2006 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title: "Godzilla - Musical Scales (Godzilla Exercises)"
"GODZI-RAP (Ambient Mix)" [CD-S]
CD Label: Futureland
CD Number: TYDY-2042
Music composed by: Hideki Aoki & Akira Ifukube
Number of tracks: 3
Running time: 11:20
Number of discs: 1
Year of release/manufacture: November 4, 1992

REVIEW

August 22, 2006

This CD single is not bad. Nothing much we haven't heard before. These songs also appear on "Godzilla vs. Mothra" (TYCY-5267~68). The first track is vocal with a male voice and children's chorus. It's a very catchy pop vocal with occasional Godzilla roars sprinkled in. Track 2 is the one I've heard before that sounds like someone on speed that has sucked helium out of a balloon and is about Godzilla with an occassional Mothra thrown in. This is one of those weird type songs that stick in your brain long after you've heard it. They also toss in various sound effects like racing cars, a jackhammer, a car trying to start and others. Track 3 is an instrumental version of track 2.

Both of these songs also appear as the last 2 tracks (in reverse order from the single) on the 2-disc "AKIRA IFUKUBE COMPLETE RECORDINGS VOL 9 - GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA" (TYCY-5267~68). This single was reissued as another single released the following year (TYDY-2055) with a different cover.

Translations courtesy of Jolyon Yates

"GODZI-RAP (Ambient Mix)" [CD-S]
[reissue of TYDY-2042]

  1. GODZILLA MUSICAL SCALES (GODZILLA EXERCISES) (3:48)
    Lyrics: Ichiba Ujikami
    Composer: Hideki Aoki
    Vocals: Ichiba Ujikami, Russell Ishii
  2. TRADITIONAL GODZILLA RAP (3:47)
    Lyrics: Enoko Inuyama
    Composer: Akira Ifukube
    Vocals: Ichiba Ujikami et al
  3. TRADITIONAL GODZILLA RAP (KARAOKE) (3:45)
    Lyrics: Enoko Inuyama
    Composer: Akira Ifukube