2004 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title: Selected
CD Label: Sony Records
CD Number: SRCS-6967
Music by: Denki Groove
Number of tracks: 27
Running time: 64:26
Number of discs: 1
Year of release/manufacture: 01-21-1994

REVIEW

January 28, 2004

Cover picture courtesy of Reed Grele.

All I know about this CD is that Denki Groove chose their favorite tracks (mostly owned by Sony) and play Godzilla samples between tracks. Denki Groove is a group that does Techno style music and have many CD's out. However this particular one may have been special or very early in their career because almost nothing comes up on a search of the web for it and almost all Denki Groove fan sites that have a discography don't list this CD.

Additional info courtesy of Sam Scali: This CD occasionally pops up on Yahoo Japan, but is otherwise out of print. Anyway, my research has confirmed that Denki Groove is indeed a techno group that normally records their own music, but in this case they apparently allowed their name to be used on this compilation of Sony tracks (whether or not they actually "selected" these tracks is anybody's guess). It is also worth noting that the monster sounds were conveniently taken directly from "HOWL", SRCL 2531, another Sony release.

Translations courtesy of Sam Scali

  1. GODZILLA (1st Generation)
  2. Theme from "Rocky" - Royal Philharmonic Pops Orchestra
  3. ANGILAS (1st Generation)
  4. The Moon Over The Ruined Castle - The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain
  5. RADON: Roar/Flight Sounds
  6. Countdown to Armageddon - Public Enemy
  7. MOTHRA (Baby): Roar/Movement/String Blast
  8. Ukigumo Otoko - The Elephant Kashimashi
  9. MOTHRA (Adult)
  10. Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaata & Soulsonic Force
  11. MAGMA
  12. Rhymin' & Stealin' - The Beastie Boys
  13. KING KONG
  14. Midnight Summer Dream - The Stranglers
  15. GODZILLA (2nd Generation)
  16. Do Re Mi - Picky Picnic
  17. KING GHIDORAH: Roar/Sound of Flight/Gravity Beam
  18. Junku - Herbie Hancock
  19. BARAGON
  20. Quiet Village - Melon
  21. GREEN GARGANTUA
  22. Liquid Metal - Bomb the Bass
  23. GOROSAURUS
  24. Cosmic Surfin' - Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki, Tatsuro Yamashita
  25. MECHANIKONG
  26. Sweet Illusion - Ryuichi Sakamoto with the Kakutogi Session
  27. GODZILLA (4th Generation)