Better Days (Japan) 1980
YX-7281N(BD) (LP) w/obi, insert.
sleeve : EX+
media : EX+/EX+(some slightly noises.)
This is the only solo album released by guitarist Tetsuya Nomura, who was a core member of the rock band Spinich Power, on Nippon Columbia's Better Days label in 1980. Masahiro Kuwana participated in this album. Although Better Days' non-jazz works such as Mkwaju Ensemble, Yasuaki Shimizu, Mariah, and Colored Music have attracted worldwide attention, this album is different from them in that it is a mainstream classic rock album that seems to have been influenced by Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Led Zeppelin. The most notable track is the opening instrumental “Pop” which features a minimal riff and a driving guitar solo that flies spatially against the simple and cheap rhythm of the Donca Matic, Japan's first rhythm machine.