Wednesday, March 23, 2011


7" single
(Million, 1968)

OK, I cheated on this one. I don't actually own this 1968 single. I do, however, have the Jacks' Legend 40th Anniversary Box set, and this song is one of the bonus tracks on the first disc, which is primarily filled by their amazing debut album, Vacant World. 「マリアンヌ」 ("Marianne") is one of their wilder songs, and the mix of what sounds like acoustic bass, jazz drumming, and searing electric guitar is like little else from the time period, to my ears. This recording is the version from the single of the same name; it was re-recorded for Vacant World.

I'd write more, but I'm already backdating this by a few hours and I have to leave for my volunteer job soon.

Image lifted from the Jacks page at GarageHangover.

2 biased opinions:

Biki Honko said...

Very listenable, different, but still good. I liked it.

Zipangu said...

Hi Lightning !

Do you know the Marianne song version by Makigami Koichi with Painkiller trio ? It's a weird cover too !!!