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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=0.0.0.0.nCdhbP

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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