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Return of the Kamikazi

by Jiro

"The best" rock album of the year. Japanese pioneer and rock n roll legend, JIRO. "Return Of The Kamikazi" features many special guest (check album notes below). Get ready to rock with JIRO. Gabba Gabba, Hey!!
Genre: Rock: Rock & Roll
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  Song Share Time Download
1. All I Want
3:09 $0.99
2. Come and See Me
2:37 $0.99
3. Dedication
2:51 $0.99
4. Be My Girlfriend
2:55 $0.99
5. Baby, Baby, Baby
4:21 $0.99
6. Run, Run, Run
3:55 $0.99
7. Punk Rock Generation
3:49 $0.99
8. Jane
3:50 $0.99
9. Don't Wanna Say Goodbye
3:15 $0.99
10. Hi, Bye, Die
2:25 $0.99
11. Wanna Be Alone
3:38 $0.99
12. Can't Stop Loving You
3:42 $0.99
13. Clock Strikes 12
3:33 $0.99
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Album Notes
This CD is the most exclusive, ground breaking, rock n roll album this year. The return of Japanese pioneer and rock n roll legend, "Jiro". Known for his one of kind bass playing in the all Japanese member band "Kamikazi'", as well as being the ex-bassist for Richie Ramone of "The Ramones". This cd "The Return of The Kamikazi''' features many special guest, CJ Ramone of “The Ramones”, Elvis Ramone aka Clem Burke of “Blondie”, Dez Cadena of “Misfits”, Elliot Easton of “Cars”, Steve Soto of “Adolescents”, Jonny 2 Bags of “Social Distortion” and many others. This is a once in a lifetime experience and hands down one of the best rock ‘n’ roll albums of the year. By purchasing this CD, you will get two bonus tracks!  "Look at the World" is track one, which was performed in the major motion picture "Lethal Weapon" in 1987.  This version of the song was recorded by Jiro's new Kamikazi' band. Bonus track two is "Besame Mucho", featuring rock ‘n’ roll hall of famer Nokie Edwards of "The Ventures". Lets all rock out with Jiro!



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If you're only getting one CD this year, this is the one!!!
Did you ever read about inventions that came out of other inventions? There were a few of them. Most notably, a toy called the Slinky. You know; that spring like toy that travels down a flight of steps and re-forms itself with the aid of gravity and its own momentum.
So, you might just be asking at this point, "What's does a Slinky have to do with this CD review?" Well, I would say, "Plenty." And actually, if you read between the coils, you’ll discover that it has a few parallels in more ways than one (or maybe even two). So, stay with me, take my hand and discover the method to my madness and to this great music.
Okay, so this is the thing. Once upon a time, there was (and still is) a guy named Jiro (who was in a band called Kamakazi back in the day). They wrote energetic songs (one in which even found its a way into to a Mel Gibson movie) and received a good amount notoriety and commercial success.
When the Kamakazi band reached its zenith, the artist named Jiro then went on to explore other musical projects, finding himself along the way hooking up with well-known musicians in the music business.
He eventually crossed paths with a musician named Richie Ramone (along with the great Tommy Bolan of Warlock) and produced and played bass on a CD called’ "Entitled.” It was an invigorating mix of talent. But unfortunately, in that capacity, things weren’t meant to be for the long term.
Thus, with Jiro’s departure from the Richie Ramone project, out of the ashes of that Phoenix started a new beginning for Jiro that resulted in a solo CD entitled (no pun intended) “Return of the Kamakazi.” And when you listen to it, you can see that Jiro takes no prisoners (and full advantage) to create a musical paradigm for himself.
“Return of the Kamakazi” is a CD jammed packed with songs that will get your toes tapping and fingers snapping. Yeah sure, I know I can blurt out that this CD has an all-star cast of great musicians. But that enumeration isn’t really necessary to mention on the get go. That's because, this CD (Jiro "Return of the Kamakazi") holds to itself on its own merit.
From the moment you listen to Jiro’s first track ("All I Want is to Be With You”), you’ll be hooked on the catchy riffs and lyrics that Jiro delivers in each song. You can hear in Jiro's voice; all the bottled up energy and talent that was only being minimally utilized on his previous project. Jiro gives his listeners the musical goods on “Return of the Kamakazi” with zest and gusto. The outcome (as you can hear) ripples into each and every song.
If things went differently, we might not have seen the real energy and talent behind the artist named Jiro (just like we might have not seen with the Slinky). But like the Slinky, Jiro reforms himself to show his own gravity and momentum that culminates into this wonderful solo CD. So, if you are looking for great catchy songs that are short, sweet and to the point, then by all means, buy this CD. If you don't, you'll be letting that Slinky of sound get away from you (as well as missing out on all of the musical fun).

