JUDY AND MARY (Music Finds #59)

“Music Finds” is a series with new posts here on the blog each Wednesday. The concept is as follows:
As I listen to a lot of music, I from time to time finds a piece that sticks out, sometimes because it’s quirky, mixed two very unlikely genres, unlikely instruments, or just damn right having an awesome sound. Expect any kind of genre to appear here. These songs is what I will be sharing with you in these posts called “Music Finds”
But really it’s mostly a segment about some of my most played songs!”

I first came in contact with this band called JUDY AND MARY through a two disc compilation CD called “Climax J-rock History” back in 2010. One of many gems of band I haven’t heard before, they were one of the most outstanding new finds. It’s possible that I’ve mentioned them in a previous post (it is increasingly difficult to keep track now that we’re nearing the #60th post in this series), but they deserve a post on their own, especially since I got their last record “WARP” yesterday.

JUDY AND MARY were a Japanese Pop/Rock/Punk band, and their music can sometimes be surprising, switching genres as their song “Rainbow Devils Land” is a great example of this – video coming further down this post.

But the song that got me hooked on them, the gem mentioned previously, is a song called クラシック. This sets the tone with its nostalgic sound and Yuki’s lovely vocals.

Rainbow Devils Land (starts at 5:46)

A couple of other favorites;

 

JUDY AND MARY – ラッキープール

JUDY AND MARY – そばかす

 

And to end this on a more mellow tone:

JUDY AND MARYLOVER SOUL

Want to discover more great music? Check out my works as AREKU here, and then check out the previous episodes of Music Finds!

#59 – JUDY AND MARY
#58 – Matilda identity crisis, Scars of X, God Comes Around

#57 – Mishmash Wednesday

#56 – Country ‘o Clock

#55 – Paradis

#53 – Tricot and Hara Kanako

#52 – ARUKARA’s weird mix

#51 – Shishamo (again)

#50 – Shishamo

#49 – Harmonica (NDH)

#48 – Visual like “92

#47 – Mamamoo and 高橋みなみ

#46 – Most Played This Week (Mamamoo, hide, JYP)

#45 – Still Alive

#44 – Boogie, Come on!

#43 – Goodbye, Love Letter

#42 – HOTEI

#41 – Angstmas and Twangy MCR

#40 – Real Reol
 
#39 – Swing it, Magister’n (Electro Swing)

#38 – Tillbaka till Vintergatan

#37 – Weekly (re-)discover

#36 – Melodic Pokémon 

#35 – Mellow with Fei Wang

#34 – Synthesized loneliness

#33 – “LEMONed Bay City”, I screamed

#32 – Cheer up, Heathens 
#31 – So what, it’s jazz

#3o – Old favorites
 
#29 – Why so serious? 

#28 – Hippetihop

#27 – Game Music

#26 – Just ordinary things

#25 – Ut i Vintergatan 

#24 – New finds from Korea

#23 – Rainy Game

#22 – How to keep Kool in the summer

#21 – The emotional Jimmy Cats

#20 – 19 Music tips (Music Finds -MASTER POST-)
#19 – Phantasmagoria
#18 – New (old) records

#17 – Classical, K-pop and disco

#16 – MUCC/ムック
#15 – My introduction to Japanese Music

#14 – Fragile Voices 
#13 – Pop and Black-Metal

#12 – Nostalgia for no reason

#11 – Some J to your Rock

#10 – Lynch. the devil

#9 – Oldies but Goldies
#8 – Gotta have that ‘oumpf’

#7 – “The Visualist from OZ”

#6 – A French Danse
#5 – Post-rock
#4 – Japanese Anti-Hero
#3 – Reggae meets metal
#2 – Korean Idols?
#1 – Steampunk Sing-along

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  • Guilty Zinger (Music Finds #60) • AREKU :

    […] #59 – JUDY AND MARY #58 – Matilda identity crisis, Scars of X, God Comes Around #57 – Mishmash Wednesday #56 – Country ‘o Clock #55 – Paradis #53 – Tricot and Hara Kanako #52 – ARUKARA’s weird mix #51 – Shishamo (again) #50 – Shishamo #49 – Harmonica (NDH) #48 – Visual like “92 #47 – Mamamoo and 高橋みなみ #46 – Most Played This Week (Mamamoo, hide, JYP) #45 – Still Alive #44 – Boogie, Come on! #43 – Goodbye, Love Letter #42 – HOTEI #41 – Angstmas and Twangy MCR #40 – Real Reol  #39 – Swing it, Magister’n (Electro Swing) #38 – Tillbaka till Vintergatan #37 – Weekly (re-)discover #36 – Melodic Pokémon  #35 – Mellow with Fei Wang #34 – Synthesized loneliness #33 – “LEMONed Bay City”, I screamed #32 – Cheer up, Heathens  #31 – So what, it’s jazz #3o – Old favorites  #29 – Why so serious?  #28 – Hippetihop #27 – Game Music #26 – Just ordinary things #25 – Ut i Vintergatan  #24 – New finds from Korea #23 – Rainy Game #22 – How to keep Kool in the summer #21 – The emotional Jimmy Cats #20 – 19 Music tips (Music Finds -MASTER POST-) #19 – Phantasmagoria #18 – New (old) records #17 – Classical, K-pop and disco #16 – MUCC/ムック #15 – My introduction to Japanese Music #14 – Fragile Voices  #13 – Pop and Black-Metal #12 – Nostalgia for no reason #11 – Some J to your Rock #10 – Lynch. the devil #9 – Oldies but Goldies #8 – Gotta have that ‘oumpf’ #7 – “The Visualist from OZ” #6 – A French Danse #5 – Post-rock #4 – Japanese Anti-Hero #3 – Reggae meets metal #2 – Korean Idols? #1 – Steampunk Sing-along […]

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