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After Dinner (Single)

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After Dinner 05:20
- After Dinner - Hello, you are welcome to ‘After Dinner’ So many faces around together Welcome, our brother & fitful sister Come on, both together A pair of wanton boots A whimsical fork & a capricious hat Mustard-flavoured biscuits Wearing so much gravel An open-mouthed circumference of 270° Mother living on her legs Picks with a fork, jingling Fish are turning their backs to forks & crowding together In a pool of a squeeze of gastric juice There are yellow Muzinas as usual Hello, you are welcome to ‘After Dinner’ Sing out tonight merrily: ti-la-ti-la-ti Will you please open your drawers As you like Even if you have never The truth- - - I still have many deep drawers Never done __________ アフター・ディナー - After Dinner - さあさあようこそアフター・ディナー いろんな顔がゴロゴロして ようこそブラザー きまぐれシスター おそろいで きまぐれ長靴 きまぐれフォークに きまぐれ帽子 じゃりにまみれた辛子のビスケット 口を開いた270̊円周 足を食べて暮らすマザーは じゃりじゃりフォークでつつく フォークでつるんと背向けたお魚は ひしめき合っては 胃ひとしぼりの水たまりは あいかわらず黄色いむじなたち さあさあようこそアフター・ディナー 今夜は楽しくティラティラティ どうぞどうぞ引き出し開けて まだ見ぬ人も 実はわたしもまだ見ぬ引き出し ありませり
- Cymbals at Dawn - Prayer at dawn & the shining pierces, sullenly The cymbals pealing, one, two The sun coming out He nervously carries his head Under his arm Like a mannequin & turns round & round A puppy yelps & starts dancing to the rondos Spring breezes blow about; Shining flakes of paper Shall we dance like a top With a circular skirt Round & round A fish on the wharf Crosses over the rainbow Pebbles left behind moan __________ 夜明けのシンバル - Cymbals at Dawn - 夜明けの祈りは 不機嫌に突き刺し シンバル ひとつ ふたつ 響けば 顔を出す ルン ルン ルン おろおろして 頭は小脇 マネキンさながら フル回転 フォッ フォー 子犬はキャンと鳴き ロンドを踊りだす 春風操る 紙吹雪 照り散らす ルン ルン ルン サーキュラー・スカート ひるがえし ひるがえし 独楽のように 回りましょう フォッ フォー 夜明けの祈りは 不機嫌に突き刺し シンバル ひとつ ふたつ 響けば 顔を出す ルン ルン ルン 波止場の魚は 虹を渡り 取り残された 石は鳴く フォッ フォー


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*Incl. lyrics in English and Japanese
*歌詞 (日/英) 付

"reverse Japan's massive importation of Western mega-pop." (Melody Maker, 1987)

"Listening to After Dinner is like submerging yourself in water and going to sleep while playing Kate Bush on one CD player and traditional Japanese music on another." (Julian Cope presents Head Heritage)

“子どものような、大人のような。不安定であどけないハコの歌声が描き出す、不思議の国の物語。実験的な録音方式やメロディ、リズムなど強烈な個性を持ちながら、彼女の声が生み出す、幻のような世界が広がっている。そのギャップの激しさが人を惹きつけ、日本のインディーズ史上の古典的名作との声も。” (ジャニス)


released April 20, 2005

Haco: vocals, keyboards, percussion
Miyuki Komori: guitar, drums, percussion, voice
Chaka: bass, percussion, voice
Manabu Shimura: piano, voice
Yasushi Utsunomiya: tapes, voice, synthesizer
Masaharu Ito: marching drums
Tanii: violin

Words and music by Haco © 1982 [JASRAC]
Arrangements by After Dinner
Engineered and mixed by Yasushi Utsunomiya at M.U.E. Studio, 1981
Produced by Yasushi Utsunomiya and Haco/After Dinner
Design: Takao Sugano

Digitally remastered by Yasushi Utsunomiya, 2005
Design reissue by Plus Co., Ltd, 2005
English text revision by Haco and Christopher Stephens, 2005

Originally released in 1982 as a 7-inch vinyl record (Kagero Records, Japan) *Placed on the permanent playlist on the German national radio / ドイツ国営放送永久保存盤
Released in 2005 as a mini CD (Arcàngelo/Disk Union, Japan) under license from Haco/Mescalina

*Digital single released December 27, 2020


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Haco - singer, lyricist-composer, and founder of After Dinner and Hoahio. As a musician, she has given performances throughout Japan and the world.

"the Japanese singer/sound artist/pop visionary" (Tiny Mix Tapes)

“A founding member of the legendary band After Dinner, Haco is one of the most versatile vocalists in the Japanese indies scene.” (John Zorn)
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