.S). To see The Golden Bat footage would be awesome. There's a small clip here -> https://youtu.be/PVw1mq_b6-E?t=601. The song in the background is '?????????' which is the fifth track.

The second track '?????' is featured as a bonus track on the CD remaster of Returning Golden Bat.

Track 17 of this may be from the 1971 The Golden Bat, as it's not on the 1977 version -> http://www.xiami.com/album/jK2uAm401e5?spm=

The TKB also played part of The Golden Bat on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1970 (Season 24, episode 6) as part of the 25th anniversary of the United Nations. I have no luck on finding any footage :/.

*takes of detective glasses*

What else interests me is that the TKB tried to set up a commune named Utopia of Cherries, and it failed. They made a musical called The Yellow Ribbon in 1972 that reflected about the experience. They made a Yellow Ribbon part 2 in 1977.

In 1975 Shibata Kyohei joined the group, and the quality took a nosedive. TKB turned from experimental rock-infused craziness to Pop tunes that the whole family can listen to. The unique sound is still there though just not as good. They released 13 albums in the 5 year period from 1975-1980.
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