Monday, January 10, 2011

The Oranges - Bomb! - 2006

The Oranges, from Tokyo, Japan, formed in 1997. A few years earlier, lead vocalist /guitarist Jeff Orange had decided to name his next band after the Anthony Burgess novel Clockwork Orange (and the motion picture directed by Stanley Kubrick). The irony of the moniker, of course, is that instead of being a dark, violent-themed hard rock act -- keeping in mind the subject matter of the movie/book -- the Oranges play glam and bubblegum pop music that is a direct throwback to bands and artists of the '70s; the Bay City Rollers, Suzi Quatro, and Kiss are just a few of their biggest influences, not to mention the Beatles, the Monkees, and Japanese GS (a blend of traditional Japanese pop tunes and Western standards from the 1960s). The Oranges recorded a seven-song EP, Balloon, for Glam Rock Records, before issuing two EPs and two full-length albums for Rabbit Records in 1999-2000. Afterwards, they came to the attention of the newly formed Smile Records, a pop label formed in L.A. by Tony Valenziano (of the Stand). - AMG



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