Flipper's Guitar

Flipper's Guitar (フリッパーズ・ギター) were a Tokyo-based rock band led by (and later a duo of) Keigo Oyamada and Kenji Ozawa. The band were influenced by the chirpy sound of British 80s pop groups like Haircut One Hundred, Exhibit B, The Style Council and Aztec Camera, as well as the fashionably eclectic sounds of early 90s Britain, from alternative dance to acid jazz. The sonic experimentation of Brian Wilson was also evident in some tracks.

The group were an important part of the Tokyo Shibuya-kei scene in the late 1980s to early 1990s, and Oyamada went on to produce work for Pizzicato Five and his close friend Kahimi Karie.

The band shows their influence on their sleeves, and their song titles often cited their British artists' influence — Goodbye Our Pastels Badges, Haircut One Hundred, The Colourfield.

Following the demise of the band in 1991, the two members pursued solo careers. Ozawa released the album The Dogs Bark But The Caravan Moves On under his own name, and Oyamada began recording under the name of Cornelius. It was as Cornelius that Oyamada gained a minor cult following outside Japan, as well as remix work for the likes of Blur, Beck, and the Manic Street Preachers.

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Releases

Sleeve Title Year Format
The Flipper's Guitar* - Camera Talk 1993 CD, Album, Reissue
The Flipper's Guitar* - Love Train 1990 CD, Single
Flipper's Guitar - Singles 2010 CD, Compilation, Remastered
Flipper's Guitar - Three Cheers For Our Side 1989 CD, Album
Flipper's Guitar - Singles 1995 CD, Compilation, Reissue
Flipper's Guitar - Testament VHS
Flipper's Guitar - Colour Me Pop 1993 CD, Compilation, Promo
Flipper's Guitar - Doctor Head's World Tower = ヘッド博士の世界塔 1991 CD, Album, Limited Edition
Flipper's Guitar - Three Cheers For Our Side 1993 CD, Album, Reissue
Flipper's Guitar - Original Clips & CMs 1990 Laserdisc, 8", Single Sided, Compilation, Stereo, NTSC
The Flipper's Guitar* - Camera! Camera! Camera! 1995 CD, EP, Reissue
Flipper's Guitar - Three Cheers For Our Side 2006 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Flipper's Guitar - The Lost Pictures, Original Clips & CMS + Testament 2004 DVD, NTSC, Compilation
Flipper's Guitar - Doctor Head's World Tower 1991 Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition
Flipper's Guitar - On Pleasure Bent 1993 CD, Compilation
Flipper's Guitar - Three Cheers For Our Side 1990 Cassette, Album, Promo
The Flipper's Guitar* - Young, Alive, In Love 1990 CD, Single
The Flipper's Guitar* - Young, Alive, In Love 1993 CD, Mini, Single, Reissue
Flipper's Guitar - Colour Me Pop 1991 CD, Compilation
The Flipper's Guitar* - Camera! Camera! Camera! 1990 CD, EP
The Flipper's Guitar* - Camera Talk Live 1990 CD, Album, Promo
Flipper's Guitar - Three Cheers For Our Side 2007 CD, Album, Reissue
Flipper's Guitar - The Lost Pictures And Three Plus One VHS
Flipper's Guitar - Three Cheers For Our Side 1989 Cassette, Promo
Flipper's Guitar - Three Cheers For Our Side 1989 CD, Album
Flipper's Guitar - Colour Me Pop 1993 CD, Compilation
The Flipper's Guitar* - Friends Again 1990 CD, Mini, Single, Stereo
Flipper's Guitar - Treasure Collection 1999 CD, Compilation
The Flipper's Guitar* - Young, Alive, In Love 1990 Cassette, EP, Single, Stereo
Flipper's Guitar - Doctor Head's World Tower 1991 CD, Album
The Flipper's Guitar* - Groove Tube 1991 Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Promo
The Flipper's Guitar* - Young, Alive, In Love 1990 Vinyl, 7", Single Sided, Promo
Flipper's Guitar - 恋とマシンガン 1990 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single Sided
The Flipper's Guitar* - Camera Talk 1990 CD, Album
Flipper's Guitar - On Pleasure Bent 1992 CD, Compilation
Flipper's Guitar - Doctor Head's World Tower 1993 CD, Album, Reissue
Flipper's Guitar - Blue Shinin' Quick Star 1991 CD, Mini, Single
The Flipper's Guitar* - Camera Talk 2007 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
The Flipper's Guitar* - Camera Talk 2006 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
The Flipper's Guitar* - Groove Tube 1991 CD, Single
Flipper's Guitar - Three Cheers For Our Side 1989 Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Promo
The Flipper's Guitar* - Camera Talk 1991 Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition
Flipper's Guitar - Singles 1992 CD, Compilation
Flipper's Guitar - The Lost Pictures, Original Clips & CMS + Testament 1993 VHS, NTSC
Flipper's Guitar - Three Cheers For Our Side 1991 Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition
Flipper's Guitar - Singles 1992 CD, Compilation
Flipper's Guitar - On Pleasure Bent 1992 CD, Compilation
The Flipper's Guitar* - Groove Tube 1991 CD, Single
Flipper's Guitar - The Lost Pictures, Original Clips & CMS + Testament 1993 VHS, NTSC
Flipper's Guitar - Three Cheers For Our Side 1989 Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Promo

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