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ARTIST
TITLE
Best Of
FORMAT
3CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
PSF 101%2F3CD PSF 101/3CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/13/1998

"PSF's first triple CD, celebrating 25 years (his recorded debut was in 1974 on Toshiba-EMI) of musical activity by legendary 'sensitive' folk-singer Kazuki Tomokawa. In spite of his criminal lack of name-value in the West, in a strange way it's entirely appropriate that PSF's first triple CD should be by Tomokawa. Painter, poet, singer, manual labourer, gambler, actor, legendary drinker (and more recently, invaluable bicycle-race tipster) -- Tomokawa is cut from a truly human, outsider cloth they don't make anymore. The first CD is a compilation mostly focussing on the eight previous Tomokawa releases on PSF, but also including some tracks from earlier in his career. The second disk features unreleased excerpts from three live performances in 1976, `85, and '89. Quality on these is fairly rough in places, but as historical documents of blasted outsider-folk you are not going to see their like again. The final disk is 13 new tracks of heavily-accented symbolism, all recorded solo in Tomokawa's patented raw murmur/scream with guitar thrash-abuse. The only true inheritor of the Buckley mantle..." --Alan Cummings