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Live Wire: Japan’s Green Day

By David Frazier  /  Contributing reporter

From the very beginning, TCM used the retro-style packaging of large cardboard sleeves on the template of the jackets for old 10-inch, 78rpm records. The album covers and descriptions in both Chinese and English are offered for all 50 releases. One of these descriptions is taken from a review I wrote about the band LTK several years ago.

One curious omission from this catalogue is the CD Oh! Formosa, which features jailed former president Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) on the cover and included top DPP figures delivering ear-shattering versions of classic Taiwanese tunes. It was produced in 2000, just after A-bian became president. If you have a copy, it might be worth keeping in plastic, just in case it ever comes back into fashion again.

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