In 1985 Japanese band Moon Riders, who covered pretty much every genre of rock music from their formation in 1975, released their 9th original album, "ANIMAL INDEX".
The opening song on the album is a song called "Sad News", which is about former Japanese Flyweight champion Seisaku Saito. Or more exactly Hachiro Tako, the name he was known as when he was an entertainer after his boxing career.
The song was about the former fighter who had drowned in the sea earlier in the year, hence the title being "Sad News", or rather what translates from Japanese as "Sad News".
For those who liked New Wave music from the mid 1980's, this is well worthy of a listen. It has a feel that sounds familiar, yet different and is a song which has a good musical sound and tempo. Despite the language barrier, a common issue with Japanese songs about boxers, the track it's self is still very easy to listen to and is worthy of at least one play.
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