Offered for sale is a Japanese red vinyl white label promo of the 1970 LP Drum, Drum, Drum by Japanese drummer Jimmy Takeuchi.
Jimmy Takeuchi is largely unknown in the U.S., but in Japan, he was a popular drummer who released dozens of albums, mostly in the 1960s and 1970s. The closed American to whom you could compare him is Sandy Nelson. Takeuchi’s records were all instrumental and featured a mixture of originals and cover tunes, often featuring some interesting fuzzy guitar work.
Many of his albums were released on red vinyl, and the majority of them, such as this one, had cheesecake covers. They’re entertaining listening, and like many Japanese records of the 1960s and 1970s, they’re hard to find in good condition with the obi intact.
On this album, Drum, Drum, Drum, released in 1970, you’ll find the following tracks:
Giniro no ame
Kanashimi ha kakeashi de yattekuru
Namida de iino
Iizyanaino shiawase naraba
Kyokara anata to
In The Year 2525 (Evans)
Honky Tonk Women (M. Jagger)
The Ballad of John and Yoko (J. Lennon)
Asahi no maeni
Hoshizora no romance
You can listen to “In the Year 2525” here:
About this copy: This copy of Drum, Drum, Drum is an original 1970 issue from Japan. The disc is pressed on red vinyl and is a white label promotional copy. The disc is M-, with just a couple of faint sleeve scuffs. It appears to have had little, if any, play.
The cover is VG++, with just traces of wear at the top and bottom edges and a couple of minor corner dings. The obi is included, and the obi includes the “hojyuhyo”, or reorder tag. No insert.
A great copy of a terrific record.