Rebel Girl 69

Kamikaze Explosion!
Being a long time fan of CJ Ramone and Clem Burke, I was naturally drawn to this CD. It has far exceeded any of my expectations and hasn't left my player since I purchased it. This a "must have" CD for any fan of the The Ramones, Blondie, Black Flag, The Misfits, Social Distortion, and The Adolescents. Awesome tracks like Punk Rock Generation, Come and See Me, and Jane will NOT disappoint! Rock on, Jiro!

A.J. Youth

Punk's Not Dead
"Return of the Kamikaze" is awesome, and it was the best thing in my stocking this year! My friends love listening to it while we play videogames. The 13 downloadable tracks each take part in convincing you to buy the CD for the bonus two. Legends like C.J. Ramone, Clem Burke, Elliot Easton, and many more all add to the pure punk sound this album has. This CD packs a punch, and it's "All I Want" to listen to!

Jeffery King

If you buy one cd this year, THIS IS THE ONE. It has everything including the Kitchen Sink. Jiro is on class act. Along with all the musicians that he has pulled together to make this cd a must have. I am sure glad that I have it in my collection. Generations of talent and music expertise to make it the one to own. Thank you Mr. Okabe for making and saving music for the ages. So much talent so much great musicians and Jiro Nailed on the head and I can't wait to see what he comes up with next.
Here's to the future and don't look back because you are going straight to the top and never have to look down.

Rob Russo

The Beast is BACK!
Jiro is a beast. The founder of Kamikazi, and the ex- bass player for Richie Ramone, Jiro is the executive producer of THREE albums of members of the Ramones. He produced Richie Ramone's Entitled, and also produced C.J. Ramones Reconquista and upcoming fall release "Last Chance To Dance".
Return of the Kamikazi, Jiro's first solo effort, is an all out auditory assault, led by Jiro's machine gun style of bass playing. The album is comprised of 15 songs penned by Jiro, Tommy Bolan, and CJ Ramone, an uncompromising punk/rock and roll record that can be grasped by anyone who finds themselves compelled by kickass rock music and basic human decency. The sound of RETURN OF THE KAMIKAZI is knife-like: piercing, bright, precise and forged under a great amount of pressure, and RETURN OF THE KAMIKAZI is testimony that Jiro doesn't fold under pressure, he THRIVES in it.
Filled with musicians who refuse to be a part of the solution because they won’t even admit there’s a problem. Enlisted for Jiro's army are Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Doctorate of Music Clem Burke a.k.a. Elvis Ramone, Elliot Easton of The Cars, former Ramones bassist C.J. Ramone, Jonny Two Bags of Social Distortion, Nokie Edwards of The Ventures, Dez Cadena of Black Flag/Misfits fame, Mickey Leigh and Dave U. Hall of The Rattlers and a couple of Adolescents Dan Root and Steve Soto to name a few who represent a punk rock army of musicians whose weapons of choice are the the instruments they master. The guest list is a virtual who's who in the punk rock generation.
The track "Punk Rock Generation" gradually, very subtly blossoms into something wondrous and profound. It tells not only Jiro's story, it tells the story of 100,000 punk rockers before him that can relate to the angst, energy and anarchy of our youth as we saw the genre of Punk Rock explode from NYC, and leaves you feeling like you just left CBGB's on the Bowery.
Tracks like "Jane", "Clock Strikes 12", and "Just Wanna Be Alone" are a convincing argument for reviving that practice of reading along with the lyrics while listening. On that note, I highly recommend picking up the actual CD. A full 12 page color booklet containing photos, lyrics and two bonus tracks compliment the CD and show RETURN OF THE KAMIKAZI was done right.
It doesn’t feel corny or grandiose to call this record life-affirming. Where ENTITLED felt angry and self serving for Richie Ramone, RETURN OF THE KAMIKAZI is progressive rather than personal. This time, Jiro conjures the past without ever imitating it, swirling his influences into something original, new, intimate, and impressionistic. RETURN OF THE KAMIKAZI so perfectly embraces the work of the musicians within it. The album captures the flashes of life experience, self-knowledge, gratitude, and overwhelming joy that often follow when you rise against a recent experience of disappointment. When it comes to proving the need to deliver, Jiro RISES to the occasion and ISSUES THE PERFORMANCE of his career that you simply want to crank to 11. Banzai Jiro!
Rob Russo
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