Nick Bollinger delves into the rabbit hole of early 70s Japanese folk-rock.
Furuido or the Fluid – were a Japanese folk-rock duo from the early 70s.
‘Rokudenashi’ is a track originally released back then on their debut album The World Of Fluid and I really like it; good singing – chunky acoustic guitar and drums not unlike Neil Young in his Harvest mode.
It’s one of nineteen tracks gathered together on Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk and Rock 1969-1973 – a survey of a subgenre I barely knew existed.
But then of course it did.
The folk boom that Dylan – Baez and co spearheaded in the early 60s was felt right around the world and by the end of that decade its influence could be felt in places like Japan – both subtly and more directly.