WeWantSounds is delighted to announce an extensive reissue program of Meiko Kaji’s first five albums released in Japan between 1972 and 1974 on Teichiku Records. The program, in partnership with Teichiku and Meiko Kaji, will see her first five albums reissued on vinyl for the first time ever in their original Japanese artwork and remastered audio.
Famous for her early 70s exploitation movies (‘Lady Snowblood’, the ‘Female Prisoner Scorpion’ and ‘Stray Cat Rock’ series) revered by Tarantino, Meiko Kaji was also a singer releasing albums to tie in with her movie career. These albums are a fascinating mix of Japanese Pop and Groove with superb funky cinematic orchestrations as displayed in “Hajiki Uta”.
The album is reissued with original artwork on deluxe Gatefold sleeve LP, OBI strip and a 2-p insert featuring new liner notes by by Hashim Kotaro Bharoocha who has interviewed Meiko for the occasion. It features “Urami Bushi” the theme song for the Female Prisoner Scorpion series which was used in Kill Bill Vol 2 and also “Onna No Jumon”, the theme song for the film “Female Prisoner Scorpion – Jailhouse 41.”
MAJOR REISSUE PROGRAM OF FIVE ALBUMS BY CULT JAPANESE EXPLOITATION ACTRESS AND TARANTINO MUSE MEIKO KAJI (LADY SNOWBLOOD). THESE REISSUES WILL START WITH THE 1973 ALBUM “HAJIKI UTA” AND WILL COVER THE YEARS 1972 TO 1974 WITH ORIGINAL ARTWORK, REMASTERED AUDIO AND NEW LINER NOTES.