OUT OF SPACE * TOMMY McCOOK AND THE SUPERSONICS * RIO R 101 * GB
This record has the name(?) Sukie written in biro and the name(?) Flossie, also in biro, yet partially obscured by crossing out. The word Sukie, on this record, has had a fascination over me ever since I bought it, second hand, some time in the 1960s. It seems to have an oriental, or more precisely a Japanese, charm to it. Back then the official, and unofficial, attitude to the Japanese, in England, was still negative, as a left over from WW2, very few people indeed, from the working class, would have known any Japanese. There were, by then, a few Chinese restaurants out side of central London, but hardly any Japanese, in fact apart from official racial stereotypes we knew nothing of their culture or customs, so it was a point of wonder for me, then, to see what I took to be a Japanese name on a Ska record. Nowadays it is well known that Japan is one of the biggest markets in the world for Ska both original and contemporary, in fact some of the best Ska bands are now Japanese!
See also Lucky Seven
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