Takashi’s striped sweater had something Charlie Brown about it, his chain wallet and oversized rims had something Elvis Costello about them, and I have always wanted a pair of leather Chuck Taylors. Carrying a Union Record Bag, naturally, I had to spark up a conversation with him. I told him about Tokyo Record Style but he was expectedly hesitant to just pose for a stranger with a camera. That’s understandable, but since we were already talking, I asked what records he just scored and he pulled out the Ronettes! That very day, I had spotted Phil Spectors’s Christmas Album on Garageville’s Instagram and called up Yasu and asked him to hold it for me (which he did and which I would eventually pick on the weekend and have been listening to it non-stop since), so anyway, I was keen to talk to Takashi about the Ronettes and why he collects records and what kind of system he listens to his records on, ad CDs and lo-fi, and so on, and so on. We had a nice chat and he told me he plays in a band called “Car Crash” and he told me about a cool Rock & Roll Record bar in Shimokita that I had never heard of or been to before – Poor Cow …wait, Googling… Just checked and, confirmed, I don’t know it, and it, indeed, looks cool AF. So thanks for that pro-tip Takashi. Well, needless to say, after we had been chatting on the streets of Shinjuku for 10 minutes by then, Takashi warmed up to the idea of a photo and posed with his Ronettes Record – The Colpix Years (1961-1963) …Gotta be a HOT record. Gonna give a listen soon! If you want the details, check the linked Discogs list in bio.

Thanks again for the chat Takashi! See you around! More Tokyo Record Style on the way!

The Ronettes – The Colpix Years (1961-1963)
Label: Cornbread Records (2) – CRNBR16042
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Country: Europe
Released: 2017
Genre: Rock, Pop
Style: Rock & Roll, Pop Rock, Vocal

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