OSAKA POPSTAR

OSAKA POPSTAR AND THE AMERICAN LEGENDS OF PUNK (EXPAND) (MISFITS RECORDS)

OSAKA POPSTAR - OSAKA POPSTAR AND THE AMERICAN LEGENDS OF PUNK (EXPAND) 150356
Format:
1 CD
Release:
11.02.2022
Label:
MISFITS RECORDS
Genre:
Hardcore/Punk
Kat.-Nr.:
150356
Barcode:
0823054016700
All-New 15th Anniversary Expanded Edition of the critically acclaimed debut album by Osaka Popstar! Featuring members of The Misfits, The Ramones, Black Flag and The Voidoids, plus special guest appearance by indie music icon Daniel Johnston.

New bonus tracks, 24 bit audio remaster, deluxe digipak packaging & 20-page booklet with expanded artwork & liner notes.

If classic NY punk, anime, cult movies, comic books & toys formed a band on a sugar rush it would sound like Osaka Popstar.

Fronted and produced by longtime Misfits & Ramones collaborator JOHN CAFIERO assembling a backing band of SUPER LUMINARY ORIGINAL PUNK ROCK SUPER HEROES, featuring JERRY ONLY (THE MISFITS), MARKY RAMONE (THE RAMONES), DEZ CADENA (BLACK FLAG), and IVAN JULIAN (RICHARD HELL & THE VOIDOIDS).

They rip through a roller coaster of high-speed hooks and catchy choruses, recalling the very best of New York City Punk Rock.

Bonus Materials New bonus tracks, 24 bit audio remaster, deluxe digipak packaging & 20-page booklet with expanded artwork & liner notes.

Sales Points: - The next all-new Osaka Popstar release 'Ear Candy' debuts in February 2022.

- Osaka Popstar animated music videos have been licensed by Nintendo for the 3DS gaming platform, and as in-house programming for all Hard Rock Cafe chain locations worldwide.

Among other collaborations Osaka Popstar have been featured in Topps 'Garbage Pail Kids' & 'Wacky Packages' series.

- Back in print physically for the first time in over a decade and available for the first time ever on vinyl - For fans of: The Ramones, The Misfits, Black Flag, The Buzzcocks, The Undertones, Daniel Johnston, Anime, Saturday Morning cartoons, punk-rock, punk-pop, Green Day, Blink-182.

Press Quotes: The Best 'Punk' Album in 25 Years. Osaka Popstar is a high concept project that bashes through generational barriers.

They combine roots-punk style music a la the Buzzcocks, The Undertones, the Ramones, and the Misfits, and then incorporate this into Japanese Saturday morning cartoon imagery.

It's sort of like the Archies on steroids, or the Fountains of Wayne on amphetamines. Osaka Popstar have perfected a near-miraculous combination of fun and catharsis that leaves you breathless, exhausted, and completely satisfied.

_Tom Ryan, American Hit Network You should be warned... The verses are catchier than many a groups choruses, and the choruses are like three-chord crack.

And similarly irresistible. _Ian Winwood, Classic Rock Magazine The existence of the Osaka Popstar debut is further proof that God loves The Ramones.

The album is a phenomenal ode to power pop and deeply infectious pop punk. Inspired heavily by Japanese Animation (check out the album art work and the two music videos) _AMP (American Music Press-monthly) Full on no frills punk rock...

the result is pure fun. _Jonathan Falcone, Big Cheese Magazine (UK) Like a major motion picture release.

The billing is high profile for audiophiles and the results are pop punk purity. _Thomas Martin, Enigma Thirty years of punk rock history layered with Japanese anime frosted with the mainstreaming of outsider music = the head-banging genius of Osaka Popstar.

_Irwin Chusid, WFMU
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. WICKED WORLD
  • 1.2. ASTRO BOY
  • 1.3. SAILOR MOON
  • 1.4. MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW
  • 1.5. INSECTS
  • 1.6. I LIVE OFF YOU
  • 1.7. XMAS INTRO (THAT ALMOST WASN'T)
  • 1.8. THE CHRISTMAS THAT ALMOST WASN'T
  • 1.9. LOVE COMES IN SPURTS
  • 1.10. BLANK GENERATION
  • 1.11. MONSTERS
  • 1.12. WHERE'S THE CAP'N? (EXTRA CRUNCHY MIX)
  • 1.13. SHAOLIN MONKEYS
  • 1.14. SUPER HERO
  • 1.15. BEAT ON THE BRAT